Adventure activities in Namibia

hiking namibia Namibia spells adventure with a capital A. Planning your Namibian adventure holiday is a matter of deciding what sorts of experiences you’d like to have.

Without much planning or preparation, you can have a jam-packed itinerary full of adventurous activities – some of which are suitable for the whole family – just by staying in Swakopmund, where various tour operators offer everything from skydiving and sandboarding down massive desert dunes to quad biking and ocean kayaking.

zambezi boating Boating down the Zambezi

With a bit more planning and some necessary experience, going 4x4ing in Namibia’s most remote places is one of the most adventurous ways of experiencing the country’s wildest landscapes. Two of the best 4x4ing areas are the Skeleton Coast National Park and Damaraland – wild, rugged, remote, inhospitable but incredibly scenic.

fish river lodge Exploring the Fish River Canyon

In terms of active adventures, Namibia’s difficult peaks in the Brandberg and the Spitzkoppe mountains lure experienced climbers looking for a challenge. The five-day Fish River Canyon hike, which takes you through some of the best scenery of Africa’s largest canyon, is a wonderful trekking option for those with stamina, while you can also find shorter and less strenuous hiking routes spread all over the country. A perfect family-friendly adventure is an Orange River canoeing journey, where you paddle down the watery boundary between Namibia and South Africa, passing through magnificent desert landscapes along the way.


Tours

Popular Namibia Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Namibian Etosha Self Drive Adventure

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Botswana and Namibia family safari

Enjoy both Botswana's Okavango Delta and Namibia's Caprivi…

Northern Namibia Self-Drive Camping Adventure

An adventure that encompasses areas like the Central Highlands…

Namibia safari adventure

Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an…

Scenery

Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene

Experience Sossusvlei's red dunes glowing in the early morning…

Red dunes

Short and Sweet Sossusvlei Sojourn

Reconnect with nature in Namibia's southern desert and marvel…

South Africa and Namibia Classic Self Drive Adventure

This is a great adventure, travelling up the West Coast of…