Why go to Namibia?

namibia desert

A blockbuster combination of sublime landscapes that will make you feel like you’re on another planet, some of the best wildlife viewing on the continent, a host of fascinating desert-adapted plants and animals and jaw-dropping natural wonders make Namibia a country you’ll never forget.

sand and sea in namibia

Namibia’s scenery and sights are as astonishing as they are varied, ranging from the Namib – the world’s oldest desert – a vast and beautiful wilderness that covers much of the country in sandy plains, dune seas and savanna, to where dunes meet crashing oceans on the dramatic Skeleton Coast, to rugged granite mountains adorned with ancient rock art, the giant cracked salt pan of Etosha National Park and the dizzying depth of the Fish River Canyon.

Adventure is always just around the corner in Namibia. Whether it’s tackling a challenging 4x4 route in a remote area, hurtling down a sand dune on a board, or sky diving above the desert, there are endless ways to experience the country with some adrenaline-inducing fun.

slef drive sand dunes namibia

To seal the deal, the network of well-maintained roads, excellent tourist infrastructure and a wide range of lodging options mean that Namibia is both one of the safest and easiest countries in southern Africa for self-guided travelling and a strong contender for this world’s best road tripping destination.


You might also like

Highlights of Namibia

Namib-Naukluft National Park For a first-time journey to Namibia most travellers combine a rewarding mix of wildlife viewing and landscape exploring on a route that takes in the superb game on the salt pan of Etosha National Park, the adventure activities of the Germanic town of Swakopmund and the towering apricot dunes of the Namib-Naukluft National Park at Sossusvlei. The haunting Kolmanskop If you’re on a longer holiday, Namibia’s southern region has a lot of gems to…

Honeymoon in Namibia

Credit | andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Going on a romantic holiday in Namibia means you can experience getting-away-from-it-all isolation in remote campsites where you and your partner are the only people around for miles or you can relax in five-star luxury in stylish, intimate lodges with rooms on the edge of sand dunes and waterholes or built into the branches of trees. Watching the sun set together over the desert from your private deck or sipping coffee in bed while zebras…

Why do people come back to Namibia?

Namibia draws people back with its otherworldly landscapes, endless space, strikingly beautiful desert, superb wildlife spotting and memorable animal experiences (such as tracking free-roaming black rhino on foot) and unique desert-adapted animals and plants. There’s also so much to see and do in Namibia that you couldn’t even begin to do the country justice on one trip. On a first visit many travellers explore Namibia’s best-known attractions and then on return trips they head…


Popular Namibia Safaris

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

 | Northern Namibia Self-Drive Camping Adventure

Northern Namibia Self-Drive Camping Adventure

An adventure that encompasses areas like the Central Highlands of Namibia, Etosha National Park and Damaraland...

 | Namibian Etosha Self Drive Adventure

Namibian Etosha Self Drive Adventure

Drive yourself through the majestic landscapes of Namibia en-route to Etosha and spend your days searching for, and finding the wildlife that Etosha is known for...

 | Best of Namibia Self-Drive Adventure

8 Day Namibia Self-Drive Adventure

Explore Namibia like never before...

 | Namibia safari on board the Rovos Rail

Namibia safari on board the Rovos Rail

Immerse yourself in the luxury and old-world charm of this train journey through a land as old as time...

Red dunes | Short and Sweet Sossusvlei Sojourn (SA 5 days)

Short and Sweet Sossusvlei Sojourn

Reconnect with nature in Namibia's southern desert and marvel at Sossusvlei's high red dunes glowing in the early morning light...

 | Botswana and Namibia family safari

Botswana and Namibia family safari

Enjoy both Botswana's Okavango Delta and Namibia's Caprivi Strip on a safari holiday filled with fun ...

 | Namibia safari adventure

Namibia safari adventure

Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness...

Scenery | Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)

Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene

Experience Sossusvlei's red dunes glowing in the early morning light, find desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland and meet the Himba nomads in Namibia's far north-west...

 | South Africa and Namibia Classic 4x4 Self Drive Adventure

South Africa and Namibia Classic Self Drive Adventure

This is a great adventure, travelling up the West Coast of South Africa and visiting iconic destinations in southern Namibia...