Experience our Tailor-made Luxury Safaris in Namibia
What You Need To Know
Explore game viewing in the Etosha National Park, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Etosha pan – a shallow depression that covers an area of 5,000 square kilometres. However, during the dry season, highlights will be sighting wildlife such as elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, mountain and plains zebra, springbok, kudu, gemsbok, eland, jackal, bat-eared fox and warthog gathered around the waterholes.
Be prepared for a lot of dust and sand.
Expect long driving distances (Namibia is twice the size of Germany).
Plan your trip to avoid unnecessary travelling.
Use or rent a 4×4 vehicle.
Expect extreme weather, it can get very hot during the day and cold at night.
Most of Namibia’s water is pumped from boreholes and is fine for human consumption, if you do want to use bottled water then opt for bigger (reusable) bottles because a lot of the remote areas in Namibia don’t see a garbage as often.
You can use the Namibian Dollar and South African Rand interchangeably.
Mobile telephone network coverage is actually good.
Namibia is a family-friendly destination.
Namibia is the world’s second least populated country.
Prepare to take a lot of photos.
Fill up on petrol when you get the chance.
Know the major national routes.
Look out for animals.
Take a physical map with.
When driving, keep your headlights on even during the day.
Close farm gates behind you when passing through.
Namibia can be visited throughout the year, because the climate is generally dry and pleasant. Namibia only receives a fraction of the rain experienced by countries further east. Viewing wildlife in all parks, especially Etosha is best in the dry season from June to October.
First-aid kit and medicine
Flashlight and batteries
GPS and a good map
Camera, tripod and binoculars
E-reader with built-in light
Partially covered by the Namib Desert, one of the world’s driest deserts, Namibia’s climate is generally very dry and pleasant. Between December and March, some days will be humid and rain may follow, often in localised, afternoon thunderstorms. These are more common in the centre and east of the country, and more unusual in the desert.
April and especially May are great months in Namibia. Increasingly dry, with a real freshness in the air, and much greenery in the landscape; at this time the air is clear and largely free from dust.
From June to August Namibia cools down and dries out more; nights can become cold, dropping below freezing in some desert areas. As the landscape dries so the game in the north of the country gravitates more to waterholes, and is more easily seen by visitors. By September and October it warms up again; game-viewing in most areas is at its best, although there’s often a lot of dust around and the vegetation has lost its vibrancy.
November is a highly variable month. Sometimes the hot, dry weather will continue, at other times the sky will fill with clouds and threaten to rain – but if you’re lucky enough to witness the first rains of the season, you’ll never forget the drama.
A luxury safari.
The Fort, Onguma
Wolwedans Dune Camp, NamibRand Nature Reserve
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Little Ongava, Etosha National Park
Little Kuala, Sossusvei
Boulders Safari Camp, NamibRand Nature Reserve
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Hoanib Skeleton Coast, Skeleton Coast National Park
Popular Luxury Safaris in Namibia
Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget as well as your specific interests.
A safari in Namibia is best done between July and October, when temperatures are just above 20°C and the chance of rain is low. This is also the best time for wildlife viewing, making it peak travel season.
The Kunene Region has a mix of accommodation options which consists of lodges, campsites and rest camps. Examples of this include; Sorris Sorris Lodge, Grootberg Lodge, Omarunga Lodge & Campsite.
The free-roaming population of desert elephants in the Kunene region is currently estimated to be around 600.
Windhoek is a relatively safe city to visit. Pickpocketing does occur, so it is important not to flash any expensive items when visiting.
Visit the historic Lutheran church - Christuskirche
Go walking at Avis Dam Nature Reserve in Windhoek
Explore the Independence Memorial Museum
See the Gibeon meteorites on your Windhoek Holiday
Visit Joe's Beerhouse
Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, is located roughly in the country's centre.
It is located about 400 miles (650 kilometres) north of the Orange River and 760 miles (1,225 kilometres) north of Cape Town.
Twyfelfontein is famous for its many San (Bushmen) rock paintings and rock engravings (Petroglyphs), of which 2500 have been counted.
The valley was designated a national monument in 1952 to combat the widespread theft of rock engravings. The paintings/engravings are only accessible with the assistance of a local guide.
Twyfelfontein was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.
The most well-known rock art areas are Damaraland's Brandberg Massif (2697m – mostly painting sites) and Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage rock art site also in Damaraland.
Yes. The Himba are a semi-nomadic indigenous people who live primarily in Namibia's Damaraland region.
Visit the Twyfelfontein and Brandberg Massif Bushman rock art sites
Explore Spitzkoppe or take photos from afar on your Damaraland holiday
Learn about the amazing Damara culture on an organised cultural tour
Try out scenic flights over Damaraland and see the beauty of the Namibian landscapes
Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortably furnished with facilities normally associated with a hotel rooms, except your rooms are normally set in beautiful wilderness settings, with nature and wildlife around.
Tented lodges have rooms which are tents on a platform and with a roof and also have en-suite facilities with showers, flush toilets and hot water. Basically all the amenities of a hotel room, except canvas walls and roof.
The boutique lodges and camps can be very stylish and smart in terms of design and decor, often with very spacious rooms and even going so far in some cases as having plunge pools for each room.
Eco-camps and smaller tented camps have insect-proof tents with en-suite facilities including a safari shower and flush toilet. They give a more authentic safari experience but the tents are comfortably furnished with proper beds and you don’t need to bring your own sleeping bag! The emphasis is usually on having excellent guides and great wildlife viewing away from the crowds. Guests often eat together and people travelling alone usually say that they found the atmosphere friendly and enjoyed meeting other like-minded travellers around the campfire in the evening or at dinner.
The Adventure Camps are a budget option with guests bringing their own sleeping bags and towels. Accommodation is in small dome tented with a mattress on the floor. Each tent has its own nearby cubicle with a flush toilet, safari shower, and wash basin. The Adventure Camps are suitable only for those who don’t mind “real camping” and can put with some degree of “roughing it”. Apart from the accommodation in simple dome tents, the meals and the guiding are the same standards as the higher quality camps and game drives are in 4x4 safari vehicles. For those on a limited budget, the Adventure Camps are a good alternative to the big tourist lodges and minibus tours for those for whom the safari experience is more important than hotel accommodation.
June to October is the best time to visit Namibia - wildlife viewing in the dry season is the best in all national parks, especially in Etosha National Park. The newborn animals are also born in summer.
South African travelers are exempt from obtaining visas for many African countries, however visa requirements are vastly different from country to country so it's strongly advised to do your research before travel to avoid disappointment.
Southern Africa is a hot wildlife destination. There is a world of luxury bush camps, lodges and Eco-friendly tourist establishments in the heart of wildlife heaven.