Safari holiday in Namibia
Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness.Safari holiday in Namibia available in Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon, Namibia, Skeleton Coast, Windhoek
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Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness.
Namibia is a country in southwest Africa and is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population.
Popular Safari holidays in Namibia
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
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Immerse yourself in the luxury and old-world charm of this train journey through a land as old as time
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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.
Know before you go
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 4x4 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.
When to go
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.
What to pack
First-aid kit and medicine
Flashlight and batteries
GPS and a good map
Camera, tripod and binoculars
E-reader with built-in light
Weather and Climate
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.
Safari / Holiday Styles
A luxury safari style holiday.
Where to stay
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
Reviews on our Safari holidays in Namibia
Discover Africa put together a fantastic itinerary for us and we had no travel hassles. We stayed at Villa Violet in Windhoek (1 night), Little Kalula Lodge in Sossusvlei (3 nights), and GoncheGanas in Windhoek (1 night). Each place was…
Memorable Trip to Namibia - Fantastic Accommodations
I really felt looked after by Megan and her colleagues at Discover Africa since the first point of contact. They really tried to understand our interests before coming up with their proposals, and came up with very useful information and…
Excellent tailor-made family trip to Namibia
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 skydiving above the desert, there are endless ways to experience the country with… read more