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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

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. 

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Introduction

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

Insect repellent

Flashlight and batteries

GPS and a good map

Electrical adapter

Camera, tripod and binoculars

E-reader with built-in light

Small backpack

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

Mushara Outpost

Doro !Nawas

Little Ongava, Etosha National Park

Little Kuala, Sossusvei

Boulders Safari Camp, NamibRand Nature Reserve

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Hoanib Skeleton Coast, Skeleton Coast National Park

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