Namibia, a country located in southwestern Africa, is a land of unparalleled natural beauty and diverse wildlife, making it an ideal destination for safaris. With its vast deserts, rugged mountains, and expansive savannahs, Namibia offers a unique safari experience that is unlike any other. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for an unforgettable travel experience, Namibia has something to offer for everyone.
One of the biggest draws of Namibia as a safari destination is its incredible landscapes. The country is home to the Namib Desert, one of the oldest deserts in the world, which stretches along the Atlantic coast. The towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei, with their vibrant hues of red and orange, are a photographer’s paradise and a must-visit for any visitor to Namibia. Additionally, the Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s premier wildlife reserves, boasts a diverse range of habitats, including salt pans, grasslands, and woodlands, providing a haven for a wide variety of wildlife.
Speaking of wildlife, Namibia is teeming with a rich array of animal species, making it a haven for safari enthusiasts. Etosha National Park is home to a plethora of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos. The park’s vast salt pan attracts large numbers of flamingos and other water birds, creating a stunning spectacle. Moreover, Namibia is one of the few countries in Africa where you can spot desert-adapted wildlife such as the rare desert elephants and the black rhinos. Tracking these unique species in their natural habitat is a truly exhilarating experience.
Namibia’s commitment to conservation and eco-tourism is another reason why it stands out as a safari destination. The country has made significant efforts to protect its natural heritage and promote sustainable tourism practices. Many of the lodges and camps in Namibia are designed to have minimal impact on the environment, providing a responsible and eco-friendly way to experience the wilderness. Moreover, the local communities are actively involved in conservation efforts, which not only helps protect wildlife but also provides economic opportunities for the residents.
For adventure seekers, Namibia offers a wide range of thrilling activities to complement the traditional safari experience. One of the most popular activities is sandboarding, where visitors can glide down the towering sand dunes on a board, an adrenaline-filled experience that is sure to get your heart pumping. Another must-try activity is quad biking, which allows you to explore the desert landscapes at high speeds, offering a unique perspective of the stunning surroundings. Additionally, Namibia is known for its excellent opportunities for hiking, fishing, and hot air ballooning, ensuring that there is never a dull moment during your safari adventure.
Namibia’s cultural diversity and rich heritage add an extra layer of fascination to any safari experience. The country is home to various indigenous tribes, such as the Himba and the San people, who have preserved their traditional way of life for centuries. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about their customs, traditions, and ancient knowledge, gaining a deeper understanding of Namibia’s cultural tapestry. Furthermore, Namibia boasts a fascinating colonial history, with remnants of German and South African influence evident in its architecture and cuisine.
In conclusion, Namibia offers a safari experience like no other. Its breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, commitment to conservation, and thrilling adventure opportunities make it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
What’s Typically Included
• Accommodation, guest laundry, all meals & local beverages
• All domestic light aircraft and road transfers to and from Windhoek.
• All light aircraft and road transfers between camps.
• Daily activities, expert guiding, park entrance fees & VAT.
• (Exclusions: Premium brand drinks, gratuities and fully comprehensive travel insurance.)
Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the untamed beauty of Namibia. Witness mesmerizing sunsets over vast dunes, encounter majestic wildlife in their natural habitat, and immerse yourselves in the rich cultural tapestry of this extraordinary land. Let Namibia's wild embrace ignite your sense of adventure, creating memories to last a lifetime.
Namibia Family Adventure
Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the captivating landscapes of Namibia! Witness breathtaking sunsets over the red dunes, encounter majestic elephants roaming freely, and discover the rich cultural heritage of local tribes. Let your family be immersed in nature's wonders on a thrilling 6-night safari of a lifetime.
Namibia Honeymoon Safari
Escape to the enchanting heart of Namibia's Namib Desert for an unforgettable honeymoon adventure. Immerse yourselves in the breathtaking vistas and untamed beauty of this pristine wilderness. Experience luxurious accommodations, thrilling wildlife encounters, and romantic sunset excursions. Let the desert's timeless allure kindle the flames of your love on this 6-night safari of a lifetime.
A Desert Adventure (Natural Selection)
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Namibia's ancient Namib Desert. Witness the fiery sunrise ignite the dunes, immerse in ethereal starlit nights. Traverse vast landscapes, encounter captivating wildlife, and surrender to the allure of luxury lodges nestled amidst this captivating wilderness. Let Namibia ignite your spirits and create memories that will forever entwine your hearts.
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the breathtaking Namib Desert. Witness the remarkable resilience of nature's wonders as you explore three exquisite lodges. Immerse yourselves in the captivating world of desert adaptation, indulging in unforgettable encounters with unique flora and fauna. Prepare for an extraordinary safari of a lifetime.
Namib Desert & Okavango Delta Safari
Escape to the mesmerizing Namib Desert and Okavango Delta, where breathtaking landscapes and untamed wildlife intertwine. Embark on a 12-night safari, immersing yourselves in the raw beauty of Namibia's dunes before discovering the pristine waters and lush wilderness of the Okavango. Unforgettable lodges await, igniting your sense of adventure and romance.
These itineraries are fully customizable. To change or learn more about any of our itineraries, please enquire with us.
The currency used in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (NAD). However, the South African Rand (ZAR) is also widely accepted as legal tender in Namibia, alongside the Namibian Dollar. The Namibian Dollar is divided into 100 cents, and banknotes are available in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Namibian Dollars. It’s worth noting that the Namibian Dollar is pegged to the South African Rand at a 1:1 exchange rate, so either currency can be used interchangeably in Namibia.
When visiting Namibia, it is advisable to carry some local currency for day-to-day expenses, although major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments. USD, Euros and UK Pounds are also typically accepted.
Namibia primarily uses Type D and Type M power sockets and plugs.
Type D sockets, also known as the “BS 546” or “Indian” sockets, have three round pins in a triangular pattern. They are rated for 5 amps and are commonly used for smaller appliances.
Type M sockets, also known as the “South African” or “SABS 164” sockets, have three large round pins in a triangular pattern. They are rated for 15 amps and are used for high-power appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and ovens.
It’s worth noting that some accommodations in Namibia, particularly in tourist areas, may also provide Type C sockets, commonly used in Europe. These sockets have two round pins and are rated for 2.5 amps. However, Type C sockets are less common in Namibia than Types D and M.
If you plan to travel to Namibia, it’s advisable to carry a universal travel adapter that can accommodate multiple plug types to ensure compatibility with various socket types.
When packing for a safari in Namibia, it’s important to consider the specific requirements and recommendations for the trip. Here’s a suggested packing list keeping in mind the soft bag weight limitation of 20 kg and the availability of free laundry in the camps:
- Lightweight, breathable, and neutral-colored clothing for hot weather
- Long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against sunburn and insects
- T-shirts, shorts, and skirts for daytime wear
- Sweater or jacket for cooler evenings
- Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
- Sandals or flip-flops for relaxing in camp
- Wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection
- Swimsuit (if there are swimming opportunities)
- Socks and underwear
- Binoculars for wildlife viewing
- Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
- Hat with a strap to keep it secure during game drives
- Sunglasses and sunscreen (preferably eco-friendly)
- Lightweight rain jacket or poncho
- Personal medications
- Travel adapter and chargers for electronic devices
- Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
- Cash, credit cards, and necessary travel documents (e.g., passport, visas)
Remember to pack efficiently and avoid overpacking, as you will have limited space in a soft bag. Plan your outfits based on the duration of your safari (3-4 days) and the availability of free laundry services in the camps. Layering clothing is recommended to adapt to changing weather conditions throughout the day.
In Namibia, the official language is English. However, Namibia is a linguistically diverse country with several other languages spoken by different ethnic groups. Some of the major languages spoken in Namibia include:
1. Oshiwambo: This language is spoken by the Ovambo people, who are the largest ethnic group in Namibia. It has several dialects, including Oshindonga, Oshikwanyama, and others.
2. Afrikaans: Afrikaans is widely spoken in Namibia. It is a West Germanic language derived from Dutch and is also spoken in South Africa.
3. Damara/Nama: These are two related languages spoken by the Damara and Nama people, respectively. They are both part of the Khoe-Kwadi language family.
4. Herero: Herero is a Bantu language spoken by the Herero people. It is also spoken by some Himba and Tjimba people.
5. German: Due to Namibia’s history as a German colony, German is still spoken by a small portion of the population, particularly among the older generations and in some official capacities.
6. Rukwangali: Rukwangali is a Bantu language spoken by the Kwangali people in the eastern Caprivi Strip region of Namibia.
7. Setswana: Setswana is a Bantu language spoken by the Tswana people in Namibia. It is also spoken in Botswana and South Africa.
8. Other languages: There are several other indigenous languages spoken by smaller ethnic groups in Namibia, such as the San languages (including Naro and Ju/’hoansi), Otjiherero, Himba, and others.
It’s important to note that language usage can vary depending on the region and the ethnic composition of the area.
Namibia currently offers visa-free travel to most countries for stays up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of arrival into Namibia.
Please follow this link to be sure of your countries visa requirements to enter Namibia – https://namibiaembassyusa.org/foreign-nationals/
If you are travelling to Namibia from areas known to be infected with yellow fever, you must have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. We advise our guests to also have an updated TPD (tetanus, polio, diphtheria) vaccine and a hepatitis A vaccine.
Depending on where you travel in Namibia, you may require malaria medication. We recommend you consult with your General Practitioner before your departure.