Things to see and do in Namibia
Travelling in Namibia is an adventure whether you stay in luxury camps or small guesthouses. It’s exciting and there is such a variety of things to do. Tell us the kind of experiences you enjoy and we will include them in a tailor-made Namibia safari holiday. Here are some ideas.
When to go to Namibia
The best time to go to Namibia is from about June to September/October (winter) as the days are not too hot (note: nights are very cold in some places) and there is little chance of rain. This is also the best time for wildlife viewing. Rains usually arrive early December until about the end of March (Namibia’s low season).Read more
16 days from £3000pp plus international flights.
A classic introduction to Namibia from beach to desert and more inbetween.
- Self drive through the best of Namibia
- Culture, wildlife, scenery
- See the desert, the coast and mountains
- Wildlife viewing in renowned Etosha NP
- See the many faces of Namibia
Places to go in Namibia
Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
Etosha National Park
This is Namibia’s greatest wildlife park offering spectacular wildlife viewing on the expansive salt pan dotted with waterholes.
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
Arguably the main attraction in the Namib-Naukluft National Park is the towering orange dunes of the Sossusvlei, possibly some of the highest dunes in the world.
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
This is the adrenalin capital of Namibia, also home to huge colonies of Cape fur seals and superb resident and migrant birdlife.
Breathtaking scenery, balancing granite boulders, ancient Bushman rock art, desert-adapted elephants . . . At first glance you may think there’s not much here but look again, Damaraland has so much to offer.
Places we love to stay in Namibia
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Namibia, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Namibian properties than we show.View more
Kulala Desert Lodge
Okonjima Bush Camp
Desert Rhino Camp
Mushara Bush Camp
Anderssons at Ongava
The Olive Exclusive
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
Etendeka Mountain Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Desert Quiver Camp
Onguma The Fort
Fish River Lodge
Swakopmund Luxury Suites
Facts and information
Flights from UK to Windhoek are usually via Johannesburg or Frankfurt and take about 12.5 hours. Windhoek International Airport is 60km from the city centre.
Namibia's official language is English. Afrikaans, Dama/Nama, German, Herero, Oshiwambo, Sukwangali, Setswana and Silozi are also recognised.
GMT +2 hours
Visas are not required British citizens for stays of up to 90 days.
Malaria is present in Namibia. Certain areas are more high risk. A yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission; this includes transiting through a yellow fever risk country; make sure you have a valid yellow fever certificate with you.
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How to describe Namibia?
What words can you use to describe a country so stunning that it leaves you speechless? Here are a few of my favourites that I keep coming back to when recounting my recent visit to beautiful Namibia.
On your bike!
Whether you're a regular cyclist or haven't turned a pedal in years, heading off on a jaunt on two wheels can add a whole new element to your holiday.