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Namibia Safari Holidays

Namibia is a land of varied terrain including rugged coastline, vast desert areas, mountain ranges and huge dune fields - all of it jaw-droppingly wonderful. Its people are equally diverse, with over a dozen ethnic groups. The first human inhabitants were San, who were later joined by the tribal Khoikhoi, who coexisted for several centuries. Other African settlers included Bantu and Herero.

A potted history

The first European to arrive in Namibia were the Portuguese, but they did not settle, perhaps put off by the inhospitable coastline and largely barren hinterland. In 1884 the country was annexed by Germany until 1915 when it was under South African administration.  In 1948 the Afrikaner led National Party came to power in South Africa and an apartheid regime was introduced in Namibia. In 1960 political parties in Namibia merged to form the South West Africa People’s Organisation, or SWAPO, which launched a widespread guerilla campaign against South African rule. Independence was finally achieved on 21st March 1990, after many years of struggle. The country now enjoys political stability.

Key highlights

  • The vast expanse of Etosha National Park, with its well visited waterholes attracting plenty of wildlife from the large grey herds of elephant down to the opportunistic black-backed jackal.
  • Climb the towering orange sand dunes of  Sossousvlei.
  • Hike the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world.
  • Visit the wild and inhospitable Skeleton Coast.
  • Spend time in the action and adrenalin capital of Namibia – Swakopmund.
  • Desert adapted elephant and black rhino of Damaraland.
  • Enjoy the contrast to the desert, the lush greenery and permanent waters of the Caprivi.
  • See the unexplored landscapes of Kunene (Kaokoveld).
  • Spend time with the captivating Himba people of northern Namibia.
  • Lose yourself in dramatic landscapes and big skies.
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popular holidays in Namibia

Namibia Adventure
Namibia Adventure

A small group trip combining safaris, adventure, culture and camping, travelling through deserts and valleys to the coast, with 4 magical nights camping in the bush.

15 Day Classic Namibia Self Drive
Classic Namibia Self Drive

A classic introduction to Namibia from beach to desert.

Namibia Family Adventure
Namibia Family Adventure

Experience Namibia together as a family on this epic self-drive holiday visiting some of Namibia's highlights.

Namibia in Luxury
Namibia in Luxury

See the best scenery and wildlife Namibia has to offer while staying in luxury accommodation and enjoying supern service - this is Namibia in luxury.

Namibia Glamping Adventure
Namibia Glamping Adventure

A self drive adventure covering many of Namibia's best known highlights.

inspiring experiences in Namibia

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Namibia featured accommodation

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facts and information

Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time: 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.

Language: Namibia’s official language is English. Afrikaans, Dama/Nama, German, Herero, Oshiwambo, Sukwangali, Setswana and Silozi are also recognised.

Visas: Visas are not required British citizens for stays of up to 90 days.

Health: 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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