The vast Etosha salt pan, the shimmering dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert and the Caprivi wetlands make Namibia an exhilarating safari destination.
April to November
A Namibia safari is an exhilarating and varied experience: from the vast Etosha salt pan, to the shimmering dunes of Sossusvlei. And from the Namib Desert to the waterways of the Caprivi. Namibia means ‘place of great arid plains’. And this is an apt description of this starkly beautiful land. Here gemsbok, springbok, kudu - even desert-dwelling elephants and rhino - roam wild and free. Have a look at our suggested safari trips as well as our independent unbiased reviews of lodges in Namibia.
Namibia is a large country so you need to allow at least two weeks – ideally more – for your safari. So that you can see the country at an enjoyable pace. One of your first decisions is to decide how you want to travel around the country. It’s easy to take a self drive safari in Nambia. Or you can opt for a privately guided (or scheduled) tour.
We find that using one of our private guides is a great option for your Namibia safari. Especially if you are a party of 4 or more. Some of the more remote regions such as the Skeleton Coast are best tackled via a fly-in safari. Or you can use charter flights, on a seat-in-plane basis, to cover some of the country and then self-drive or have a guided tour for the rest. Talk to us about your preferences!
Namibia’s climate varies from arid and semi-arid. There are significant differences between daytime and night time temperatures, low rainfall and mostly low humidity. The only exception to this is the lush sub-tropical Caprivi strip which juts out to the east of the country. Its climate is closer to Botswana's Chobe region.
Namibia’s parks share a similar climate to the rest of Southern Africa, with a summer rainfall. Although they are hotter and drier (especially those located in the desert).
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