Namibia offers an exhilarating and varied safari experience. From the vast Etosha salt pan, to the shimmering dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, to the waterways of the Caprivi. Namibia means ‘place of great arid plains’. 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 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 to see the country at an enjoyable pace. One of your first decisions is to decide how you want to travel the country. It’s easy to take a self drive tour, or you can opt for a private or scheduled tour. 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 to cover some of the country and self drive the rest. We find that using one of our private guides is a great option for your Namibia safari. Talk to us about your preferences!
Highlights of Namibia
- The dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert
- Big five game-viewing in Etosha National Park
- Tracking desert-adapted elephant and rhino in Damaraland
- Drifting over the desert in a hot air balloon
- Meeting some of the Himba people in the Kaokoveld & Skeleton Coast
Namibia’s climate varies from arid and semi-arid to subtropical, with significant differences in daytime and nighttime temperatures, low rainfall and mostly low humidity. See average max and min temperatures, and average rainfall for Windhoek below.
Apart from the temperature, Namibia’s parks share a similar climate, although they are hotter (especially those located in the desert).