Namibia is one of the most exciting destinations in Africa: an ancient and almost limitless land of wild beauty.
At the full mercy of the elements the dramatic landscapes will leave you awe-struck, from the endless sands of the Kalahari to the Namib, with its towering dunes, stark coastline and fascinating colonial towns.
Namibia holidays involve an excess of supercharged superlatives. The Kalahari Desert is the world's longest; Fish River Canyon is Africa's second largest; the Namib-Naukluft reserve Africa's largest; and Etosha National Park one of Africa's greatest.
Namibia's landscape also supports the last free-roaming populations of black rhino and desert elephant, as well as 25% of the world's cheetah, making it a superlative destination for wildlife holidays.
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The Practical information displayed here is taken from The Traveller's Handbook, published by WEXAS (2009). While all possible care was taken to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, we are aware that situations change, so for the latest information and up-to-date visa requirements, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0611.
The coast is cool, damp and rain-free for most of the year, although coastal fog is common. Inland, the meagre rain falls from November to April (summer). Winter (June to September) is warm and pleasant, although nights can be cold. January and February are the hottest months, when daytime temperatures in the interior can exceed 40ºC(104°F), but nights are usually cool.
Not all festivals are open to foreigners. But those that are include Independence Day on 21 March, with celebrations taking place in every town and village, featuring singing, dancing, and speeches, and Maherero Day on 26 August. The Herero people gather in their thousands for a memorial service to their chiefs. This spectacular and fun event takes place in Okahandja, and tours can be arranged from Windhoek. Swakopmund shows its German influences when it hosts the Octoberfest beer festival.
Game is a speciality. Biltong (air-dried meat) and rauchfleisch (smoked meat) are popular. Restaurants and cafes are still under the German influence.
Western customs are held in Namibia and normal courtesies apply.
Windhoek (WDH) 40 km from the city.
Flying is the quickest and sometimes most economical way to travel around the country. Planes can also be chartered. Efficient rail service, although limited in extent. Luxury coaches run between Windhoek and Cape Town in South Africa. Local mini buses run between Oshakati and Keetmanshoop. Roads are generally well maintained. Car hire available.
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Namibia. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0611.
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Namibia. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Namibia, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0611.
Cecile Musgrave - Africa Specialist
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