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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Where to go in Namibia
Etosha National Park is one of Africa's great reserves with game viewing on par with the Kruger, Serengeti and Masai Mara.
The area around the Fish River Canyon in Namibia's far south is arguably the most desolate yet most impressive in the country.
The Caprivi Strip is a verdant panhandle shaped area of land jutting into the area north of Botswana's famous parks and reserves.
What to do in Namibia
Namibia is home to extremes in both the scenery and wildlife. Despite the rugged, harsh terrain, animals still thrives. Whether in Etosha National Park, on a game drive or walking tour in the wilderness you will not regret an incredible wildlife safari to this special country.
When to go to Namibia
Namibia can be visited all year round. The weather is warm and dry, although it's worth packing some warm clothes for cool desert nights. It is generally a good deal cooler along the coast, due to the Benguela Current, and this draws people to Swakopmund and other seaside towns when temperatures become uncomfortable inland. Whatever time of year you visit, you can expect plenty of sunshine. Temperatures of 18-25°C can be expected in winter (April to September) and these often rise into the high thirties and low forties during the summer months (September to April), with January and February the hottest months. This is followed by seasonal …
Top itineraries in Namibia
Explore the plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei, the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, the rugged terrain of Damaraland and the abundance of wildlife in the world-renowned Etosha National Park.
Top places to stay in Namibia
Perched on the edge of the second largest canyon in the world, Fish River Lodge offers contemporary luxury with stunning views of the rugged expanse and meandering river below.
Combining colonial charm with contemporary indulgence, Zum Kaiser offers luxury accommodation by the beach. It’s well positioned for stunning views of the Atlantic but also for Swakopmund’s vibrant street life.
Located in the Etosha National Park, one of the largest of its kind in southern Africa, Camp Okaukuejo is perfectly poised to give you access to African elephants, rhinoceroses, giraffes, lions, leopards and cheetahs.
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