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Namibia Holidays


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.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
11 hours

Time zone
GMT +2

Namibian dollar (N$). It is linked on a one-to-one basis with the South African rand

English is the official language. Afrikaans is widely spoken. German and indigenous languages - including Oshivambo, Herero and Nama - are also spoken

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Where to go in Namibia

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is one of Africa's great reserves with game viewing on par with the Kruger, Serengeti and Masai Mara.

Fish River Canyon

The area around the Fish River Canyon in Namibia's far south is arguably the most desolate yet most impressive in the country.

Caprivi Strip

The Caprivi Strip is a verdant panhandle shaped area of land jutting into the area north of Botswana's famous parks and reserves.

Namibia's Kalahari Desert

Namibia's Kalahari Desert borders Botswana and South Africa in the south. Technically the Kalahari is not a desert at all, rather the largest continuous stretch of sand.

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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.


Namibia’s natural beauty promises an unforgettable road trip. Home to the world’s longest desert, towering dunes, a lush Bushveld along the Caprivi Strip and a wide array of game, you'll have no shortage of things to witness.

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When to go to Namibia

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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 …

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Top itineraries in Namibia

Best of Namibia self-drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,475 pp incl. flights

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.

Wings over Namibia

10-day luxury air safari from £5,445 pp incl. flights

A ten-day air safari across Namibia, travelling from Windhoek to Etosha National Park via Soussusvlei, the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland

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Top places to stay in Namibia

Fish River Lodge

Contemporary lodge

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.

Hotel Zum Kaiser

Contemporary hotel

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.

Okaukeujo Camp

Contemporary safari lodge

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.

Namutoni Camp, Namibia

Contemporary safari lodge

Built into a stunning turn of the century German fort in Etosha National Park, Camp Namutoni offers elevated views of the King Nehale waterhole. Guests can sip drinks on the fort’s battlements as elephants and big cats enjoy sundowners of their own at the waterhole below.

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What our clients say about our Namibia holidays

  • As usual, the service and attention to detail given by Krishna Ghosh was outstanding. I look forward to continuing to use her help in organising our holidays.

    Brian B

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