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Etosha National Park, Namibia

Namibia

Spectacular nature & shipwreck coasts

Namibia tailor-made holidays

Introduction

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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At a glance

Flying time from UK
11 hours

Time zone
GMT +2

Currency
Namibian dollar (N$) – linked with South African Rand

Language
English. Afrikaans, German and indigenous languages are also spoken

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

See Namibia travel guide

Special offers in Namibia

Lounge Deck, Seven Seas Voyager, Regent Seven Seas

Iberia & The Ivory Coast on Regent Seven Seas

25-day cruise from £14,125 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

Flamingos, Walvis Bay, Namibia

Wondrous Wildlife on Nautica

17-day cruise from £3,745 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more
Book by: 31 December 2019

Let the exuberant wilderness of Africa take center stage on this visit to breathtaking ports dotting the southern half of the continent, ideal staging points for a wide array of safaris across beautifully maintained natural reserves.

Cape Town, South Africa

Rovos Rail & South Africa Voyage on Seven Seas Voyager

20-day rail & cruise from £10,895 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Rovos Rail & Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

journey through the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld on Rovos Rail to the Great Karoo and onward as you trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape before your all -inclusive 14-day luxury cruise

Top itineraries in Namibia

Dead acacia tree, Namib Desert

Best of Namibia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,485 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.

Little Kulala, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Wings over Namibia

10-day luxury air safari from £7,220 pp incl. flights

A luxury air safari across Namibia, travelling from Windhoek to Etosha National Park via Soussusvlei, the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland. Spot iconic wildlife, explore spectacular landscapes and stay in some of the country's finest accommodation.

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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

Top places to stay in Namibia

The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

Contemporary hotel

This intimate all-suite hotel offers stylish, contemporary accommodation in a peaceful corner of Namibia’s capital and is the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Olive Grove Guest House, Windhoek

Small & intimate hotel

A cool, contemporary and cosmopolitan guesthouse with spa and restaurant in Windhoek's leafy Eros suburb

Little Kulala, Sossusvlei

Little Kulala, Sossusvlei

Contemporary tented camp

A luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 27,000 - hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve – the gateway to Namibia's Sand Sea with its towering dunes and clear starry skies

Pelican Point Lodge, Walvis Bay

Pelican Point Lodge, Walvis Bay

Contemporary lodge

The location of this luxury lodge is quite unique – set on the remote peninsula of Pelican Point at Namibia’s beautiful Walvis Bay, offering the chance to indulge in all manner of activities, from kayaking and fishing to quad biking, hot air ballooning and sand boarding.

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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

Elephants of Etosha National Park

Safaris

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.

Damaraland Camp

Self-drives

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.

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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  • An interview with Tiki Chris

    Award-winning blogger Chris Osburn recently travelled to Namibia on a Wexas self-drive. Here, he shares his memories, photos and advice to other travellers.

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