Namibia is a country of extraordinary contrasts. Endless blue skies give way to starry nights, spectacular dunes meet a desolate but beautiful coastline, and game reserves are diverse and richly populated. From the prolific wildlife in the North to the glorious scenery that pushes South, this is one destination that promises adventure.
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With its European feel and great connections, the capital Windhoek is the perfect starting point.
To the south, Sossusvlei is home to the world’s highest red sand dunes, which tower over the timeless landscape of the Namib Desert. The 500 million-year-old Fish River Canyon – the world’s second largest canyon – is a must-see highlight of any Southern Namibian itinerary.
Heading North along the coast, Swakopmund offers activities from sand-boarding to sea-kayaking, whilst Cape Cross is home to a Cape Seal colony, pelicans and flamingos.
Continuing your journey along the aptly named Skeleton Coast – known for its history of shipwrecks – inland you will find Damaraland, a true wilderness. Further east, Etosha National Park is renowned for its white saltpans, scattered with water holes frequented by plains game, including black-faced impalas and the predators that predictably follow.
The Caprivi Strip in the North Eastern corner of Namibia offers excellent game-viewing with perennial rivers such as the Okavango, Kwando, Chobe and Zambezi – all of which attract animals and birds.
Please Note: Although distances are long and 80% of the roads are gravel, driving holidays are a rewarding way to see this unique country, we recommend a minimum of 14 days to enjoy a complete circuit.
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When to go
As much of Namibia is encompassed by the Namib Desert, the country sees far less rain than neighbouring countries in Southern and East Africa, making it more of a year-round destination.
During the Summer (December – March), days can be humid with possible rain generally in concentrated short bursts.
April and May are a more comfortable time to visit, whilst in July and August, the Winter nights can become cold. However, as the water becomes scarcer, animals congregate around the waterholes, giving some exceptional wildlife sighting opportunities.
In the Spring, the weather can become hot before the rains arrive, but the game viewing generally remains good, although possibly hampered by the dust.
Flights: Flights to Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport are either via Frankfurt (daily with Lufthansa) or Johannesburg (daily overnight flights with BA or Virgin). Flights are also available via Doha with BA and Qatar. The journey time via Frankfurt and Johannesburg is approximately 15 hours and via Doha approximately 18 hours.
Typical carbon emissions for a return flight (Economy) per person: 700 kg.
FCDO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/namibia
Time Zone: GMT+2
South African Rand / Namibian Dollars
Capital City: Windhoek
Where to Stay in Namibia
Grootberg Lodge - Damaraland
Okonjima Plains Camp - AfriCat Okonjima
Kulala Desert Lodge - Sossusvlei
Olive Grove Guest House - Windhoek
Ongava Lodge - Etosha National Park
Mushara Bush Camp - Etosha National Park
Wilderness Safaris Damaraland Lodge - Damaraland
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - Sossusvlei