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Namibia

Explore the oldest desert in the world and the amazing nature & wildlife of Namibia, affectionately known as “The Jewel of the Desert.

The desert nation of Africa is a hauntingly beautiful country. Its German influence is evident throughout the country, which is one of the world’s natural treasure troves.

Etosha national park is indisputably one of the world’s greatest game reserves. Before the rainy season, it offers wildlife viewing that rivals the very best reserves on Earth. The Caprivi Strip is a water wonderland, with the Epupa falls generally regarded as the second largest waterfall in an arid area. The Erongo mountains, Spitkoppe, and Brandberg are amongst the most remarkable mountains in the world, and the Namib Naukluft feature on the list of mountains that one must see, but that are often unknown.

The deserts to the South of the country are in many ways the highlights of the stunning nation. The skeleton coast, where glorious dunes plunge into stunning Atlantic waters with almost no inhabitants, is justifiably world-famous. Even more so is the area of Sossusvlei, also in the enormous Namib Naukluft. It is usually seen as the single most beautiful desert-scape on Earth. Dead Vlei, found within the greater Sossusvlei area, is an astounding area featuring trees petrified by centuries with little rain, and it often reduces first-time visitors to speechless wonder. The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world!

Namibia is without any doubt one of the world’s most scenically magnificent countries.

Popular destinations

  • Sossusvlei and Deadvlei
  • Etosha National Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Damaraland
  • Spitzkoppe

Best time to travel to Namibia

The breathtaking sights of Namibia impart a sense of wonder to all who visit. Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterized by vast open spaces, breath-taking scenery, and great contrasts – ocean, dunes, mountains, and deserts. This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart.

The Best time to visit Namibia depend on what is on your bucket list, and what you want to see, or experience.

The peak tourist season in Namibia is in winter – June to October – the best time for wildlife sightings that coincides with the dry season: there is virtually no rain and no cloud, so you’ll witness stunning night skies. It’s also easier to spot wildlife during these months as vegetation is sparse and animals are forced to congregate at established waterholes

December to March is Namibia’s wet season, and during this time you may experience heavy and prolonged downpours. On a typical day, blue skies will reign until afternoon clouds form, bringing rain with them before clearing again by early evening. The game also moves into the bush at the beginning of this period, where the more luscious vegetation hides them.

April to May: These can be great months to visit, as the country emerges from the wet season and becomes increasingly arid, with a crispness in the air and landscapes with more greenery as a result of the rains. The air also has lower dust content, making it more pleasant. Prices may also be lower as it is a shoulder period outside of the peak time to travel.

June to November: The latter part of the dry season, this is the most popular time to visit Namibia as the country cools down and dries out. It is also the best time to see the big game as the animals congregate at watering holes. November can be variable, however, and you may still experience the hot, dry weather but it can also be cloudy and mark an early start to the rainy season. Birders will enjoy the latter months, as migrant birds arrive, anticipating the onset of the rains.

Featured Tours

12 Nights GO BIG ROUTE Namibia Self Drive

Areas visited: Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon, Wild Horses, Kolmanskop, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park

6 Nights Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park Safari Adventure

Areas visited: Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park

10 Nights GO EPIC Namibia Self Drive

Areas visited: Kalahari Desert, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park

9 Nights Namibian Highlights Guided Safari

Areas visited: Kalahari Desert, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park

8 Nights Northern Namibia Self-Drive Adventure

Areas visited: Etosha National Park, Damaraland and Swakopmund

3 Days Sossusvlei Guided Safari Shuttle

Areas visited: Namib-Naukluft National Park

10 Nights Namibia North to South Self-Drive Explorer

Areas visited: Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei

15 Nights Off the Beaten Track Namibia Self Drive with Kaokoland & Skeleton Coast Fly-In

Areas visited: Windhoek, Central Highlands, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Kaokoland, Skeleton Coast

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