- Discover the Kalahari and its desert-adapted wildlife
- Photograph the dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei
- Experience world-class wildlife safaris in Etosha
- Meet the local San and Himba tribespeople
Namibia is home to the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world from which the country gets its name. Translating into ‘a vast place’, Namibia is one of the least crowded countries in the world. With its wide-open spaces and breath-taking scenery, the history of this land has been carved into rock paintings by ancient Bushpeople dating back to more than 25,000 years ago. The hunter-gatherers of the San, Himba, Herero and Nama tribes have made Namibia their home for thousands of years.
- Four different landscapes make up Namibia: the most definitive is the Namib coastal desert that runs the length of the country; the central plateau, where most towns and villages of Namibia nestle between the rugged mountain ranges and sand-filled valleys; the vast Kalahari Desert with its ancient red sand and sparse vegetation; and the lush Kavango and Caprivi, blessed with generous amounts of rain, tropical forests, perennial rivers and woodland savannahs.
- English is the official language of Namibia. German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo, Rukwangari, Silozi, Otjiherero, Damara, Nama, Khisan and Setswana recognised as national languages. Approximately half of the population speaks Oshiwambo.
- With over 300 days of sunshine per year, Namibia is a year-round destination. Summer is from November to April; daytime temperatures are hot in the desert interior, and nights can be chilly. The winter season is from May to October, where days are pleasantly warm, yet nighttime temperatures can become very cold.
Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes and stark natural beauty, punctuated with stunning wildlife, diverse people and tribal cultures. Offering some of the best wildlife-viewing in Southern Africa, Etosha National Park has big cats, elephants, rhinos and plains animals in abundance. Spot desert-adapted elephants and lions in Damaraland, as well as the incredible Fish River Canyon. The stark landscapes of Sossusvlei make for epic photography with its enormous red dunes and skeletal black trees. At the Namibian coast, seabirds and flamingos are joined by thousands of migratory birds on the large lagoon at Walvis Bay.
Our team are always on the lookout for the best experiences Namibia has to offer, and here are a few of our favourites:
- Etosha National Park
- Fish River Canyon
- Skeleton Coast
- Walvis Bay
Known for its vast salt pan, Etosha offers phenomenal wildlife-viewing opportunities, where large groups of animals converge to drink at its waterholes.
Formed over 500 million years ago, Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world and a spectacular natural landscape to behold.
Nestling amongst some of the highest dunes in the world, Sossusvlei is a place of spectacular beauty and fabulous for landscape photography.
The impressive rock engravings found in Twyfelfontein illustrate the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherer communities over two millennia.
Named after the remains of shipwrecks and whale skeletons that scatter the landscape, the Skeleton Coast is a wild place of treacherous fog and shifting sand.
The lagoon at Walvis Bay is home to abundant birdlife and is a vital stopping point for thousands of migratory birds between October and April.