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Driving in Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Namibia vacations 2020 & 2021

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Namibia is completely different to any other African safari destination. Much of its wildlife has adapted to its dry desert landscape, including elephant and lion. It has the world’s highest dunes, where barking geckos, cartwheeling spiders and quick-tongued chameleons scuttle across sun-baked sand. And, it has a long coastline where you can kayak with seals and see the skeletal remains of ships sent awry by thick coastal fog. Our Africa specialists have explored the country in-depth, from Sossusvlei to the Skeleton Coast, and can help you plan a vacation to Namibia tailored to your interests.

Namibia lends itself to self-driving, with well-maintained roads giving you access to Etosha National Park’s silvery salt pans, the red-rock landscape of Damaraland, and the vast crevasse of the Fish River Canyon. Photographers need look no further than Dead Vlei, where burnt-orange dunes contrast against blackened camelthorn trees and clear blue skies. Meanwhile, Swakopmund offers more active experiences for families, from quad biking to sandboarding.
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Suggested tours for Namibia

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Namibia could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Namibia

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Namibia. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Namibia at its best.

  • Orlando Haraseb - Wanderlust Silver Award winner

    Orlando Haraseb - Wanderlust Silver Award winner

    We were recently lucky enough to catch up with Orlando Haraseb, one of our Namibian guides and winner of the Silver Award at last year's Wanderlust Guide Awards.

  • Self driving in Namibia

    Self-driving in Namibia

    With very little traffic on well-maintained roads that wind through spectacular scenery, as well as plenty of big-game wildlife to see, Namibia is an ideal destination for a self-drive safari.

  • Oryx in Sossusvlei

    What to do in Namibia: our highlights guide

    Home to the world’s tallest sand dunes, a wild Atlantic coastline and colonial cities, Namibia is delightfully different to other African countries. Namibia specialist, Steve, details some of the key things to see and do during your time in the country.

  • The Chobe river attracts a variety of game

    Namibia safaris

    Namibia may not immediately spring to mind when you think of a safari, but with four of the Big Five roaming Etosha National Park and the chance to see desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland, it makes a rewarding safari destination, as Africa specialist Iain explains.

  • Little Kulala, Sossusvlei

    Luxury vacations in Namibia

    If your ideal trip includes stargazing from your private rooftop after relaxing in your own plunge pool, our Country Specialists can recommend a number of exclusive lodges that add a touch of luxury to your tailor-made vacation in Namibia.

  • Seals at Pelican Point

    Family vacations in Namibia

    A family vacation in Namibia can include kayaking with seals, star gazing in the desert, tracking cheetah and heading out on safari to see desert-adapted elephant. Africa specialist Iain discusses his ideas for a trip that appeals to all ages.

  • Rhino in Etosha

    Honeymoons in Namibia

    If you'd like to combine spectacular scenery and fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities with the flexibility of a self-drive on your honeymoon, Namibia is an inspired choice. The country is also home to a wide range of inviting properties for you to choose from.

  • Hot air ballooning at Sossusvlei, Namibia

    Activity vacations in Namibia

    A land of vast landscapes and wild seas there are plenty of activities for you to build into your tailor-made trip to Namibia. Quad-biking, hiking and kayaking are all popular activities, and with its exceptional wildlife, game-drives and balloon trips are equally rewarding.

  • Flying over the Great Dune Sea on a Skeleton Coast Safari

    Skeleton Coast safari

    You can experience Namibia's Skeleton Coast with an Audley fly-in safari. You'll have the opportunity to see unique wildlife, such as desert adapted elephant within the setting of an extraordinary landscape.

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