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Namibia

Home to some of Africa's most amazing landscapes, Namibia has a lot to offer those willing to embark on a few road trips to see the true beauty of the country. With some of the highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei, to the red sands of the desert, the unique Skeleton Coast that can be harsh and stunning all in one go, and the salt pans of the fabulous Etosha National Park, Namibia never fails to disappoint and that's before we even think about wildlife!  

A safari in Etosha is quite a different experience to most game viewing in Africa thanks to the dry, flat salt pans that give rise to rich gatherings at the numerous waterholes, making it highly rewarding with great photographic opportunities. Damaraland also gives many unique experiences with the ability to track black rhinos and spot desert-adapted elephants, whilst the coast offers the opportunity to spot varied marine wildlife such as seal colonies, the rare Heaviside's dolphin and the Southern Right whale. The Caprivi Strip also deserves a mention, which easily compares well to the Okavango in Botswana, and as Namibia's wettest area it is home to many hippo, crocodile and buffalo, and it's far more accessible as a region both physically and in price, making a great option compared to it's expensive neighbour.

Best Time to Visit

One of the best things about Namibia in our opinion is that it is a great year round destination with an impressive 300+ days of sunshine a year. The weather is typically dry and pleasant, with the hot summer season running from November to April and slightly cooler winters from May to October. Rains are most likely between December and March but these are light compared to the standard rains in other African countries, although this can impact the game viewing in Etosha so if this is your focus then we recommend going between June and October - just beware of slightly higher rates at this time.

Our handpicked small group tours:

The ultimate road trip that takes in city, desert, coasts and game reserves all in one trip. With a small group of up to 7 you'll visit the dunes of Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha and Onguma.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • Fast paced with all the highlights of Namibia in one affordable trip

  • Taking in the beautiful scenery by road

  • Fully guided by an amazing naturalist guide

  • Weekly departures min 1, max 7 people

  • Great mid-luxury lodges

from £3175 per person sharing

NAMIBIA UNBOUND 

10 days from Windhoek to Windhoek

A slightly slower paced 10 day trip designed to offer a true “back to nature” experience using the unique Under Canvas semi-permanent camps, ensuring your feet are firmly in the dust that covers Africa! All the highlights, just a different style!

Why we think you'll love it:

  • Experiencing the true roots of safari - touch, smell and feel the true aspects of the wild!

  • Fully guided by a naturalist guide

  • Seasonal departures Apr-Oct with min 2 people

  • Stay in exclusive use semi-permanent tented camps mixed with luxury lodges

from £3295 per person sharing

NAMIBIA UNDER CANVAS

10 days from Windhoek to Windhoek

All the highlights of the popular road trip with the addition of the Palmwag Concession, and some short internal flights thrown in to reduce the travel time. For those with a higher budget and a little more time, this one is always a winner!

Why we think you'll love it:

  • Fly when the journey isn't enhanced by road

  • Ultimate Skeleton Coast experience  with shipwrecks, Cape seals and desert-wildlife

  • Led by highly trained Explorations guides

  • All year departures with min 2 people

  • Luxury semi-permanent/erected tented camps

from £7125 per person sharing

DESERT & DUNES

14 days from Windhoek to Windhoek

A multi-country road trip across Botswana, Namibia and Zambia that begins with experiencing life with the Sans D'Kar Bushman, cruising on the Okavango, driving the Caprivi Strip, the mighty Victoria Falls and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • 3 countries in one tour with many highlights

  • Great timing for visiting the falls during mid-high water levels

  • Well paced with free time built in in Livingstone

  • Departures Apr-Oct with min 2, max 7 people

  • Stay in 7 contrasting mid-range lodges/camps

 

from £4025 per person sharing

THREE RIVERS

11 days from Maun to Maun

** MULTI-COUNTRY TOUR **

Looking for something different? All tours can be made private and customised!