Namibia

Namibia

Namibia

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Namibia– Namibia

It is of course the gigantic, incomparable sand dunes of the Namib Desert that feature most prominently on a Namibia safari itinerary but this Southern African country, lying between the Kalahari and the Atlantic Ocean, has much more up its sleeve.

Huge, sparsely populated Namibia is a country of big skies and dramatic scenery. Destinations such as Damaraland, the shipwreck-strewn Skeleton Coast or the Kaokoveld literally echo with emptiness and atmosphere, yet excellent lodges are tucked away in these remote regions and provide intrepid travellers with havens of serenity and comfort - and there's a lot more wildlife than you might think.

And if it is wildlife you want, then Namibia won't disappoint. Excellent game viewing is what you'll get at Etosha National Park, famous for its animal-packed waterholes and abundant predators while Namibia's wild and well-watered answer to the Okavango Delta - the Caprivi Strip (newly renamed as the Zambezi Region) - is home to diverse wildlife reserves and incredible bird watching.

A Namibia safari holiday is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts while its decent infrastructure and easy-to-access destinations means self-drive safaris for more independent travellers are a can-do option too. Remote, luxurious and exclusive accommodation makes for an amazing Namibia honeymoon while families with children will be delighted by the country's safe, well-functioning and friendly nature. Try one of our Namibia family holidays for the family vacation of a lifetime!

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June to October (All parks)
High Season
July to October (Will not feel too crowded, except for Etosha and the main access road in Namib-Naukluft)
Low Season
December to April (All parks are very quiet)
Best Weather
April and May (Moderate temperatures, little to no rainfall, green landscape)
Worst Weather
November to February (Very hot)
Pros & Cons
Excellent waterhole-based wildlife viewing at Etosha
Long coastline with marine animals, such as seal colonies
Good infrastructure and excellent self-drive safari options
High-end and budget safaris
Low population and vast undeveloped areas
Highly photogenic scenery and colors
Desert habitat doesn't support high animal densities
Not a great destination to see big cats
Wildlife
The open, arid landscape of Namibia doesn’t support animals in great numbers, but you’ll certainly have no trouble seeing the ones that do live here. These include plenty of wildebeest, zebra, lion and elephant, with large groups congregating in Etosha. The country is particularly good for seeing cheetah, which are widespread, while the more elusive black rhino and brown hyena confine themselves to coastal locations.
Weather & Climate
A subtropical desert climate is the norm in Namibian parks. In the winter (May to October), this means barely any rain and afternoon temperatures that usually stay below 28°C/82°F. The rain finally arrives a few months into summer (November to April), accompanied by humidity, and fierce heat in the desert areas that approaches 40°C/104°F.
Best Time to Visit
The sunny, virtually cloudless days of the Dry season (May to October) are a very pleasant time to visit. Although from June to August it can get very chilly overnight and in the early morning. The Dry season also happens to be the best time for wildlife watching, as animals gather around any water and are easy to find.
Etosha National Park
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Skeleton Coast NP
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