Namibia Safari And Tours
Best Namibia Safari And Tours
As one of the iconic and richly rewarding safari destinations, Namibia is full of wonderful adventures to be had. Home to the Namib, the the world’s oldest desert, breathtaking mountain ranges and dunes make up much of the natural beauty to be found while on safari here. Bigger than France, long distances come into play when looking to visit popular destinations like the Sossusvlei dunes and Etosha National Park.
When not climbing the highest sand dunes in the world, Namibia is full of secret treasures like Skeleton Coast and Damaraland that would make any safari enthiusast jealous. For those that are interested in getting a taste of its history, Twyfelfontein is a world heritage site which is home to 2,000 year old petroglyphs while a visit to the bustling city of Windhoek allows you to refuel before taking on more adventures.
For those that are looking to truly experience the vast remoteness of the country, head to the rugged landscapes of the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland where you can track desert rhino and elephants. Travel further south and you will find Swakopmund the adventure capital or take to the famous desert landscapes and burnt orange dunes of the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei. Our team can create the perfect Namibia experience exclusively just for you.
Sample Namibia Safaris
These sample itineraries were created by our team and are meant to inspire your next trip. They are ready to be customized to suit your interests, tastes and budget. As we provide our trips on a private basis, this allows you to experience authentic travel on your own terms and depart whenever you choose.
When To Go To Namibia
While Namibia can be visited year-round, the best time to visit is during the Dry Season from June to October when wildlife viewing is at its very best especially in Etosha National Park. This is due to a lack of water supply encouraging larger groups of animals to congregate around rivers and waterholes making them easier to spot. With bright skies and little to no clouds, you don’t have to worry about any rain impacting your safari. Even as the Dry Season welcomes more visitors, parks won’t feel crowded and still provides the remote feel of an untouched piece of Africa.
Dry Season (June to October)
The best wildlife viewing opportunities are between June and November. This is due to much of the landscape having dried out resulting in animals searching for various waterholes to drink. Keep in mind that temperatures drop drastically at night, so warm clothing is necessary.
Wet Season (November to April)
Traveling during this season welcomes lush green scenery along with newborn wildlife, providing a totally different experience. Migratory birds are also present and rain is mostly seen in afternoon showers that rarely impact your safari experience.
Where To Go In Namibia
Namibia is home to a small but premier number of National Parks & Game Reserves including: Etosha National Park, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park, and Damaraland. Each area offers a unique perspective of Namibia’s vast open spaces with rolling dunes and endless deserts. A majority of these iconic destinations are without roads and even trees, allowing the true adventurer inside you to roam freely with only the desert wind at your back. Boasting a wide variety of wildlife in remote areas, it’s easy to see why Namibia is often referred to as the soul of Africa where the only limit is your imagination.
Wildlife In Namibia
Due to the climate and environment of Namibia, you won’t find high numbers of wildlife opposed to other popular destinations in Africa. This however provides easier sightings of big predators along with cheetah and larger herds of elephants. Black rhino can be tracked in Damaraland while the secretive brown hyena is sometimes seen lurking around seal colonies on the coast. The rare heaviside’s dolphin can also be spotted as well as migrating southern right whales. Let’s not forget about the popular African lion which can be seen at many of the national parks.
Weather In Namibia
Namibia is considered a subtropical desert climate that has drastic differences in both its day and nighttime temperatures. During the Dry Season May to October which is considered winter, humidity is low and with little rain you will find wildlife gathering near rivers and waterholes as their source for water diminishes. Temperatures during this season can range from 50°F nights to an average of 75°F depending on the area. Moving into Wet Season (November to April) temperatures start to rise while humidity remains low with daytime temperatures at or above 86°F. As you progress further into the season, you will experience a dramatic change in the landscape as the first signs of rain arrives and every thing comes to life.
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