Recommended tour operator: Wexas
Namibia is a superlative destination for wildlife holidays, supporting the last free-roaming populations of black rhino and desert elephant and 25% of the world’s cheetah. There’s so much more, however.
The country is uniquely beautiful with endless, seemingly deserted landscapes and wide horizons. It is a feast of colour – from the red and orange sand dunes through the white saltpans of Etosha to the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. The German colonial heritage is also fascinating, not least in the towns of Windhoek and Swakopmund.
Highlights include Fish River Canyon, Etosha National Park with its superb wildlife, Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park (Africa’s largest nature reserve, home to the highest sand dunes in the world), the Skeleton Coast – stark resting place of many shipwrecks – and Damaraland, southern Africa’s last true wilderness.
Namibia is one of the few countries in Africa where a self-drive holiday works really well. Our two-week Best of Namibia self-drive itinerary is as comprehensive as it is awe-inspiring.
If you would prefer not to drive, our air safari is the ultimate way to experience Namibia in style, travelling in small private aircraft throughout.
Namibian Dunes and Wildlife is the best choice if your focus is on wildlife – from meerkats in the southern Kalahari to whale-watching in Wallis Bay.
Our team of experts will tailor your holiday to suit your timeframe, budget and interests.
If you need more inspiration, our Honorary President, Jonathan Scott, has written a fascinating article on the cheetah-rich deserts of Namibia.