Namibia Safari Holidays Namibia Holidays Namib Tours Vacations Namibia

Namibia Holidays & Safaris in Namibia

Namibia is a land of great beauty with dramatic rocky deserts, huge rolling sand dunes, vast white saltpans and a wild coastline where the Atlantic waves mercilessly pound the shore, depositing bleached-white whalebones and the remains of shipwrecks. This Skeleton Coast is almost entirely uninhabited except for Himba settlements in the north.
 
The Namib Desert stretches for nearly 1,000 miles along the coastline and is thought to be the oldest desert on earth. Here the giant red shifting sand dunes at Sossusvlei are among the largest on earth.
 
Namibia’s wildlife has adapted to these harsh, arid conditions and game viewing in Etosha National Park is particularly satisfying. The real charm of Namibia however, lies in its vast breathtaking landscapes. With its network of well-maintained roads and stunning landscapes, it is the ideal destination for a self-drive holiday.
 
We offer a wide range of safaris in Namibia, all of which can be tailor made to meet your requirements and budget. Call us on 01582 766122 for some wonderful ideas on the best Namibia holidays ever!
 
Selling safaris in Namibia for over 15 years.
ALL OUR NAMIBIA HOLIDAYS ARE FINANCIALLY PROTECTED wherever in the world you live.
Namibia is four times the size of Britain, but sparsely populated.
 
Etosha National Park is one of the best known safari destinations in Southern Africa. It is a dry wilderness expanse located in the north of the country that includes the enormous Etosha Pan that is the size of Belgium. Local Herero people call it Great White Place. Dry most of the year, when the rains come this gigantic salt pan fills with water enjoyed by thousands of flamingos.
 
The sparse vegetation here makes it easy to spot animals from a distance, and the best strategy is to simply pack a flask and picnic, head for a waterhole and wait for the game to come to you. The park is home to over 100 different animal species and over 300 birds, so while it may look rocky and barren, its waterholes attract an impressive variety of wildlife. Elephant, rhino, cheetah and lion as well as large herds of wildebeest, springbok, zebra, oryx, ostrich and giraffe can all be seen. There are good basic rest camps in the park with floodlit waterholes for night viewing, comfortable hotels outside the gates and a few luxury lodges in adjacent private reserves.
 
Southwest of Etosha are the vast landscapes of Damaraland, where the wildlife has adapted to the parched conditions. Game drives here usually focus on seeking out the desert adapted elephant with its large padded feet. There is also the opportunity to track black rhino with rangers from Save the Rhino Trust. Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site, is a huge outdoor museum containing the largest collection of prehistoric Bushman rock art in Africa. You can also visit a Petrified Forest and a number of strange rock formations, such as the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. Most visitors choose to self-drive – a 4x4 is the most popular - or if time is tight, you can fly between camps. As distances are huge, escorted small group tours are also popular, as well as overland adventure tours staying in simple rest camps or camping.
 
In the far north of the country, towards the border with Angola, the indigenous Himba tribes have managed to maintain much of their semi-nomadic lifestyle that helps them survive in one of the most extreme environments on earth. If your journey takes you this far north, experiencing their culture and understanding something of their way of life is a moving experience and gives real insight into this land of extremes. The colourful Herero tribe also lives north of Etosha.
 
Located in the Namib Desert in the south, the towering red sand dunes at Sossusvlei rise over 300m and are some of the oldest and largest in the world. They provide the most spectacular views at sunrise and sunset and climbing one of the highest, such as Big Daddy or Dune 45, is truly exhilarating, but be sure to start early in the morning while the temperatures are still cool. The bright blue skies and many hues and shadows as the light changes make for impressive photographs, and a hot air balloon ride over the dunes at sunrise will create a memory of a lifetime. Also don’t miss the superb star gazing in the clear night skies. There is a range of good places to stay near to the Sesriem Gate, which is the main public entrance.
 
In the southeast, the vast Kalahari is another of Namibia’s famous deserts, with its red sands and endless plains interspersed with acacia trees, grass and scrub vegetation, sustaining a surprising number of desert-adapted plants and species. The migratory Bushmen who survive in this harsh environment call it the “Soul of the World”.
 
In the far south of Namibia, the splendid Fish River Canyon is the second largest natural gorge in the world, after the Grand Canyon. Formed over 500 million years ago, it drops vertically without any warning and is a great place for photographers. At nearby Ai-Ais there are welcoming natural hot springs.
 
Further north you will find Aus in the Succulent Karoo, where from mid-August to mid-September the desert unfolds into a carpet of wildflowers and explosion of colours. It is one of the twenty most important biomes in the plant world and the most species diverse desert. Here you can visit the ghost town at Kolmanskop, which has been absorbed by the desert sands, search for wild desert horses at Garub and visit the diamond town of Luderitz.
 
Forming about a third of Namibia’s coastline, the Skeleton Coast National Park extends from the Kunene River in the far north to the Ugab River. Its landscapes range from rugged canyons and mountains to windswept dunes. The southern section is open to four-wheel drive vehicles while the north can only be reached on a fly-in safari. Dotted with shipwrecks and bones from the unfortunate days of the whaling industry, the coast appears inhospitable, but is in fact home to a great variety of species, including Cape fur seal and numerous seabird colonies.
 
Most holidays to Namibia begin and end in the capital of Windhoek, which has several stylish guesthouses and a few luxury hotels. A city tour will show you some of its old German architecture and life in a modern township. About a two hour drive out of town takes you to Okonjima, the home of the inspirational Africat Foundation and the best place in Namibia to see cheetah and leopard.
 
The coastal resort of Swakopmund is Namibia’s second city. The cold Benguela Current that sweeps up from Antarctica cools the desert’s heat and keeps the temperature lower here than elsewhere, with life-sustaining fog common in the mornings. As the adventure capital of Namibia, many adrenaline-inducing activities are available in the dunes including sand boarding, sand skiing, quad biking and parasailing. Also don’t miss the marine cruise from neighbouring Walvis Bay, where you can see sea birds, dolphins, seals and migrating whales in season.
 
Namibia is easily combined with a visit to the thunderous Victoria Falls, as there is a direct flight to the Zimbabwean side from Windhoek. If you have the time it is possible to drive there from Etosha, travelling eastwards along the lush Caprivi – a narrow finger of land stretching north of the Okavango Delta to the point where four counties meet – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Namibia Highlights - self drive
NCA12W
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,195
International flights and car hire quoted separately
Self-drive through the highlights of Namibia, with its clear night skies. See the breathtaking sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the south, the coastal town of Swakopmund & the Bushman Paintings at Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage site. Experience the wildlife of the salt pans of Etosha in the north, before completing your holiday tracking cheetah & leopard in Okonjima - home to the Africat Foundation.
Self Drive Holiday Namibia Car Hire Rental Rates Windhoek
• 
Windhoek
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Bushman Art
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Africat Foundation
• 
Cheetah
• 
Leopard
• 
Photography
• 
Windhoek
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Bushman Art
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Africat Foundation
• 
Cheetah
• 
Leopard
• 
Photography
Cape Town to Namibia Overland - Accommodated
7YC16C
16 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
International flights quoted separately
Explore the dramatic scenery of South Africa's west coast & Namibia on this exciting overland tour, travelling from Cape Town to Windhoek in a rugged 4x4 truck by day and sleeping in rest camps overnight. Visit the Fish River Canyon, the gigantic sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, a Himba Village & Etosha. Group size 4 to 18. Activity package included. Camping option also available.
Oryx Namibia Overland Tour Cape Town South Africa Windhoek
• 
Cape Town
• 
Cedarberg Mountains
• 
Orange River
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Himba Village
• 
Etosha Game Reserve
• 
Big Five Wildlife
• 
Windhoek
• 
Cape Town
• 
Cedarberg Mountains
• 
Orange River
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Himba Village
• 
Etosha Game Reserve
• 
Big Five Wildlife
• 
Windhoek
Escorted Tour - Namibia Highlights
NYH10W
9 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
International flights quoted separately
This fully escorted holiday covers most of Namibia's key sights, including the dramatic sand dunes of the Namib Desert, the petrified forest & Bushman rock art at Twyfelfontein, and wildlife on the vast open plains of Etosha. Regular departures - some English only & some dual language. Group size 2-20, with upgrade option to a smaller group (2-6).  All game viewing included.
Namibia Escorted Tours Safari Etosha Namib Desert Tour
• 
Windhoek
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Damaraland
• 
Brandberg
• 
Twyfelfontein Rock Art
• 
Petrified Forest
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Game Drives
• 
Windhoek
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Damaraland
• 
Brandberg
• 
Twyfelfontein Rock Art
• 
Petrified Forest
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Game Drives
Escorted Tour - Etosha + Caprivi to Victoria Falls
NYD10W
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,994
International flights quoted separately
This small group escorted tour travels through three incredible countries. View the wildlife of Etosha National Park in Namibia, then travel through the Caprivi Wetlands to Botswana, with water & land based game viewing at Chobe, with its huge elephant and buffalo population, ending at the Victoria Falls. Scheduled departures, with dual language guide. Group size 2-20.  All game viewing included.
Photo Namibia Tour Etosha Caprivi Escorted Safari Tours Botswana Vic Falls
• 
Windhoek
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Game Drives
• 
Kavango
• 
Caprivi
• 
Botswana
• 
Chobe National Park
• 
Zambia
• 
Livingstone
• 
Victoria Falls
• 
Windhoek
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Game Drives
• 
Kavango
• 
Caprivi
• 
Botswana
• 
Chobe National Park
• 
Zambia
• 
Livingstone
• 
Victoria Falls
Escorted Tour - Faces of Namibia + Himba Village
NYF12W
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
International flights quoted separately
This fully escorted group tour travels into the far north, including a safari in the vast Etosha plains and Kaokoland - home to the nomadic Himba people, where you can have an authentic cultural experience and track rare desert elephant & rhino. Also visit Damaraland & Sossusvlei. Scheduled departures, with dual language guide. Group size 2-20.  All game viewing included.
Namibia Tour Kaokoland Himba Village Desert Elephants Epupa Falls
• 
Windhoek
• 
Etosha Game Reserve
• 
Owamboland
• 
Kaokoland
• 
Himba Village
• 
Desert Elephant & Rhino
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Bushman Rock Art
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Sossusvlei & Sesriem
• 
Windhoek
• 
Etosha Game Reserve
• 
Owamboland
• 
Kaokoland
• 
Himba Village
• 
Desert Elephant & Rhino
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Bushman Rock Art
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Sossusvlei & Sesriem
Exploring Namibia: Big Cats & Big Dunes
NRE9W
9 NIGHTS
FROM £2,095
International flights quoted separately
Enjoy being transferred through the dramatic scenery of Namibia, as you travel to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert to view its spectacular sand dunes. Return to Windhoek, before transferring overland to Etosha National Park for your safari. Complete your holiday in Okonjimo, where you can track cheetah & leopard. All Africat activities & transfers included.
Namib Desert Etosha Safari Holiday Vacation Namibia
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Sesriem
• 
Windhoek
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Oryx
• 
Zebra
• 
Africat
• 
Cheetah
• 
Leopard
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Sesriem
• 
Windhoek
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Oryx
• 
Zebra
• 
Africat
• 
Cheetah
• 
Leopard
Grand Namibia - self drive
NCB20W
20 NIGHTS
FROM £2,195
International flights and car hire quoted separately
Self drive through the awesome Fish River Canyon, the second largest on earth, the vast deserts of the Kalahari, the succulent Karoo and the sandy Namib. Continue northwards to experience game viewing in Etosha and conservation work at Africat in Okonjima, where you can track cheetah & leopard. All Africat activities included.
Fish River Canyon Namibia Self Drive Holiday Vacation Etosha Namib
• 
Windhoek
• 
Kalahari Desert
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Aus
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Twyfelfontein Paintings
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Game Drives
• 
Africat Foundation
• 
Windhoek
• 
Kalahari Desert
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Aus
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Twyfelfontein Paintings
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Game Drives
• 
Africat Foundation
Namibia + Caprivi + Botswana + Vic Falls (self-drive)
NCL14W
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
International flights and car hire quoted separately
For those wanting to experience the diverse wildlife of three different countries, this is the perfect self drive holiday. Start your adventure exploring Namibia, continuing through the Caprivi Wetlands to Chobe National Park in Botswana, famous for its elephants & river based wildlife. Complete your holiday at Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Africat activities included.
Namibia Botswana Self Drive Holiday Vacation Victoria Falls
• 
Windhoek
• 
Africat
• 
Cheetah
• 
Leopard
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Oryx
• 
Caprivi
• 
Elephants
• 
Chobe River
• 
Victoria Falls
• 
Windhoek
• 
Africat
• 
Cheetah
• 
Leopard
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Oryx
• 
Caprivi
• 
Elephants
• 
Chobe River
• 
Victoria Falls
Escorted Grand Namibia Tour
NYA14W
13 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
International flights quoted separately
The Fish River Canyon and the Kalahari Desert are highlights of this fully escorted tour. Travel via Aus to Luderitz & the ghost town of Kolmanskop, the Namib Desert & Damaraland. Finish your holiday with a thrilling safari in Etosha. Regular departures - some English only & some dual language. Group size 2-20, with upgrade option to a smaller group (2-6). All game viewing included.
Namibia Safari Tour Fish River Canyon Etosha Namib Desert
• 
Windhoek
• 
Kalahari Desert
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Marine Cruise
• 
Twyfelfontein Rock Art
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Game Drives
• 
Windhoek
• 
Kalahari Desert
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Marine Cruise
• 
Twyfelfontein Rock Art
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Game Drives
Privately Guided Namibia Safari
NPH12W
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
International flights quoted separately
Journey through the vast landscapes of Namibia with your own private driver/guide. Photograph the dramatic desert scenery of the Namib in the south. View the Bushman art at Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage site, and see the wildlife of the salt pans of Etosha. Ideal for keen photographers, birders and astronomers. English speaking guide, all game drives & park fees included.
Etosha National Park Namibia Safari Private Guide
• 
Africat
• 
Cheetah
• 
Leopard
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Photography
• 
Astronomy
• 
Hot Air Balloon
• 
Africat
• 
Cheetah
• 
Leopard
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Photography
• 
Astronomy
• 
Hot Air Balloon
Shongololo Train: Pretoria to Namibia
9YF14P
14 NIGHTS
FROM £3,796
International flights quoted separately
Journey across Namibia & South Africa in the renovated Shongololo Train. Starting from Pretoria, visit Kimberley, Upington & Fish River Canyon, before travelling through the Kalahati & Namib to Luderitz & Sossusvlei. Visit Windhoek & enjoy a night at a safari lodge in Etosha. All off-train excursions included. 2 departures per year in each direction.
Photo Shongololo Train Namibia Pretoria South Africa
• 
Pretoria
• 
Kimberley Big Hole
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Luderitz & Kolmanskop
• 
Kalahari
• 
Sossusvlei Sand Dunes
• 
Windhoek
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Walvis Bay
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Pretoria
• 
Kimberley Big Hole
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Luderitz & Kolmanskop
• 
Kalahari
• 
Sossusvlei Sand Dunes
• 
Windhoek
• 
Etosha National Park
• 
Walvis Bay
• 
Swakopmund
Privately Guided - Exploring the Kalahari & Namibia
SPL12U
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
International flights quoted separately
Combine the deserts of South Africa & Namibia on this privately guided holiday. Experience the unique wildlife of Kgalagadi, before travelling to the dunes of Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert. See the vast salt pans of Etosha, home to a variety of big cats & track cheetah and leopard at Africat. Ideal for special interests such as photography. English speaking guide, all transfers & game drives included.
Kalahari South Africa Namibia Guided Private Photographic Safari Tour Etosha
• 
Kgalagadi Park
• 
Black Maned Lion
• 
Oryx
• 
Photography
• 
Kalahari
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Africat
• 
Kgalagadi Park
• 
Black Maned Lion
• 
Oryx
• 
Photography
• 
Kalahari
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Africat
Namibia Highlights by Air - Flying Safari
NYQ9Ws
9 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
International flights quoted separately
This flying safari covers the highlights of Namibia by air and avoids travelling long distances overland. Visit the spectacular sand dunes at Sossusvlei, relax along the coast at Swakopmund and see the ancient rock formations and Bushman paintings of Damaraland. Finish with a safari in Etosha. Daily departures. All light aircraft flights, transfers, activities & game drives included.
Namibia Flying Safari Holiday Vacation Etosha Namib Desert
• 
Windhoek City
• 
Flying Safari
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Marine Cruise
• 
Dolphins
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Bushman Paintings
• 
Etosha Safari
• 
Windhoek City
• 
Flying Safari
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Marine Cruise
• 
Dolphins
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Bushman Paintings
• 
Etosha Safari
Flying Safari: Namibia Highlights + Fish River Canyon
NYV8W
8 NIGHTS
FROM £4,295
International flights quoted separately
Explore Namibia by air, including the dramatic Fish River Canyon - the second largest on earth - this flying safari is for you. Fly to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, the seaside resort of Swakopmund & see the Bushman paintings in Damaraland. Then enjoy a safari in the famous Etosha. Regular departures with group size 2 to 8. All light aircraft flights, transfers & activities included.
Flying Safari Fish River Canyon Namibia Namib Desert Etosha Windhoek
• 
Windhoek
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Bushman Art
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Oryx
• 
Springbok
• 
Windhoek
• 
Fish River Canyon
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Twyfelfontein
• 
Bushman Art
• 
Etosha Park
• 
Oryx
• 
Springbok
Flying Safari - Skeleton Coast
NYW7W
7 NIGHTS
FROM £6,995
International flights quoted separately
Explore the landscapes of the deserted Skeleton Coast by air, travelling with a member of the Schoeman family who will act as your pilot, driver & expert guide. Create memories of a lifetime, flying over some of the most remote landscapes of Namibia, exploring the sand dunes by 4x4, visiting a Himba village & staying in simple camps overnight. Light aircraft flights, all activities & transfers included.
Photo Skeleton Coast Namibia Flying Safari Holiday Vacation
• 
Windhoek
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Kuiseb Canyon
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Cape Cross
• 
Conception Bay
• 
Huab Valley
• 
Hartmann
• 
Himba Village
• 
Windhoek
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei
• 
Kuiseb Canyon
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Cape Cross
• 
Conception Bay
• 
Huab Valley
• 
Hartmann
• 
Himba Village
Contact us
Order a brochure
Feedback