The world's most beautiful desert
Encounter the iconic 'Big Five' in Namibia
The name ‘Namibia’ comes from a Nama word meaning ‘vast place of nothingness’. But this is a destination where nothing means everything. Our collection of Namibia holidays takes you to the world’s most beautiful desert; to waterholes chockablock with zebra, gazelle and giraffe; a Skeleton Coast that’s also teeming with seals and seabirds, and to an arid mountain wilderness etched with ancient rock art and home to desert elephants and endangered black rhino. Doesn’t sound like ‘nothing’ to us!
Our self-drive, wildlife and cultural itineraries have been put together to inspire your travel plans, showcasing some of the wonderful experiences that Namibia has to offer. However, our Southern Africa Travel Specialists are here to tailor-make an unforgettable and fully personalised holiday to suit your time-frame, budget and interests. We can arrange for you to extend your holiday to visit other parts of Southern Africa, such as a classic safari in Botswana, a city escape in beautiful Cape Town or a few days falling under the spell of Victoria Falls. We can even fly you out to the remote mid-Atlantic island of St Helena.
Popular Namibia Holidays
Essential Namibia Self-Drive
Classic Namibia Fly-In
Wonders of Namibia
Northern Namibia Highlights
Ozondjou Trails Elephant Conservation
Tok Tokkie Trails: Hiking the NamibRand
Privately Guided Namibia
Highlights of Southern Africa
Best of the South
Namibia in Depth
Himba Cultural Encounters
In Search of Desert Elephants and Black Rhinos
Wild Namibia Fly-in Photo Safari
Skeleton Coast Air Safari
Namibia in Style Fly-In
Holiday Types And Experiences
The name Namibia comes from the Nama word meaning ‘vast place of nothingness’, an appropriate name as Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world, after Mongolia. This southern African nation boasts spectacular sand dunes, coastal wilderness, an abundance of wildlife and the world’s oldest desert.
A remarkable country, Namibia is unlike any other destination, in Africa or elsewhere. Namibia’s scenery is impressive, and this is one of the country’s main attractions. Two great deserts, ancient gorges, unspoilt coastline and expansive savannah form the most recognisable features of a country whose popular visitor sites include the stunning sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the geological phenomenon of Fish River Canyon, the captivating landscapes of Damaraland and the vast game reserve of Etosha National Park. Namibia is home to extraordinary wildlife, including the Big Five, almost half the world’s population of black rhino, approximately 40% of the world’s cheetahs and a wealth of marine life. Namibia is also one of only two countries in the world where you can find desert adapted elephants.
It is a popular fly-drive destination; the roads are in good condition, you drive on the left-hand side and you will encounter few other cars. Self driving around Namibia is a fantastic way to see the country independently, allowing the freedom to explore at your own pace, stopping when you want, to enjoy the extraordinary variety of landscapes and wildlife that you encounter along the way.
Accommodation in Namibia
Namibia has many special accommodation options, which can be a highlight in themselves. Stay in a converted lighthouse near Swakopmund, walking distance from a large colony of Cape fur seals, or spend the night in a lodge built into the rocks of Damaraland. Roll your bed out onto your deck overlooking the Namib Desert and sleep out under the stars. Watch wildlife congregate at a waterhole when you stay on a private reserve near Etosha National Park. There are so many wonderful accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences – contact our Travel Specialists to learn more.