The phrase ‘hauntingly beautiful’ would be an apt description for Namibia’s dramatic and varied landscapes, and while Namibia safari holidays might be a less obvious choice than some of the continent’s other big safari hitters, the extraordinary scenery and vast plains play host to an equally expansive array of wildlife, some of which you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Few desertscapes can match the natural beauty of the Namib – both the country’s namesake and the world’s oldest desert – with ochre sand dunes which exude an otherworldly quality and stretch all the way to the ocean at Sandwich Harbour.
A flying safari along the Skeleton Coast is more about appreciating the diversity of the awe-inspiring landscapes than spotting animals, although you’ll likely see some rare desert-dwelling elephants and scavenging jackals. The Namibian Coast’s rich marine life can be discovered aboard a catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay, and further inland you’ll find an impressive spine of mountains stretching the length of the country.
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Had an amazing time, loved the country and the people, really different, really well organised and quite flawless. Best part about the trip was that we were in Swakop for the England match on the Saturday vs. Sweden so we watched it in a local bar.
If you’re in search of classic African landscapes, Namibia has it all; from the soaring sand dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib desert, to the wetlands in the Caprivi strip and the expansive grass plains of the Kalahari. Our Namibia safari holidays can encompass the full extent of these picturesque panoramas, as well as unrivalled wildlife viewing opportunities in Etosha National Park and Damaraland. As one of the largest animal reserves in the world, covering 14,000 square miles, it’s no surprise that Etosha is home to over 100 mammal species. Begin your safari here and you’ll be greeted by an abundance of big cats, giraffes and black rhinos. During your stay in Damaraland, you’ll be introduced to desert elephants, along with zebras, oryx and giraffes, as this is one of the last remaining regions in Africa where these animals roam outside of the national parks.
Our Namibia safari holidays can include a night-time game drive in the Okonjima Reserve, and on your journey there through the Omboroko Mountains you can get a taste of Namibia’s stunning scenery. Here your nocturnal neighbours include bat-eared foxes, aardwolves, owls and hyenas, and the reserve is also renowned for its leopard and cheetah populations. Once you’ve met a wide array of land mammals, your itinerary can take you to the Namibian Coast, in search of equally abundant marine life. The Benguela Current flowing through Walvis Bay encourages plankton growth, which consequently attracts seals, dolphins, turtles, pelicans, cormorants and flamingos to the lagoon.
Having explored the immense plains of the game reserves and sand-swept coastline, it’s time to head south to the apricot-hued dunes of the desert. If you’re lucky, you might encounter even more wildlife while traversing the dune corridor between Sesriem and Sossusvlei, such as oryx, ostriches and springboks. As each Namibian region possesses its own distinct and outstanding beauty, you’ll want to explore as much of this magical destination as possible, and with the help of our travel experts and local Concierge, your personalised itinerary will aim to do just this.