Overview of Namibia holidays

‘Namibia’ literally translates as ‘big emptiness’ and here you will encounter lunar-like terrains of epic scale, where nomadic tribes roam and continue their traditional life herding goats and where you can spot giraffe, zebra and elephant in some of the most desertous and sparsely populated areas on the continent.

Flanked by the rolling mountainous sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert and the cool, crashing waves of the Atlantic, the scenic and predominantly arid landscapes of Namibia are some of the most dramatic in Africa.

Namibia is home to some of the most iconic species of Africa, and some of the most beautiful landscapes on the face of the planet.


The vastness and variety of the scenery means that your experiences in Namibia can be equally varied and are great to combine in one exciting itinerary. Damaraland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a wonderland of caves, rocky deserts, petrified forests and granite formations and is also home to the rare desert-adapted elephant. Some of the caves in this area contain bush art dating back 10-20,000 years. Northwest of here is the eerily named Skeleton Coast, a barren area and National Park whose name derives from the numerous giant whale skeletons and shipwrecks that pepper the coastline. Unusual rock formations, dry river beds and clay castles add to the fascinating other-worldly setting.

With such challenging conditions comes a surprising concentration of wildlife in Namibia. Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s most well-known reserves and offers huge potential to see game in close proximity.  The shimmering silver of the Etosha Pan, a large salt pan that covers 5,000 sq km of the park, is even visible from outer space.


Namibia Safari Reviews

  • Perfect. Our guide, Usko, was the best guide we have ever had in all of our trips to Africa—exceptional. This was our sixth major trip with NWS—we love you and wouldn’t dream of having anyone else plan our adventures.

    Tailor-made Namibia Safari

    5 out of 5
  • The trip was absolutely superb. I can't wait to plan another one with you. The suggestions and planning were all top-notch, and our Destination Specialist, Ellen, was absolutely amazing! She is so knowledgeable and thoughtful. She quickly understood what kind of trip I was looking for and gave spot-on suggestions to make it happen. Everything about the experience of working with you was amazing. Ellen is the greatest and the trip she planned for me is one I will remember forever. Thank you!

    Tailor-made Namibia Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Excellent! No disappointments anywhere along the line. From being picked up at the airport, to receiving instructions from the local travel agent and receiving our vehicle through to staying in some outstanding accommodation and experiencing this beautiful country with outstanding wildlife and scenery, we were truly spoilt.

    Tailor-made Namibia Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Quite simply, the best holiday we have ever had. Namibia is a beautiful country, filled with fantastic experiences and encounters. The expertise of NWS made sure it was the trip of a lifetime, so thank you.

    Namibia: Luxury Self Drive

    5 out of 5
  • I enjoyed everything!!! Everything was amazing !!! You guys really make everything so easy!!!

    Namibia Wildlife Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Excellent. Great holiday - very smooth.

    Namibia Wildlife Safari

    4 out of 5
  • We had a great time and really enjoyed the trip. The accommodation was great, especially at Royal Tree Lodge in Maun, where the food and staff were fabulous. Overall, we had a very good experience!

    Tailor-made Botswana & Namibia Safari

    5 out of 5
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Deeper south, the Fish River Canyon is second only to the Grand Canyon in USA and even has a thermal resort at its foot with hot springs. There are some excellent trekking options around this area for the more active. Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert is home to some of the most monumental dunes in the world and watching the red-hued shades intensify as the sun rises or sets is a truly unforgettable experience. 

Namibia is not only extraordinarily enticing and different, it is also home to some of Africa’s most luxurious lodge accommodation and is one of the friendliest countries in Africa; Namibians are always intrigued by foreign tourists who come to visit their country. Namibia honeymoon safaris are also perfect for those seeking a bit more independence and adventure than a standard safari…

Many safaris we organise in Namibia are fly-in via light aircraft to facilitate travel between the main attractions, but with a good road system and well-maintained infrastructure, it is also a great place to enjoy a self-drive holiday, with no shortage of fascinating sights along the way. This is ideal for a family safari as you can travel at your own pace while enjoying a range of activities suitable for the whole family!

Natural World Safaris MD, Will Bolsover, went to Namibia on his honeymoon back in 2010.

Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 


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