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Namibia Safaris

Namibia, a destination in Africa that is often overlooked. An intriguing and lunar landscape of vast desert, sweeping dunes, and seascapes, Namibia is incredibly rich when it comes to natural resources and offers some of Africa’s most breathtaking scenery. Contrasting starkly with other savannah and rainforest countries of the continent, journeying into Namibia’s interior is a truly unique experience with a variety of choices from the monumental dunes of Sossusvlei, to the wild coasts of the Atlantic, the desert region of Damaraland, and the savannah plains of Etosha.

The Namibia Safari Experience

Traditionally, safaris in Africa revolve around game drives and being driven from one place to another. In Namibia, why not rent a 4x4 and set off on a self-drive safari. Alternatively, take to the skies with a flying safari; a must when exploring these vast landscapes. Flying safaris afford you even more flexibility than a self-drive as you drop in on camps from the sky, pitch camp in the midst of deserts alone, or hop the skeleton coast taking in the shipwrecks as you go.

  • Fly-in or Self Drive Safari
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Watch Desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland
  • Explore the Skeleton Coast, the Namib Desert and the gigantic dunes of Sossusvlei

Why Natural World Safaris for your Namibia Safari?

Natural World Safaris specialises in tailor-made safaris and has a team of experts who have extensive knowledge of Namibia's wildlife, culture, and geography. Committed to sustainable tourism, we work with local communities and conservation organisations to protect Namibia's natural resources. A Namibian safari can be tailored to suit and with such a host of attractions, your safari can take many different shapes. We offer a range of safari options from luxury lodges to camping adventures and can customise your itinerary to suit your budget and specific interests.

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How much does Namibia cost?

Due to the vast size of the country, we would recommend no less than a 10 day safari to Namibia. A 10-day self-drive safari to Namibia, starts from £7,000 per person. If you prefer a fly-in safari, you are looking at starting from £19,000.

When to Go to Namibia?

Namibia can be visited year-round but the best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season from June to October. During this time, the climate is dry, pleasant and the wildlife congregates around waterholes so is easier to spot. In the wet season, wildlife will be harder to spot and some days will be humid with afternoon thunderstorms. Read more about when to go to Namibia.

Where to Stay in Namibia?

Namibia’s safari lodges also offer a generous selection from adventure to luxury, offering the ideal camping spots for those self-drive enthusiasts, or the perfect luxury getaways for those wanting a bit more comfort. What you can be assured of however, whatever your choice, is that wherever you stay, you are likely to have never-ending views of vast Namibian landscapes unfolding before your eyes. Read more about where to stay.

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Namibia Safaris FAQs

Is Namibia good for a safari?

Absolutely, Namibia is an excellent destination for safaris. Its diverse landscapes, including the iconic sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the wildlife-rich parks like Etosha National Park, offer incredible opportunities to observe a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats. The country's commitment to conservation and well-managed tourism infrastructure make it a top choice for both first-time and experienced safari-goers. Whether you're interested in spotting the Big Five, unique desert-adapted species, or stunning desert scenery, Namibia's safaris promise unforgettable experiences for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

Check out our Namibia wildlife guide for detail on animal spotting opportunities.

What to wear on safari in Namibia

For a safari in Namibia, opt for neutral-toned clothing like khakis and browns to blend with the environment. Pack lightweight, long-sleeved attire for sun and insect protection, and don't forget a wide-brimmed hat. Closed-toe, comfortable shoes are essential. Layering is key for chilly mornings and evenings. Sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and a rain jacket might be needed. Respect local customs with appropriate attire for cultural visits. Binoculars, camera gear, and swimwear complete the essentials for an unforgettable Namibian safari experience.

Is Namibia a good family destination?

Namibia is a fantastic destination for families, offering limitless adventure opportunities and great value for money.

Many lodges and camps will only accept children 12 years and over, but there are some that are specific family accommodations that cater your younger children. Get in contact with us to find out how we can tailor a trip for your family.

Do I need travel insurance for Namibia?

As part of the Terms and Conditions of your safari with Natural World Safaris it is essential that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance when making final payment for your safari.

Your insurance should be inclusive of full medical cover including costs of emergency repatriation, cancellation and travel delay.

How safe is Namibia?

Namibia is a safe and captivating destination for tourists, offering a stable political environment and relatively low crime rates. Its diverse natural wonders, from the Namib Desert's dunes to Etosha National Park's wildlife, provide ample exploration opportunities. The friendly and welcoming nature of the Namibian people further adds to the sense of safety for visitors. Just remember to follow standard safety precautions and stay informed about any travel advisories for a secure and enjoyable trip.

Are there luggage limits?

The amount of luggage you can bring to Namibia will depend on your chosen safari type and how you will be travelling.

For fly-in and guided driving safari departures the luggage limits are between 12 and 20kg per person and soft bags must be used to minimize luggage damage. Any excess luggage can be safely stored with us in our Windhoek office, or in Maun or Kasane if you are flying into the Okavango Delta.

Can I drink tap water in Namibia?

Tap water is purified in hotels, lodges and other public places so is safe to drink. If you are worried about drinking the tap water, bottled water is available to purchase throughout Namibia.

Two litre bottles of water are available in the supermarkets which are great if you are on a self-drive safari. If you need to purify water yourself, you can do this by boiling it if you have gas, or by using purification tablets. Vitamin C tablets are good for disguising the taste.

Am I safe on a self-drive safari in Namibia?

Safety is often a concern, but Namibia boasts a notably low crime rate against tourists, offering a secure environment. The roads are well-maintained and sparsely travelled, making self-navigation straightforward. A local mobile phone is provided with lodge contacts and ground operator details for support. Maps, guidance, and essential information are supplied before departure, ensuring a seamless experience. Car handover and thorough checks occur in Windhoek, with comprehensive insurance covering various aspects. Lodge coordination and emergency assistance are facilitated through provided mobile phones. Optional GPS and Sat phone hire enhance your journey. Namibia's self-drive safaris combine ease, safety, and exploration.