• Namibia safaris; lion cubs

Namibia family safaris

Namibia family safaris

When it comes to family holidays, you’d be hard pressed to beat somewhere like Namibia; fantastic wildlife, hands on interaction with local communities, educational conservation programs and, to top it all off, some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the entire world. A long-time favourite with South African families; it has everything from game drives and kayaking to sand-boarding the highest dunes is the world, so you’re bound to find something amazing for each and every family member.

There are direct overnight flights from the UK to Windhoek and just a 2 hour time difference, so you won’t have to battle with jet lag on your first day. Despite its vastness, Namibia is very easy to travel with a great infrastructure and there are lots of small family friendly and family run lodges to stay at. 

Giraffes in Etosha, Namibia

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is renowned as one of the best parks in Namibia for wildlife, track desert adapted elephants, spot lions and cheetah and watch rhino and giraffe drinking from waterholes. 

You can get up close and personal with leopard and cheetah in Okanjima with the AfriCat Foundation Conservation Centre or head to the coast where you’ll find flamingos and cape fur seals, as well as dolphins if you’re lucky!

Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities

Namibia is not just a wildlife destination and within this spectacularly diverse country, you will find some amazing natural wonders, providing great activities. The vast desert of Sossusvlei is home to the highest sand dunes in the world and Swakopmund is a adventurer's playground! You can engage in rafting, angling, quad biking, sand-boarding, horse riding and even kayaking to see dolphins. Spend some time with the indigenous tribes to understand their unique ways of life and learn about their traditions. 

Namibia safari; Damaraland

Take in the landscapes and wildlife of Damaraland

The incredible variations of landscape and ever-changing backdrops are enough to keep children of all ages on their toes.  One night you could be staying at Sossus Dune Lodge, right inside the Namib Naukluft National Park in thatched circular huts, the next overlooking the green plains of Etosha from the small, stone en-suite bungalows of Ongava Lodge. Quirky camps such as Mowani Mountain Camp, among huge granite boulders of which the camp imitates, are great for those with children. 

Offering somewhere completely unique, in the home of the Himba people (famous for their red ochre) with fabulous little cubby holes to explore, as well as a cooling swimming pool this is a great choice in Damaraland, although young children, as with all accommodation, should be supervised at all times.

Something for everyone...

With such unique landscapes, from the Skeleton Coast to the Namib Desert there is always something new for young people to discover and explore.

Please see some of our suggested Namibia safari holidays below where we have chosen some of the best things to do and best places to stay for that ideal family safari. Please feel free to contact us if you would like us to tailor something especially for you and your family.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Namibia. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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