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NAMIBIA

the living desert

SUMMARY

 

Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterized by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts – ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart.

Namibia is so large and sparsely populated that it is possible to discover enormous open spaces without roads, towns, trees or even stones, just the desert wind passing through one of the most enchanting corners of the earth.

Africa’s largest game park, the Namib-Naukluft Park, is a must see when on safari in Namibia, with its magnificent sea of rolling red dunes at Sossusvlei.

Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s great parks in both size and diversity of wildlife. In the country’s far north eastern pocket is the captivating and largely unexplored Caprivi Strip.

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

Explore Namibia from the seat of a light aircraft or helicopter to experience views so captivating they will be etched into your memory for eternity.

 

Experience the Namib Sand Sea; the oldest and largest dunes in the world.

Track desert adapted elephant in the Damaraland.

Get up close and personal to the endangered black rhino in Etosha National Park.

 

Wander the ethereal shores of the Skeleton coast and discover ancient wrecks, glimpse the illusive sand wolf, visit one of the biggest colonies of Cape Fur Seals in the world and be awed by the isolation and solitude of this savage yet beautiful coastline.

PRICE GUIDE FOR NAMIBIA

$USD 1,400 - 5,350

Per person, per day

Seasonality affects the price of accommodation.

Single supplements may also apply.

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Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to visit Namibia?


Namibia is one of the world's sunniest and driest countries so whenever you visit you will be greeted with clear skies. Spot game clustered around waterholes in the dry season, from April till October. And be sure to bring warm clothes during the winter months as the tempratures at night can fall below freezing. Travelling in the wet season from January till March is sensational and see the country busrt into life with carpets of desert flowers and grassland plains.




How do I get to and around Namibia?


Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa via any of the main airlines and you will find many connecting flights or charter flights to take you to Namibia. Connecting flights from Johannesburg go direct to either Walvisbay or Windhoek. Most of the country is accessible by vehicle to explore the incredible landscapes on the ground. With limited local commercial flights available you can also catch charter flights to get around and view jaw dropping landscapes from above.




How long should I spend in Namibia?


Namibia is an enormous country and the highlights are quite a distance apart. Allow for at least 10 days to explore the majority of Namibia factoring in charter flights to get you between destinations or longer if you wish to explore this desert world on the ground.




What attractions and experiences will I find in Namibia?


Namibia is a fascinating place to travel to offering astonishing contrasts and jaw dropping landscapes. It has a vast offering of varied experiences for all types of travellers from those hungry for adventure to those discerning travellers that prefer the finer things in life. There is something for everyone. The highlights are: - Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Namib Sand Sea from the air - Watch the sunrise over the dunefields from the basket of a hot air balloon - Gaze in awe at the world's oldest and largest dunes - Safari in Etosha, one of Africa's great wildlife parks and Namibias prime wilderness conservation area. Spanning 22 300 square kilometers it holds one of the largest and most stable populations of black rhino in the world. - Visit the wind sculpted cliffs, broad valleys and dry river beds of the Darmaraland in search of desert adapted elephant, rhino and giraffe - Meet and learn about the way of life of the Nnomadic Himba tribe of the Kaokoveld.




What is the political and economic climate of Namibia?


You can travel in Namibia with absolute ease. It is a well developed country with solid infrastructure and politcial and financial stability. The standards of accomodation, service delivery and catering are extremely high. It is very safe for travellers. Nambians are friendly, open and hospitable with travellers.




What essential information should I know before visiting Namibia?


Health: Anti-Malarials are required when visiting the busgveld regions of the far north. We recommend viting your travel doctor for the latest information on travel vaccinations. Language: English is the official language but Afrikaans, German and local African languages are all widely spoken. Currency: The Namibia Dollar is the official currency, however we recommend travelling with US dollares, especially for tipping. Accomodation: Namibia is a destination in demand so we encourage booking well in advance to avoid missing out