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Luxury Namibia Safari Holidays

The world's biggest sand dunes, unusual desert wildlife and epic self-drive & flying safaris

Namibia is a land of endless horizons, from blazing desert dunes to glittering celestial vistas across some of the darkest and clearest skies on Earth.

As one of the world’s least densely populated countries and with more wild animals than people, Namibia’s otherworldly landscapes will make you feel like you’re the only person on the planet.

Navigate the sand seas of the Namib, the world’s oldest desert, the burning orange mountains of Sossusvlei, the barren clay pan of Deadvlei, the haunting shipwrecks of the Skeleton Coast, and the photogenic ghost town of Kolmanskop, half-submerged in sand.

They are some of the harshest environments in the world, yet you'll still find an abundance of desert-adapted life. Namibia is home to the famed Big Five (elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards), and is an emerging leader in conservation, with initiatives such as the AfriCat Foundation. 

The country also boasts some of Africa's best game viewing at nature reserves such as Etosha National Park. By day, the Etosha waterhole is frequented by elephants, jackals, giraffes and zebras, while at night there are visits from lions, leopards and critically endangered black and white rhinos – some of the continent’s most fascinating and elusive animals.

Namibia is home to diverse native cultures, including the San of the Kalahari (the world's most ancient tribe), the Herero (known for their distinctive colonial-influenced dress), and the Himba (recognised for the red ochre cream they use on their skin and hair). 

You can venture out on a special sunset walk with the San (formerly Bushmen) of the Kalahari, who are believed to be the ancestors of all humans, due to their high genetic diversity. Wayfairer only offers authentic visits with indigenous groups, which benefit the tribes or communities. 

With well-maintained roads, clearly mapped routes and so much to explore, Namibia is perfect for a self-drive safari. We also offer privately guided trips with expert local guides, for those who prefer not to drive, yet still want to experience Namibia up close.

A flying safari is a fantastic option for those short on time, as it cuts out long drives and offers a unique bird’s-eye view of this awe-inspiring country.

With unique cultural encounters, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and unparalleled landscapes, Namibia is a place that must be seen to be believed. 

Call us on 0117 313 3300 to speak with our Africa Travel Specialists and begin planning your bespoke Namibia safari


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Best times to visit Namibia

Namibia has two main seasons - the rainy season (November to April) and the dry season (May to October). Thanks to the vast area of desert and cool coastal winds, Namibia has great temperatures all year round. The rainy season offers its own charms, and while it can get humid, visitors are rewarded with dramatic thunder and lightning storms over the desert.

Etosha National Park is best visited in July and August, when herds of animals gather around the few remaining watering holes. During September and October the country tends to get more dusty, although Namibia has its own Oktoberfest celebration due to its German heritage.

Where to go in Namibia

Sossusvlei has some of the highest sand dunes in the world, with the tallest towering at over 324 metres high. Head west to Walvis Bay and sleep overnight in a lighthouse, before driving to the adventure capital of Swakopmund, where we can arrange horse riding through the sand dunes or scenic balloon flights over the Namib desert.

Venture north to the famed Skeleton Coast, named by sailors for its terrifying currents and stark landscape. In Durissa Bay, you'll see the Winston Shipwreck, one of many rusting shapes half-buried in the sand. Fly north-east to Etosha National Park and Okonjima Nature Reserve, home to thousands of majestic animals, from the rare black rhino to colossal herds of zebra.

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