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Namibia

About Namibia

The beautiful southern African country of Namibia gained independence in 1990 and is one of the oldest places on earth, with one of the youngest nations.

Namibia is an extraordinary place. It is magnificent, magical and mysterious, as well as being a land of two deserts. Both the Namib and the Kalahari Desert offer acres of nothing but fine golden sand, combined with an incredible coastline where the icy waters of the Atlantic meet the searing heat of the African desert.

Venture inland on Namibia holidays to discover Damaraland, with its breathtaking collection of landscapes, featuring the impressive Petrified Forest and the 1,000-year-old Welwitschia plant. Damaraland also offers unforgettable sightings of endangered desert elephant and black rhino on an immersive game drive. Whereas at Sossusvlei, one of the oldest and driest eco-systems, climbing to the top of the highest sand dunes is a must. 

Alternatively, discover the famous salt pans of the Etosha National Park featuring an abundance of game, the wilderness of Kaokoveld in the far north, and the Fish River Canyon in the south – second only to the iconic Grand Canyon in size. Next, explore the Caprivi Strip; a narrow stretch of lush wetlands extending across the top of Botswana, where the idyllic Chobe and Zambezi rivers meet.

For more information on Namibia holidays, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or, email info@africatravel.co.uk


Experiences

  • Climb the world’s highest sand dune
  • Search for the elusive desert elephant
  • Take a dawn balloon ride over the desert
  • Spend a night under the stars
  • Trek Fish River Canyon

Wildlife

  • Elephant, oryx, springbok, rhino, zebra, cheetah

Seasons

  • Rainy: November to March
  • Dry: April to October

In The Know

    • Capital – Windhoek
    • Currency – Namibian Dollar
    • Point of Entry – Windhoek, Walvis Bay
    • Airlines – British Airways & South African Airways via Johannesburg, Air Namibia via Frankfurt
    • Flying Time – 2 hours from Johannesburg & Cape Town
    • Time Zone – GMT +1
    • Visa on arrival
    • Seasons: Rainy: January – March, Dry (winter): June – August, Rainy: September – November
    • Medical Requirements – Malaria prophylaxis recommended for visiting northern areas

Insider Tips

  • When self-driving try not to include too many areas of the country as the distances can be huge
  • Be prepared for an early start at the dunes – they are at their best (and coolest) at sunrise
  • Fill up with fuel wherever possible as there can be large journeys between petrol stations
  • Stick to the speed limits as it easy to slide off the gravel roads when driving too fast
  • If transferring between the domestic & international airports allow three hours as they are 45 kms apart 

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