From the world’s largest sand dunes in the spectacular Namib desert, to the dramatic, granite peaks of Spitzkoppe, and the shipwreck strewn beaches of the aptly named Skeleton Coast, Namibia is a truly unique blend of surreal, yet strikingly beautiful otherworldly landscapes, and is truly one of the most fascinating destinations in all of Africa.
Yet, despite this harsh topography, the country boasts a surprising wealth of wildlife, with a host of national parks and private reserves, including the 20,000 sq km, Etosha National Park, one of the continents finest safari destinations, whilst the coast is home to seals, dolphins and several species of migratory whales!
The rough edged mountains and wholesome conservation projects here make for a fulfilling expedition. With gleeming salt pans and an abundance of Africa's distinct wildlife, come to explore the remote, wildlife-rich north, including Etosha National Park, Damaraland and the Central Highlands.
There are no direct flights to Namibia from the UK. However, Air Namibia operate direct flights from Frankfurt, and Air South Africa offers flights from London via Johannesburg.
July to October is the best period to visit as the weather is dry and temperatures are not too hot, and it is the best time for viewing wildlife.
We recommend a minimum of 7 days.
British nationals do not require a visa to enter Namibia, and will usually be granted permission to stay for 90 days, although there have been cases of visitors being given much shorter stays. More information here.