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Of all our safari destinations in Africa, Namibia stands out most for its dramatic landscapes. In all respects, it’s a photographer’s paradise – your camera may not capture it perfectly but you’ll return with extraordinary memories

The wildlife in Etosha offers some of Africa’s iconic wildlife and birding experiences but it’s the stark contrast of wide-screen skies and desert landscapes ranging from clean dunes to magnificently rugged mountains that leaves indelible impressions of Africa. Etosha Pan is known as ‘the place of dry water’ due to the mirages that appear during the notoriously dry winter months. Black rhino and the endemic black-faced impala are drawn to the area by the perennial springs. In the rainy season flamingos and pelicans congregate on the pan when it contains water for a few short months. Etosha ticks the boxes for first-timers in Africa – Namibia’s premier wildlife destination.

Namibia is easy for budget adventurers on self-drive safaris and the traditional circuit covering the extensive dunelands of Sossusvlei known for their natural beauty, whilst the cave paintings in the rocky mountainous Damaraland provides human interest.

If you go beyond the obvious however, the haunting desolation of the northern Skeleton Coast . A tragically beautiful place with hundreds of ship wrecks and the bleached skeletons of seals and whales enigmatically dot its length. The stunningly wild and sparsely inhabited Kaokoveld – “Africa’s last great wilderness” is in Namibia’s north. This desert has a harsh, mountainous environment which supports some uniquely adapted species including the endangered Kaokoveld elephants. offer some of Africa’s most extraordinary travel experiences.

Ideally suited for well-seasoned African travellers who appreciate genuinely rare experiences.

Namibia is a photographer’s paradise, the stark contrast of ever-blue skies and yellow dunes provides perfect light, and there is never a shortage of subject matter: some of the most dramatic desert scenery in the world.

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Skeleton coast safari hoanib Polisieman by Olwen Evans courtesy Wilderness Safaris

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari

The standard Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari is a 5 day fly in tour into the remote Kaokveld of Namibia in search of desert elephants and shipwrecks

From $3995 5 days / 4 nightsMore info
Hoanib Valley game drive by Olwen Evans courtesy Wilderness Safaris

Namib Desert Encounters

A mobile safari with top notch Professional Guide. Escape for 12 days of red desert dunes, harsh and fragile habitats, rare species and extreme contrasts.

From $5500 12 days / 11 nightsMore info
Flying safari down the Skeleton Coast by Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris

Namibia Flying Safari

Discover iconic Namibia from the air… the dunes of Sossusvlei, rugged Damaraland and the wildlife in Etosha – all 3 of Namibia’s safari icons.

From $5092 7 days / 6 nightsMore info
touchstones from rivers in Namibia

Self-drive Namibia

An extraordinarily special wilderness with free-ranging black rhino, desert-adapted lions and elephants. Don’t ignore the mainstream places, just go beyond the obvious.Take time and plan in detail. Just pick up your 4×4 and hit the road!

From $1877 10 days / 9 nightsMore info

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Top spots in Namibia

Caprivi Strip Read More

The Caprivi Strip lies in the north east of the country, a narrow finger of land between Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe

Damaraland Damaraland Read More

Adjacent to the Skeleton Coast Damaraland includes two prime safari areas with Southern Damaraland and the Kaokoveld in the north

Etosha Etosha Read More

Etosha National Park includes the famous Pan and is the country's most popular wildlife safari destination especially between July and October

Fish River Canyon Read More

Fish River Canyon is one of the least visited natural wonders in Africa - ideal for hikes during the cooler winter months

Kaokoveld Kaokoveld Read More

Kaokoland and Damaraland make up the Kaokoveld - a remote place for wild camping, spectacular scenery and rare wildlife

Namib-Naukluft Read More

The Namib-Naukluft Park includes the famous red dunes at Sossusvlei and the secluded wetland known as Sandwich Harbour

Okonjima Okonjima Read More

Okonjima Private Reserve is a re-knowned rescue center for the rehabilitation of big cats including cheetah, lion, wild dog and hyena

Sesriem Read More

Sesriem is the gateway to the Namib-Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Elim Dune with extraordinary panoramic views of the desert

Skeleton Coast Skeleton Coast Read More

With fewer than 800 visitors each year Skeleton Coast Safaris offer one of Africa's most extraordinary safari experiences

Sossusvlei Read More

The Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert has some of the best desert scenery in the world and conjures up images of huge red dunes covered in wind ripples

Walvis Bay Read More

Walvis Bay is a great place to eat good food and kayak on the lagoon to see large flocks of seabirds including migrant waders, flamingos and pelicans

Waterberg Plateau Read More

The Waterberg Plateau protected Africa's largest antelope, the eland but has developed into a sanctuary for rare animals including the white rhino

Windhoek Windhoek Read More

Windhoek is airy with a European feel, it's the capital city, situated in a valley that is surrounded by the Auasberghe Mountains

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