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Namibia holidays 2023 & 2024

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Namibia is completely different to any other African safari destination. Much of its wildlife has adapted to its dry desert landscape, including elephant and lion. It has the world’s highest dunes, where barking geckos, cartwheeling spiders and quick-tongued chameleons scuttle across sun-baked sand. And, it has a long coastline where you can kayak with seals and see the skeletal remains of ships sent awry by thick coastal fog. Our Africa specialists have explored the country in-depth, from Sossusvlei to the Skeleton Coast, and can help you plan a holiday to Namibia tailored to your interests.

Namibia lends itself to self-driving, with well-maintained roads giving you access to Etosha National Park’s silvery salt pans, the red-rock landscape of Damaraland, and the vast crevasse of the Fish River Canyon. Photographers need look no further than Deadvlei, where burnt-orange dunes contrast against blackened camelthorn trees and clear blue skies. Meanwhile, Swakopmund offers more active experiences for families, from quad biking to sandboarding.

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Suggested tours for Namibia

Using their first-hand knowledge, our specialists can create a tour of Namibia that gives you a chance to spot wildlife in Etosha National Park, take in the ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein, and visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. We can arrange for you to enjoy a self-drive safari, or a private escorted tour that's tailored to your travel interests.

Suggested activities for Namibia

Make the most out of your Namibia trip, we'll choose experiences that have been tried and tested by our specialists and carefully matched to your interests. That could be kayaking trip to Pelican Point for a close encounter with cape fur seals, or a guided hike, in Fish River Canyon — the world's second-largest canyon.

  • Fish River Canyon Hiking
    Fish River Canyon, Namibia

    Fish River Canyon Hiking

    Fish River Canyon

    Fish River Canyon Hiking

    Fish River Canyon, often compared to America's Grand Canyon, is one of Namibia's least visited wonders with incredible scenery but often challenging trekking conditions.

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  • Sunset Horse Riding
    Sunset ride from Desert Homestead

    Sunset Horse Riding

    Sossusvlei & Sesriem

    Sunset Horse Riding

    Riders wind their way across the grassy plains and through ancient water courses and eventually up a steep mountain track, where a friendly barman with a selection of cocktails awaits them.

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  • Sandwich Harbour Day Trip
    4x4 driving on the dunes, Sandwich Harbour trip

    Sandwich Harbour Day Trip

    Swakopmund and Pelican Point

    Sandwich Harbour Day Trip

    Sandwich Harbour lies around 30 kilometres south of Walvis Bay. Here, there's a reed lined lagoon fed by freshwater springs, a sandy beach and pale dunes dropping straight into the sea.

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Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Namibia, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

Practical tips for travelling to Namibia, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest FCDO travel advice.

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