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Deserts, Dunes & Shipwrecks

DESERT ADAPTED WILDLIFE 

Namibia remains sparsely populated, meaning there is plenty of room for you to explore! A place of stunning vistas, desert, elephants, fascinating cultures, and friendly people. The land can seem harsh and dry, but behind this façade lies a multitude of geological wonders and fascinating wildlife. In fact, it is the very nature of this ecology that has protected the treasures of this country; Namibia has what almost seems like limitless space.

Geographical attractions such as the Organ Pipes, created over 125 million years ago when Africa separated from South America, and the Erongo Mountains, a relic of a long-spent volcano, are just two features that make Namibia’s landscape so evocative. The Namib desert is a place of mystery and will remain long in your heart after you have left the country.

The natural world is also complemented by rich human history. It is a country with a significant historical record for human settlement. The Bushmen, Damara & Namaqua all call Namibia home, and have left their mark on the landscape around them in the form of rock art.

Many places in Namibia seem untouched by tourism or the modern world. Despite being a largely arid country Namibia is home to most of Africa’s big game species. Etosha National Park is renowned for its excellent game viewing and accommodates rare species such as the black rhino. Other areas are less dense with big game but the unique habitats of the Namib Desert, the Skeleton Coast foster a diverse indigenous fauna and flora as well as well-known species that have adapted to the harsh conditions.

Featured safaris

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NAMIBIA SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Namibia's expansive landscapes and sparse population make it a country of big skies and dramatic landscapes. The shipwreck-strewn Skeleton Coast and the Kaokoveld echo with emptiness and atmosphere, yet excellent lodges can be found in these remote regions and offer intrepid travellers respites of peace and comfort - and there's more wildlife than you might imagine. 

HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Desert wildlife and epic sand dunes abound in the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei.

  • Game viewing and fantastic predator sightings in Etosha National Park.

  • Explore Damaraland for the rugged scenery and desert-adapted wildlife.

  • Observe shipwrecks, seal colonies, and the utter solitude of the Skeleton Coast.

  • The iconic Swakopmund is a coastal holiday destination full of activities.

FEATURED SAFARIS

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Namibia Flying Safari

The ultimate six-night Namibia flying safari, allows you the incredible option to view the mesmerizing scenery and vastness that is Namibia.

With its big skies, desert adapted elephants, rhinos, lions and giraffes which frequent the vast and limitless distances – Namibia is  a destination like nowhere else on our planet.
For travelers and safari-goers who demand comfort whilst travelling, our intimate and exclusive lodges are some of the best  - off the beaten track locations.
Incredible wildlife viewing, the best stargazing combined with interactions with the Himba community and stunning scenery. It’s the perfect safari to relax, unwind and breathe out.

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Best of Namibia Luxury

Embark on a journey that will leave your breathless as you traverse the stark contrasts and harsh environment of the world renowned Namib Desert.  Spend time in the remote region of the Namib Desert’s fame Kaokoveld and otherworldly landscape hewn over the ages into immense dunes and rocky mountains as you search for desert-adapted wildlife such as elephants, lions, hyenas, giraffe and oryx.  Move onwards to the Huab River Valley, one of Namibia’s most dramatic wilderness areas; stark plains and ancient mountains turning from rust to purple as the sun sets – a harsh land full of geological wonders and the resilient wildlife that call this magical place home.

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Deserts & Dunes Safari

This Exploration takes you through some of the most remote areas of the fascinating land of Namibia; areas which have been rarely explored by others, making this a journey of discovery. The dunes of Sossusvlei are not to be missed and therefore we begin our journey here. This Exploration also takes in the amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the secluded and dramatic coastline of the Skeleton Coast littered with historic remnants of shipwrecks, the rugged and rocky landscape of Palmwag where the last free-roaming black rhino rove and the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park. Aside from wildlife and activities, meet the native people of Namibia, from those who work at our camps to many others, such as local fishermen and vendors.

This Journey is available from July - October each year

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What is a Namibian Safari Experience?

Namibia is a very big country, that offers rich cultural diversity and incredible landscapes. It is a country of stark contrasts and great distances.  It is home to the red rolling dunes of Sossusvlei, the magnificent Skeleton Coast, and it offers a number of exceptional reserves with good wildlife viewing. Due to the arid climate, the safari experience tends to be very different from other countries, in areas like the Etosha National Park, wildlife is often congregated around waterholes. Namibia also boasts the largest Cheetah population in Africa.

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When is the best time to visit Namibia?

The winter months between July and October offer moderate temperatures, and the chance of rain is low. This is also the best time to view wildlife and is considered peak season. This means that you need to plan your Namibia Safari in advance to ensure you get access to the best locations.

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What are the best destinations in Namibia?

That depends entirely on your interests. If you are looking for incredible scenery and sprawling vistas, then you need to include Sossusvlei and the Skeleton Coast. The Etosha National Park is renowned for its incredible wildlife and diversity of species that you may not encounter elsewhere. If you are looking to include some adrenaline in your holiday, then Swakopmund is the place to be, offering Quad Biking, Camel Safaris, or sandboarding.

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How do I book a Namibian Safari?

Due to the great distances and remote locations, we recommend partnering with a great operator that has insider knowledge and offers expert advice. We offer a 1-hour complimentary safari consultation to get the ball rolling and to guide you in booking the perfect locations.