Namibia is a magical country in Southern Africa – and it captures the soul. It’s a land of endless horizons, contrasting landscapes, the oldest desert on earth and starlit skies (see our 10 most romantic lodges here).

Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is a striking, unforgettable coastline whose landscape and luxury camps can be explored by a private flying safari. Damaraland, on the other hand, is an ancient land crisscrossed with pre-historic waterways and deep gorges. The Diamond Coast is the stuff of legends – home to ghost towns and living fossils.

The massive mineral pan of Etosha, in Namibia’s first conservation area, spread over 22 000 kilometres and attracts wildlife (including Africa’s tallest elephants), more than 300 bird species and reptile species. The two largest cities in Namibia, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, are also great places to visit.

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Highlights in Namibia

  • Swakopmund is the ideal base from which to explore the Namib Desert
  • Try out sea kayaking, paragliding, and sandboarding
  • Etosha National Park for Big Five game viewing
  • The Skeleton Coast never fails to impress with its dramatic vistas and haunting sites of shipwrecks
  • Climb the red dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Ancient rock engravings in Twyfelfontein

Best time to travel

Summer (October – April)

Summer rains usually start in November and last until April, turning the country green. It’s very hot during the day, and warm at night.

Winter (May – September)

The dry winter months are the best time to visit Namibia for game viewing. Winter means clear skies, and animals are concentrated around water holes and pans due to the scarcity of water. It’s warm during the day but freezing at night.

Travel regions within Namibia


Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city and the gateway to the region, with an international airport and a host of visitor-friendly facilities. Featuring a combination of colonial German and modern architecture, the city is a green oasis for visitors who’ve traveled on Namibia’s dusty roads. It’s unique history as a German colony…

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Namibia’s Diamond Coast is the stuff of legends – home to ghost towns and living fossils as well as an extensive array of natural attractions and wildlife. The Diamond Coast stretches along the country’s coastline and is bordered by the desolate Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, and the South…

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Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes from the earth’ oldest desert, predator-rich game reserves and rugged mountains to modern cities and coastal resort towns. But no southern Namibia safari is complete without visiting the majestic red dunes of Sossusvlei.
The Namib Desert is the oldest and most arid region in…

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Walvis Bay

Set on Namibia’s coast, Walvis Bay is one of the biggest cities in Namibia besides Windhoek and Swakopmund – but it’s still comparatively small when compared to a European city. Its large natural lagoon attracts an abundant birdlife such as flamingoes and Damara terns. The Atlantic waters are home to dolphins,…

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Skeleton Coast

The shipwrecks found along this hazardous coastline and whale bones resulted in this region of Namibia’s coastline being named the Skeleton Coast. A striking and unforgettable landscape of stark contrasts, this region is the base for legendary holiday experiences.
The region is home to a great variety of animal species like…

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Ongava Private Game Reserve

Home to four luxury lodges, Ongava Game Reserve is situated just south of Etosha National Park. The closest entry gate to the park is Andersson’s Gate in the south. All the lodges have been built in such a way as to show off the striking landscape and Ongava’s spectacular wildlife. Ongava…

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Damaraland offers visitors to Namibia an exceptional and unusual experience. Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful, this is a vast and rocky landscape is home to a surprising diversity of wildlife. Go on game drives in search of rare desert-adapted elephants, endangered black rhino, gemsbok, kudu and giraffe – to name but…

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The Kunene River lies on the northern border of Namibia. The only permanent source of water in the area, the river creates an oasis in the lunar-like landscape of the Namib Desert. A boast safari on the Kunene River offers sightings of huge Nile crocodiles, while game drives take you in…

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