Destination

Namibia Holidays

Africa's beauty queen

A haven for photographers and nature lovers, Namibia’s natural beauty has to be seen to be believed.

Home to massive sand monoliths, otherworldly rock formations shaped by centuries of intense weathering, and endless expanses of savannahs and rolling dunes, Namibia is a land of incredible contrasts and colours. Climb the mighty Dune 45 for spectacular panoramas, and hike through the enormous Fish River Canyon. Observe jaw-dropping vistas of its towering red rock faces and sheer drops, as Hartman zebra and majestic kudu quench their thirst in the pools below. Bird lovers will revel at the calls of African fish eagles and black-shouldered kites as they soar above, reverberating through the canyon.

Take an awe-inspiring hot air balloon ride over Namibia’s plains for a unique perspective of its stunning landscapes and wild inhabitants, before exploring the eerie ghost town of Kolmanskop; its abandoned houses knee-deep in sand. Track the mighty Big Five game on an exhilarating safari through Etosha National Park, or head to the charming coastal towns of Swakopmund and Luderitz, with their European-inspired architecture and marine life, including the Heaviside’s dolphin and even humpback whales.

Twin your visit to Namibia with a stay in vibrant Cape Town, with its colourful houses and access to world-class dining in Michelin-starred restaurants, stylish bars, a fascinating arts scene and the unforgettable Table Mountain.

Destination Highlights
  • Climbing to the top of giant sand dunes
  • Gazing upon Fish River Canyon
  • Game spotting at Etosha National Park
  • Wandering the coastal town of Swakopmund
  • Taking a hot air balloon ride over the Namibian landscape
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +1
  • Currency ZAR - South African rand and NAD - Namibian dollar
  • Visa Information British citizens are not required to obtain a visa for travel to Namibia.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time 13–15 hours for indirect flights from London Heathrow via Johannesburg.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are recommended for travel to Namibia. Speak to your GP to get the latest up to date medical information.

Top Tips from our Experts

Verity

General Manager

“Sossusvlei National Park has to be one of the most amazing and memorable experiences I’ve had on my travels. The scenery is breath-taking and so unique. Walking up the sand dunes was hard work, but the views were worth it. Sliding back down was certainly fun. It’s a photographer’s dream.”

Barbara

Destination Specialist

“Namibia is perfect for a self drive adventure with great roads and infrastructure. I would suggest also visiting South Africa for the ultimate road trip of a lifetime.”

Gina

Destination Specialist

“If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime experience, make sure to include a hot air balloon over the colourful Sossusvlei sand dunes, and finish with a champagne breakfast.”

Types of Namibia holidays

Elephants at Etosha national park

Namibia Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Namibia Tours

Tours
Etosha National Park

Namibia Safaris

Namibia Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Namibia are approximately 10 hours, excluding stop-over time. There are currently no direct flights to Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. However, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and South African Airways provide indirect flights from the UK. 

Etosha National Park is one of the best places for game-viewing safaris in Namibia and is also one of the most accessible in the country. It features a huge salt pan which plays home to an abundance of wildlife, including leopards and black rhinos. 

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