Namibia Holidays

A haven for photographers and nature lovers, Namibia’s natural beauty has to be seen to be believed. Home to massive sand dunes, otherworldly rock formations shaped by centuries of intense weathering, and endless expanses of grasslands and rocky mountains, Namibia is a land of incredible contrasts and colours

Namibia is a land of endless horizons, sky scraping dunes to jagged coastline with adventure is at every turn.The people of Namibia invite you to share their country and explore the rugged, natural, soulful, liberating place they call home. The Namib Desert which includes Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, is the world's oldest desert and has been in existence for some 43 million years. 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.

From Atlantic ocean to dry, arid deserts

Climb the mighty Dune 45'at Sossusvlei 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.

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. With so much to see and do in Namibia, it can be difficult to know where to start, so give our Destination Specialists a call today to organise an unforgettable tailor-made Namibia holiday.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa or venture to the Skeleton Coast for its seal colonies and bird life.
  • Prepare to marvel at some of the tallest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert
  • Visit Swakopmund, a picturesque town with quaint German Architecture tucked between the ocean and desert.
  • See desert adapted wildlife, fauna and flora, and desert species such as the Oryx and Desert elephant.

Time Zone

GMT +1

Flight Time

13–15 hours for indirect flights from London Heathrow via Johannesburg.

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

Health Information

Special vaccines are recommended for travel to Namibia. Speak to your GP to get the latest up to date medical information.

Home to the world’s oldest desert, The Namib, extraordinary rock formations, and the world’s largest population of free-roaming cheetahs, it’s no wonder Namibia instills a sense of intrigue in travellers.

  • Sossusvlei Dunes

    Don't forget your camera as you climb the monolithic Sossusvlei Dunes - the world's tallest dunes. Observe their almost Martian red ombre from above in a hot air balloon, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can go quad-biking over them.

  • Zebra in the Etosha National Park

    Namibia National Parks

    One of the most arresting sights you’ll have here is of the elegant flamingos that feed on algae in the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia. You can also expect to see some of the Big Five here.

Namibia

If seeing wildlife is your main objective, the best time to visit all the parks, especially Etosha, is in the dry season from May to October. Namibia is a scenic country and can be visited throughout the year. The colors will be most vibrant during and after the Wetseason.

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Average weather in January

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24ºC
74mm

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23ºC
89mm

Average weather in March

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21ºC
83mm

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19ºC
32mm

Average weather in May

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16ºC
6mm

Average weather in June

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13ºC
2mm

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13ºC

Average weather in August

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16ºC
1mm

Average weather in September

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19ºC
3mm

Average weather in October

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22ºC
11mm

Average weather in November

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23ºC
27mm

Average weather in December

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24ºC
31mm
  • Becky

    Destination Specialist

    Be sure to check out Twyfelfontein, a world heritage site  in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia. This location is steeped in history and offers many ancient rock engravings to discover and explore.

  • Matthew

    Destination Specialist

    Explore the Kaokoland Region, home to the Nomadic Himba people, many of which still live a very traditional lifestyle.

  • Indianna

    Sales Performance Leader

    “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.”

There are many dishes unique to Namibia yet much of Namibia’s cuisine shares similarities to the cuisine of South Africa, with curries, stews and a variety of meat-based dishes infused with herbs and spices.

  • Wild Game

    Explore your wild side and sample a wide variety of exotic game meats such as springbok, zebra, crocodile and more.

  • Biltong

    Probably one of Africa’s most popular and best-known foods, this delicious cured meat is air-dried and often flavoured with various different spices. A great snack, high in protein, that can be enjoyed any time of day.

  • Potjiekos

    Hailing from the Afrikaans community, Potjiekos literally means pot food. Traditionally, this is a stew made with meat and vegetables along with rice or potatoes, all slow-cooked in a three-legged iron pot using a blend of Dutch-Malay spices.

Types of Namibia holidays

Elephants at Etosha national park

Namibia Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
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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