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Tours in Namibia

Tours of Namibia take you from beautiful coastlines to towering sand dunes and arid deserts. Begin in Windhoek where you’ll find colonial architecture, fascinating museums and cosmopolitan restaurants, before heading to the coastline. Here you can take a boat trip and see flamingos, pelicans and oyster farms, before heading to the rolling sand dunes of the desert. Book your luxury Namibia tour with our Destination Specialists or browse our selection below.

A great African train journey is a must on your visit to Namibia. Book our Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound and enjoy a luxury train journey through the unique landscapes of the country. Journey through open plains, past glittering lakes and golden deserts as you see Namibia’s top attractions. In Swakopmund you’ll find a pretty coastal town, while Etosha National Park is home to plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities and a chance to see Africa’s Big Five. In Windhoek you can visit the Trans-Namib Transport Museum, the Old Fortress and the Namibia Craft Centre. Take in the sunrise from the sand dunes, and enjoy ghost towns and European architecture along the way.

For a 12 day soft adventure style holiday, book the Explore Namibia tour, and travel across Namibia in a premium overland vehicle as you discover Namibia sights. Climb Dune 45 in Sossusvlei and see the incredible petrified forests of Damaraland. History lovers will also have the chance to observe Brandberg's incredible collection of prehistoric rock art. For a shorter itinerary, book our Highlights of Namibia tour.

12 days a large long train on a track near a field

Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound

Guide Price  £6,099  pp  

Experience Africa’s stunning and expansive landscapes in style aboard the luxurious Shongololo Express. Your first-class safari adventure will see you taking one of six scenic routes across the plains and undulating hills of South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe...

Honeymoons

Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound
12 days Hippos in Namibia

Explore Namibia

 

Our unforgettable Explore Namibia 12 day tour takes you on a journey through the wilderness of Namibia. Meet one of the last semi-nomadic tribes in Africa, embark on a safari through Etosha National Park. Visiting the highest mountain in Namibia...

Safari holidays

Explore Namibia
5 days Sossusvlei desert

Highlights of Namibia

 

An ideal introduction to this breathtaking country, our Highlights of Namibia tour takes you on a journey from the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the dusty plains of the Namib Desert. Spend a night in the Auas Mountains...

Iconic journeys

Highlights of Namibia

Expert Tips

Harriet

Destination Specialist

“While shorts, T-shirts and sandals are a must for Namibia, I highly recommend bringing extra layers for the winter evenings. Temperatures can plummet pretty quickly once the sun goes down, and you don’t want to be caught out shivering in the desert.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Protect your electronics from the environment; the desert has claimed the lives of many cameras and laptops. Sand can get into the cracks and crevices of your devices so it’s worth investing in a protective case.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Make sure to stop off at the Kolmanskop ghost town for spectacularly eerie vistas and fantastic photo opportunities. It's truly fascinating to see how nature has reclaimed this old mining town.”

Frequently Asked Questions

As of 1993, the Namibian dollar is the official currency of Namibia. The South African rand is still legal tender here though, and if you intend on visiting South Africa as part of your trip, we recommend exchanging the majority of your travel cash to the rand – the Namibian dollar cannot be used anywhere else.

While English is the official language of Namibia, locals tend to speak a complex and diverse range of dialects and languages, with the most prevalent household dialects being Oshiwambo, Damara/Nara and Afrikaans.

Given that a vast percentage of Namibia is covered by arid desert, it’s easy to see why visitors might assume scorching temperatures all year round. While there is on average around 300 days of sunshine, it’s important to remember that at night, temperatures can plummet below freezing. These fluctuating temperatures can be difficult for some travellers to acclimatise to.

Generally speaking, the north-east enjoys a tropical climate, and is the most humid territory – home to the country’s highest average rainfall. The central highlands experience similar weather, but less rainfall, while you will encounter extreme highs and lows when visiting the Kalahari and Namib Desert. Near the coast you will find the least rainfall, but the lowest average temperatures.

With its seemingly boundless dunes, imposing mountains and canyons, jaw-dropping desert vistas and abundant wildlife, Namibia is a photographer’s dream, and a nature-lover’s fantasy.

Why you'll love Namibia...

• Exploring the abandoned mining settlement of Kolmanskop
• Spotting the Big Five on safari at Etosha National Park
• Climbing the enormous Dune 45 at Sossusvlei
• Strolling along quaint seaside promenades at Swakopmund
• Navigating the haunting Skeleton Coast
• Winding down with a cocktail at Windhoek
• Traversing the rugged terrain of Damaraland
• Taking in jaw-dropping vistas at Fish River Canyon
• Riding across Namibia aboard the opulent Shongololo Express
• Sampling fine red wine at one of South Africa’s wine estates or vineyards
• Tasting delicious fresh crayfish in the harbour town of Luderitz

Did you know?

• Namibia is home to the world’s largest free-roaming population of both the endangered black rhino and cheetah.
• Namibia's Ombalantu Baobab Tree and Heritage Center is home to a giant baobab tree that is estimated to be 800 years old. With a hollowed centre, it can fit around 30 people inside, and has served as a church, a post office and a home throughout the years.
• Damaraland has one of the largest collections of ancient rock art and paintings in the subcontinent, with close to 2,500 pieces dating as far back as 6,000 years.