Experience Namibia’s vast, ancient deserts on this five-day adventure tour. Drive yourself to the Kalahari Desert, where you’ll meet the Indigenous San people and take wildlife-filled game drives with an expert guide. Next, hike the epic three-day Tok Tokkie Trail through the NamibRand Nature Reserve, trekking over sand dunes, sipping desert sundowners, and camping under star-studded night skies.
Namibia Travel Insights
Namibia is a vast country with great distances between destinations. In one week, it's possible to see the highlights of the deserts and national parks and go on a safari. However, two weeks is the right amount of time to drive to the main attractions and avoid spending too many hours in a vehicle. In three weeks, you can take a road trip around the country, go on multiday hikes, and venture into neighboring Botswana.
Namibia is a year-round destination, but above all else, its distinct rainy and dry seasons determine the best (and worst) time to visit. Whether you want to see the Sossusvlei dunes of the Namib Desert, spot game in the wildlife-rich Caprivi Strip and Etosha Pan, or explore the flower-strewn Kalahari Desert and shipwreck-strewn Skeleton Coast, there's a best season for you. Read on to learn more about Namibia's weather, travel tips, and the ideal time to visit.
Chock-full of otherworldly landscapes, exotic wildlife, starry skies, and friendly locals, traveling through Namibia is unlike anywhere else on the planet. Make the most of the vastness and spend at least two weeks exploring the country at a slower pace. This epic 16-day road trip kicks off in the capital and makes its way to Gamsberg, the Atlantic coast, the Namib Desert, the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Naukluft Park, and the Kalahari Desert before returning to Windhoek where you'll complete the adventure.
Perfect for first-timers to Africa, this two-week road trip explores Namibia's wild, beautiful, and safe environs. The adventure kicks off in Windhoek, where you'll drive through two deserts (Kalahari and Namib) known for epic dunes, rivers, canyons, and gorges. From here, continue west toward the Atlantic coast before heading north to meet nomadic tribes. Finish with several days at Etosha National Park—as well as a private reserve—for the ultimate game-viewing experience.
Enjoy the highlights of Namibia at your own pace with this 10-day loop. Starting from the capital, you'll early drive along the path of the ancient Tsauchab River into the Namib Sand Sea, with a visit to the famed Sossusvlei Desert, Dune 45, and Dead Vlei. From here, continue west towards the Atlantic coast for two nights of seaside splendor, followed by several days of rich flora and fauna including a petrified forest, lions, elephants, cheetahs, zebras, and springbok, to name a few.
Often called "Africa for beginners," this eight-day road trip is a great introduction to the otherworldly landscapes, activities, and culture of Namibia. Kick off the trip in Windhoek, the modern capital, before delving into the Namib Desert for massive dunes, rivers, canyons, and gorges. From here, continue west toward the Atlantic coast for two nights of seaside splendor. Circle back to Windhoek by way of Spitzkoppe—the "Matterhorn" of Namibia—for some hiking and rock art to finish the adventure.
See the highlights of Namibia on a weeklong road trip that offers you plenty of freedom and flexibility. You'll take a sunset safari drive on the Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve, see the famous Red Dunes of Sossusvlei, go on a sunrise hike through Sesriem Canyon, see German-colonial architecture in the oceanside town of Swakopmund, and more.
This exciting trip through Namibia brings you a lot of adventure with activities such as African wild cat encounters, game drives, and unique safaris. You'll explore the variety of Namibia's wildlife in Etosha, drive through the Namib Desert, and walk to the top of the famous Dune 45. You'll enjoy a scenic drive on Etendeka Plateau with spectacular views and rest your head in carefully selected accommodations with wild surroundings. It is the perfect trip for the explorer, nature lover, and the adventurous traveler,
This self-drive journey takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Southern Africa. Come in close contact with rare African wild cats on safari and experience the diversity of Nambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Go on a daring adventure, rafting on the Zambezi River, and walk through African deserts and rainforests. You'll experience the mighty Victoria Falls, see the salt pans in Etosha, and set out on a sunset cruise in the wild.
Take a ten-day road trip to Namibia and Botswana's top parks on this itinerary. You'll drive through landscapes of all varieties as you scope out the wildlife and natural attractions along the way, including the sand dunes of Sossuvlei, rock formations of Damaraland, and expanse of the Okavango Delta.
Drive through an entire spectrum of landscapes on this 11-day trip. Whether you're staring up at the Sossusvlei sand dune, down into the rock caves of Damaraland, or out across the salt pans at Makgadikgadi, you're sure to find a new scene around every corner.
More than 42% of Namibia’s surface area is under some form of conservation management; appreciate the country's investment into its wildlife with this 12-day itinerary. You'll scope out animals across varying ecosystems as you make your way across multiple national parks in both Namibia and neighboring Botswana.
Namibia has the world’s largest populations of cheetah and of black rhinos living outside of protected areas, and if you're lucky you may be able to spot some of them on this 13-day trip. Drive yourself across the country's extensive parks, through neighboring Botswana, in search of wildlife both secretive and easily spotted.
Take two weeks to check out Namibia and Botswana's varied landscapes and the many creatures they contain on this itinerary. You'll travel up sand dunes, down into caves, out into the salt pans, and more as you watch for the region's many wildlife residents.
Botswana is home to the world's largest concentration of African elephants, so you should be able to see plenty of them and their friends on this 15-day tour. You travel through both Botswana and neighboring Namibia on a landscape-laden road trip across ecosystems, keeping an eye for the elephants and other wildlife along the way.
Tourists have been undertaking the classic safari journey for more than 100 years, and you can join their ranks in a more modern, ethical fashion on this 16-day expedition. Drive yourself through the many natural attractions of Namibia and Botswana, watching for wildlife in multiple national parks and conservation areas along the way.
See all the ways natural forces have shaped the African landscape over the centuries on this 17-day trip. You'll drive through the sweeping sand dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib desert, rock formations in Damaraland, savannah salt pans at Makgadikgadi Pans, and more, keeping an eye out for both the perfect vantage point and plenty of wildlife along the way.
Take in the diversity of life in southern Africa on this 18-day journey. Traverse the terrain of Namibia and Botswana, surrounded by a variety of landscapes and animal life, on a self-drive itinerary. There are more than 500 recorded species of birds in the Okavango Delta alone, so don't forget to look up.
The Namib desert is more than 55 million years old, so give yourself plenty of time to contemplate the vastness of existence from atop its sand dunes on this 19-day itinerary. The desert is just one of the many dramatic landscapes you'll encounter as you seek out the wildlife of southern Africa, from ancient caves to lagoons and river deltas.
Travel through 20 days of animal-spotting on this safari trip. You'll make your own way through the widely varying landscapes of Namibia and Botswana in search of their wildlife residents, ranging in size from the African elephant down to the elephant shrew, with three separate national parks and even more game reserves and conservation areas on the itinerary.
Whether you're hoping to spot some hippos in the Okavango Delta, scope out seals at Cape Cross, or eye the elephants in Etosha National Park, you're sure to get in some quality animal viewing on this three-week trip. The self-drive safari route takes you across the wide range of terrain in Namibia and Botswana to visit multiple protected areas and introduce you to just some of the many flora and fauna that southern Africa has to offer.
Big open skies, panoramic views, and spectacular sceneries make this a one-of-a-kind journey through South Africa and Namibia. You'll paddle the Orange River and climb the famous Dune 45, then head out toward one of the largest canyons in the world—Fish River Canyon. Colorful flamingos will welcome you to the famous Walvis Bay Lagoon, and you'll see where the world-known Rooibos tea originates.
"Chasing the light", a photographer's true calling, has never been this invigorating as you explore mesmerizing dunes, rivers, coastlines, and rocky plateaus across the sandy lands of Namibia. Flexible for all budgets and skill levels, start with an urban exploration of Namibia's capital, Windhoek, before capturing sunrises and sunsets in front of quiver trees and deep in canyons. Explore eerie ghost towns, enjoy several safaris, photograph rhinos, and discover your inner child as you roll down the tallest dunes in Sossusvlei.
On this 13-day journey through Namibia, embark on a self-guided tour by car. You will spend time among the ancient sand dunes in Sossusvlei and experience the timeless coast of Swakopmund with its fusion of African and German influences. Ultimately, you will have access to exceptional game viewing, from the cozy Hobatere Lodge to the world-famous Etosha National Park.
On this self-guided tour of Namibia, you'll encounter the country's most breathtaking sights. Begin your journey at the vast Fish River Canyon and travel to coastal Luderitz for ocean views and fresh seafood. A trip to Sossusvlei will reveal the world's most captivating dunes, while a safari in Etosha National Park will be an excursion to remember. Your journey concludes in Okonjima, known as a hotspot for cheetahs and leopards.
Seeing the top highlights of otherworldly Namibia on this guided 10-day tour. Climb ancient sand dunes at dawn in Sossusvlei, see German-colonial architecture in coastal Swakopmund, and visit rescued cheetahs at the Africat Foundation. And of course, enjoy two days of safari in Etosha National Park—the best place in the world to see an endangered black rhino.
Take a road trip through Namibia, seeing the country's top highlights along the way. Climb ancient sand dunes at dawn in Sossusvlei, see German-colonial architecture in coastal Swakopmund, and hike the vast landscapes of Damaraland before two incredible days of safari in Etosha National Park—the best place in the world to see an endangered black rhino.
With one week in Namibia, travelers can safari through world-renowned Etosha National Park, visit coastal Swakopmund, and marvel at otherworldly Namib Naukluft Park—part of the oldest desert in the world. Hike some of Africa's highest sand dunes, check out the iconic petrified trees of Sossusvlei, and spot wildlife uniquely adapted to survival in Namibia's otherworldly ecosystems.