Namibia, situated in southern Africa, is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean to its west, and the Kalahari Desert to its east. Angola and Zambia lie along its northern border, Botswana marks the eastern limit, and South Africa in located to its south. Namibia's geography is known for its contrasting landscapes that include beaches, rough mountains and vast spans of barren desserts. Rock paintings and engravings suggest that the area was a seat of early human habitation, dating back to a period of about 2900 to1500 years.

Namibia’s unique environment attracts people from all over the world on holidays to witness natural wonders like the Fish River Canyon, red sand dunes of the Namib desert – the oldest in the world, the Great Escarpment, and many interesting wildlife species that reside in popular national parks and reserves.

Take time out to tour Windhoek, the capital city, it is the largest city in Namibia and still bears old-world charm. The beach city, Swakopmund, with a milder temperate climate, is an ideal gateway for some relaxation by the sea.

Other popular Things to Do in Namibia include:
• Hiking along the rim of the Fish River Canyon & Sesriem Canyon
• Taking a desert walk in the Sossusvlei area
• Adventures at Swakopmund include: quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, dolphin cruise, scenic flights and fishing

A tour to Namibia is incomplete without meeting indigenous tribes like the lively San tribe and the pastoral cattle-breeding tribe – Herero, amongst others.

Best time to travel

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Wildlife Highlights

  • Endangered species like wild dog, black rhino, oribi and puku
  • Pelicans and flamingos in Etosha National Park
  • The endemic black-faced impala
  • A surprising number of reptiles and insects in Namib-Naukluft National Park
  • Hyenas, gemsboks and jackals