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Namibia Safari Tours and Holidays

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Namibia, wedged between the dusty plains of the Kalahari Desert and the chilly Atlantic Ocean, is a country of striking natural beauty. The vast shifting sand sea of the ancient Namib Desert and the iconic apricot coloured dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park stand in stark contrast to the blackened trees of the surreal Petrified Forest, the harsh but beautiful Skeleton Coast and the tropical waterways of the Caprivi Strip.

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Top Namibia Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips

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Cape, Namibia & Falls - 22 Days Cape Town 08 Oct 2016 USD $5,048 was $5,609 10% off Cape, Namibia & Falls - 22 Days Map
Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days Windhoek 13 Oct 2016 USD $3,203 was $3,559 10% off Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days Map
Falls, Namibia & Cape - 22 Days Victoria Falls 31 Oct 2016 USD $5,048 was $5,609 10% off Falls, Namibia & Cape - 22 Days Map
Delta & Desert Discovery - 17 days Windhoek 19 Jan 2017 USD $5,126 was $5,695 10% off Delta & Desert Discovery - 17 days Map
An African Adventure - 37 days Cape Town 15 Oct 2016 USD $3,055 An African Adventure - 37 days Map
Mountains made of sand
Dune 45 and the Namib Desert

The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are one of Namibia's most popular attraction and it's not difficult to see why. Reaching heights of 380 metres and covering a vast area of 32,000 sq km, these sand dunes are some of the tallest in the world, taking centuries to form with oxidised sand of stunning red, orange and pink hues. Located 45km from the Sesrium Gate, Dune 45 is one of the most accessible and offers an unparalleled sunrise experience.

Namibia Overland Safari Tours

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On our overland camping safaris in Namibia, watch animals in their natural habitat congregate around the watering holes of Etosha National Park, climb up the vast dunes of Sossusvlei, meet the Himba tribe and take in amazing views over Fish River Canyon. All of our Namibia overland safaris are led by 3 crew - a tour leader, driver and cook who have travelled extensively throughout the region. Combining truck transportation and camping in tents is the most cost-effective way of visiting Namibia and it gets you off the beaten track too.

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Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,615

From Cape Town to the adventure capital of the world, Victoria Falls,...

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Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast

33 days | FROM USD $2,599

Discover the best of Southern Africa with this epic trip from to Cape...

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An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,055

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled and...

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,505

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Namibia Lodge accommodated safaris

Discover giant sand dunes, explore the surreal Petrified Forest, go on game drives in Etosha National Park, visit the Cheetah Conservation Foundation at Otjiwarongo and spot the black rhino - you'll get to do all this a more on our lodge accommodated safaris to Namibia. With itineraries to Namibia as well mult-country trips to neighbouring Botwana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, these small group safaris use 3-4 star standard lodges and tented chalets and travel by road is done by private European standard transportation.

Namibia Lodge Safari

11 days | FROM USD $3,559

Experience amazing Namibia. Enjoy game drives in Etosha National Park,...

Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days | FROM USD $5,695

Discover the natural beauty of Namibia and some of Africa's best game...

Cape, Namibia & Falls

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

An amazing 3 week adventure starting in Cape Town travelling north to...

Falls, Namibia & Cape

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

Head south from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Africa's 'Mother City'...

Namibia Safari Holidays

Our Namibia self drive package includes all the main highlights - the adventure capital Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Twyfelfontein and the incredible Sossusvlei dunes. Our self drive holidays can depart any day of the year and include centrally located hotels and car hire. Aspects of this itinerary can be altered to suit your requirements, choose a different hotel or two and perhaps stay an extra night here or there.

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Namibia Self Drive

12 days | FROM USD $2,549

With the adventure capital Swakopmund, the wildlife of Etosha National...

Namibia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.54 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All Namibia Reviews

Excellent trip. I had a great time. There was nothing I could complain about. While we were not on a luxury camping expedition from what we paid, and it was not all that much, it was good value for our money. Guide was great and was always willing to talk with me, even answer what was probably an endless list of questions. Over 22 days we definitely had a feel for what the country looks like. ”  

John Bain • Submitted 9 May 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed! Will return to Africa sometime but would like to include other countries e,g. Mozambique etc. The driver Ian and the amazing cook- Thembelani also added to the excellence of the trip.”  

Brenda & Brian Harris • Submitted 1 Mar 2016

Extraordinary experience.

Manda did everything to make the stay a great experience, he was always available, answered each and every question, helped out when needed. Great guy.”  

Regina Stolz • Submitted 29 Feb 2016

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Highlights of a safari to Namibia

Namibia has an abundance of wildlife and is home to Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s finest national parks, where big game roam on the park’s ethereal silvery pan and gather to drink at the floodlit waterholes, a unique experience and a highlight on any safari. Namibia boasts spectacular scenery and wildlife, coupled with Sossusvlei, the world’s largest sand dunes; the Namib Desert, the world's oldest desert and Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Not to mention ancient rock art, desert adapted animals and the fascinating Himba tribe, which make Namibia a truly unique and enchanting wilderness destination.

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Recommended places to visit in Namibia

With awe-inspiring natural beauty, otherworldly landscapes and charming colonial towns, Namibia is a top destination in Africa and to get you inspired we've put together our selection of best places to visit in this gem of southern Africa:

Etosha National Park

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Surveying the landscape

Etosha National Park is a vast game reserve where elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes and more all roam freely. One of the park's most defining characteristic is the huge salt pan which spreads out across more than 4,500 square kilometres, covering around 25% of the entire park and visible from space. Many of the camps on the reserve have floodlights next to the nearest waterholes for those keen on doing some night viewing.

Fish River Canyon

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Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world

Few places on earth will leave you quite as utterly awestruck as the Fish River Canyon. It is the second largest canyon in the world and consists of huge rocky mountains which stretch out as far as the eye can see, broken up by gorges and canyons that plunge over 500m. There is an 85km hiking trail which takes intrepid visitors through this vast region, which has built up and formed over the course of hundreds of millions of years.

Namib Naukluft National Park

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Encompassing one of the world's oldest deserts alongside rugged mountain ranges in the southwest of Namibia, the Namib Naukluft National Park is one of the country's largest reserves and home to a wealth of wildlife including hyenas, jackals, mountain zebra and leopards. It's also here that you'll find the classic desert scenery of the salt pans of Sossusvlei and the towering sand dunes of Sesriem punctuated by areas of dead marshes where acacia trees stand lifelessly.

Swakopmund

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German influence on the architecture in Swakopmund

Swakopmund is the number one place in Namibia when it comes to seaside retreats. Benefiting from an ocean breeze, the climate here can be a welcome relief from the intense heat of more inland parts of the country. Throughout the town, colonial style buildings sit importantly along the roads, remnants of Swakopmund's days as a German colony. For thrill-seekers, there are a number of different extreme sports on offer here including shark fishing, sandboarding and parachuting.

Twyfelfontein

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Rock carvings at Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein has gained worldwide recognition and fame for having one of the largest collections of petroglyphs on the continent. The drawings on the rocks depict hunter-gatherer rituals over the course of 2,000 years. The site is located in the African savannah and is surrounded by tabletop mountains and stretches of dry grassy brush. If the rock carvings weren’t enough to keep you satisfied, their surroundings will certainly complete the job.

Namibia Travel Guide

Use our handy travel guide resources to plan and prepare for your trip to Namibia with info on where to go, visas and more.

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Namibia

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Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Namibia

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Traveller Visas

Visa requirements for Namibia and info on getting your visa

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Overland Safaris

What to expect on an overland camping expedition

About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa

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Safari Wildlife Guide

Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so

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Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the Big 5

Get to know Namibia

Recommended Reading

  • The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
    by Peter Orner
  • The Purple Violet of Oshaantu
    by Neshani Andreas
  • Born of the Sun: A Namibian Novel
    by Joseph Diescho
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Facts about Namibia

  • Namibia is home to the largest single piece of meteor on the planet, which weighs around 66 tonnes.
  • The largest number of free-roaming cheetahs in the world (between 2,000 and 3,000) can be found in Namibia.
  • Namibia has the highest sand dunes in the world. Located in Sossuvlei, the largest is 1,256 ft in height.

Namibia Travel Advice:

We closely monitor current travel guidance for Namibia and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online Travel Resources for Namibia:

REFER TO: Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Namibia Tourist Organisation site and the latest Namibia Weather Updates from the BBC.

NAMIBIA TRAVEL BLOGS: Uncover Namibia and the latest news with these blogs - Our Namibia and What's On Namibia.

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Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

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Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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