Travel to Namibia with On The Go Tours
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.Read More
Top Namibia Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days||Windhoek||13 Oct 2016||USD $2,847||was $3,559 20% off|||
|Cape, Namibia & Falls - 22 Days||Cape Town||08 Oct 2016||USD $5,609|||
|Cape to Falls - 22 days||Cape Town||15 Oct 2016||USD $1,799|||
|An African Adventure - 37 days||Cape Town||15 Oct 2016||USD $3,399|||
|Great African Expedition - 57 days||Nairobi||15 Oct 2016||USD $5,399|||
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
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.
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 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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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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Namibia
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Namibia
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Visa requirements for Namibia and info on getting your visa
What to expect on an overland camping expedition
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so
Our guide to the best places to see the Big 5
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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.
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