Although named after the Namib Desert, this southern African nation’s landscapes alone demonstrate there’s nothing dull or barren about Namibia. From sunrise over some of the world’s tallest sand dunes at Sossusvlei, to the turn of the century German architecture of Swakopmund and Lüderitz, Namibia is a country which continues to surprise. After all, what other desert in the world manages to support such an incredible array of wildlife as can be ticked off on game drives at Etosha National Park? Add to this Fish River Canyon, the largest on the continent and an unmissable destination for landscape lovers and hikers alike. Or the River Zambezi’s Impalila Island, in Namibia’s more verdant north, where elephant and hippo are regular visitors to the riverside lodges. Our Namibia Tours & Safaris will ensure your trip is as memorable as this glorious nation is surprising.
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To go on an African safari is to feel the hairs on the back of your neck rise with the bellowing roar of a hungry lioness. It’s losing all sense of time when watching elephants bathe in a waterhole in the early morning. It’s marveling at leopards resting in tree branches, rhinos cropping grasses quietly beside their calves, and even mountain gorillas slicing through bamboo stems without a care in the world…
When is the best time to travel to Namibia?
Although arid, Namibia still has a designated wet and dry season. The best time to visit Namibia is between July and October, corresponding with the country’s dry winter months. Wildlife viewing in Etosha National Park hits its prime, while rain is unlikely, and temperatures sit at a comfortable 77-82°F (25-28°C) across much of the country. Nights can be cold.
September offers perhaps the best of the best, since Namibia’s diverse game is forced by the dry conditions to gather around known waterholes – Namibia is known as the only destination in Africa where the wildlife comes to you.
It’s still possible to visit Namibia from November through April, during the country’s rainy season. Showers tend to be dramatic but short lived, relieving some of the humidity, but leaving plenty of time for game drives. In addition, calving takes place in January and February, resulting in a flurry of activity for new mums and predators alike. Head to coastal Swakopmund, and there’s a good chance of catching sight of thousands of flamingoes on the lagoons outside of the city too.
However, desert destinations such as the dunes of Sossusvlei can hit 104°F (40°C) at this time of year. They can be blanketed in fog in the early morning too, so are best considered a dry season destination.
What are the best places to visit in Namibia?
The best places to visit in Namibia are the Nanib-Naukluft Park, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park.
What is the difference between a national park and a game reserve?
A National Park is an area set aside and run by a national government whereas a Game Reserve (aka Game Park or Wildlife Park) is a large area of land where wild animals live safely or are hunted in a controlled way for sport. If hunting is prohibited, then a Game Reserve may be classified as a Nature Reserve.
What are the passport/visa requirements for U.S. citizens traveling to Namibia?
U.S. citizens require a passport valid for at least six months with at least three blank pages. Tourists visiting Namibia for fewer than 90 days per calendar year are not required to obtain a visa. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Kenyan embassy in their country before traveling.
What is the time zone in Namibia?
The Time Zone in Namibia is UTC+2. The country observes Central Africa Time (CAT) all year. There are no Daylight Savings Time clock changes.
How do I plan a trip to Namibia?
The best way to plan a trip to Namibia is to tell us what trip you want, when you want to travel, the number of passengers, and where you want to depart from. For an existing trip, you can either call us or complete the “Get Pricing Now” form on the itinerary page. If you want a personalized tour, you can either call us, email us, or complete the “Contact Us” form on our website.
Do you have flexible departure dates?
Yes. Our clients choose their own departure dates, unless there is a cruise or a group tour with a fixed departure date.
Are meals included?
All meals are listed on each itinerary as (B,L,D) or Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Typically, breakfast is included daily. The other meals are either included or not, depending upon the itinerary.
Is airfare included?
We do not include international airfare in the cost of our tours. We will, however, quote it for you and you can purchase it through us if you like. The cost of our international airfare is usually the same or lower than what you can purchase yourself. Domestic airfare may be included in the cost, depending upon the tour.
What vaccinations are recommended and/or required for travel to Namibia?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides recommended and/or required vaccinations for each country. For Namibia, it recommends that you should be up-to-date with routine vaccines such as Chickenpox (Varicella), Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Flu (Influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, and Shingles. It also recommends that you get vaccinated for COVID-19, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Typhoid, and that you speak to your doctor about prescription medicine to prevent Malaria. Consider Rabies vaccination if you will be around dogs or wildlife. Yellow fever vaccination is required for travelers arriving from countries with risk for yellow fever virus transmission. Otherwise, it is generally not recommended for travelers to Namibia.
Do you recommend Travel Insurance?
Yes, we recommend travel insurance and strongly believe that you should be protected in the event that something unforeseen happens either before or during your trip. We work with Allianz Travel Insurance, AIG (Travel Guard Travel Insurance), and Travelex Insurance Services.
Can I use my cell phone?
You will need to check with your cell phone carrier prior to traveling, since every carrier is different.
What are the standard wall currents and electrical socket shapes in Namibia?
Voltage: 220 V; Frequency: 50 HZ; Plugs: Type M (South African with three, thick round prongs).
What is the official language?
The official language of Namibia is English.