Namibia

Tailor made holidays to Namibia from Africa safari specialists. 

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Rugged, beautiful landscapes and endless space has created a country unique in Africa, where both people and wildlife have adapted to this desert environment.  At over 824,000 sq km this is a vast country and a perfect holiday destination for adventure lovers, explorers and those seeking solitude.

Highlights of Namibia:

Cape Cross Seal Reserve – Fish River Canyon – Quivertree Forest – wild horses of the Namib – Namib Dune Belt – Sandwich Harbour – The Welwitschia Trail – The Naukluft Mountains – Sossusvlei Dunes – Sesriem Canyon – Swakopmund – The Spitzkoppe – The Brandberg – Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings – The Petrified Forest – Organ Pipes – The Burnt Mountain – The Vingerklip – The Hoba Meteorite – Waterberg Plateau Park. 

The Namib desert is a long coastal region that runs the length of the country along the Atlantic shoreline. There are dry riverbeds and canyons and huge sweeping sand dunes here.  The Skeleton Coast is littered with shipwrecks and bones, a story of times gone by.  The Namib-Naukluft Park is one of the oldest deserts in the world and the bright red sand dunes of Sossusvlei an amazing sight. Damaraland is a mountainous wilderness including ‘The Brandberg’ with the highest mountain in Namibia and the famous bushman paintings at Twyfelfontein. This is also home to the incredible Desert Elephants.

The central plateau in Namibia is where most of the small population live and has rugged mountain ranges and sand filled valleys.  The huge Kalahari Desert with it’s ancient red sands and sparse vegetation stretches over to Botswana.  To the North and East to the Caprivi there are tropical forests, perennial rivers and woodland savannah where there are good amounts of rainfall. Namibia holidays also combine well with South Africa.

The culture of Namibia is a wonderful mix of 11 different ethnic groups and this can been seen in their dress, language, arts, foods and religion.  The most well known of the Namibian people are probably the Herero and Himba tribes of the far north and the San Bushmen, the original inhabitants of the Kalahari. Namibia was re-formed after Apartheid in 1990 and was previously under German colonial rule.  As such there is still a strong German and Afrikaans influence here.

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Wildlife of Namibia is hardy and well adapted to the harsh desert environments.  Etosha National Park is the main game reserve situated in the north with a huge mineral pan taking centre stage, providing a large, shimmering landscape. Etosha is a sanctuary for both Black and White Rhinos and large herds of elephants, prides of lion and other species can be seen around waterholes on the edges of the pan.  The Cheetah has a stronghold in Namibia but has been persecuted over the years by farmers.  There are many Cheetah Conservation Centres here, enabling the visitor to meet them up close and understand the complex issues involved in protecting this magnificent creature.

We highly recommend Conservancy Safaris who operate mobile camping trips and cultural experiences in the far north of Namibia, working alongside the communities who live on the land. If you are an experienced Africa traveller who would like to get involved with conservation in Namibia, take a look at these trips.

Flying safaris in Namibia are particularly special with incredible desert landscapes and the skeleton coast to be viewed from above … we have access to great rates for several flying safari itineraries.

Ask us about any form of travel to Namibia, whether you want to be part of a group, have a tailor made holiday with a private guide, self drive or travel by train, contact us to get planning your bespoke Namibia holiday now!

 

We are back safely and rested after an AMAZING holiday to Namibia. We had such a lovely time. The whole trip was perfectly planned and it went really well - so thank you. Everything was a highlight! The self drive was great. Being back in Africa - the landscape, the animals, the people. We had time together - that was the best of all, thank you. Service rating excellent! You were flexible and patient when our plans/ needs changed. You were always accessible and helpful.
Namibia self drive – Conn Family (Aug 2016)
August 23, 2016

A special thank you for organising both my visits this year to Namibia and introducing me to Conservancy Safaris.  They were such a privilege to travel with, especially this last trip where Garth personally guided me to the most remote areas I have ever been to.  This adventure with Conservancy Safaris was amongst my best […]
Wilf Graham – Namibia (Feb & Oct 2013)
December 13, 2013

Julie's knowledge of wildlife tourism to Africa is nothing short of excellent, she always comes up with some gems of ideas that you would never think of or find for yourself!
Rich & Cheryl – Rwanda (November 2012)
December 15, 2012

To lift a business contact and develop the relationship into friendship takes a special talent and creates an important bond with the customer. It has been a pleasure for me to deal with someone so proficient in her expertise as Julie.
Wilf Graham
July 4, 2011

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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