We've put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about Namibia. Written by our specialists, it details destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send you a link by email which will allow you to download your own copy.
Namibia is full of opportunities for unique experiences that set it apart from the rest of Africa.
Discover Namibia's diverse beauty with this excellent value self-drive trip taking in the dunes at Sossusvlei, activities galore in Swakopmund, desert-adapted wildlife and tribes in Damaraland, exceptional game viewing in Etosha and big cats at Okonjima.
Join our exclusive Imagine Africa Small Group Tour, fully escorted by a local Tour Leader to experience the very best of Namibia's prolific wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Witness the majesty of the giant sand dunes at Sossusvlei, search for desert adapted wildlife in Damaraland, track big cats at the AfriCat Foundation, and head out on game drives through Etosha National Park.
The range of activities on offer in Namibia matches the diversity of its landscapes with something to suit everyone whether you’re a wildlife fanatic, adrenaline junkie, stargazer or culture vulture. So many of the experiences are unique to Namibia and an essential aspect of any trip there – here are our top 10...
Experience off-the-beaten-track Namibia and some incredible wilderness landscapes that few others head to. Track desert-adapted animals in Damaraland, explore the remote and rugged Skeleton Coast, connect with the Himba in Kaokoland and go on safari in Etosha.
Deciding on how to travel around Namibia is primarily down to time and cost. Those short on time should opt for scheduled light aircraft flights. Most remote accommodation has its own airstrip or one very close by – and one real positive is that the views on these flights are spectacular. The most popular way to travel around Namibia though is a self-drive holiday; a more adventurous and more affordable option than flying - it is a hugely rewarding way to travel. Also worth considering is a combination of internal flights and driving.
Namibia is a fantastic destination for birders, with over 630 bird species on record. Here, we’ve whittled down our top five places throughout the country to go in search of these nimble creatures of the air…
Passionate about the wilderness and only 16 years old, here Zeki Basan shares tales of his unique experiences with Namibia’s Bushmen. He and his mother Ghillie travelled to Namibia with Imagine Africa on what was the first of many trips to this fascinating country for Zeki. He has since returned a number of times and has built a good relationship with the Bushmen.
Swakopmund is a small coastal town with a strong Germanic feel, nestled between the dunes of the Namib Desert and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Here are our favourite walking routes in Namibia...
Here is a list with wildlife you can spot in Namibia...
Namibia continues to be one of the hottest destinations to head to in Africa and we are constantly looking for new ways to experience this diverse country. We believe a helicopter safari is a very worthwhile experience, giving you a different perspective as well as access to some of the most remote parts of the country.
The Himba are a tribe of nomadic pastoralists who inhabit the Kunene region of Namibia. There are approximately 10,000 Himba people living in the northern part of Namibia and despite their turbulent history, they have managed to retain most of their ethnic individuality and culture. The tribe are cattle and goat farmers, and families live together in a circular homestead surrounding their livestock enclosure and okoruwo (ancestral fire), the two most important parts of their ancestor worship.
Damaraland is of one of the most unique environments that Namibia has to offer and it’s the perfect place to go in search of rare desert-adapted wildlife. Two of the most common species that can be spotted here are elephants and rhino. Here’s our lowdown on going in search of Damaraland’s giants…
Having fallen in love with Namibia for its ever-changing scenery, spectacular views and sense of adventure on offer, our Namibia specialist Matt set off to find something more remote. Searching for a true African wilderness experience led him to the Damaraland and Kunene regions in the north of the country and a unique mobile safari. Here are Matt’s highlights…
Family Self-Drive Adventure
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha, Okonjima
Best for: Family, Highlights, Imagine Favourites
An exciting family self-drive adventure taking in the highlights of Namibia including Sossusvlei's dunes, activity-filled Swakopmund, desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland, a safari in Etosha and the big cats of Okonjima - this is a road trip to remember!
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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A family road trip around Namibia filled with spectacular scenery, activities galore and wonderful wildlife - get behind the wheel and discover Namibia's highlights. Summit Big Daddy and Dune 45 at Sossusvlei, learn to sandboard in Swakopmund and kayak to a seal colony at Walvis Bay, track desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland and visit ancient rock art. On safari in Etosha you can expect fantastic rhino sightings and exciting animal viewing at Etosha's famous waterholes, before learning more about big cat conservation at Okonjima - home to the AfriCat Foundation. There's so much to do in Namibia, with no two days being the same, we're in no doubt you'll get the bug and be quickly planning your next visit!
Day 1 - 2 : Windhoek, Namibia
Stay at Galton House for 1 night
On arrival into Windhoek you will collect your rental car along with a Namibia road map, driving directions, a detailed itinerary with contact numbers and 24 hour assistance in Namibia and the UK. You will drive into Windhoek where you will stay at Galton House for one night in a family room on a bed and breakfast basis. Spend this afternoon recovering from your flight lounging by the swimming pool or alternatively head off and explore the city of Windhoek.
Days 2 - 4 : Sossusvlei, Namibia
Stay at Desert Camp for 2 nights
Today you will hit the road and drive to the iconic dunes of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei, with plenty to see along the way. You will stay at Desert Camp in a family tent for two nights with dinner and breakfast included. Whilst here you can explore the wondrous dunes (we recommend early in the morning or just before sunset to escape the heat of the day), enjoy a quad biking adventure, or take to the skies on a hot air balloon flight.
Days 4 - 6 : Swakopmund, Namibia
Stay at Cornerstone Guesthouse for 2 nights
Drive to the coast at Swakopmund, stopping en route at Solitaire Bakery for sweet, freshly baked treats. Swakopmund is a quaint seaside town, which is known as the adventure capital of Namibia with lots of activities to keep you busy - highlights include sand boarding, quad biking, kayaking and 4x4 desert adventures.
Days 6 - 8 : Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Namibia
Stay at Camp Kipwe for 2 nights
Continuing north you will venture into Damaraland, home to rare desert-adapted wildlife and sites of geological interest. You will stay at Camp Kipwe in a family room for two nights with all meals and activities included. Here you will have the chance to go on nature drives in search of desert-adapted elephants and visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein as well as Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes. In between activities there is a plunge pool where you can relax and cool off.
Days 8 - 10 : Etosha, Namibia
Stay at Taleni Etosha Village for 2 nights
Your Namibian safari experience begins today as you make your way to Etosha National Park where you will spend two nights at Taleni Etosha Village on a half board basis.Whilst here you can enjoy some game viewing in Etosha National Park, where a huge range of wildlife can be seen.
Days 10 - 12 : Etosha, Namibia
Stay at Mushara Bush Camp for 2 nights
Today you will drive through Etosha National Park before exiting on the eastern side to stay in the private Mushara Reserve at Mushara Bush Camp in a family tent with breakfast and dinner included. Whilst here you can go on game drives either self-guided or with a guide into Etosha National Park.
Days 12 - 14 : Central Highlands, Namibia
Stay at Okonjima Plains Camp for 2 nights
Your wildlife viewing continues today as you make your way to Okonjima, home to the AfriCat Foundation which is concerned with conserving threatened leopard, hyena and wild dog. You will stay here for two nights at Okonjima Plains Camp in a family room with dinner and breakfast included. Whilst here you have the opportunity to track the big cats and learn more about the efforts to conserve and rehabilitate them.
Day 14 : Okonjima - Windhoek Airport
This morning you will need to drive south to Windhoek Airport in time to return your hire car before your onward flight. This marks the end of your family adventure around Namibia.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $2466 per person based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation based on a family of four travelling together, sharing
Car hire - Ford Ranger 4x4 or similar -on a super cover basis
Activities as per the itinerary
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.