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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…
Kaokoland and Kunene River
Orupembe, Kunene River, Purros, Hoanib River, Damaraland
Best for: Spectacular scenery
A great introduction to the stunning wilderness areas of north western Namibia. Meet the native Ovahimba tribe and traverse varying landscapes, from wild desert to dramatic highlands on this adventurous and stunning road-trip through Namibia.
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This itinerary is a great introduction to the stunning wilderness areas of north western Namibia. Meet the native Ovahimba tribe and traverse varying landscapes, from wild desert to dramatic highlands on this adventurous and stunning road-trip through Namibia.
Day 1 - 2 : Hoarusib River, Namibia
Depart from a lodge of your choice in the Damaraland area towards Sesfontein, over the Sesfontein Pass. The trail continues in a westerly direction and stops for a short visit at Kaoko Otavi. Encounter various Ovahimba families, nomads who live according to ancient traditions in the north-west of the country.
Camp overnight on the banks of the Hoarusib River.
Day 2 - 3 : Hoarusib River, Namibia
Day 3 - 4 : Orupembe, Namibia
Continue north towards Orupembe, a large Ovahima settlement. Meet more Ovahimba families along the way. Learn about the ancient customs and way of life of this fascinating tribe and explore the village with its traditional huts.
Day 4 - 5 : Orupembe, Namibia
Day 5 - 6 : Kunene River, Namibia
Head into the western part of Kaokoland into the Marienfluss and Hartmann Valley, before reaching the destination for today: the Kunene River – a mighty river set in a breathtaking, lunar landscape close to the border between Angola and Namibia.
Camp for two nights on the banks of the Kunene River.
Spend today exploring the gorges and valleys of the Hartmann Valley, and pay a visit to an Ovahimba family in the vicinity of the camp. The Hartmann Valley is unique and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy, in perfect solitude, nature at its purest.
Day 6 - 7 : Kunene River, Namibia
Day 7 - 8 : Purros, Namibia
Today you shall begin your journey back to the Palmwag area. You shall traverse contrasting landscapes, ranging from desert to the Kaoko Highland. Before spending the night at a communal camp site at Purros.
Day 8 - 9 : Purros, Namibia
Day 9 - 10 : Hoanib River, Namibia
After breakfast your journey continues in a southerly direction through the beautiful Hoarusib River Valley towards the Hoanib River. With a bit of luck you may spot some desert adapted elephants!
Camp overnight in one of the many branches of the Hoanib River.
Day 10 - 11 : Hoanib River, Namibia
Day 11 - 12 : Damaraland, Namibia
Break up camp and game drive in search for elephants. After a short sojourn at Sesfontein, a one-time Schutztruppen outpost, the journey takes you back to the lodge of your choice in the Damaraland area.
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Day 12 - 13 : Damaraland, Namibia
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From $1477 per person
All meals and drinks
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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.