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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 visit. 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…
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha
Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury, Spectacular scenery
An ideal itinerary for honeymooners who want to spend time enjoying the highlights of Namibia in luxury accommodation whilst enjoying the adventure of a self-drive road trip across one of the most scenically beautiful countries in Africa.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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This honeymoon itinerary mixes in some of our top accommodation with our top experiences across Namibia. Explore the rust red sand dunes of Sossusvlei and walk amongst the clay marsh of Dead Vlei for some truly iconic scenes, as well as exploring the dunes of Swakopmund on a 4x4 Sandwich Harbour tour, and kayak amongst seals. In Damaraland you will track desert-adapted animals such as elephant and perhaps even black rhino, while Ongava will take you across the reserve to find arange of game including lion, cheetah, giraffe and much more. Each stunning property will ensure your honeymoon is special and memorable ensuring you will enjoy the dramatic scenery and activities designed to showcase what Namibia is all about.
Day 1 - 2 : Windhoek, Namibia
Stay at Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel for 1 night
Your honeymoon begins as you land in Windhoek and are transferred to the stunning Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel in the affluent Klein Windhoek suburb where you will spend your first night. Spend your first afternoon relaxing in the spa followed by drinks in the Sky Lounge, and dinner in one of the restaurants at Am Weinberg.
Days 2 - 4 : Sossusvlei, Namibia
Stay at Desert Homestead for 2 nights
This morning your hire car will be delivered to your hotel along with a Namibia road map, driving directions, a detailed itinerary with contact numbers and 24 hour assistance in Namibia and the UK. After a safety briefing you will be able to set off towards Sossusvlei where you will be staying at Desert Homestead Lodge for the next two nights. Sossusvlei is the location of the iconic towering red sand dunes and the eerie Dead Vlei landscape. We recommend guests head out with the lodge on an early morning excursion when temperatures are cooler and you can see the dunes deepen in colour as the sun rises. In the afternoon continue onto the Sesreim Canyon, or simply head back to the lodge to relax by the pool. Desert Homestead also offers hiking and horse riding, and something especially special for honeymooners is an early morning hot air balloon ride (extra cost) which takes you above the dunes as the sun rises.
Days 4 - 6 : Swakopmund, Namibia
Stay at Strand Hotel Swakopmund for 2 nights
Today you will leave the Sossusvlei area and head to the seaside town of Swakopmund where you will spend the next two nights at The Strand Hotel with breakfast included. This upmarket hotel is in an ideal location with three sides facing the Atlantic Ocean. Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia and during your time here we recommend you go kayaking in Walvis Bay and visit the seal colony there, as well as going on a 4x4 Sandwich Harbour tour where you can see where the ocean meets the desert. In the evening we recommend you head to the Ocean Cellar for a delicious seafood dinner, or to The Jetty, a famous Swkopmund restaurant.
Days 6 - 8 : Damaraland, Namibia
Stay at Damaraland Camp for 2 nights
Continue your journey north to the rocky wilderness of Damaraland where you will spend the next two nights at Damaraland Camp on a fully inclusive basis. Damaraland is home to the desert-adapted elephant and black rhino who have learnt to survive in the semi-desert landscape. You will head out on a morning nature drive to track and try and find some desert-adapted elephant that live in the area. Afternoons are best spent relaxing, either in your room or by the swimming pool before you meet with your guide again in the afternoon for a sundowner drive where you can enjoy the unique Damaraland landscape.
Days 8 - 10 : Etosha, Namibia
Stay at Little Ongava for 2 nights
Today your Namibia safari begins as you leave the Damaraland area and head towards Etosha National Park. You will stay at Little Ongava on the Ongava Private Game Reserve for two nights on a fully inclusive basis. This small lodge has just three rooms, offering privacy and exclusivity throughout a stay. You will be assigned a guide for the duration of a stay who will take you out on game drives twice a day, one in the early morning, and again in the late afternoon, thus avoiding the hottest parts of the day. Ongava is home to a wealth of wildlife, from lion, elephant, giraffe, rhino and cheetah to smaller mammals such as mongoose, warthog, and various antelope and bird species.
Day 10 - 11 : Windhoek, Namibia
Stay at Olive Grove for 1 night
Today you will head back to Windhoek where you will spend the final night of your honeymoon at Olive Grove Guesthouse before you fly home the next day. Your last evening in Windhoek could be spend at Joe's Beerhouse, a firm favourite for tasty food and a great atmosphere in Windhoek.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $4497 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
Car hire - Ford Ranger 4x4 or similar -on a super cover basis
Accommodation as listed
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.