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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 hidden Namibia; the off-the-beaten-track, 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.
When to go to Namibia
There is no bad time to visit Namibia on holiday, but depending on what you wish to see, there are certain months that are better than others. For game viewing the dry season months of May to October are best. Daytime temperatures during this period range from 20 - 30°C, with chilly mornings and evenings.
The Dry Season - April to October
During the Dry Season, Namibia cools down and dries out. It gets cold at night and in the mornings, so it's advised to pack warm winter clothing during June, July and August if you are planning to do morning game drives. July to December are by far the busiest months for tourism and if you are planning to visit during this time - it is imperative that flights and accommodation are booked as far in advance as possible.
The Wet Season - November to March
The rainy season is from November to March, which is also when the temperatures are at their highest, sometimes reaching as high as 45°C in the far north and south of the country. Birdwatching is best after the rains when numerous flooded depressions attract migrant species. The scenery is greener and rains are mostly short showers in the afternoon. This is the time of the year you can see newborn animals.