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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…
Hoanib Valley Camp
Skeleton Coast and Kaokoland, Namibia
Best for: Luxury, Off the beaten track, Spectacular scenery
Surrounded by rugged desert landscapes and towering mountains, Hoanib Valley Camp is a luxury tented camp in the heart of the Kaokoland bordering the Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia's north west.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
Hoanib Valley Camp is a small luxurious tented camp situated in remote wilderness, surrounding by rolling landscapes and imposing mountains. Perfect for those looking for an off the beaten track adventure, Hoanib Valley sits on the banks of the Obias River overlooking the Hoanib River which is a haven for resident wildlife including desert adapted elephant and giraffe as well as the largest population of free roaming black rhino.
The camp comprises just six luxury tents made with stretched canvas making each feel light and airy while blending effortlessly into the rugged surroundings. The rooms are beautifully designed with inspiration taken from the natural environment using natural hues and tones throughout. The wooden decks allow guests to sit out and enjoy the views from the privacy of their own tent.
The whole camp is entirely solar powered leaving virtually no footprint behind. The main area offers the perfect place to relax and unwind both during the day or after a day exploring. In the evening share stories with other guests around the camp fire or sit back and enjoy the night sky as the stars twinkle over head.
There are a number of different activities to enjoy during your stay including nature walks with expert guides, visits to local Himba villages, and game drives in search of desert adapted wildlife including elephant, lion and giraffe. The camp works closely along side the Giraffe Conservation foundation with a percentage of their profits donated directly to them.
When to go
The Skeleton Coast is a year-round destination: moderate temperatures with mist, wind, and hardly any rain.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha, Okonjima
This is the ultimate Namibian adventure which offers high-quality accommodation and exceptional experiences in some of the best locations for taking in the highlights of Namibia including Sossusvlei's dunes, Damaraland's elephants and Etosha's wildlife.
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Etosha National Park
Namibia's diverse landscapes are never less than impressive when viewed from above. This is the perfect flying safari taking in the country's highlights and is well-suited to those who prefer not to drive or who are short on time.