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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…
The Olive Exclusive
Best for: Food Drink, Honeymoon, Luxury
The Olive Exclusive is a lovely small boutique hotel near the centre of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. The Olive Exclusive offers superb service, a great restaurant and a beautiful pool, ideal for relaxing at the start or end of a Namibian adventure.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
Nestled amongst a unique olive tree plantation is the Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel, an ultra-upmarket guest house, situated in a quiet and exclusive area of the capital city. The Olive is rightly described as an oasis, set close to the Windhoek Central Business District, yet far from city centre noise and traffic.
The Olive's 7 suites each boast the same levels of opulence but with a different feel, style and layout. Each one has a magnificent view towards the Eros Mountains in the north and the Olive Grove greenery overlooking the Klein Windhoek Valley below. A free standing bath and relaxation area, luxurious lounge and dining room launch the splendour. Inviting fireplaces ward off those cold winter evenings. The Olive Exclusive is a sister property to the well established Olive Grove Guest House. Guests can expect personalised, attentive and refined service at the in-house restaurant. A buffet style hot and continental breakfast is served. Lunch and dinner can be selected from their 'a la carte' menu. Dining can be taken at an individual table in the restaurant or in your own suite. An extensive drinks list and selection of wines compliment top cuisine. The amenities are superb as well. Satellite television, iPod docking stations, mini-bar (with complementary Amarula and sherry), telephone, air conditioning, hair dryer, wall-mounted safe and PC with complimentary internet access emphasize the attention to detail. Goose down duvets, luxurious cotton linen, plus a range of complimentary branded body products also reflect the high quality of comfort experienced throughout The Olive. All suites have access to a communal pool. There are 4 Premier Suites with Private 'infinity view' plunge pools; 3 Junior Suites with the same luxury but with no private plunge pools. A wellness centre is located in the adjoining Olive Grove property. Airport and city transfers can be organized.
When to go
The best time to visit Windhoek is between May and September, when it's cool and dry. Summer (November to March) is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.
December and January see the main school holidays: much of the populace heads to the coast, so if you visit during this time you may find some shops and restaurants closed.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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.