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  • "The landscapes of Namibia were more than I had imagined and the people so friendly. All your hotels and lodges were perfect but you left the best till last - The Africat Foundation! This was a truly memorable experience and I hope you keep it in your tours for others to enjoy. Once again, many thanks for a wonderful holiday. We will certainly use Cox and Kings again!"
    Ms Canning
  • "As this was our first tour of this nature, we only had our own expectations and this tour surpassed them all. The tour guide’s knowledge was excellent and helped to add to the enjoyment of our holiday."
    Mr Douglas and Barbara
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Discover the country by air, travelling in light aircraft, or by land, either with your own private driver/guide or on a self-drive basis. Read more about self-drive in Namibia.

Namibia is a vast wilderness of stark, arid landscapes, rugged coastlines and ever-changing colours. It contains the oldest desert on the planet, the world’s highest sand dunes and second largest canyon, carved by the Fish River.

Namibia has a wide choice of accommodation, from character guesthouses and boutique hotels to first-rate safari lodges. For the adventurous, a mobile camping safari is recommended, staying in dome tents and dining al fresco under the stars.


What to see

Northern Namibia
In the north, the scattered waterholes of the Etosha National Park are an ideal place to watch varied wildlife converge and drink, while Damaraland’s rugged scenery provides a spectacular backdrop to the elusive desert elephant and black rhino. The area also contains many ancient rock art sites and is home to the Himba people. Damaraland fits easily into a journey between Swakopmund and Etosha.

 

In the remote north west of Namibia, covering an area of 2 million hectares, is the Skeleton Coast National Park. Its desolate, eerie yet dramatic scenery features coastal dunes, shipwrecks, huge seal colonies and flocks of pelican and flamingo. The Caprivi Strip in the far northeastern corner of Namibia has an environment similar to the Okavango Delta, and can easily be combined with a visit to Botswana.

Southern Namibia
Travelling south, the Sossusvlei sand dunes are a photographer’s paradise. These majestic dunes can be explored by vehicle, on foot or by hot air balloon. Further south lies the spectacular Namibrand Nature Reserve. Drive through the red dunes, explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen or take a nature walk or hiking trail.

 

A guided camping safari is an adventurous yet comfortable way to experience Namibia’s spectacular scenic beauty and diverse flora and fauna.

The camping safaris vary in length from 4 to 15 days and venture off the normal tourist routes. Shorter trips can be included as part of a longer self-drive or fly safari, or a longer trip makes a worthy holiday on its own.Travel in the latest custom built 4 x 4 Land Rovers, equipped with huge sliding windows and roof hatches, accompanied by a guide. The safari guides are dedicated conservationists and have an intimate knowledge of the country. The itineraries can be taken as a group (up to six clients) or on a private basis, offering complete flexibility.Travelling off-road, and exploring dry river beds and breathtaking landscapes, you will have the opportunity to get close to nature, away from other visitors and tour groups. Stay in comfortable domed tents, which feature metal-framed beds, solar bucket showers and long-drop toilets. Dine al fresco on delicious bush cuisine.

Tour Collection

Browse our collection of small escorted group tours and luxurious private journeys.

Tailor-Made

Browse our tailor-made section and design a holiday to suit your interests, tastes and budget.

Key Facts

Capital: Windhoek
Flying time from London: 10 hours
Time difference: +1 GMT
Population: 2.11 million
Currency: The Namibian Dollar
Official Language(s): English
Visa (UK Passport Holders): Visa not required

Before You Go:

Namibia

Gerald Hoberman and Marc Hoberman (2009)
Gerald Hoberman is a master of the art of photography and, with his son Marc, has produced a fascinating portrait of Namibia.

The Skeleton Coast

Benedict Allen (1997)
Benedict Allen's account of his thousand-mile trek with camels along the Skeleton Coast, with the nomadic, goat-herding Himba tribe, learning essentials for desert survival.
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