"With the world's biggest sand dunes, oldest desert, clearest night skies, ancient cultures and more wild animals than people, Namibia is truly extraordinary."
Admire the stark beauty of Sossusvlei's ancient backdrops
The blazing red dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert is one of the world’s most spellbinding landscapes. We’ll take you on a journey through the world’s oldest desert and climb the soaring Dune 45, to see the striking white clay pans and camel thorn trees set against the red dunes.
See the shimmering expanse of the Etosha Pan
‘Etosha’ means ‘great white place’, and the Etosha Pan certainly lives up to its name. This vast expanse of gleaming white salt covers a quarter of the Etosha National Park and is Africa’s largest salt pan. It’s even visible from space and our Namibia tours will take you up close to this surreal landscape.
Visit the Kalahari Desert
Feel the freedom of the open road as we venture deep into the Kalahari Desert of Namibia. Enjoy a scenic drive through the ancient red dunes, see the historic town of Rehoboth, and wander the famous forest of Quiver Trees, where the traditional San Bushmen of the desert make quivers to this day.
Peer into the depths of Fish River Canyon
Carved over millennia, Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa. We’ll take you to the edge of this ancient chasm formed by the winding Fish River, the longest river in Namibia. Walk along the famous hiking trail, and see the zebra, klipspringers and wild horses that roam through this giant ravine.
Spot the wildlife at Etosha National Park
Set amidst the vast desert landscapes, Etosha is one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries. We’ll take you on a Namibia safari tour to gain insight into this diverse ecosystem, discover the secrets of the bush, and see the unique, desert-adapted animals and birdlife that live within Etosha National Park.
Our top 5 things to do in Namibia
We’ll show you all the best things to do in Namibia, from climbing the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei, to seeing Etosha’s wildlife and exploring the depths of Fish River Canyon.
National Museum of Namibia ACRE
Located in the capital Windhoek, the National Museum of Namibia houses extensive collections on Namibian natural history, culture and archaeology. There are two display centres, with the the Owela Museum showcasing natural specimens and the Alte Feste Museum displaying Namibia’s colonial history.
Independence Memorial Museum
Set in Windhoek between two German colonial buildings, the Independence Memorial Museum displays the history of the anti-colonial resistance and the national liberation of Namibia. There are five floors, sharing history from the early resistance leaders of Namibia to the South African Border War and activities of the United Nations.
The Owela Museum is part of the National Museum of Namibia, and focuses on the natural and cultural history of Namibia. You can find natural specimens, dioramas of village life and cultural artefacts. Owela is named after a traditional game played with pebbles, and you can watch and play with the locals outside the museum.
Best museums in Namibia
Our Namibia travel experiences take you to the country’s fantastic museums, from the history of Namibia’s struggle for independence, to the Owela Museum, where you can play traditional games with locals.
In Namibia, wild game refers to the animals of the bush like ostrich, impala, kudu, eland, oryx, zebra, crocodile, springbok and wildebeest. It’s often cooked on a barbecue (known as a braai in Namibia), and eaten in many ways, from sausages (boerewors) and steaks, to stews (potjiekos) and kebabs (sosatie).
This meat and vegetable stew is traditionally prepared in a three-legged cast iron pot and placed on an open fire for around four hours. Alcohol, such as beer, sherry or wine is added to the stew for extra flavor. The pot descends from the Netherlands, while the ingredients are influenced by South African and German dishes.
Kapana is one of Namibia’s favorite street snacks. It’s made from barbecued and seasoned meat, vegetables and chillies, served with doughy ‘fat cakes’ to soak up the juices. The fat cakes are made from yeast, flour and sunflower oil, and are one of the most delicious foods to try in Namibia.
Best Food in Namibia
Our Namibia holiday packages reveal the delicious cuisine of Namibia, from barbecued game and hearty stews, to warm and doughy fat cakes.
What to pack for Namibia
In Namibia, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type D and M. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Pack your binoculars for wildlife spotting in the Etosha National Park, and for stargazing in some of the clearest and darkest night skies in the world.
A scarf is one of the most useful items to pack for your Namibia trip. It protects you from the sun and keeps the desert sand out of your face.
Sunscreen & sunglasses
Namibia is located close to the equator, and you’ll need to protect your skin and eyes from the harsh sun, with UV protected sunglasses and SPF 30 sunscreen or higher.
The environment in Namibia ranges from the scorching plains to chilly nights in the desert. Pack a variety of layers so you can easily transition between climates.