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Namibia Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

The traditional homeland of the ancient San bushmen, Namibia shares its land borders with the neighbouring countries of Angola, Zambia, South Africa and Botswana, whilst its western coastlines look out across the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Sandwiched between the Namib and Kalahari Deserts, Namibia offers some truly wonderful landscapes, with the Skeleton Coast and the towering dunes of the Namib Desert in particular providing visitors with some astonishingly unforgettable panoramas, ...

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Group tours

Travel to Namibia with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

GROUP TOUR

Namibia: Sands of Time

Explore the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei and drive up the skeleton coast. Meet the Himba and Herero people, view desert elephants and enjoy game drives in Etosha National Park.
14 days from £3,575

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Namibia

Enjoy a jam-packed itinerary of Namibia’s highlight experiences including game-viewing in big names like Etosha National Park, hiking up the iconic sand dunes of Sossusvlei and exploring UNESCO rock art at Twyfelfontein
14 days from £3,395
TAILOR-MADE

Namibia In Style

A truly VIP trip, this itinerary sees you flying between accommodations which have been handpicked to give an exclusive Namibia experience from Desert Rhino Camp’s isolated location to the rarely accessed Skeleton Coast
11 days from £10,995
TAILOR-MADE

Undiscovered Southern Namibia

A hire car and hiking boots are all you need on this off-the-beaten-track, self-drive itinerary which includes drives to lesser-explored Aus, Sesriem & Fish River Canyon as well as a two-day hike through the desert
12 days from £2,495
TAILOR-MADE

Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe

Visit three different countries and explore five national parks as you travel from the Central Highlands of Namibia to the confluence of the mighty Zambezi and end Zimbabwe’s world-famous Victoria Falls.
14 days from £4,895

HIGHLIGHTS OF NAMIBIA

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is one of Namibia’s most iconic visitor attractions and is almost always top of people’s list of things to see and do when planning a trip here. The area is characterised by ...

Central Highlands

Running down Namibia's spine, the Central Highlands separate the Kalahari from the dunes of the Namib. Here the mountains jut into the sky in earthly magnificence just begging to be explored. The rolling ...

Etosha National Park

Etosha, meaning "Great White Place", is dominated by a massive shimmering salt pan. The national park is one of Africa's finest wildlife reserves offering some of the country’s best wildlife ...

The Skeleton Coast

Stretching from the Kunene River to the Ugab River in the south, the Skeleton Coast National Park is best known for its shipwrecks. A ghostly atmosphere fills the foggy shoreline, where dried-out bones ...

Twyfelfontein

Namibia's first and only World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein is the site of ancient rock engravings in southern Damaraland. The site has been inhabited for 6,000 years, first by hunter-gatherers and ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Superior | Lodge

Camp Kipwe, Twyfelfontein

Nestled between vast granite boulders and looking down the Aba Huab Valley, Camp Kipwe is one of the most dramatically situated camps in all of Namibia, which, given the competition it has, is some…
Premium | Tented Camp

Damaraland Camp, Damaraland

Tucked away in Damaraland’s Torra Conservancy in the valley of the Huab River, Damaraland Camp offers guests unrivalled access to one of Namibia’s best wilderness areas with huge open plains, ancient…
Superior | Lodge

Desert Homestead Outpost, Sossusvlei

Set in the heart of a 7000-hectare Nature Reserve, the impressively styled, impeccably maintained Desert Homestead Outpost is a wonderful spot for guests looking to enjoy the attractions of Sossusvlei…
Luxury | Lodge

Doro Nawas Camp, Damaraland

Tucked away deep in Damaraland and run in conjunction with the local Doro Nawas community, Doro Nawas Camp is a wonderful camp for guests looking to explore the vast expanses of Damaraland and learn…
Premium | Lodge

Hoodia Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

This lodge is hidden away in the mountains on the banks of the Tsauchab River, just 20-minutes from the access gate to the dunes. A very small property, Hoodia is comprised of just 11 canvas and…
Luxury | Lodge

Mushara Lodge, Eastern Etosha

Mushara lodge is located 8 km away from the Von Lindequist Gate on the Eastern boundary of Etosha National Park. It has an ideal location for travellers visiting the game reserve on self-drive or…
Luxury | Private Villa

Okonjima Villa, Okonjima Private Game Reserve

A truly wonderful bush retreat for groups of friends or families travelling together, Okonjima Villa offers a home away from home feel and is a great base from which to explore the…
Luxury | Lodge

Onguma - The Fort, Eastern Etosha

The Fort has an enviable view that overlooks the beautiful scarceness of the Etosha Pans. Originally part of the greater Etosha Game Reserve, Onguma Game Reserve boasts over 30 different animal species…
Luxury | Tented Camp

Serra Cafema, Kunene Region

Hidden away on the banks of the Kunene River, Namibia’s border with Angola, Serra Cafema is a uniquely styled property offering a unique and exclusive retreat for those visitors who make the journey up…

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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Safari in Damaraland – where the desert adapted wildlife meet the skeleton coast. Then fly to the border with Angola to experience a safari like no other.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Namibia though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in most  parts of Namibia so we recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

In Namibia, the currency is the Namibian Dollar. Please note that the South African Rand is also widely accepted as the Namibian Dollar is pegged to the Rand at the same exchange rate. Please note that changing Namibian Dollars outside of Namibia is almost impossible so try not to exchange too much. 

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Language & Religion 

English is the official language, but Namibia’s relatively small population is extraordinarily diverse in language and culture. More than 11 languages are indigenous to Namibia but with its cosmopolitan society a number of languages from around the world are spoken in Namibia. People commonly speak two or three languages and more than 50% of the population speaks Oshiwambo. Due to the country’s colonial history Afrikaans, the language of the previous South African occupiers, is still widely spoken and functions as the lingua franca in Namibia. Namibia has two small groups of nomadic groups; the Khoisan speaking people, known as the Bushmen or San and the Ovahimba people, figuratively known as the red people. 

The constitution of Namibia allows for freedom on religion and the country is a secular state. 

It is thought that around 90% of Namibian's are Christian, and a surprisingly large number actively practice their religion with regular church attendance. The largest Christian group is the Lutheran Church which grew out of the work of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission. Next largest are Roman Catholics, while most other Christian denominations can also be found. 

Time 

Namibia is 2 hours ahead of GMT. 

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Namibian Food is a blend of traditional German influence mixed with the South African delicacies. The common food in Namibia are game dishes with the popular ones being kudu meat, springbok and gemsbok. 

The national drink of Namibia is the Tafel lager and Windhoek lager. 

Although Namibia is a meat-orientated society and many menu options will feature steaks from one animal or another, vegetarians are readily catered for and all of the lodges and camps provide a good standard of food.