A “spiritual” experience of deserts & safaris
Explore the oldest desert in the world and the amazing nature & wildlife of Namibia, affectionately known as “The Jewel of the Desert.
The desert nation of Africa is a hauntingly beautiful country. Its German influence is evident throughout the country, which is one of the world’s natural treasure troves.
Etosha national park is indisputably one of the world’s greatest game reserves. Before the rainy season, it offers wildlife viewing that rivals the very best reserves on Earth. The Caprivi Strip is a water wonderland, with the Epupa falls generally regarded as the second largest waterfall in an arid area. The Erongo mountains, Spitkoppe and Brandberg are amongst the most remarkable mountains in the world, and the Namib Naukluft feature on the list of mountains that one must see, but that are often unknown.
The deserts to the South of the country are in many ways the highlights of the stunning nation. The skeleton coast, where glorious dunes plunge into stunning Atlantic waters with almost no inhabitants, is justifiably world famous. Even more so is the area of Sossusvlei, also in the enormous Namib Naukluft. It is usually seen as the single most beautiful desert scape on Earth. Dead Vlei, found within the greater Sossusvlei area, is an astounding area featuring trees petrified by centuries with little rain, and it often reduces first time visitors to speechless wonder. The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world!
Namibia is without any doubt one of the world’s most scenically magnificent countries.
Some aspects to consider when traveling to Namibia
Did you know that:
Namibia has only been an independent country since 1990? The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon on earth? The Namib Desert is the oldest desert on earth (43 million years)? Namibia is the second least densely populated land on earth? In Namibia is the largest meteorite on earth to be found? The cheetah, worldwide, is the most common in Namibia?
Namibia has a desert climate. In the summer months, average temperatures are around 30 to 25 degrees and in the winter months around 18 to 25 degrees. Best months to visit Namibia time are March, April, October and November. The temperatures are then not too hot and not too cold. In addition, these are the best months to spot wildlife.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after leaving Namibia. Vaccination against yellow fever is needed for Namibia only if you visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Namibia. Tipping is customary and when you have a meal at a restaurant a 10% tipping fee is expected.
You must have a passport that is valid for a minimum of 30 days on departure from South Africa. A visa will be issued automatically on arrival if you stay in South Africa for less than 90 days for certain countries. Children under the age of 18 must submit an unabridged birth certificate.
Enhance your Trip with?
- Quad bikes in the desert
- Early morning hot-air balloon ride of the Namib
- Scenic flight over Swakopmund and the desert
- Skydive over the desert
- Open vehicle safari in Etosha National Park
- Visit a big cat rehabilitation center