From its valleys and sand dunes to the spine of mountains that run through the country, few places in Africa can match Namibia’s sheer natural beauty – with numerous tours available that let you experience it in all its glory.
Whether it’s elite wildlife watching, intrepid hikes along barren, sandswept coastal cliffs, or simply immersing yourself in Namibia’s rich cultural history, there is so much to explore here that it’s almost hard to know where to begin. To help you plan your trip of a lifetime, we’ve whittled down the options to five of the best Namibia tours and safaris that are currently available.
16 Days Mesmerizing Safari South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia
Taking in three of Africa’s most captivating countries – South Africa, Namibia and Zambia – this 16-day tour invites you to experience the full gamut of attractions that the region has to offer. You’ll sleep under starry skies, hike mountains, gaze at beautiful sunsets and observe exotic animals in their natural habitat. During the Namibia leg of the trip you’ll visit numerous places of interest including Fish River Canyon, Sesriem Canyon, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Cape Cross, The White Lady painting, Brandberg Mountain, Etosha National Park, Rundu, and Caprivi Strip. The tour price includes 15 nights’ accommodation, as well as most meals. From £2,729 per person.
3 Days Camping Safari in Sossusvlei
Explore the distinctive red dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia on this 3-day camping adventure. After collection in Windhoek you’ll head south for an evening arrival in Sossusvlei via the picturesque Spreetshoogte Pass. Next morning, you’ll visit the fascinating rock formation of the Sesriem Canyon and climb the Elim Dune overlooking the beautiful desert horizon On day two you’ll visit the Sesriem Gate, entry to the remarkable Sossusvlei, starting off by climbing picturesque Dune 45 before taking an off-road drive to the surreal Dead Vlei. The remainder of the day will be for rest and recuperation ahead of your return journey the next day. Game drives, accommodation and three meals a day are all included in the tour price. From £644 per person.
4 Days Wildlife Safari in Etosha National Park
This guided safari tour offers the chance for you to get up close and personal with an array of indigenous wildlife and an opportunity to marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. Rated as one of the best national parks in Southern Africa, Etosha National Park is teeming with exotic animal species, and on this tour you can spot them during game drives aboard a 4×4 safari vehicle in the company of a qualified guide and driver. Other highlights include visits to the famous Etosha salt pan and the area’s beautiful waterholes. The tour price includes all park fees, accommodation and daily meals. From £702 per person.
7 Days Exhilarating Safari in Southern Namibia
This comprehensive safari will take you around some of the major landmarks and places of interest in Southern Namibia. During the 7-day trip you’ll visit the Kalahari area, mighty Fish River Canyon, and Aus, where you’ll have the chance to visit the ghost towns of Kolmanskop and Luderitz. You’ll also stroll among the world’s highest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, the world’s oldest desert. Game drives and transport between destinations will be aboard a comfortable 4×4 drive vehicle, with a qualified guide and driver. Park fees, 6 nights’ accommodation and daily meals are all inclusive of the cost. From £1,802 per person.
34 Days Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania
See Africa with the wind in your hair on this epic more-than-a-month-long road trip, with only 8% off-road driving. Covering some 8,000km, you’ll travel as a group on individual motorbikes through five countries, stopping off at some of the world’s finest wildlife parks, as well as iconic attractions such as Victoria Falls, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar Island, and the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. In the dry heat of the Namib Desert you’ll also get to enjoy a quad biking adventure. The price of the tour includes 33 nights’ accommodation and most meals. From £13,005 per person.