Namibia

Namibia

One of Africa’s most stable nations, Namibia is an ethnically tolerant and diverse country with a rugged, arid beauty. It’s also the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection and establish community-based conservancies into their 1990 constitution.

Some of Our Favorite Places

Wildlife & Birding

Animals of Etosha Park

Etosha National Park
One of Africa’s premier wildlife reserves—Etosha is the place to see the endangered black rhino, as well as giraffe, zebra, elephant, cheetah, wildebeest, lion, baboon, springbok, impala and hundreds of bird species.

Namib-Naukluft National Park
The largest reserve in Namibia holds a diverse landscape of savannah, grassland, mountains, lagoons and desert that’s home to mountain zebra, gemsbok, springbok, ostrich, black eagles, baboon, cheetah and more.

Caprivi
This finger of land in the far northeast is by far the wettest area of Namibia, and is accessible to the Okavango and Zambezi rivers—home to crocodiles, hippos, elephant, buffalo, red lechwe (antelope) and many species of birds.

Outdoor Adventures

Fish River Canyon

Sossusvlei
The highest sand dunes in the world are one of Namibia’s most photographed attractions. Climb to the top at sunrise or sunset for amazing views and for a thrill—try sand-boarding down.

Fish River Canyon
A spectacular 100-mile canyon that’s second in size and grandeur only to the Grand Canyon. It’s a great place for hikers to experience the rocky, dessert terrain sprinkled with hot springs.

The Skeleton Coast
The entire Namibian coastline is a designated national park, and features the vast shifting sand dunes of the Namib Desert—and the remnants of many shipwrecks. Sailing and fishing are possible here.

Damaraland & Kunene
These two regions in northern Namibia feature dramatic landscapes where one can meet the Damara and Himba tribes.

Cultural

(Left) Himba woman, (Right) San men

The Himba
A semi-nomadic tribe that raises cattle and goats. They’re recognizable for the striking red-ochre they use to protect their skin and style their hair.

The San (Bushmen)
The San have lived in the region as hunter/gatherers for centuries, though they’re now struggling to maintain their traditions. Cave art that dates back 28,0000 years can be viewed at Twyfelfontein.

Windhoek
Namibia’s capital city is the entry point for international flights and well worth a visit. Surrounded by mountains, it’s a clean, comfortable place to start or end your in-country travels.

Swakopmund
Located on the coast, this charming, German-influenced town of palm-lined streets is the jumping off point for all the adventure activities in the surrounding desert, including mountain biking, parasailing, kayaking, sand-boarding and sand-skiing.

Choose from our recommended itineraries below or let us create a custom trip for you.
Namibia Odyssey