Namibia is a great holiday destination with the most amazing scenery. Top destinations to visit on holiday in Namibia are Sossusvlei Dunes, Skeleton Coast, and of course; great safari experiences, especially in Etosha National Park.
Namibia is bordered by Angola and Zambia in the north, Botswana in the east, and South Africa in the southeast. This makes it ideal to combine with other African countries. The ocean in the west is the South Atlantic Ocean.
Namibia’s name comes from the Namib Desert; the oldest and most arid desert region in the world. Attractions include an unusual variety of desert-adapted animals and plants; such as the living fossil plant; Welwitschia mirabilis. The desert stretches for miles along Namibia’s Atlantic coastline.
Namibia has the largest population of wild cheetah.
Why visit Namibia on your next holiday
Namibia is an amazing country for a holiday; with something to offer everyone. The main attractions people holiday in Namibia is to visit Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei & The Namib Naukluft Park. However; more tourists especially self-drivers; are also doing more of Namibia’s attractions. Namely: Skeleton Coast,
Okonjima Nature Reserve,
Zambezi Region including the Caprivi Strip,
the ghost town of Kolmanskop and Luderitz,
and the Fish River Canyon.
Best Time for a Namibia Holiday
We think Namibia is a wonderful holiday destination at any time of year. However; if you are worried about heat; then the best time to visit Namibia is from July to October. This is Namibia’s winter, when the temperatures are just above 20°C. Also the chance of rain is low at this time of year. This is also the best time for wildlife viewing because water sources are scarce. This makes it the peak travel season; therefore you will need to plan well in advance.
The wetter (green) season is better for scenery, bird watching, and general photography; which is incredible in Namibia. Wildlife is still there but not as grouped together at the waterholes. Temperatures can get very hot.
Pick up some ideas for a Namibia tour that will suit you. Or send us your requests so we can customize your safari in Namibia.
Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and as such; is everything one would expect of a capital city. With top hotels, casinos, bars, and restaurants. A must-visit in Windhoek; is the famous Joe’s Beerhouse. A fun and quirky steakhouse bar filled with relics of old and collections of new. Each artifact with its very own story and humor; like using toilets as bar stools.
The city is located in a basin. Between the Auas Mountains (to the southeast), the Eros Mountains (to the northeast), and the Khomas Hochland (to the west). Consequently; its high altitude ensures a fairly temperate climate. The evenings can get chilly. But this is a welcome respite after the long, warm days.
It is one of the cleanest and safest African cities. That has managed to retain some of its ‘Old German’ charm from the days of German Colonialism. The city is home to just over 325 000 people; so is relatively small in comparison to most capitals.
Windhoek is often the starting point for your travels because it is the only Namibian city with an international airport. Walvis Bay Airport receives flights from South Africa only.
A number of holiday tours of Namibia will include either your first, or last night in Windhoek. There are 2 airports in Windhoek. Hosea Kutako International Airport is about 40km’s out of town. And Eros Airport which is used for charter flights is more central. Or join a guided Nambia safari holiday or pick up a hire car.
Windhoek is probably most famous for its beer. Named after the city (Lager, Draft & Light is available). A visit to the breweries is very enjoyable. Tafel Lager is also brewed by the same company.
Self-drive Tours in Namibia
For the adventurers, hiring a car and driving around the country is the best experience. We recommend a 4×4 but at least a 2×4. The main thing to remember is most of the roads are gravel. You are not traveling on tarred motorways. Expect bumpy conditions especially in peak season. This is because the roads are well used and can get quite corrugated; adding to the bumpiness! This is also why we don’t recommend trying to tour Namibia in a rush. You need to allow for breakdowns and punctures! It is part of the adventure!
Whether it is corporate functions, meetings, incentives, weddings, conferences, or festivals. Be it on top of a mountain, under a tree, or in the luxurious conference facilities. Whatever your choice, you need to look no further than Namibia.
Having your event here can be adventurous, challenging, and fun. From the unspoiled landscapes to the beauty and abundance of fauna and flora to the smiling and warm welcoming faces. This combination allows you to experience the unique blend of adventure and tranquillity.
Ever imagined your event being held in the middle of the desert. With nothing but the sounds of the birds surrounding you? And your groups laughter. Additional draw cards are incentives / activities offered, and cultural diversity; upmarket hotels to rustic lodges in the bush.