Explore three iconic Southern African destinations on an exciting tailormade journey.
Experience Namibia’s unique landscapes & wildlife encounters
Namibia is a land of vast quietness, endless horizons, broad star-studded skies, ghost towns, desert dunes and intriguing rocky plains. This is the getaway of all getaways, a destination in a million.
In a country of such vast distances and a land largely untouched by modern man, with a tiny but fascinating population, Namibia beckons travellers to come face-to-face with old Africa. The ultimate destination for soul-searching discovery, you will see an astonishing range of birds and animals, many of them rare, and plant life like nothing else in the world. Your memories of Namibia will be of incredible scenery and wildlife, and the fascination of traditional tribes such as the Herero and the nomadic desert Himba.
Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek and the seaside town of Swakopmund have a charm of their own. In stark contrast, the Etosha National Park is a vast oasis in the semi-desert, offering extraordinary game-viewing, while Damaraland is a natural gallery of San rock art. Take in the massive dunes of Sossusvlei, the rusting shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast and marvel at the magnificence of the Fish River Canyon.
Climate: With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually, Namibia is one of the sunniest countries in worldwide. The weather is hot and dry, particularly between December and March, with temperatures dropping (dramatically at night) during the winter between June and September. The main rainy season starts in January, with some rainfall occurring as late as April or May.
Map: Namibia is situated in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean.
Currency: Namibia’s official currency is the Namibian Dollar (N$), which is divided into 100 cents. Both the Namibian Dollar and South African Rand are legal tender in Namibia, though change will usually be given in Namibian Dollars.
Hosea Kutako International Airport, located 45 minutes east of Windhoek, is the main entry point for air traffic. Despite the vast distances in Namibia, most people get around by land. Namibia’s roads are excellent – even its secondary gravel routes are well-graded – and as such there are various operators offering tours between the country’s major attractions.