Overview for Namibia
From the sand dunes in Sossusvlei to the world class Etosha National Park. Namibia is full of surprises with its odd mixture of German towns and scantily clad Himba it is an excellent place to visit.
Namibia is known for its contrasting landscapes. The desolate Namib Desert is said to be the oldest in the world, with its high dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space; Fish River Canyon is second only to the Grand Canyon in size and is perfect for walking and hiking; Etosha National Park contains a huge variety of wildlife, including black and white rhino, the oryx, lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal; the Caprivi Strip is a total contrast to the rest of Namibia with a rich tapestry of woodlands, floodplain and waterways attracting an array of wildlife.
Etosha National Park is Namibia's top National Park. Home to Africa's tallest elephants, the endangered black rhino, and 91 other species of mammal. With 3 great lodges to stay in and over 30 waterholes it is a wonderful park for wildlife viewing.
The Skeleton Coast derives its macabre name from the skeletons of ships and humans that litter the desert along this treacherous coastline. Perfect for a fly-in safari and you can also get to see Cape fur seals, hyena and jackals.
Best Time to Travel
The best time to visit is during the winter dry season from May to October when you can expect clear, warm and sunny days and cold, clear nights. During the rainy season between January and March, temperatures can become hot and roads may be difficult to negotiate but you can witness the impressive desert bloom into flower.
When to go
Winter dry season (May-Oct), expect clear, warm and sunny days and cold, clear nights. Two rainy seasons, Oct-Dec and Jan-Apr.