Overview – Namibia
Namibia is characterized by its desert habitat. This harsh environment forms a magnificent backdrop for a different kind of safari. Animal populations are smaller, but sightings in this sparse setting tend to be rewarding. Not to be missed is Etosha pan, a seasonal wildlife magnet.
Pros and Cons
- Excellent waterhole-based wildlife-viewing at Etosha
- Long coastline with marine animals, like seal colonies
- Good infrastructure and excellent self-drive safari options
- High-end and budget safaris
- Low population and vast undeveloped areas
- Highly photogenic scenery and colors
- Desert habitat doesn't support high animal densities
Premier Parks and Reserves
- Etosha - Classic safari
- Namib-Naukluft - Scenery, animals scarce
- Skeleton Coast - Scenery and marine wildlife
- All 13 Namibia Parks & Reserves
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Namibia Safari Reviews
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Most Helpful Expert Review
Emma is an award-winning travel writer for Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Travel Africa magazine and The Independent.
A place to bond with the desert and marvel at the stars
It’s rare for travellers to return from Namibia with anything other than glowing praise. I’m always impressed by the spacious drama of its desert landscapes, where oryx pick their way over towering, apricot-coloured dunes or stare out...
Latest User Review
spectacular scenery, but not a soft option safari
We saw a wide variety of wildlife, including rare black rhino and desert adapted elephant and giraffe. The scenery was beautiful, in a rugged, harsh way. The dunes at Sossusvlei are a highlight. Travelling for hours on dirt roads can be...