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.

Rates (USD) $141 to $815 pp/day
Best Time to Go June to October (All parks)
High Season July to October (Etosha gets crowded)
Size 825,615km² / 318,772mi²

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

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Most Helpful Expert Review
A place to bond with the desert and marvel at the stars
5/5

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
4/5

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...