Dead Vlei Sossusvlei Namibia
Windhoek Namibia
Etosha national Park namibia

If there's one place that's truly about the journey, not the destination, it is Namibia.

I've visited often with family, camping in Etosha and chasing sunsets in Sossusvlei, but I have frequently driven big distances on solo assignments too, exploring Swakopmund and seeking stars in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. I dream of gathering my mates for a girl's trip to the northernmost reaches and designing a fishing voyage that will rival any guy's golf trip.

What do I love most about Namibia? Swathes and heaps of enchanting space. The trick is allocating enough time to soak it all up. As the second-least populated country in the world after Mongolia (placing seven people in every square mile if you do the maths), despite its vastness, Namibia is an accessible self-drive destination with celebrity status as a road trip address. Its open plains, endless uninterrupted gravel roads and diverse landscapes will enchant photographers, adventurers and families alike.

The Big 5

Where and how to see the Big 5 on safari in Africa

The "Big 5" safari beasts – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino – were so named because they were the prize targets of colonial-era hunters. Fortunately, modern safari has become a force for wildlife conservation not destruction, and today's safari-goer is more likely to be shooting with a camera than a rifle (aside from the many trophy hunting reserves, which we resolutely do not cover in this guide). Although there is much more to Africa than safari, and there is much more to safari than the Big 5, we're under no illusions: any safari first timer will naturally be on the lookout for the continent's most famous more

  • Kalkrand


  • Namib-Naukluft National Park

    Namib-Naukluft National Park

  • Swakopmund


  • Damaraland


  • Ongava Game Reserve

    Ongava Game Reserve

  • Omaruru


  • Windhoek


  • Okonjima Nature Reserve

    Okonjima Nature Reserve

  • Etosha National Park

    Etosha National Park

  • Divundu


  • Nkasa Rupara National Park

  • Onguma Game Reserve

  • Sossusvlei

  • Bwabwata National Park

    Bwabwata National Park

  • Walvis Bay

    Walvis Bay

  • ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

    ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

  • NamibRand Nature Reserve

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

  • Gondwana Namib Park

    Gondwana Namib Park


Namibia Tours

Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Onguma Game Reserve (and 1 more)

Namibia Under Canvas

10 day small group tour

10 daysFrom £3,725
Damaraland, Windhoek, Etosha National Park (and 2 more)

Namibia Unbound

10 day small group tour to the highlights of Namibia

10 daysFrom £3,895

Namibia Travel Companies


Discover Africa Safaris

Authentic Luxury African Safaris, tailored for you

The African Wild

Botswana tours and safaris

Take Me To Africa

Experts in small group travel to Africa
Central America, Africa, Central Asia

YellowWood Adventures

Sustainable travel for the modern-day explorer
South America, Africa, South Asia

The Adventure People

The Most Inspiring & Exciting Adventure Holidays On Earth.

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