Namib Desert and beyond: Discover the best of Namibia

The sand dunes of Sossusvlei are the highest in the world
The sand dunes of Sossusvlei are the highest in the world

Explore natural wonders such as the otherworldly Skeleton Coast, the mesmerising Fish River Canyon and the seemingly endless Namib Desert

As the southern African nation, famous for the Namib Desert, celebrates the 30th anniversary of its independence, could this be the year that you head to Africa and visit the destination that, despite being one of the world’s least densely populated countries, packs in so many highlights for travellers?

A rhino in Etosha National Park |  <i>Peter Walton</i> Local Himba children fascinated with the camera |  <i>Peter Walton</i> Bushmen painting Brandberg Mountains |  <i>Kobus Alberts, Wild at Heart Safaris</i>

Here are four of the best trips to discover the iconic sun-drenched country and come face-to-face with the stunning Namibia wildlife.

Breathtaking sunset over the African plains |  <i>Peter Walton</i>  

All the must sees

A trip that combines the very best of Namibia! Namibian Experience is an in-depth journey in a country known for its vastness, harsh beauty and a heritage borne of both European and indigenous traditions. You will spend two weeks game viewing in Etosha, interacting with a Himba Tribe, exploring scenic Damaraland and the coastal towns of Luderitz and Swakopmund, as well as the Skeleton Coast, Fish River Canyon and the Kalahari Desert.

Colours of Deadvlei |  <i>Peter Walton</i>

With the family    

Spectacular views of the vast desert, breathtaking sand dunes and unique wildlife are all part of the Namibia Family Adventure, a diverse itinerary specially designed to suit families: driving distances are kept to a minimum and the places visited are all chosen with a mind for activities that will appeal to adults and children alike – such as taking a dolphin cruise and visiting the largest seal colony in the world.

The vast and rugged terrain of Namibia's Fish River Canyon |  <i>Peter Walton</i>

Treat yourself    

Namibia may seem harshly beautiful with endemic wildlife that has adapted to the arid environment of the Namib Desert over thousands of years, but heading into the wilderness does not mean you have to rough it. With Namibian Highlights in Comfort, you will stay at spectacular safari lodges that reflect the character of the area and where you can enjoy extra creature comforts, such as en-suite private facilities, making viewing those spectacular African sunsets even more special.

Accommodation in Swakopmund on the 'African wilderness in comfort' trip |  <i>Peter Walton</i> 

Namibia and beyond

Prepare yourself for abundant wildlife, breathtaking scenery and multiple cultural attractions through Namibia and Bostwana to the incredible Victoria Falls. Joining at capital Windhoek, Desert, Rivers and Wildlife in Comfort takes in the very best of Namibia (such as the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and the game sanctuary of the Etosha National Park) and is one of the most epic trips you can take in southern Africa!

Flamingoes feeding in Walvis Bay |  <i>Peter Walton</i>

Looking for more inspiration? Check out all our trips visiting Namibia and start planning your next trip… or make the most of your time in southern Africa and combine your holiday in Namibia with neighbouring Botswana and South Africa.

Vast expanses of the Namib Desert |  <i>Nick Lefebvre</i>

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