Robert Miles Oryx along desert landscape NamibRand Nature

Why visit Namibia?

Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterised by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts – ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart.

Namibia is so large and sparsely populated that it is possible to discover enormous open spaces without roads, towns, trees or even stones, just the lonely desert wind passing through one of the most enchanting corners of the earth.

Africa’s largest game park, the Namib-Naukluft Park, is a must see when on safari in Namibia, with its magnificent sea of rolling red dunes at Sossusvlei. Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s great parks in both size and diversity of wildlife. In the country’s far north eastern pocket is the captivating and largely unexplored Caprivi Strip.

Why Visit?

  • Etosha is one of Africa’s most renowned game parks
  • The Namib Desert has endured arid or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million years, it is considered to be the oldest desert in the world.
  • The Namib-Naukluft Park is the largest conservation area in Namibia and one of the largest in the world.
  • Largely malaria-free.

Namibia is a wonderful destination for a family safari and there are plenty of activities for children, like sand boarding, quad biking, fishing and mountain biking. As Namibia’s roads and facilities are excellent, it is a great self-drive destination. However, the recommended age for children on safari is six years and older and some lodges do not accommodate children under 12. &Beyond will advise you of the best family travel options.

The best game viewing months tend to be in winter (May – September), when animals congregate at watering holes and daytime temperatures are milder. The best birding months are during the wet summers.

Climate

Summer (October – April)
40˚C/104˚F 20˚C/68˚F

Winter (May – September)
23˚C/73˚F 0˚C/32˚F

Rainfall: October – April