Namibia

Overview

A Namibia safari is a great starting point for anyone who wants to tour independently in Africa. It has everything for a perfect self-drive holiday, from good roads to incredible wildlife and landscape viewing. The destination is best travelled by vehicle, as it allows you to make your way through the regions, seeing every view as it comes. You wouldn’t get half the experience if you were to do it any other way.

Namibia has embraced this and has invested in making itself the home of self-drive safaris. The country has a fantastic road network in place, a stunning collection of lodges and campsites, and is a very safe place to travel. The people here are very friendly.

So, whether it’s your first time self driving and you’re nervous, Namibia will welcome you warmly, or whether you’re an adventurer wanting to go into the unknown, Namibia will deliver.

We carefully plan your itinerary to avoid covering huge distances which are very tiring on a self drive in Namibia and we always make sure that we create very manageable itineraries, allowing plenty of time for rest and relaxation in each place before your exciting journey continues.

Namibia

When to go

January

31°C
85mm

Expect short localised rains at various points of the day and reap the rewards of low season costs and peaceful travelling.

February

32°C
90mm

Similar to January. Expect short rains and reap the rewards of low season costs and peaceful travelling.

March

27°C
70mm

Temperatures are ideal in March, with little rainfall and less humidity.

April

24°C
35mm

The dry season starts with nice temperatures and little rain. A lovely time to travel.

May

24°C
7mm

For the scenery lovers, arguably the best time to travel as the land is beautiful and green (ish).

June

22°C
3mm

The dry season is in full swing with near to no rainfall and low temperatures at night.

July

20°C
1mm

A lovely time to travel. Good weather and excellent wildlife viewing - drier land means the wildlife will congregate more.

August

24°C
3mm

Like July, a lovely time to travel. Excellent wildlife viewing. Cold evenings.

September

27°C
5mm

Temperatures starts to pick up. Conditions still perfect.

October

29°C
15mm

Temperatures still climbing and the terrain starting to look very dry.

November

30°C
30mm

Still nice and hot with needed rains due towards the end of the month.

December

32°C
35mm

Patches of rain in glorious weather. A great winter holiday.

December

32°C
35mm

Patches of rain in glorious weather. A great winter holiday.

What to see

Fish River Canyon

Africa's 'Grand Canyon', Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in the southern hemisphere. This vast rock formation is one of Africa's most fascinating attractions.

Kaokoland

The Kaokoland is an area which is difficult to reach for most tourists, but not self drivers! It's vast, unspoilt and eye opening. A real favourite for the photographers.

Damaraland

The Damaraland’s semi-desert wilderness is simply stunning. It is also home to the country’s famous desert-adapted elephants and black rhino.

Sossusvlei

The hauntingly beautiful big dunes of the Namib are a must for any visit to Namibia and a sunrise trek to the largest dune reveals spectacular vistas of the desert.

The Skeleton Coast

Famously known for its shipwrecks and dense fogs, the Skeleton Coast is one of the most unique and authentic attractions in Africa.

Etosha National Park

One of Africa's best National Parks! Here you will have the enjoyment of driving over Etosha's Pans whilst viewing an incredible array of Wildlife.

Experiences

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Something else to inspire

All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.