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NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve

fly-ins are the ultimate way to experience Namibia

from vegetated dunes to fairy circles

...zebra...

weaver birds are nature's architects

golden grassy plains

tok-tokkie beetle is one of the desert adapted species.

dancing - shovel snounted lizard

the Namib Rand Reserve is made up of varying landscapes

from red sand dunes, to gravel plains and mountains

be astonished at the empty vastness

take in the gorgeous views bathed in the soft afternoon light

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Reviews of safaris to NamibRand Nature Reserve

203 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include NamibRand.

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Mr M
coalpit heath,

"Nov 2019 trip"

I visited Namibia between 2 Nov 2019 and 8 Nov 2019
"We both had a wonderful time.

Expert Africa were good from the time of initial contact to the completion of the trip. All went very smoothly and left us able to relax and enjoy ourselves.Which we certainly did.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep going as you are. Happy to return for our next trip." Read full review: 6 nights in Africa; 6 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
J&J
Plockton

"Good introduction to Namibia"

I visited Namibia between 4 Oct 2019 and 29 Oct 2019
"We had an excellent trip. But, like a previous reviewer, we would have enjoyed it more with a better vehicle. EA recommend a Renault Duster as being 4-wheel drive and adequate for the Namibian roads. While 4-wheel drive is occasionally useful, the Duster has standard tyres and in some places more rubber is definitely needed. The roads round Sesriem and in Damaraland are considerably worse than in other parts we visited and we would recommend anyone visiting these areas to pick a Toyota hi-lux. See our comments on Bidvest for more details.

Our second disappointment was the amount of electric light we experienced. Nearly every lodge had path lights which stayed on all night, ruining the view of the sky, and in some cases our sleep. We were used to little light and Tilley lamps on previous visits to Africa and this came as a shock. Tok Tokkie and Mundulea were a relief from this. In some places the lights were behind the tent/room but at Erongo we had to resort to removing lightbulbs from the path outside to allow us to sleep. At Ongava, the waterhole light shone directly into our room. We are very saddened that lodges feel this amount of light is necessary.

EA often states that when on half board “drinks are extra”. Most of the lodges we stayed on half board included 2 large glasses of house wine per person each night. Sundowners were extra.

We stayed at 3 Wilderness Safaris lodges and got to know their dining style. Everywhere else game was often the meat provided, at Wilderness it was regularly basic beef, pork or chicken which was quite uninteresting. They also had an obsession with hot plates, which at 30C seemed unnecessary.

It was very nice to receive a recent copy of the Namibia guidebook in August. This was hardly opened before our trip and still fell apart before we got to Etosha. A large number of pages fell out somewhere which meant that we didn't have the information about Etosha that we wanted. We also had with us a 30 year old bird book with all its pages intact. It's a shame Bradt can't make their books a little more robust.

We were told that using toilets at petrol stations could not be recommended. We carefully took a trowel and a roll of paper with us. This was completely unnecessary as every toilet we visited was spotless." Read full review: 25 nights in Africa; 20 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr K
Channel Islands

"The Namibian Engagement"

I visited Namibia between 15 Sep 2019 and 6 Oct 2019
"I had planned our engagement in Dead Vlei in great detail and even ending up in the wrong pan and there being no sunrise (fog) couldn't detract from it being an amazing location, possibly my favourite and a truly amazing country. I wanted to show Agita what all the fuss was about and Namibia didn't fail to deliver once again.

Thank goodness she said yes as we still had 14 days to spend in a car together - could have been a bit embarrassing

I would like to thank the EA team with special thanks to Megan (who sorted out a few wrinkles during the trip) for all their support and also the Wilderness team for getting our luggage to us at Wolvedans which is greatly appreciated, as we were starting to small by day four.

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It is difficult to call anything perfect, but you are getting very very close." Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 19 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs D
Kilburn

"An amazing second trip to Namibia "

I visited Namibia between 23 Aug 2019 and 5 Sep 2019
"Our second visit to Namibia and every bit as good as the first with spectacular scenery and a very high standard of accommodation.

Peter, our guide/ driver was excellent and added to our experience. The activities were varied and we saw more wildlife than expected. Kolmanskop was excellent but the tour to Elisabeth Bay was an unnecessary add on in our view. We had a very uninspiring guide (Helmut) and would have enjoyed more time at Kolmanskop instead. Peter picked up our frustration with the guide but it wasn’t appropriate for him to do anything at the time.

We are already thinking about another trip!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs N
Edinburgh

"My May 2019 trip"

I visited Namibia between 16 May 2019 and 28 May 2019
"Another excellent, flawlessly organised, Expert Africa trip - special thanks to Sabina for her excellent advice and spending time to help us tailor exactly what suited us best." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 12 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs F.
Paris

"My May 2019 trip"

I visited Namibia between 13 May 2019 and 31 May 2019
"gorgeous trip ...Namibia is a marvellous country with a lot of different landscape...we have seen quite a lot of animals as lions, hyena,girafe,onyx,.zebra...but we have seen more in okavango...the best here is marvellous and very different landscape from desrt, mountains,sea side..." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 16 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Pat
Robin Hoods Bay

"Wonderful trip"

I visited Namibia and 2 other countries between 2 Oct 2018 and 29 Oct 2018
"We loved the trip (we knew we would because my sister and her husband enjoyed it so much two years ago) Good variety of experiences.

Wonderful country, lovely people, excellent guides" Read full review: 27 nights in Africa; 12 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr D.
Egham

"My Sep 2018 trip"

I visited Namibia between 14 Sep 2018 and 1 Oct 2018
"We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Namibia and would definitely return.

Having undertaken a 17 night stay that involved 2600km of driving I think we would not do such an extensive trip again but it was a really good way to see the contrasting parts of the country and we know where we would spend more time in any future visit.

Every location we stayed at was good and even where we have comments regarding improvements this didn't really detract from our enjoyment. Generally service was very good and people very friendly.

As others have reported, driving is very easy and as a disabled driver using hand controls, I can confirm it still remains easy.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Very little to add as the overall experience was very good. We were very grateful for the time and effort Josh put in to help us arrange the hand controls on our vehicle.

Only one minor point is that the folder the trip material arrives in is a nice design, but unfortunately not that practical and it began to disintegrate early in the tour!" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 17 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs R
Hants

"Namibia Sept 2018"

I visited Namibia between 11 Sep 2018 and 27 Sep 2018
"A fantastic trip covering varied scenery and a wide range of dessert-adapted wildlife." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 16 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Hampshire

"My Sep 2018 trip"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 9 Sep 2018 and 26 Sep 2018
"Tracy Lederer did an amazing job advising and facilitating our wonderful safari trip to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. We rave about Expert Africa to everyone - this is our second time travelling with you and you have been superb on every aspect of our trip both times.

From the subtle differences between lodges regarding cost, solitude (which we love) and what we could expect to see, to the painful rearranging of flights when airlines change schedules, every element has been handled by Tracy with true expertise, professionalism, insight and smart advice. Thank you so much!

We travelled with 4 American friends and sorting out bill payments was very easy for all of us. Two of them had not been on safari before, one of them celebrating their 60th birthday while we were away, and it could not have been a better experience. The magical surprise birthday braai at Motswiri was a highlight, along with all the animal and bird sightings under the expert guiding of Andrew Harkness on our mobile safari (thanks for the spot-on recommendation, Tracy!)

Altogether a trip of lifetime - thank you everyone involved.

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Happy with everything thanks." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in NamibRand

Our suggestions for safari camps in NamibRand Nature Reserve


Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge is a beautiful camp in a stunning setting on the NamibRand Reserve. Stay here for a luxurious escape into the wilderness.


95% (79 reviews)
Wolwedans Dune Camp

Wolwedans Dune Camp

Small and intimate with excellent service and great guiding, Wolwedans Dune Camp is a luxurious escape in a beautiful location.


98% (56 reviews)
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is located on the NamibRand Reserve and offers a range of activities as well as high levels of comfort and service.


99% (36 reviews)
Tok Tokkie Trails

Tok Tokkie Trails

Escape the car and explore the spectacular Namib Desert on foot with an expert guide from Tok Tokkie Trails.


99% (34 reviews)
Wolwedans Boulders Camp

Wolwedans Boulders

Hidden away in a remote corner of the NamibRand enjoy good food and attentive service at the exclusive Wolwedans Boulders Camp.


97% (7 reviews)
Wolwedans Private Camp

Wolwedans Priv. Camp

With just three bedrooms, private chef and private guide, Wolwedans Private Camp offers for peace and seclusion in a stunning setting.


100% (1 review)
Kwessi Dunes

Kwessi Dunes

Kwessi Dune Lodge is a new property in the NamibRand Nature reserve promising to offer a luxurious stay in the wonderfully remote NamibRand Reserve.


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