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Immerse yourself in spectacular scenery

Soar over the world's oldest desert in a hot air balloon

Namibia is home to world's largest cheetah population

Enjoy a bird's eye view of Namibia's vastness

Escape to the Skeleton Coast

Etosha is full of photographic opportunities

Find solitude beside the Kunene River

Etosha has a healthy lion population

Enjoy excellent for hiking, both guided & self-guided

Track desert-adapted elephants in damaraland

Enjoy a front row seat to the wildlife action

Visit colonies of Cape fur seals along the Namibian coast.

Namibia

Namibia holidays & safaris: a dazzling variety

Choosing the right Namibia holiday

Namibia safaris are highly varied. It’s a vast country, encompassing great diversity – from game parks to stony deserts, and ephemeral rivers to the world’s highest dunes – and with good infrastructure, there are many different ways to explore it. The key choices for safari holidays in Namibia are:

Self-drive Namibia safaris

Most Namibia holidays are self-drive trips. This isn’t intrepid exploration; we’ll plan the trip with you and arrange a car, detailed maps and all the information that you’ll need to explore at your own pace. Roads are usually good, straight and empty; driving is a joy in Namibia. Look for trips named self-drive safaris below.

Fly-in Namibia safaris

Flying around Namibia is simply amazing: great for those with limited time, or who don’t want to drive. It gives you a magical perspective on the country’s dramatic landscapes. Flying times vary from 30 minutes to a few hours. You can cover a lot of ground in a short time, even if it’s not the cheapest way to visit. Look for trips named fly-in safaris below.

Guided Namibia safaris

If you don’t want to drive but want to explore on the ground, then we can arrange for you to be guided around by an expert on a privately-guided safari. These fascinating and very flexible trips can be as wild as you want – talk to us about designing one just for you.


Below are examples of some great Namibia holidays; contact us us to plan your own.

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Bateleur Fly-in Safari

7 days • 4 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Classic fly-in Namibian safari staying at excellent camps. Explore Sossusvlei’s dunes and track Damaraland’s desert elephants before a safari in Etosha. Incredible scenery, good wildlife viewing and authentic cultural experiences.

US$5,530 - US$6,740 per person

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Black Wildebeest Self-drive Safari

19 days • 10 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Journey from South Africa’s cosmopolitan Cape Town to central Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve during this self-driven safari. The route passes through a stunning variety of landscapes, offering access to this beautiful continent’s rich diversity.

US$3,340 - US$3,430 per person

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Black-faced Impala Guided Safari

13 days • 6 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

A unique mix of luxury and adventure in our original, and perhaps most varied, destination on a privately guided Namibian overland safari. Perfect for families, friends or couples travelling together.

US$7,700 - US$8,970 per person

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Black-footed Cat Safari

14 days • 6 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

Three of southern Africa's iconic destinations combined into a fascinating trip. Explore the Namib, the world's oldest desert; safari in the Okavango Delta; and gaze in wonder at Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls.

US$13,800 - US$24,740 per person

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Brown Hyena Self-drive

14 days • 8 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

The perfect trip for those who want to mix the adventure and freedom of a self-drive with some of our favourite luxury camps in Namibia and a great mix of activities.

US$5,370 - US$6,060 per person

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Buzzard Fly-in Safari

9 days • 5 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

A luxury flying safari of Damaraland and Etosha National Park in northern Namibia with a focus on wildlife, conservation and a collection of fabulous lodges.

US$6,380 - US$7,740 per person

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Cape Fox Guided Safari

13 days • 7 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

A classic clockwise circuit around Namibia’s northern highlights with a private guide and vehicle. We can’t think of a better way to see more in this timeframe.

US$7,790 - US$8,610 per person

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Caracal Self-drive Safari

14 days • 8 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

The quintessential Namibian self-drive adventure exploring the highlights from Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert to Damaraland’s wilderness and a safari in Etosha. A great mix of accommodation and excellent value.

US$2,230 - US$2,980 per person

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Chongololo Self-drive Safari

21 days • 11 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

This self-drive safari focuses on the best walking experiences in Namibia. Get your boots ready for the apricot dunes of the Namib Desert and the ancient hills of Damaraland.

US$6,100 - US$6,760 per person

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Dune Lark Fly & Drive Safari

14 days • 8 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

A combination fly-in self-drive exploration of Namibia, with quick, easy and scenic flights in and out of Sossusvlei before a classic road trip adventure of the country’s rugged north.

US$4,890 - US$5,230 per person

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Flamingo Fly-in Safari

6 days • 3 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Short on time but big on experience, this luxury fly-in safari takes in Sossusvlei’s famous dunes and Etosha National Park’s captivating wildlife with stays at two excellent luxury lodges.

US$4,790 - US$5,560 per person

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Francolin Fly-in Safari

10 days • 5 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Fly between northern Namibia’s highlights – Sossusvlei’s dunes, quaint Swakopmund, Damaraland’s mountains and a safari in Etosha – on this spectacular aerial adventure with a relaxed pace and luxury but good value accommodation.

US$5,670 - US$7,180 per person

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Ms S. from Missouri

Arrived 8 May 2022, 19 nights

"My May 2022 trip"

"the majority of our trip was great …" Read Ms S.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Good

Alice from Dusseldorf

Arrived 19 May 2022, 19 nights

"My May 2022 trip"

"The trip was great.... we enjoyed exploring this Country …" Read Alice’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Ms & Mr P from USA

Arrived 19 May 2022, 19 nights

"Namibia: May 2022"

"fabulous time.. thank you so much for finally bringing this trip to life! …" Read Ms & Mr P’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Ms B from Arizona

Arrived 22 Apr 2022, 32 nights

"My Apr 2022 trip"

"Maruska designed a trip that matched all of our goals. She was outstanding.. …" Read Ms B’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Dr M & Mr D from Yorkshire

Arrived 6 May 2022, 20 nights

"My May 2022 trip"

"our 3rd visit to Namibia (the only one with Expert) was the best of the lot. …" Read Dr M & Mr D’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr and Mrs O. from Indiana

Arrived 28 May 2022, 14 nights

"My May 2022 trip"

"Expert Africa was a great agency - Our trip went smoothly …" Read Mr and Mrs O.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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Arrived 13 May 2022, 21 nights

"My May 2022 trip"

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Overall rating: Excellent

Drs M & R from UK

Arrived 24 May 2022, 15 nights

"My May 2022 trip"

"rebooked twice due to Covid... The trip was a success. …" Read Drs M & R’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs V from York

Arrived 18 May 2022, 19 nights

"My May 2022 trip"

"very well balanced trip.. magnificent landscapes, excellent wildlife experiences …" Read Mr & Mrs V’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs ACB from Chicago

Arrived 21 Mar 2022, 25 nights

"My Mar 2022 trip"

"hope to be back in Africa soon …" Read Mrs ACB’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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Our travellers’ wildlife sightings in Namibia

This is their success in sighting key species on our trips in Namibia. Click on a species for more detail. How we work this out.


Oryx

Oryx

Oryx sp.

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

825 sightings from 1,178 observations

Where to see oryx in Namibia

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

30% SUCCESS

575 sightings from 1,913 observations

Where to see cheetah in Namibia

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

29% SUCCESS

346 sightings from 1,174 observations

Where to see black rhino in Namibia

White Rhino

White Rhino

Ceratotherium simum

The white rhino is the largest and most numerous of the world’s five rhinoceros species. They are larger, easier to see and generally more approachable than the black rhino.

43% SUCCESS

282 sightings from 662 observations

Where to see white rhino in Namibia

Elephant

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

90% SUCCESS

2,102 sightings from 2,333 observations

Where to see elephant in Namibia

Lion

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

80% SUCCESS

1,749 sightings from 2,188 observations

Where to see lion in Namibia

Meerkat

Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

These highly sociable little mammals have an endearing appearance and comical antics. Found in the drier areas of Southern Africa, close encounters are a sought-after experience.

21% SUCCESS

53 sightings from 250 observations

Where to see meerkat in Namibia

Buffalo

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

82% SUCCESS

1,459 sightings from 1,788 observations

Where to see buffalo in Namibia

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

85% SUCCESS

2,026 sightings from 2,397 observations

Where to see giraffe in Namibia

Hippo

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

88% SUCCESS

1,525 sightings from 1,727 observations

Where to see hippo in Namibia

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

52% SUCCESS

1,207 sightings from 2,342 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Namibia

Brown Hyena

Brown Hyena

Parahyaena brunnea

This largely solitary scavenger is one of the more elusive and little-known of Africa’s carnivores. Shaggier than its spotted cousin, it occurs only in the arid southwest of the continent.

17% SUCCESS

153 sightings from 911 observations

Where to see brown hyena in Namibia

Leopard

Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

45% SUCCESS

1,112 sightings from 2,456 observations

Where to see leopard in Namibia

Wild dog

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

31% SUCCESS

498 sightings from 1,615 observations

Where to see wild dog in Namibia

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

66% SUCCESS

1,447 sightings from 2,183 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Namibia

Pangolin

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

2% SUCCESS

37 sightings from 1,956 observations

Where to see pangolin in Namibia

Aardvark

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

3% SUCCESS

54 sightings from 2,039 observations

Where to see aardvark in Namibia

Eland

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

46% SUCCESS

806 sightings from 1,749 observations

Where to see eland in Namibia

Zebra

Zebra

Equus sp.

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

2,262 sightings from 2,698 observations

Where to see zebra in Namibia

Roan antelope

Roan antelope

Hippotragus equinus

Africa’s second largest antelope and one of its most handsome, with a powerful build and distinctive markings, roan are wary of people, but renowned for their bravery against predators.

23% SUCCESS

284 sightings from 1,227 observations

Where to see roan antelope in Namibia

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

21% SUCCESS

257 sightings from 1,213 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Namibia

Sitatunga

Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekii

The sitatunga is the most aquatic of Africa’s antelopes and specially adapted to its swampy habitats. Though widespread across Africa, only a handful of places offer reliable sightings.

18% SUCCESS

34 sightings from 194 observations

Where to see sitatunga in Namibia

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