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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 safaris: our holiday ideas

The widest choice of holidays to Namibia

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 main choices for safari holidays in Namibia are:

Self-drive Namibia safaris

Most holiday visitors to Namibia travel on a self-drive trip; these usually make the most flexible and economic holidays. 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 the country 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 great for those with limited time, or who don’t want to drive. It’s a magical experience, giving you a completely different perspective on the country’s dramatic landscapes. Flying times vary from 30 minutes to a maximum of a few hoursand is the ultimate way to travel. You can cover a lot of ground in a very 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 like the idea of travelling by road, then we can arrange for you to be driven around by an expert on a privately-guided safari. Such trips are highly flexible and trips can be as wild as you want – please talk to us about designing one of these. Alternatively consider joining a small group of like-minded people. We have many group trips, some using smart lodges, others including some nights camping – see the Wild about Africa Namibia safaris below with the light-blue background.


Have a look through our trip ideas and then give us a call for more information about safari holidays to Namibia.

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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$6,250 - US$7,610 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$3,780 - US$3,870 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$6,730 - US$9,390 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$11,500 - US$20,110 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$6,060 - US$6,850 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$7,210 - US$8,740 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$6,750 - US$9,970 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$2,520 - US$3,370 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$6,890 - US$7,640 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$5,530 - US$5,910 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$5,410 - US$6,290 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$6,410 - US$8,110 per person

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Mr & Mrs W from RSA

Arrived 26 Jun 2021, 15 nights

"My 2021 Namibia trip"

"Our long awaited (postponed and covid-adjusted) Namibia trip was very special …" Read Mr & Mrs W’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs P from New Jersey

Arrived 14 Apr 2021, 16 nights

"My Apr 2021 trip"

"An excellent trip... Many thanks to Maruska - she truly went above and beyond. …" Read Mr & Mrs P’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

L family from Germany

Arrived 28 Mar 2021, 12 nights

"My Mar 2021 trip"

"We would be very happy to book again with Expert Africa and with Sabina …" Read L family ’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr A & Ms M from USA

Arrived 20 Nov 2020, 14 nights

"My Nov 2020 trip"

"Just GREAT. THANK YOU! …" Read Mr A & Ms M’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs M & Mr D from Germany

Arrived 28 Nov 2020, 9 nights

"My Nov 2020 trip"

"Thank you for yet another fabulous trip to Africa during Covid-19 times! …" Read Mrs M & Mr D’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Miss K & Mr G from London

Arrived 15 Oct 2020, 17 nights

"Our October 2020 holiday to Namibia"

"A fantastic holiday... Namibia is dealing with Covid much better than the UK …" Read Miss K & Mr G’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs A & Mr HJ from Namibia

Arrived 16 Jul 2020, 3 nights

"My Jul 2020 trip"

"An absolute highlight ! We had the trip of our lifetime... …" Read Mrs A & Mr HJ’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs L from Surrey

Arrived 24 Sep 2019, 20 nights

"My Sep 2019 trip"

"We really enjoyed this holiday and had may memorable days …" Read Mr & Mrs L’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

safari lovers from UK

Arrived 12 Mar 2020, 22 nights

"Return trip to Namibia after 35 years"

"We have used Expert Africa a number of times ... This trip highlighted why! …" Read safari lovers’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs R & V from ASCOT

Arrived 6 Mar 2020, 8 nights

"1 week Taster trip of Namibia"

"a very good 'Taster' of Namibia... a beautiful country... magnificent scenery …" Read Mr & Mrs R & V’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.

69% SUCCESS

665 sightings from 957 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.

29% SUCCESS

441 sightings from 1,511 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

270 sightings from 935 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

226 sightings from 528 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.

91% SUCCESS

1,661 sightings from 1,834 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.

79% SUCCESS

1,372 sightings from 1,726 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.

20% SUCCESS

40 sightings from 198 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.

83% SUCCESS

1,168 sightings from 1,402 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.

83% SUCCESS

1,588 sightings from 1,906 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.

89% SUCCESS

1,224 sightings from 1,375 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.

51% SUCCESS

955 sightings from 1,881 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.

16% SUCCESS

115 sightings from 732 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

879 sightings from 1,955 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

396 sightings from 1,271 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.

64% SUCCESS

1,110 sightings from 1,741 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

31 sightings from 1,555 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

47 sightings from 1,637 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.

45% SUCCESS

642 sightings from 1,421 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

1,797 sightings from 2,149 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.

24% SUCCESS

239 sightings from 995 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

206 sightings from 988 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.

20% SUCCESS

26 sightings from 127 observations

Where to see sitatunga in Namibia

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