Walking safaris in Namibia

Best camps for walking safaris in Namibia

Namibia has some of Africa's most dramatic scenery and many great hikes and walking trails: it's an amazing country for walking. However, most don't offer what we like to think of as a walking safari, because what little game lives in these areas is often incidental to the walking.

See our comments on good places for walking and hiking in Namibia for ideas of camps and lodges like this, which offer general walking and hiking.

Meanwhile, one or two places in Namibia do offer 'proper' walking safaris - and between them they cover a wide variety of environments. Namibia doesn't have strong national standards for walking safari guides, and hence it's doubly important to take care about which lodges we recommend for walking safaris.

That said, with very open terrain, and generally low densities of big game, the risks of a close encounter with dangerous big game is generally a little lower than further east in Africa. (Don't be fooled; it's still possible.)

Speak to one of our Namibia specialists about where you can find great walking safaris in Namibia, accompanied by knowledgeable guides.

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