Wildlife in Namibia
World-class big game and a fascinating variety of endemic species mean that Namibia has more than just stunning landscapes; it is also a superb destination for wildlife enthusiasts.
Many imagine Namibia as a limitless sea of rolling dunes atop desert plains. This is the Namib Desert, a narrow strip of land bordering the coast. However, the Namib is only one of Namibia’s vast array of environments.
Inland, occasional rains fall on the vast, mountainous landscapes of Damaraland. Here stony plains are dotted with huge euphorbia bushes that provide sustenance for Africa’s last free-roaming black rhino.
Further east, dust-devils play on the silvery-white salt pan at the heart of Etosha, one of Africa's top wildlife parks. Perennial springs and pumped waterholes attract dense herds of plains game and their attendant predators.
Elephants are here in force, but give way to the black rhino's swaggering confidence. Lions are Namibia’s apex predator, but they’re outnumbered: 25% of the world’s cheetah population live here.
With one of the world’s lowest human population densities and a diverse range of ecosystems, Namibia’s wildlife is full of surprises. It is a natural choice for a wildlife safari.
Great wildlife safaris to Namibia
Here are some of our ideas for great holidays focussed on wildlife in Namibia.
Namibia's top camps for wildlife safaris
Click on the dots on the map to show the sightings from that lodges or camps for the species selected. It's based on 4619 reports by 1015 groups of our our travellers since Apr 2018.
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