Namibia Safaris: Best Tour Packages For Every Type Traveler

There is a Namibia safari for every type of traveler: itineraries with honeymoon hideaways as well as ones with family-friendly camps. Consider also a self-drive safari

It is indeed true that Namibia is a country of extreme differences. It is continually shattering other global records for ‘oldest that,’ ‘largest this,’ and ‘smallest that,’ while being one of the world’s youngest democracies (it gained independence in 1990). For instance, in a region twice the size of California, there are less than 2.4 million humans, yet it is home to 40% of Africa’s free-roaming cheetah population and 100,000 to 210,000 Cape fur seals at Cape Cross!

In this so-called “Land God Made in Anger,” you may see over 2,500 examples of prehistoric rock art, over a thousand shipwrecks dotting the Skeleton Coast, and thick fog constantly shifting the Namib Desert’s 55 million-year-old dunes. Namibia is a great spot to have an authentic adventure because of its timeless beauty and tranquilly. Official protections cover over half of the country’s landmass, and the nation was the first to incorporate a constitutional provision to save the environment.

Safaris in this South African country are sure to be once in a lifetime experiences in a truly remarkable and breathtaking landscape. Check out our comprehensive Namibia safari travel guide for all the information you need before you go:

BEST SAFARI of NAMIBIA: we spotted ALL the animals in ETOSHA!

Best Namibia Safaris & Tour Packages

Namibia is a diversified, welcoming, and safe country that is home to famous and rewarding safari spots. But it’s enormous—larger than France—and major attractions, like the Sossusvlei dunes and Etosha National Park, are far apart. Damaraland, the Skeleton Coast, and other amazing destinations may be squeezed in, and there are chances to combine a safari in Namibia with those in Botswana and at Victoria Falls.

Here are the top Namibia safaris recommended by our Africa Safari Experts and repeat customers at Kabira Safaris in case you are still confused about where to go or how to plan your trip. Complete with lodging, entertainment, and transportation, it has been “tested and true” as it were. International flights can also be arranged by Kabira Safaris.

Namibia offers a wide variety of safari itineraries, including some with romantic honeymoon hideaways and more family-friendly sites. Also think about going on a self-drive safari; it’s a terrific way to save money and the roads are in good condition. You may get a rental automobile at the Windhoek airport and then hit the road. The best of Namibia is easily accessible, and getting from one hotel to another is a breeze with the help of your GPS.

10 Days in Namibia Itinerary

Wildlife, Himbas And Dunes Itinerary
The huge distances that Namibia covers are easily traversed on this fly-in safari, which visits Etosha, Sossusvlei, Damaraland, and the Kaokoveld. Guests stay in luxurious, small lodges and enjoy private game viewing, cultural exchanges with the local Himba people, and breathtaking landscapes. Experience the epitome of luxury during your honeymoon.


Etosha, Damaraland And Sossusvlei Fly-In Itinerary
The name says it all: three of Namibia’s most popular tourist destinations on a single, easy-to-follow fly-in schedule, complete with comfortable lodging and ten leisurely days to see it all. This safari is ideal for honeymooners, couples, and solo adventurers seeking a little more seclusion and luxury in their off-the-beaten-path safari experiences.


Namibia Family Self-drive Safari
The 10-day self-drive begins and ends in Windhoek and passes through stunning desert, coastal, and mountain landscapes, beginning with big game in Etosha National Park. Camps that are perfect for families, great opportunities to see wildlife, and a two-night stay in Swakopmund, the adventure activity capital of Namibia on the Atlantic coast (dune quad biking, skydiving, desert treks, you name it!).

2-week Namibia self-drive safari

Sossusvlei, Damaraland And Etosha Self-drive
This two-week self-drive safari in Namibia includes a night in Windhoek and two nights at each stop, making it ideal for families with older children or adventurous couples. At the end of the journey, you’ll spend the night at a big cat conservation centre, but you’re free to explore at your own leisure and do as you like along the way.

Etosha And Damaraland Self-Drive

Etosha And Damaraland Self-Drive Itinerary
Families with children and those with an independent spirit will love this affordable 11-day circle tour of northern Namibia. This safari starts in Etosha National Park, where you can see animals, and continues via Damaraland, where you can see breathtaking mountain landscapes. The trip ends on the coast at Swakopmund, where you can see desert and marine settings.

Botswana Zimbabwe And Namibia

Botswana, Zimbabwe And Namibia Itinerary
Start your 17-day, multi-country safari in the biodiverse Okavango Delta of Botswana. Then, be whisked away to Victoria Falls, where the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ and your hotel are within walking distance. After that, you’ll be flying to Namibia for an 11-day self-drive adventure with a 4×4 rental vehicle. Stops along the way will include Sossusvlei, Etosha, Damaraland, and Swakopmund.


Namibia Desert And Community Safari
Take a purposeful 10-day tour of three of Namibia’s top attractions: Sossuvlei, Damaraland, and Kaokoveld. Learn about the fascinating history and culture of the local people as you explore the magnificent dunes and animals of Namibia.

Journey Through Northern Namibia

Journey Through Northern Namibia
In just seven days, you may see the most spectacular wildlife and breathtaking landscapes in northern Namibia. Etosha National Park, a world-renowned safari location, is the starting point of the trip. Afterwards, make your way to Kaokoveld to see the wonder of a starry night sky, interact with natives, and track rare desert animals.


Namibia’s Desert Flying Safari
In just seven days, you may see Namibia as its finest from every angle. Discover the Hoanib Valley, home to many wildlife, the famous Sossusvlei Dunes, and the breathtaking Skeleton Coast, three of the most visited areas in South Africa. Spend the first several nights at Kwessi Dunes after your flight from Windhoek to the NamibRand Nature Reserve.


Namibia’s Sossusvlei, Damaraland & Kunene Fly-In
In just seven days, you may see Namibia as its finest from every angle. Discover the Hoanib Valley, home to many wildlife, the famous Sossusvlei Dunes, and the breathtaking Skeleton Coast, three of the most visited areas in South Africa. Spend the first several nights at Kwessi Dunes after your flight from Windhoek to the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Why Go To Namibia For Safari

Nothing compares to a safari in Namibia. A journey unlike any other on the continent is made possible by the country’s unique scenery and dry atmosphere. Namibia offers a wide array of attractions, from desert-adapted species to the world-renowned dunes of Sossusvlei and beyond.

Incredible Game Viewing Of Desert-Adapted Wildlife

It may be hard to imagine that wild horses, zebras, elephants, lions, and leopards can all make it in such a dry area with such few water sources. This, however, is precisely what distinguishes the fauna of Namibia from other safari locations in Africa. The desert-adapted species of your favourite African animals can be seen on game drives through Namib-Naukluft and Etosha National Parks.

Otherworldly Picturesque Views

The otherworldly landscapes of Namibia are like a gallery of natural art; their hypnotic beauty will put you in a deep trance from which you will not easily emerge. Two of the biggest deserts on Earth are located in this country, along with renowned sand dunes, wild mountain ranges, vast savannas, and a spectacular coastline littered with sunken ships. Discover a myriad of natural treasures in the unspoiled wilderness of Namibia.

Self-Driving Safaris

A self-drive journey in Namibia is a great way to see the country and is a popular choice among tourists. Rent a jeep and go from attraction to attraction on your own if you’re feeling adventurous and have the time. From comprehensive itineraries to precise maps, we’ll make sure you have all you need to have a safe and enjoyable day.

The Ultimate Playground For Those With An Adventurous Spirit

The fantastic terrain of Namibia is a veritable playground for exciting activities, perfect for the adventurous tourist. Take part in hikes in the world’s second-largest canyon, Fish River Canyon. Alternatively, take off your shoes and climb Big Daddy or Dune 45. Once you reach the peak, sandboard down the enormous dunes of the Namib. Spitzkoppe is a great place to do rock climbing, and then you can ride mountain bikes or ATVs across the sand dunes. And to top it all off, a balloon trip over Sossusvlei first thing in the morning.

Lifechanging Cultural Experiences

If you get the chance to meet the San Bushmen or the Himba tribe, don’t let it slip your fingers; these indigenous Namibians are experts in dealing with arid conditions. Spending time with the first peoples of Southern Africa and learning about their culture is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and is often ranked among the best cultural encounters in Africa.

Best Places to Visit in Namibia

Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or just making a trip to Africa, Namibia is a destination that will not disappoint with its vast array of attractions:

Etosha National Park

Etosha, which translates to “Great White Place,” is one of the world’s biggest reserves; it was so called because of the enormous salt pan located in the middle. Etosha is home to four of the Big Five (buffalo cannot survive in this habitat), 340 species of birds, and 114 different kinds of mammals. The remarkable quantity of animals that descend to drink from the floodlit Okaukuejo waterhole has made it famous around the world.

Namib Desert

The Namib Desert is one of the few remaining habitats on Earth where desert-adapted elephants may be found. These elephants differ from their non-desert counterparts in that they are smaller in stature, have longer legs, and larger feet. It runs from the South African to the Angolan borders and is more than 2,000 km long, meaning “Vast Place” in Nama and Damara languages. Off the main path, you might encounter desert-adapted black rhinos or herds of wild horses.


Tiny bits of oxidised iron ore give the sand here its crimson hue. Ascent of Dune 45 at dawn (pro tip: wear socks instead of shoes) is a ritual that offers breathtaking vistas and has made the sand dune the most photographed in the world due to its rich colours. After you’ve mastered Dune 45, it’s on to Big Daddy, the supposedly highest dune on the planet at 325 metres (1,065 feet)!


The interior of Damaraland is characterised by rugged mountains, gravel plains, and rivers that are prone to flash floods. Located in the Kunene region of northwest Namibia, Damaraland is a popular safari destination because to its pristine natural beauty and abundance of desert animals, such as antelope, black rhinos, and elephants that have adapted to life in the desert.

Skeleton Coast

A Skeleton Coast excursion is defined by total seclusion, seal colonies, and shipwrecks. The region’s name comes from the ghost legends that revolve around the scattered wreckage of sunken ships, which resembles a scenario from Pirates of the Caribbean. In addition to the vast seal colonies, this national park is home to jackals, brown hyenas, and even lions, all of which are on the hunt for new prey. With just a few high-end resorts dotting the landscape, a retreat to Skeleton Coast guarantees seclusion, peace, and stunning scenery.


Despite the fact that around one-third of Namibians speak German, this seaside town is remarkable for the relatively intact colonial architecture from the German Empire that dates back to the 19th century. The adventure facility “Swakop” is a jumping off point for skydiving, quad biking, sandboarding, and Namib hiking. Approximately 90% of South Africa’s flamingos come to Walvis (Whale) Bay each year to spend the winter, and the town is also the jumping off point for marine safaris to observe dolphins and whales in the Atlantic.


This historic San Bushman art centre is known as the “I Doubt It Fountain” in Afrikaans. For those interested in history, seeing these paintings and etchings—which have been there for at least six thousand years—is a rewarding cultural experience.

NamibRand Nature Reserve

On average, Namibia experiences 300 sunny days per year, so you can pretty much count on sunshine practically every time you visit. Under the cover of night, the clear sky unveil an additional gem: a location that, due to its low light levels and lack of air pollution, is among the world’s top three for stargazing, right up there with Hawaii and Chile. The NamibRand Nature Reserve has been recognised as an official Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-sky Association, confirming its status as one of the darkest places on Earth. This African location will fulfil your lifelong dream of seeing the Milky Way through the eyes of your forebears.

Sossusvlei Namibia – Desert Dunes of the Namib

Namib: Surviving the Sand Sea Documentary

HONEST Experience in Etosha National Park (Namibia)

Damaraland Namibia | What’s it like to travel to Namibias wildest most unvisited destination

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Best Time to Visit Namibia

When winter rolls around in North America and Europe, it’s summer in Namibia—just one example of how the seasons in Southern Africa are completely backwards from the northern hemisphere. If you want to go on a safari in Namibia, the best time to go is in the winter (summer in the northern hemisphere) because the animals are more visible and don’t wander too far from the few water sources left. The vegetation is also thinner and drier during this time, so it’s easier to spot them.

By clicking “accept cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. Privacy Policy .
Read more
error: Content is protected !!
Open chat
Speak to an Expert!
Chat With A Human Expert!
Hello, its Sharon from Kabira Safaris & Tours Africa. How may I help you?
Pay online