4 Best Namibia Safaris you don’t want to miss

Namibia is a welcoming, diversified, and secure destination with world-famous safari locations. However, the distances between popular attractions like the Sossusvlei dunes and Etosha National Park can be quite lengthy.

It is possible to combine a safari in Namibia with stops in Botswana and Victoria Falls, in addition to other great destinations like Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast. Safaris in Namibia are suitable for couples on their honeymoon or families looking for kid-friendly accommodations.

Another option is a self-drive safari, which can save you money and is convenient because of the excellent road conditions. Whichever package you opt for, there are several Namibia safaris that you don’t want to miss.


1.    Sossusvlei

The place that most people think of when they think of on Namibia safaris is Sossusvlei, and it attracts The famously ethereal, blackened trees that are encircled by cracked white ground and towering blood-red sand dunes can be located right here.

If you want to go inside the park and take pictures of those jaw-dropping panoramas before the crowds come, you’ll need to get up early in the morning. The key to success here is to begin going as soon as the gates open.


2.    Etosha

With fantastic wildlife viewing prospects at every corner, Etosha is an unforgettable safari destination in Namibia.

The scenery itself is stunning, with a glittering salt pan the size of Holland, but if you happen to be there during the dry season, you’ll also get to witness animal gatherings reminiscent of scenes from your favourite Attenborough documentary.

Elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, honey badgers, warthogs, jackals, and countless other species of wildlife travel from all over to congregate here, making it a photographer’s paradise.

There is also the wet season, which, when it arrives, turns the barren country into a verdant oasis and the dry salt pan into a shimmering lagoon.


3.    The Skeleton Coast

Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia is the perfect destination for a safari if you’re looking for a truly off-the-beaten-path experience with plenty of opportunities to see impressive species and breathtaking landscapes.

The name is most likely originated from the numerous whale bones and shipwrecks that litter the shores of Namibia. Despite appearances, there is amazing beauty to be seen along this 500-kilometer coastline.

Plants and animals have adapted to what could seem like an inhospitable habitat, and some even flourish there. It is always fascinating to see elephants, giraffes, hyenas, oryx, and other animals roaming around in this desolate area.


4.    Swakopmund

Swakopmund is the place to be in Namibia if excitement is what you want on safari. Sandboarding along the dunes of the Namib Desert is a thrilling experience. The activity is quite similar to snowboarding, only it can be enjoyed in the warm African sun.

Added to this, Swakopmund is the place to try your off-roading prowess on the sand dunes, with quad biking, while adrenaline junkies need not fret; they, too, may indulge in a thrilling activity by skydiving over the desert community.

Having strong ties to Germany, Swakopmund provides a fascinating insight into German culture with the city’s unique heritage.


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