A Land of endless Horizons – a starkly beautiful and sparsely populated country, Namibia is a world leader in conservation with over 40% of its area under conservation management. In fact, Namibia was the first African country to include protection of the environment in its constitution.
A photographers dream, Namibia is a land of landscapes, stunning wildlife, fascinating cultures, quirky seaside towns, sparse deserts and rugged mountains. Wedged between the Kalahari sand basin, the largest stretch of stand on the African continent, and the Atlantic ocean, Namibia boasts the highest sand dunes in the world.
Located in southwestern Africa, Namibia boasts a well-developed infrastructure, some of the best tourist facilities in Africa, and an impressive list of breathtaking natural wonders. Visitors can explore the capital of Windhoek and discover the lovely coastal town of Swakopmund boasting remnants of the country’s German influence, reflected in the architecture, culture, cuisine and the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. To properly appreciate this extraordinary country, you will have to venture out of the cities to explore the remarkable natural landscapes Namibia has to offer. These include: the impressive Fish River Canyon; the vast Etosha National Park teeming with abundant wildlife, such as lions, desert-adapted elephants and the Hartmann's Mountain Zebra; the hauntingly beautiful Kalahari Desert; and of course the Namib Desert stretching for over 2000 km along the magnificent Atlantic Coast. Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness.
Partially covered by the Namib Desert, one of the world's driest deserts, Namibia's climate is generally very dry and pleasant. The cold Benguela current keeps the coast cool, damp and free of rain for most of the year. Inland, all the rain falls in summer (November to April). January and February are hot, when daytime temperatures in the interior can exceed 40ºC (104ºF), but nights are usually cool. Winter nights can be fairly cold, but days are generally warm and quite nice.
High season - from July to October. Accommodation is at a premium at this time as most camps/lodges have less than 10 rooms. It is essential to book well in advance.
Shoulder season - April, May and June. This is also a ‘busy time’ in Namibia’s national parks and reserves.
Green/Low Season - from November to April is a less popular time to visit due to the rains that cause the wildlife to spread out. It is however a lovely time of the year to visit as the landscape greens up and many of the antelopes have their young. With that said, the rain causes some roads and areas to be inaccessible.
The warmest months are October to January, with an average daily high temperature above 30°C. The coldest months are June and July, with an average daily high temperature below 22°C.