The word 'Namibia' literally translates as ‘big emptiness’, a hauntingly beautiful, profoundly silent landscape that is simply awe-inspiring. At eighty-million years old, the Namib Desert is the planet's oldest and home to some of the world's highest sand dunes. Covering almost 50,000km², the Namib-Naukluft National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa; viewed from the air by private charter flight, the rich colours and lunar-like landscapes are truly inspiring.
Discover Namibia, a unique destination brimming with some of nature’s best, untamed artistry and astonishing landscapes - from the mindboggling Skeleton Coast to The Namib, the planet’s oldest living desert and namesake of this land. Picture a swathe of rolling sand dunes glowing red at sunrise and plunging down to the coast; picture vast scoops of wilderness dotted with lush oases, ancient valleys and gigantic clay pans. Add a scattering of striking green mountains, rushing rivers, wetlands and regions almost lifted from space with their peculiar, lunar-like settings. The result? Sheer natural beauty that is truly unparalleled.
Namibia’s remote setting is home to vast conservation areas filled with wildlife, where species such as giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, elephant and lion are all perfectly adapted to desert life. The region also showcases fantastic birdlife - Benguela Long-Billed Larks, Jaegers and Skuas are just a few species in the feathered community. Unforgettable outings include the opportunity to track Black Rhino on foot, as well as a scenic flight along the wild and wonderful Skeleton Coast, stretching as far as the eye can see. Along its stark shores, colossal colonies of Cape Fur Seals huddle for warmth, while, offshore, shipwrecks are a poignant reminder of the area’s harsh marine history.
Expect top-class adventures to rival Africa’s best. Join guided eco-treks on foot, jeep or quad bike and explore Namibia’s mesmerising dune landscapes. Meet some of the world’s last nomadic people, the intriguing Himba tribe, and learn all about their traditions and culture. Climb ‘Big Daddy’, the showpiece of Sossusvlei, soaring 300m skywards from a red sand valley. Impress friends at home and capture a sunrise shot of Dead Vlei, a huge clay pan ringed with blazing red dunes, offset by brilliant blue skies and golden rays. Round off an adventure-filled day by dining beneath the stars – Namibia’s clear skies are famous for showcasing nature’s finest cosmic diamonds.
Our Travel Consultants can advise on, arrange and pre-book many things to enhance your holiday. This includes everything from spa reservations and dinner reservations, to a range of special experiences available in our featured resorts that you may not know about.
Sleep Beneath The Stars
At Little Kulala the staff will set up a mattress and duvet out there and you can literally fall asleep under the stars.
Botswana & South Africa
One of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic
desert regions, Namibia partners wonderfully well with
Botswana (which offers a contrasting, water-based
safari experience) and also Cape Town, in adjacent
South Africa, which offers a mixture of cosmopolitan city, history, coastal splendour and fabulous Cape cuisine and wine. Why not combine your stay in Namibia with one or both of these destinations, for a multifaceted African adventure?
Namibia enjoys an average, three-hundred days of sunshine a year. Whilst the winter months (from July to September) are cooler and the most popular time to visit is generally between April and June, it's worth bearing in mind that during the summer (from November to February) the country bursts into life with vibrant floral displays and many wildlife and bird species giving birth to their young during this time. Rainfall isn’t as much of a concern as you might think, and with fewer travellers you'll often enjoy more intimate experiences.
These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Namibia.
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways direct from London Heathrow to Johannesburg.
Via Dubai with Emirates from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.
Onward connecting flights with South African Airways and Air Namibia to Windhoek.
From London Heathrow to Johannesburg: 10 hours, 50 minutes.
Onward connecting flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek: 2 hours.
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.
Although British nationals can enter Namibia for a holiday or private visit of up to 90 days without a visa, there are cases where, on arrival, visitors have only been given permission to stay for periods much shorter than 90 days, some as short as only seven or ten days. Before leaving the Immigration Desk in the Airport Arrivals Hall, we recommend you check that you have been given a correctly dated entry stampp by Namibian Immigration officials, as this will be checked on departure.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net,
www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.