Namibia Springbok Passing In Front Of A Red Dune In Sossusvlei

Rise early to see the Sossuslvei sand dunes explode into hues of red and rusty orange. The iconic Dune 45 is the star of the show and the most photographed dune on the planet. Its name is derived from being 45 kms from Sesrium gate.

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A beautiful young member of the ancient Himba Tribe.

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Spectacle in pink – flamingos gathering to breed in the salt pans in the Skeleton Coast National Park.

Namibia Helicopter In Dead Valley

Flying high above Dead Valley, Sossusvlei in a helicopter is an exhilarating and awe-inspiring experience .

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The silent giants of the desert roam freely amongst the vast and arid region of Damaraland.

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Interact with the wonderful local community at Sorris Sorris in Damaraland. The tribes you'll come in contact with benefit directly from the lodge through conservancy fees.

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Zebra enjoy a welcome drink at the local watering hole while the hartebeest antelope wait patiently for their turn in the background.

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Walk through the plains surrounding the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge and drink in the peace and tranquily of these gold-hued landscapes at dusk.

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Expect top standards of luxury and exceptional wrap-around views from your bed at Wolvedans Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei. 

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The expert guides at Little Kulala will wow you with their encyclopaedic knowledge of the majestic night skies.

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The proud and ancient Himba Tribe of the Kunene Region in Northern Namibia are one of the last remaining tribes of Africa. Visit them while staying at Serra Cafema.

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Namibia Sossusvlei Dunes Oryx

Meet Namibia’s National animal, the bold and beautiful Oryx thought by many to be the most handsome antelope on Earth.

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Quad biking is just one of the thrilling ways to explore this exquisite landscape from the gorgeous Serra Cafema Camp.

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Damaraland Camp is owned and largely run by the local community - they are incredibly fun and friendly and will make your experience extra special.

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Style, comfort and elegance envelop you at the delightful Little Kulala at Sossusvlei.

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The piercing gaze of a lioness as she pads across the sand dunes of the Skeleton Coast.

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The women of the ancient Himba Tribe in Namibia are strong, brave and beautiful.

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Seeing rhino, giraffe and zebra in one frame is a real treat but not uncommon at the many waterholes at Etosha National Park. Stay at Little Ongava, which is perfectly positioned and only accommodated 6 guests.

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Spot the rare desert-adapted elephant at Damaraland Camp, which have longer legs and larger feet to adapt to the harshness and the heat of Damaraland.

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An experience of a lifetime - hot air ballooning over Namibia's eerie moon-like landscape should rank high on everyone's bucket list.

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Animal carvings of the ancient San rock art at Twyfelfontein.

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Take a sundowners drive at Desert Rhino Camp to enjoy beautiful mountain views, a cocktail or two and a glorious slice of solitude.

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The ghostly Deadvlei at Sossusvlei is a photographer’s paradise, with contrasting pitch-black trees and bleached-white pans and the rusty-red dunes under the deep blue sky.

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Unlike Namibia’s ‘desert’ camps, Nambwa Tented Lodge is a water based camp and there are large concentrations of elephant in the area in the dry season (June to October) 

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Thrill and marvel on the ultimate desert fly-in safari with the Schoeman family on a Skeleton Coast Safari – we cannot recommend it highly enough.

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The Himba Tribe are thought to have been in existence since the early 16th Century where they crossed over the border from Angola into the Kunene Region to settle. Today, the way of life has changed very little for these humble and extraordinary people.

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Viewing the sunset from a squishy sofa with a chilled glass of sauvignon watching the sun go down – an absolute ‘must’ during your stay at Serra Cafema Camp.

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The magnificent and elusive desert elephant roam freely through Skeleton Coast National Park.

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Seal colonies thrive in abundance along the dramatic and rugged coastline of the Skeleton Coast National Park.

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Relax around the fire at the fabulous Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp absorbing the awe-inspiring night sky of the desert beyond.

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Snuggle up in the gorgeous rooms at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp while you connect with yourself in the desert solitude.

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The King of the Desert surveying the vast and open spaces of Kaokoland.

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The mating dance of the Ostridge is a spectacular affair.

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A lucky sighting of a pride of Desert Lion walking through the hot, dry plains of Damarland in search of prey.

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Race across undulating sand dunes in a 4WD on an epic day trip to the coast from Hoanib Skeleton Coast and take in some truly jaw-dropping scenery. An exhilarating and surreal experience!

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Roam the purple-hued hills alongside desert-adapted elephant near Damaraland Camp.

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Sleeping under the stars is a must in a pristine environment like Doro Nawas Camp - have your bed moved onto the deck for a night under the sparkling Namibian stars.

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At the Desert Rhino Camp you can witness the free-roaming population of desert-adapted Black Rhino of the Palmway Concession, which is monitored by the Save the Rhino Trust.

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The mighty Black Rhino at Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland.

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The spotted hyena is a master scavenger and fabulously intelligent to boot.

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The local villagers of Damaraland regularly invite visitors into their homes with open arms and contagious smiles.  An absolutely must during your stay at Damaraland Camp.

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Flying above the voluminous dunes at Sossusvlei takes your breath away with its sheer magnitude and emptiness. Get a bird's eye view on a light aircraft or hot air balloon while staying at Little Kulala.

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Mystical creatures adorn the landscape at Sossusvlei. This lovely gecko is the master of camouflage.

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Freshly prepared food by the in-house chef and a view to die for, dining at Little Kulala is simply sublime.

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The swimming pool at the luxurious Sorris Sorris lodge has uninterrupted views of Damaraland's rugged desert scenery and dramatic mountains beyond.

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Rise with the sun and drift along the majestic dunes at Sossusvlei.

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Looking down on the undulating dunes at Sossusvlei from a hot air ballon offers a wonderful and somewhat disorientating perspective.

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The spacious and beautifully decorated suites at Little Ongava.

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 The lion’s roar is a sound that will stay with you forever. 

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Effortlessly blending into the towering boulders of Damaraland is the captivating and enchanting Mowani Mountain Camp, an ideal base from which to explore this ancient and fascinating desert landscape.

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The hobbit-like Mowani Mountain Camp is built into massive boulders and is a magical place to retreat to after a full day exploring the area.

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For the slightly more adventurous, Ongava Tented Camp offers rustic charm in classic safari tents giving it an intimate and authentic feel. 

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Saltpans stretch across the vast open spaces in Etosha providing a welcome pit stop for a wide variety of plains game and birdlife.

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A herd of springbok quench their thirst in one of the many waterholes in Etosha National Park. These pretty antelope are the most common to be found in Etosha and are easily identified by their distinctive and striking black markings.

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One of the oldest and most established lodges in Nambia is the elegant and imposing Ongava Lodge where staggering views over the Ongava Reserve make this a very special place indeed.

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The remarkable Skeleton Coast Safaris were established over 20 years ago and are, in our view, the ultimate way to explore this desolate and exquisite coastline. 

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The sandy and desolate moonscape of the Kunene Region will leave you with a profound sense of peace and wonder.

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Climbing the towering dunes of the Kunene Region is well worth it when the child in you can delight in the descent! 

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Serra Cafema sits on the banks of the Kunene River in amongst the reeds and trees and bordered by the desert.

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Crocodiles resting in the sunshine on the pristine banks of the Kunene River.

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A must-do when staying at Wolverdans is hot-air ballooning over NamibRand Nature Reserve. This seasonal delight lets you hover over the dune belts and never-ending plains of the Namib Desert, providing breathtaking 360-degree views. 

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Enjoy an incredibly stylish 'Out of Africa' experience at Wolvedans Boulders Safari Camp, undoubtedly the most exclusive camp at Wolwedans. 

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Dinner amongst the dunes at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

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Bringing new meaning to the concept of "private dining" at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.


Discover Luxury Namibia Holidays

It is hard to explain the mysterious allure of Namibia. To the eye it can seem formidable: huge and barren landscapes, wind-swept deserts burnt by the sun and parched valleys, arid from no rainfall. But the secret to Namibia lies within this wildly beautiful land that will fascinate and enthrall. One of the most sparsely-populated countries in the world, and one with true conservation at its heart, Namibia challenges the mundane and champions the extraordinary. You won’t come home unchanged. 

Namibia is a country of remarkable experiences. Explore the oldest desert in the world, the Namib, which translates as ‘vast place’. Ascend a towering mountain of grey sand, with only the stars for light. Then watch as the sun peeks over a distant sand dune and bit by bit, the landscape changes colour, from grey, to yellow, to flaming orange and finally to a deep burnt red. Let the fiery grains of sand trickle through your fingers and take in the mesmerising view of the tallest sand dunes of the world, undulating and shifting around you. 

See how the desert is home to fascinating creatures who exist in this driest region on earth. Watch how beetles capture condensation on their backs, or observe the smaller desert elephant which have thinner legs from walking further for food and water. Although Namibia is not as densely populated with game as neighbouring Botswana and South Africa, the Damaraland region and Etosha National Park, which has some lush pockets of vegetation, offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to track desert-adapted black and white rhino on the dusty salt pan, see zebra and giraffe congregate at watering holes and have a good chance of spotting cheetah (Namibia has the largest quotient of free-roaming cheetahs in the world).

In the north, you can learn about native tribespeople who inhabit this area. With a sensitive introduction to the semi-nomadic Himba people, you can find out more of their traditional lifestyle including clothing made from calfskins, the ochre paste used to protect skin from the harsh sun and the intricate handcrafted jewellery they make.

Toward the coastline of Namibia the landscape gradually merges from desert into the Atlantic Ocean, on the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast, so named because of the bones of sailors, explorers and whales that once littered this stretch of coast line. Today you’ll see the stark skeletons of 18th century shipwrecks that met unfortunate ends in this misty region, where hot desert winds meet cool Atlantic waters and currents churn the sea. Look out for throngs of seals that gather on the beaches and further inland you may see oryx, springbok and flamingos dot the landscape. 

As your visit unfolds, you’ll discover a poetic stillness to the sparse scenery, and quiet moments of reflection start to come easily amongst the wide-open spaces.  The emptiness around you becomes fulfilling and like the animals of Namibia, you’ll adapt to this solitude, and realise that with isolation comes a serene feeling of peace. That’s the real secret of Namibia. 

Our suggested tours in Namibia

Namibia in Style: A heady mix of safari, dunes & culture

Wolwedans Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia 2

12 days from £7,575

This Grand and wholly indulgent tour is crafted to showcase Namibia’s finest lodgings in the most remote and eye-wateringly beautiful...

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Namibia: Deserts, Dunes, Wildlife & Coastlines

Camp Kipwe 10 Damaraland Namibia

13 days from £6,275

This sweeping tour of Namibia leaves no stone unturned. From climbing the heady heights of Dune 45 at Sossusvlei to...

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From Namibia to South Africa - Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife

Namibia Hoanib Skeleton Coast Skeleton Coast Namibia 6

13 days from £10,240

Take a spectacular coastal expedition beginning in Namibia at the greatest dunes on Earth in Sossusvlei and ending along the...

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Namibia with the kids in tow 

Okonjima Bush Suite Damaraland Namibia 5

11 days from £4,640

Travelling with the kids can often feel like a daunting task! With two kids of her own, our Africa specialist Kate...

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Starry-Eyed Namibia: The Ultimate Romantic Getaway

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12 days from £6,250

Enjoy a great big dreamy dollop of romance with this 13-day exclusively guided holiday. With its divine landscapes, luxurious lodgings...

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Namibia Off The Beaten Track

Tok Tokkie Trails Sossusvlei Namibia8

13 days from £4,965

Ever dreamt of climbing the world’s highest free-standing dunes, trekking across the moonlike Namib Desert or tracking the rare and...

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Namibia Express: Sossusvlei, Damaraland & Etosha

Namibia Sossusvlei Dunes Oryx

7 days from £6,320

This compact Namibia journey manages to pack the hotspots of Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Etosha into just 7 nights, capturing the...

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An African Extravaganza: Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Mozambique

Matetsi River Lodge Victoria Falls Zimbabwe27

22 days from £13,385

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday is a celebration of Africa’s most prized hotspots. A sweeping journey from the highest dunes in Africa...

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Some of our favourite hotels in Namibia

Desert Homestead Outpost ,

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Set deep within a 7,000-acre private nature reserve is the timeless and pretty Desert Homestead Outpost where a warm and...

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Ongava Tented Camp ,
Etosha National Park

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Ongava Tented Camp is a charming and pretty camp, ideally located in Ongava Game Reserve which adjoins the iconic Etosha...

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Sorris Sorris ,

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With natural wonders such as the Brandberg Massif and the Ugab River as a backdrop, Sorris Sorris is a truly...

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Okahirongo River Camp ,
Skeleton Coast

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Overlooking the Kunene River in Namibia’s remote and rugged Marienfluss Region, Okahirongo River Camp is a peaceful and delightful haven...

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Okonjima Bush Suite ,

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The Okonjima Private Bush Suite nestles against the dramatic backdrop of the Ombroko Mountains and overlooks a waterhole. Taking a...

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Hoanib Valley Camp ,
Skeleton Coast

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Enveloped by otherworldly sand dunes and phenomenal mountain vistas, Hoanib Valley Camp sits in a prime position in the Kaokoveld...

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Some of our favourite places of interest in Namibia

Etosha National Park

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Etosha National Park in Namibia, known as the Great White Place or the Place of Emptiness, is one of the largest...

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Located as an ideal stopping point between the Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park, Damaraland is an area of dramatic...

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Skeleton Coast

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A visit to Namibia's 700 kilometres of Skeleton Coast is an unforgettable experience, and visitors are often struck by the...

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Swakopmund is a coastal oasis to the west of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. It’s a great stop over town for travellers...

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Windhoek presents a pocket of civilised dining, shopping and sightseeing amongst the vast experiences of the natural world that Namibia...

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Namibia Springbok Passing In Front Of A Red Dune In Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei; an unforgettable and otherworldly landscape, alive with such vivid colours, a raw and simple beauty… The landscape will be...

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