You decide on the safari holiday of your dreams
You are invited to take a look at my tour recommendations below and, I trust you will find your perfect dream holiday in my country at Namibia Holidays Tours & Safaris. It will give me great pleasure to compile and arrange your personal Namibia safari. You are free to choose what you want to do and where you want to travel. I would like you to choose individually and flexibly: lodges and hotels of the middle class or only the finest? (Unfortunately camping is not yet on my program). From North to South or from East to West? Nature or culture? Request your safari tour according to your taste with focus on your interests and wishes. Decide for yourself whether you want to experience as much as possible in a short period of time or take a break and rest during your personal safari. So that the choice does not become a torment, I will be delighted to help you with my experience in the perfect compilation of your Namibia safari holiday.
If you have more or less time available, I can also offer other favorites in my program, which you will find on the page Private Safaris. All trips are offered as guided or as guided self-drive tours.
Namibia Safaris - Discover the treasures in my country
The most famous places in Namibia are certainly the former German colonial town Windhoek, the vast valleys and mountains in the Kaokoland, the wild Etosha National Park and the Namib Desert with Sossusvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve are unique natural experiences. Unique landmarks are to be found in the country: the imposing Fish River Canyon to the south is the second largest canyon in the world. However, there are also many less visited areas where you can experience almost undiscovered treasures and meet the local people. For example, in a traditional village of the Himba in the Kaokoveld, you can learn much about the natural life in Africa. In the Damaraland you can see the painted or engraved traces left by the Bushmen at Twyfelfontein and on the rocks of the Brandberg. In the coastal town of Swakopmund you can visit a seal colony during a catamaran tour. Whether culture, nature or wildlife: Namibia is varied in every respect. Hospitality and helpfulness are heartfelt - you immediately feel comfortable in Namibia. If you have been to Namibia on a safari holiday, you will certainly come back, the magic of Namibia will not let you go.
My favourite safari destinations in Namibia
Sossusvlei and Namib Naukluft Park
Sossusvlei has monumentally high dunes; their sinuous crests and warm colours changing as the day waxes and wanes. These gigantic star-shaped mountains of sand are formed by strong multi-directional winds, they are at their highest and most spectacular where the west-flowing Tsauchab River empties itself into the Vlei. The warm tints of the sand, ranging from apricot to orange, red and maroon, contrast vividly with the dazzling white surfaces of the large deflationary clay pans at their bases. When it has rained sufficiently in the interior for the Tsauchab River to come down and fill the main pan, flamingos and other aquatic birds are drawn to the area.
Today the Namib-Naukluft Park is Namibia’s most versatile conservation area. The top attraction in the park and one of the country’s major tourist destinations, second only to the Etosha National Park, is Sossusvlei, renowned for its spectacular, desiccated white pan surrounded by majestic star-shaped dunes with deep, warm hues, and close by, the eerie Dead Pan with its bleached skeletons of ancient camel-thorn trees. Other features in the Namib Naukluft Park are Sesriem, the Welwitschia Trail, Sandwich Harbour, the Naukluft Mountains and the Kuiseb Canyon.
Etosha National Park
Most visitors to Africa and Namibia are first time visitors and they want to see animals. In this regard, we have the Etosha National Park, one of Africa's largest wildlife reserves and a definite safari experience. With the full contingent of wild animals, including elephants, lions, leopards, black and white rhinoceroses, cheetahs, caracals, brown and spotted hyenas, giraffes, zebras and many antelopes, the mammalian number is impressive - 114 to be exact. Bird life is equally impressive with up to 340 species, including a high percentage of birds of prey. An Etosha Safari is an absolute experience and not to be missed.
Damaraland is situated in the North / Central region of Namibia and is an area of great geological and wildlife interest. Damaraland is home predominately to the Herero and Damara people of Namibia and is a pristine wilderness area. Attractions in Damaraland include the area around Twyfelfontein which houses rock engravings possibly up to 6000 years old, the "Petrified Forest", petrified tree trunks that were carried downstream in a great flood from the north dated over 250million years old, the "Burnt Mountain" and the "Organ Pipes", dolerite pillars approcimately 120 million years old. A firm favorite of mine.
Caprivi ( Zambezi ) and Victoria Falls
The beautiful Caprivi Zipfel (now called Zambezi) is not often visited by tourists, since the distance from the central part of the country is very far. Caprivi is green all year round with great opportunities to see wild animals (3 national parks), tiger fishing in the Zambezi and is the first destination for bird enthusiasts. The Victoria Falls are technically not in Namibia, but it is only a small jump from the far West corner of the Caprivi to add this natural wonder as a very popular excursion to our private, tailor-made tours. Victoria Falls is a cliff a mile wide and 100m straight down. Above this abyss, the Zambezi rushes at a breathtaking rate of 90 million liters per minute.
Fisch River Canyon
The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 100 miles (160 km) long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. The Fish River is, at 650 kilometres, the longest river in Namibia. Its source lies in the eastern Naukluft Mountains and flows south-west of Ai-Ais into the Orange River. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; and when it ceases to flow it becomes a chain of long narrow pools on the sandy rock-strewn floor of the chasm. The Fish River canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. It developed predominantly during the pluvial times - a rainy climatic epoch - many millions of years ago. The enormous gorge meanders along a distance of approx. 160 kilometres through the fissured Koubis massif all the way down to Ai-Ais. The canyon starts near Seeheim, is 161 kilometres long and ends at Ai-Ais.
One of the last remaining wilderness areas in Namibia. Kaokoland is home to the semi nomadic Himba tribe who still maintain their traditional ways and mostly remain isolated from the modern world. The Himba wear little clothing and the women are famous for covering themselves in a mixture of butter fat and ochre giving them a distinctly red, earthly look. The women are intrigued by beauty and braid each other's hair covering it with the ochre mix. Visits to Himba settlements are always part of my activities. The Epupa Falls, in the village of Epupa, is a small waterfall on the Kunene River bordering Angola. Although not a particularly large waterfall Epupa Falls is extremely scenic and a wonderful destination to visit. The Marienfluss Valley is beautiful and has such breath taking views of green valleys; it is also right next to the Hartmann Valley. There are also different types of animals. Such as rare desert dwelling elephants, black rhinos and giraffes. I only use 4x4 vehicles for tours and safaris to this area. Kaokoland features on top of my list of personal favourites and is a safari destination like no other in Namibia.
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