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Adventure Travel In Namibia

Namibia is the adventure soul of Africa, characterised by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts – ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart. That is what makes Namibia a great adventure travel destination.

Namibia is so large and sparsely populated that it is possible to discover enormous open spaces without roads, towns, trees or even stones, just the lonely desert wind passing through one of the most enchanting corners of the earth.

Africa’s largest game park, the Namib-Naukluft Park, is a must see when on safari in Namibia, with its magnificent sea of rolling red dunes at Sossusvlei. Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s great parks in both size and diversity of wildlife. In the country’s far north eastern pocket is the captivating and largely unexplored Caprivi Strip. Namibia is an excellent adventure travel destination.

Namibia Adventure Travel

Highlights of an Adventure Safari in Namibia

A Namibia adventure safari is a great starting point for anyone who wants to tour independently in Africa. It has everything for a perfect adventure holiday, from good roads to incredible wildlife and landscape viewing. The destination is best travelled by vehicle, as it allows you to make your way through the regions, seeing every view as it comes. You wouldn’t get half the experience if you were to do it any other way.

Namibia has embraced this and has invested in making itself the home of adventure self-drive safaris. The country has a fantastic road network in place, a stunning collection of lodges and campsites, and is a very safe place to travel. The people here are very friendly. So, whether it’s your first time self driving and you’re nervous, Namibia will welcome you warmly, or whether you’re an adventurer wanting to go into the unknown, Namibia will deliver.

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A large part of the allure in adventure and overland travel is discovering and sharing the unique stories, cultures, traditions and different country specific 'local ways’ that each trip uncovers. However, there are times when local first-hand, on the ground knowledge is vital to the successful planning and completion of an adventure trip. Our intimate local knowledge and expertise of the region, its people, cultures, wildlife and specific customs is readily available, inspiring confidence and peace of mind in your adventure to Namibia.

Sossusvlei Desert

The hauntingly beautiful big dunes of the Namib are a must for any adventure visit to Namibia and a sunrise trek to the largest dune reveals spectacular vistas of the desert. One of the oldest, driest and most pristine areas on Earth, the Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic desertscapes and jagged mountain heights.

The largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, the NamibRand Nature Reserve spans 215 000 hectares (530 000 acres) of this unspoiled desert wilderness.

The spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, arrayed in magnificent hues of orange, buttermilk, pumpkin and sienna, tower over a vast, dry pan. Over 230 metres (750 feet) high and constantly twisted and shaped by the wind, these breathtaking dunes are among the highest in the world.

Etosha National Park

One of Africa's best National Parks! Here you will have the enjoyment of driving over Etosha's Pans whilst viewing an incredible array of Wildlife. Etosha is one of Africa’s great wildlife parks and Namibia’s prime wilderness conservation area. Spanning a vast 22 300 square kilometres (8 610 square miles), it consists mostly of grassy plains around a huge salt pan, which becomes a beautiful lake after heavy rains and attracts large flocks of pink candy-floss-coloured flamingo.

Etosha holds one of the largest, and perhaps the most stable, population of black rhino in the world, as well as giraffe, and rare and unusual species like the black-faced impala, Hartmann’s mountain zebra or the smallest antelope in the world, the Damara dikdik.

Skeleton Coast

Famously known for its shipwrecks and dense fogs, the Skeleton Coast is one of the most unique and authentic attractions in Africa. Few attractions are as evocative and atmospheric as the haunting Skeleton Coast. Situated on Namibia’s remote western coastline, it is named after the many ships that sank here over the past few centuries.

The rusted remains of wrecked ships are often surrounded by swirling mists and make for moody and dramatic visuals. The Skeleton Coast is home to the flourishing Cape Cross seal colony — one of the largest breeding colonies of Cape fur seals.


The Damaraland’s semi-desert wilderness is simply stunning. It is also home to the country’s famous desert-adapted elephants and black rhino. The breath-taking mountainous region of Damaraland is home to an assortment of desert-adapted wildlife such as elephant, rhino, zebra and lion, which eke out an existence in this near-barren landscape.

A not-to-be-missed attraction is the picturesque Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, which is home to thousands of ancient rock paintings – most notably the White Lady. The rocky outcrops of Twyfelfontein feature exceptional Bushmen engravings, which are considered to be some of the best-preserved etchings on the continent. Visit the Petrified Forest, which dates back millions of years and offers a haunting landscape of gigantic fossilised trees.


Namibia’s western coast plays host to an array of popular destinations – most notably, Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast. The charming town of Swakopmund retains a strong German flavour – from its cobbled streets and picturesque buildings to typical German restaurants and pubs. Swakopmund is perfect for relaxing after a few days in the desert; wash off the sand and sample renowned Swakopmund fare such as the utterly delicious Swakopmund oysters.


Namibia’s capital, Windhoek is a bustling metropolis that is unexpectedly neat and orderly, though this is perhaps less surprising when one considers it was a German territory for many years.

This is the main port of call for most tourists, and all travellers pass through the city at least once. Situated in a pretty valley, Windhoek boasts buildings very much in the German architectural style. The German presence can be strongly felt in the food, restaurants – and, of course, the beer. The Namibian beer is said to be the best in Africa and is brewed in Windhoek.

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Take off from Sossusvlei and hover over the spectacular sweep of the desert. From your birds-eye perspective, be captivated by rolling sand dunes, craggy mountain tops, solidified rock formations and enchanting fairy circles. This adventure offers a truly unique way to experience Namibia’s brilliant vista. Doors can be removed for keen photographers.

Dune Walks

Adventure into the Namib National Parks that feature UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Namib Sand Sea, takes you down an open valley between towering red dunes. Take in and photograph the striking scenic beautify of the area as you drive in, best seen when the light is still throwing shadows off the ridges of the dunes. There will be a chance to walk to Deadvlei, where some 70 camel thorn tree trunks, 900 years dead, remain standing on a bleached clay pan. Perhaps climb a sand dune, and for the fit and adventurous, conquer the towering ‘Big Daddy’.

Game Drives

Morning and evening game drives through the various parks are a veritable feast for the senses, encompassing unbelievable scenery, fresh breezes that caress your face as the open-sided 4×4 ambles along, natural dusky perfumes that permeate the air and a veritable orchestra of African sounds.

The desert landscape further encompasses boulder-strewn valleys dotted with grazing herds and predators, adapted megafauna, volcanic rock shards cloaking scorpions and snakes, and wide open air slain with the fierce wings of snake eagles and 240 additional avian residents

Star Gazing

Each evening you can unlock the mysteries of Namibia’s skies. Namibia presents the ideal place to gaze in awe at the wonders of the clear desert sky and discover the brightest and most beautiful constellations, the vast Milky Way and distant, mysterious planets. Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve neighbours Africa’s only International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR) and was originally instrumental in helping the NamibRand Nature Reserve gain its prestigious Gold Tier status, which celebrates nighttime environments that have little to no impact from light pollution and artificial light. With the nearest towns 140 km (87 mi.) away, there are no sources of light pollution and the reserve’s sky is one of the darkest yet measured in the world.

Walking Safaris

Experience Namibia as the first adventurers did, on foot and in awe of its untouched nature and allure. Walks through the Etosha National Park are both awe-inspiring and humbling, as you tread along the very paths animals roam free on and observe their intimate lives from a careful distance. It is the perfect setting in which to appreciate the natural environment. The slow pace of the walk and the interpretive skills of the armed guides open your eyes to a new and fascinating world. The unique perspective garnered during a walk awakens a sense of fulfilment and sensory appreciation. The 2½ hour walk through the park leaves you feeling connected and at one with the earth, offering the perfect setting in which to relax, unwind and connect with nature.

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon adventures in Sossusvlei promise a truly unique way to experience Namibia’s brilliant vista. This soul-satisfying adventure offers excellent photographic opportunities and lifelong memories.

As the sun’s first rays peek over the scarlet sand dunes, the hot air balloon drifts slowly upward, revealing the undulating landscapes of Sossusvlei. Watch as mighty herds of orxy shrink in size below you and spot the enigmatic fairy circles, which stand out as indented circular patches devoid of vegetation, an intriguing phenomenon of the Namib Desert. The balloon soars at varying heights and gradually rotates with the morning breeze, constantly giving you a new perspective of the desert. Many animals gaze up at the neon ball in surprise and curiosity as it passes overhead.