"To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.''
Bill Bryson, The Best American Travel Writing
Once the sole preserve of the Bushmen, Namibia has in the last thousand years played host first to the Bantu expansion, then to the Portuguese, the Germans and, finally, to apartheid South Africa. It is, as a result, a rich mix of traditions and - now that power rests firmly in the hands of Namibians - one of Africa's premier destinations for those in search of the beautiful.
Namibian holidays make for an outstanding experience. One of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, Namibia is land in the truest sense of the word, and its terra-cotta coloured deserts, the imposing central plateau, its stunning coastline and the Kalahari's tawny bushvelt produce in the traveller a new way of looking, of feeling, of understanding what it is like to stand in country that has been so for two or three million years.
Unlike other countries on our portfolio, where the kind of tailored travel experiences we offer have been in place for a good deal longer, Namibia has yet to fully develop the depth and variety of luxury accommodation found in the likes of South Africa and Kenya. However, this is all beginning to change, Namibia's Luxury lodges and safari camps are growing and bush homes and mobile tented safaris are no longer a thing of the future. Namibia's relatively tourist free parks are varied, excellent and accessible by air. The majority of these parks and reserves are either (relatively speaking) so new, or so rarely visited, that they retain something of a frontier feel about them, and the accommodation in place is excellent.
Best time to visit April through to October during the cooler winter months. The long rains run from November through to March, with the wettest months being January and February. The winter months then run from May through to the end of October offering dry weather and ideal wildlife viewing. April and May are green and verdant, whilst September and October can feel dry. Temperatures cooler during the winter months.
To find out more about holidays to Namibia and to arrange your tailor-made trip, get in touch with us today.