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Discover Namibia with Ujuzi African Travel

An ageless realm of sand dunes, petrified forests, rich floodplains, and grassy savannas dotted with statuesque trees, Namibia is a land beyond imagining. Namibia was the first country in the world to include environmental protection in its constitution, and today 14 percent of the landscape is safeguarded as designated natural areas.

Thanks to these efforts, Namibia is the world’s most abundant arid land. It houses the largest populations of free-roaming cheetahs and black rhinos. Oryx, Cape buffalo, lions, leopards, black-faced impala, zebras, and both desert-adapted and bush elephants are also plentiful. Along the coast, enjoy whale-watching—the southern right whale is making a comeback—or enjoy seal colonies, dolphins, and plentiful birdlife.

Top Attractions in Namibia

Namibia Safari Itineraries

We offer these sample Namibia travel itineraries to get your creative juices flowing as you dream of your upcoming trip. For lodgings, choose from your preference of Namibia wildlife resorts, secluded lodges, luxury camps, and more.  Let Ujuzi African Travel serve as your vacation planner to create a custom Namibia safari that suits your dreams!

rhino with mud on its side walking through short plants

The black rhino walks through brush in Damaraland, Namibia. Photo Credit: Dana Allen

12-Day Intimate Namibia Safari

Explore the wild beauty of southern Africa’s most sparsely populated country. On this privately guided Namibia safari, you will climb some of the world’s highest freestanding sand dunes, track desert-adapted elephants through the Namib desert, and marvel at the southern night sky under the tutelage of an experienced astronomer. Longer stays at each of your destinations will give you a more intimate acquaintance with all that Namibia has to offer.

You will start your Namibia safari at the NamibRand Nature Reserve, southern Africa’s largest private nature reserve at over 710 square miles. Together with the adjacent Namib Naukluft National Park, this area represents virtually all facets of the Namib Desert, from expansive sand-and-gravel plains to vegetated dune belts and the Little 5 safari animals. A scenic flight along the Skeleton Coast shepherds you to Damaraland, where you will view immaculately preserved prehistoric rock art, search for desert black rhinos and elephants, and explore the unique geology and plants of this region.

Then head for the grassy savannas of Etosha National Park, perhaps the most productive wildlife viewing area in all of Namibia. Commonly seen animals include Angolan giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, caracals, aardwolves, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, honey badgers, and a variety of antelope species. The park is also home to breathtaking salt pans and dolomite hills, offering an idyllic setting for your last few days in Namibia.

Zebras, a giraffe, and gazelle stand near a watering hole.

Animals frequently gather near waterholes like this one in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Photo Credit: Tarry Butcher

14-Day Best of Namibia Safari

Your journey begins at Okonjima Game Reserve, home to the AfriCat Foundation and thriving populations of cheetahs, leopards, and brown hyenas. View nocturnal animals like honey badgers and porcupines from hides or on evening game drives, and take a quiet walk along one of the reserve’s protected paths to search for Okonjima’s 200-plus bird species.

Next, navigate the grasslands and salt pans of Etosha National Park. Dotted with waterholes, this vast landscape attracts 114 mammals—including the Big 5—and more than 340 bird species. You are sure to make marvelous discoveries here before heading on. In Damaraland, you will track desert-adapted elephants and view prehistoric rock art so well-preserved, it looks like it could have been etched yesterday.

The coastal town of Swakopmund offers respite from the desert with its cool ocean sprays. Dolphins and Cape fur seals abound here, as do shorebirds such as pelicans and flamingos. But a trip to Namibia would not be complete without a visit to its iconic red sand dunes. You will explore them at Sossusvlei in Namib Naukluft National Park, where they tower up to 1,000 feet above the surrounding salt-white plains.

Need a little inspiration to get planning? Here are some of our best Namibia safari photos to whet your appetite!

PHOTO CREDITS: Blue Wildebeest and Gemsbok in Sossusvlei photo credit: Dana Allen; Black-Backed Jackal photo credit: Russel Friedman; Namibia Desert Elephants photo credit: Olwen Evans; Giraffe Crossing Etosha Pan photo credit: Tarry Butcher

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