Discover Namibia with Ujuzi African Travel

An ageless realm of sand dunes, petrified forests, salt pans, and grassy savannas, Namibia is a land beyond imagining. It was the first country in the world to include environmental protection in its constitution, and today 14 percent of the landscape is safeguarded as natural areas.

Thanks to these efforts, Namibia has abundant wildlife. It hosts the world’s 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. In the fertile Caprivi Strip, explore rivers and lush wetlands by land and boat. Along the coast, enjoy whale-watching—the southern right whale is making a comeback—or enjoy seal colonies, dolphins, and birdlife.

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Namibian 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 Namibian 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

11-Day Ultimate Rhino Conservation Safari

Explore the wild beauty of southern Africa’s most sparsely populated country while looking for endangered rhinos!

You will start your Namibia safari in 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 salt pans and grassy savannas of Etosha National Park and the surrounding private reserves. This area provides perhaps the most productive wildlife viewing in all of Namibia.

Finally, you’ll stay at Okonjima Game Reserve, home to the AfriCat Foundation and thriving populations of leopards, pangolins, and brown hyenas—as well as the majestic white rhino!

Explore the Namibia Rhino Conservation Safari Itinerary. »

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

The Zambezi Queen is an elegant way to explore the beauty of Chobe River in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip.

4-Day Chobe River Cruise Safari

Experience the world-famous Chobe Riverfront from a unique perspective—the Zambezi Queen, a floating luxury hotel! Thanks to large glass windows and a balcony in every room, you won’t even have to leave bed to spot the wildlife here. With views of both the Botswana and Namibia sides of the river, you’ll see some of the area’s tens of thousands of elephants, as well as hippos, Cape buffalo, and a variety of other large mammals and intriguing birds. During the day, you’ll have opportunities to go out in a smaller boat for up-close game viewing and birdwatching, unparalleled photographic opportunities, catch-and-release fishing, and a visit to a local village on the Namibian banks of the river.

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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. View leopards and rhinos during the day, and at night look for pangolins, honey badgers, and porcupines. You can also 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 the Big 5 and more than 340 bird species. You are sure to make marvelous discoveries here before heading on. A scenic flight along the Skeleton Coast shepherds you to Damaraland, where you will view ancient rock art, search for desert black rhinos and elephants, and explore the unique geology and plants of this region.

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, where they tower up to 1,000 feet above the surrounding salt-white plains. You’ll also search for Namibia’s unique Little 5 safari animals.

Need inspiration for your Namibian safari? Whet your appetite with some of our favorite photos!

PHOTO CREDITS: Blue wildebeest and gemsbok in Sossusvlei photos by Dana Allen; black-backed jackal by Russel Friedman; desert elephants by Olwen Evans; giraffe crossing Etosha Pan by Tarry Butcher

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