Namibia is rightly celebrated for its wild beauty and its vast and contrasting landscapes. The many national parks and game reserves boast a huge variety of wildlife in a kaleidoscope of diverse environments.
Etosha National Park in the north is one of Africa’s great game parks and is a prime game viewing and safari area where elephant mingle with rhino, cheetah, leopard and lion in a harsh desert environment.
The south of Namibia is dominated by the enormous and empty Namib desert which is the oldest on the planet with its giant orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei being the largest in the world.
To the west of the country is the remote Skeleton Coast National Park with its chilly coastline littered with mysterious shipwrecks and intriguing desert-adapted plants and animals.
The Kunene region in the far north west is one of the most remote destinations in all of Africa: the home of the Himba nomadic people in the wild and rugged Hartmann Valley, it offers one of the most incredible safari experiences you will find anywhere.
In Namibia the sense of space is awe-inspiring and astonishing contrasts are everywhere for the visitor to savour, enjoy and photograph. It is a uniquely special safari destination.
Namibia has a subtropical desert climate characterized by great differences in day and night time temperatures, low rainfall and overall low humidity.
The country experiences a hot, dry summer (October to April) and a cool, dry winter (May to September). The average temperature in Windhoek, the capital, is 20.6 degrees Celsius (69 degrees Fahrenheit) in January and 16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit) in July.
The amount of rainfall varies greatly across Namibia and is generally very low. The Namib Desert in the west receives less than 100 millimeters (4 inches) of rain per year, while the Caprivi Strip in the northeast receives up to 600 millimeters (24 inches) of rain per year. January and February are generally the wettest months.
The best time to visit Namibia is between March and November.