A hauntingly beautiful and untamed land that inspires visitors to marvel at the forces of nature. A country of infinite blue skies, the world’s largest sand dunes, spectacular canyons and a wreck-strewn coastline. You’ll experience crystal-clear star-filled nights, fascinating desert-adapted wildlife, epic scenery and fascinating tribes. A hot air balloon over the desert is a truly memorable experience.
Let us show you a photographer’s utopia in Namibia.
Incredible Cultures – The beautiful nomadic Himba tribes of the north and San tribes in the east still follow ancient traditions and encompass deep wisdom. The people here are truly at the mercy of their environment, having developed a hardy way of survival.
Wildlife In Abundance – One of the best places in South Africa for wildlife viewing. At Etosha National Park you are spoilt for choice with big cats, wildebeest, springbok, zebra, ostrich and more. The flood-lit waterholes provide a haven from the elements. A trip to Damaraland will provide the chance to see the desert-adapted elephants and the largest free-roaming population of black rhino in Africa. You may wish to kayak with Cape fur seal colonies along the coast, or visit AfriCat carnivore rehabilitation center to witness the big cats.
Awe-Inspiring Landscapes & Remote Wilderness – Few countries can match the magnificent range of scenery here, Namibia is a country of sheer beauty, and desolation. Discover the world’s oldest desert – the Namib, barren coastlines scattered with shipwrecks. View spiny mountains, photograph the deserted chalky white salt pans, drive along the snaking rivers and lush wetlands. Witness game in the wide grassy plains of the Kalahari. or hike the rust-red deserts and at some point, you may wonder if you are the only person left on Earth.
Where to Go?
Sossusvlei – Namibia’s ‘oceans of sand, with awe-inspiring dunes that have been sculpted by wind and time. Here you will find the famous Deadvlei with its white desert clay pan, orange sands and ancient dead trees. The iconic Namibia photograph can be taken here.
Skeleton Coast – A graveyard of bleached skeletal remains and shipwrecks. The rocky coastline is also home to a huge Cape fur seal colony.
Damaraland – Rugged landsape with deep gorges, rivers that push through the most desolate of terrains, ancient Twyfelfontein San rock art engravings and the black rhino.
Kunene – One of the harshest environments on the planet, and home to the nomadic Himba people.
Etosha National Park – Famed for its huge saltpan visible from space. At the pan’s fringes are vegetation and a series of springs and waterholes that attract a vast amount of wildlife, including desert-adapted elephant and rhino.
Fish River canyon – One of the largest and most impressive natural features in the southern part of Namibia and the second largest canyon in the world.
When to Go?
Namibia is a year-round destination with less extreme seasonal changes than other parts of Southern Africa. Please talk to us, and we can give you our recommendations on the best time to travel, based on your safari itinerary.
December – March: Some days may be humid and rail may follow, often with afternoon thunderstorms. January – February are the hottest months, where days can exceed 100˚F, but nights are usually cool.
June – October: The best season for game viewing, especially in Etosha National Park. Perfectly clear skies for star gazing.
At Rothschild Safaris, we believe that the design of your trip is very important. We put great time and care in to the order and logistics of your you travel. We are prepared with expert advice and first-hand experience on the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between locations, so that you have minimum stress and maximum time on the ground.