Namibia – land of superlatives
Experience the highest sand dunes in the world in Sossusvlei or the deepest canyon in Africa. Find impressive collections of rock paintings or herds of animals mysteriously reflected in the most spectacular salt pans of Etosha National Park. The Namib desert – the oldest desert in the world – competes with life in one of the most animal-rich countries in Africa, a battle that the desert has already won in some places. Untraveled tracks, endless horizons, and a bewildering display of colors invite you to be discovered.
Lunar landscapes, bizarre rock formations and the ship graveyard of the Skeleton Coast are just a few natural spectacles of this harsh and partly unreal world. In the vastness of the landscape, the border between heaven and earth seems to just be a blur. Dive with African Luxury Travel into a country of superlatives and let Namibia enchant you.
Your luxury trip to Namibia
- Enjoy a nature drive to the red dunes in Sossusvlei with a visit to the “Dead Vlei“
- Take off in a hot air balloon and explore the Namib Desert from a new perspective
- Experience the home of the desert elephants in Damaraland
- Go on exciting game drives and explore the impressive wildlife in Etosha Nationalpark
- Get closer than ever to cheetahs at Okonjima Private Game Reserve
Climate and travel seasons in Namibia
Due to the low rainfall, Namibia usually has a dry climate, which makes it a popular year-round destination.
October to April are the summer months with temperatures between 28°C and 35°C. In the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, temperatures can rise to 40°C. The rainy season usually starts at the end of December and lasts until mid-April. However, in recent years there has been little rain. Thunderclouds can form in the late afternoon, bringing some short thunder showers.
May to September are the winter months. Here you can expect no rain, not a single cloud can be found in the sky and the temperatures are between a pleasant 20°C and 25°C degrees. However, in the evenings it cools down considerably and in the early morning hours temperatures in the Namib Desert can sometimes reach minus degrees. Due to the lack of water all animals are dependent on the water holes at this time of the year, which leads to excellent game viewing.
We recommend the months of May and September as the ideal time to travel.
Namibia Travel Info
To enter Namibia, you need a valid, machine-readable passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the return date. For the entry of minors, a certified, translated birth certificate is necessary, as well as a power of attorney from the (not traveling) legal guardian.
You do not need a visa. When entering Namibia, you are granted a 3-month tourist visa free of charge at the point of entry.
The Etosha National Park, as well as the Caprivi Strip are malaria areas. Please contact your family doctor regarding possible malaria prophylaxis when planning your trip to this region of Namibia.
The currency in Namibia is the Namibia Dollar (NAD). You can easily withdraw cash with your international credit card at the ATMs. Credit card payments are accepted at all hotels/lodges, restaurants and stores. The South African Rand is still used as a means of payment in Namibia.
In Namibia, gas stations will fill up for you. Since gas stations do not accept credit cards, you will have to pay in cash. A small tip is not obligatory but will be gratefully accepted by any gas station attendant.
Please note that most of the roads in Namibia are gravel roads. As a self-driver, you should drive with extra caution here.