Namibia Safari Holidays

A safari destination of red dunes, rich wildlife, and warm hospitality, woven into a tapestry of desert beauty

Namibia safari holidays
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From the oldest desert in the world and the rolling dunes of Sossusvlei to the vibrant watering holes of Etosha National Park, Namibia is home to some of the most unique safari holidays on the continent.

One of the few African destinations where families can enjoy a self-drive trip, Namibia safari holidays are an exercise in independent luxury, away from the crowds. 

Boasting an incredible range of landscapes, families can witness the desert-adapted wildlife in Etosha and Damaraland or choose to get off the beaten path in the wetlands of the Zambezi Region. 

Namibia safari holidays offer so much more than big game, the huge Namib-Naukluft National Park offers desert plains and towering dunes, the eerie Skeleton Coast is famous for its haunting shipwrecks and the nomadic Himba and San people are a fascinating insight into Namibia’s rich cultural heritage. 

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Where to go on your Namibia safari holiday?

Start your journey in the capital, Windhoek, where you can explore its blend of European and African influences, including the historic Christuskirche and the authentic Katutura township.

For a true taste of Namibia’s otherworldly landscapes, venture to the Namib Desert. Witness the mesmerizing orange dunes of Sossusvlei, where adventurous families can climb up ‘Big Daddy’ – towering above at 325m. 

In the north, Etosha National Park beckons with its diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, and rare black rhinos, congregating around the iconic Etosha Pan. The AfriCat Foundation based at Okonjima is famous for its work in cheetah conservation, and is also one of the best places in the world to see leopards, as well as rare species such as the pangolin. 

For cultural immersion, visit traditional Himba villages in the Kunene Region or explore the historic Germanic coastal town of Swakopmund.

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What to see on a Namibia safari holiday?

If your family has a range of interests, from spotting Big Game and hiking up sand dunes to learning about the traditionally nomadic San and Himba tribes, Namibia has it all.

The vast expanses of Etosha offer chances to glimpse the enigmatic Big Five and the largest population of Black rhino in the world. 

Head to Damaraland to witness the meandering desert-adapted elephants and visit the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, providing an educational opportunity for young ones to connect with Namibia’s rich history.

For something a little different, families can take a scenic drive along the misty Skeleton Coast, known for its shipwrecks and abundant seal colonies and an ideal spot for kayaking trips and a museum tour. 

And one mustn’t forget the other-worldly Namib Desert, a must-see for the largest sand dunes in Africa. 

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Our favourite Namibia experiences

Part of Namibia’s magic is that it offers something for everyone, offering a truly tailor-made African family safari. 

An experience not to be missed is the Okonjima Nature Reserve, just a couple of hours outside of Windhoek and home to the AfriCat Foundation’s rehabilitated cheetahs. Phenomenally tame, they can be approached on foot with a guide, offering fantastic opportunities for pictures. 

Game drives through the rich Etosha National Park are particularly popular for families wanting an accessible opportunity to witness an incredible diversity of game.

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Where to stay in Namibia?

A destination that is growing in popularity, exclusive new camps and lodges are being launched across the country. 

From boutique camps set within Sossusvlei and Etosha national parks to unique eco-hotels nestled on the Skeleton Coast, there is a huge range of options for your family safari. 

With lodges offering the utmost in understated luxury to under-canvas camps providing a traditional safari experience, you can cater your accommodation to your family’s needs. 

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Is Namibia family-friendly?

Namibia’s blend of natural wonders and enriching experiences makes it an ideal family safari destination.

The exceptional wildlife encounters of Etosha, and quad-biking tours of Sossusvlei’s dunes are sure to thrill older children and teenagers. 

Cultural interactions with the indigenous tribes offer educational insights for adults and young ones alike, while family-friendly lodges and campsites cater to various budgets and comfort levels. 

Namibia’s huge diversity, friendly people and range of accommodation options makes it an undeniably family-friendly safari destination.

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How to plan your Namibia safari holiday?

The best way to start planning your own Namibia safari, is to get in touch with us, the experts.

We’ll start with a free consultation, via phone, video call or email/chat. We’ll get to know you and what your hopes and dreams are for this special trip.

From there, we’ll produce your own personalised itinerary and refine it with you to ensure it’s perfect.

We’ll then be with you each step of the way to plan every detail and answer every question, ahead of your dream safari. As a small, family-run business, we offer a standard of service and care unmatched in the industry.

When you’re ready to start planning your own unique family safari holiday, we’re ready to help.

Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote

Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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