Suggested itineraries for Namibia safaris
Namibia Family Self-Drive Safari
Guide Price From £2,950 per person based on 2 adults and 2 children (12 and under) sharing Duration 14 nights Best Months July - October Region Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park,
Where is Windhoek?
Windhoek is the capital and largest city of Namibia, located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1,700 metres above sea level, almost exactly at the country’s geographical centre.
The main transport hub of Namibia, most travellers start and end their trip here and the airport is a convenient 45 minute drive from the city centre.
What to do in Windhoek?
Usually used as a jumping off point for your family safari adventure, it is easy to forget that Windhoek boasts its own range of activities.
The Parliament Gardens is a popular spot for a leisurely stroll, with its well-manicured lawns and beautiful flowers. The nearby Daan Viljoen Game Reserve is a great place to spot wildlife and enjoy hiking trails, beginning your safari adventure from the start.
Those interested in getting a taste for Namibia’s varied history must take time to visit The Independence Memorial Museum, showcasing Namibia’s struggle for independence from South Africa, and the Alte Feste Museum which provides a glimpse into Namibia’s colonial past.
Windhoek also has several markets where visitors can purchase handmade crafts and souvenirs, such as the Namibia Craft Centre and Post Street Mall.
Best time to visit?
The best time to visit Windhoek is during the dry season, which falls between May and October. This period offers mild temperatures and clear skies, making it ideal for outdoor activities and wildlife safaris.
If you prefer to avoid crowds and enjoy lower prices, consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of April or November, when the weather is still favourable.
Who should visit?
Windhoek’s safe and welcoming atmosphere and the range of activities on offer make it an ideal jumping off point for any luxury family safari.
Renowned for its family-friendliness, people of all ages can enjoy visits to Windhoek’s local communities, museums, and vibrant markets, providing valuable insights into Namibia’s history and traditions.
Moreover, with its well-maintained road infrastructure and international airport, the city ensures a hassle-free start to your family adventure.