shutterstock_678676381-scaled

Windhoek

A clean and modern city at the heart of Namibia

Overview
Windhoek safaris
Windhoek Luxury Family Safaris

A clean and modern city at the heart of Namibia, Windhoek is the ideal starting and end point for your luxury family safari. 

Surrounded by incredible landscapes, including the rolling hills of the Khomas Hochland on one side and the vast expanse of the Namib Desert on the other, Windhoek has a frontier town feel and is the perfect spot to pick up supplies before heading out on your adventure. 

The rich colonial history of Windhoek can be seen in its historic Germanic influences. Dotted around the city are old German castles as well as a neo-baroque cathedral which is worth a visit.

Overview
Windhoek safaris
Windhoek Luxury Family Safaris
Itinerary ideas
Suggested itineraries for Namibia safaris
  • Namibia Family Self-Drive Safari

    Visit Namibia’s iconic highlights on your own self-drive adventure. Traverse rugged terrain, visiting the Gamsberg Mountains, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park.

    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,
    More Info
Windhoek Luxury Family Safaris
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. 

Windhoek Luxury Family Safaris
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. 

Windhoek Luxury Family Safaris
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.

Windhoek Luxury Family Safaris
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.

 

Start planning
Mike-and-Tess-portrait-cropped.jpg?w=188&h=200&scale
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Mike-and-Tess-portrait-cropped.jpg?w=188&h=200&scale
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.

Get in touch
Talk to Tess & Mike about your next big adventure
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720
Begin your adventure
We are a party of adults and children and are interested in travelling to in
Google Rating
5.0
Based on 56 reviews
js_loader