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Namibia

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Some of the highest dunes in the world
3/5 The craggy mountains of the Naukluft against the red dunes of the Namib - surreal colours, no matter what time of day
© Wolwedans The craggy mountains of the Naukluft against the red dunes of the Namib - surreal colours, no matter what time of day
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The real luxury of a safari in Namibia is the vast space of the varied desert landscapes.

If you are considering travelling to Namibia, chances are you are looking for something out of the ordinary.  A journey through Namibia is all about daily surprises; the impossible number of stars, the expanse of views over desert mountains, the improbable salmon-pink of sand-dunes at sunrise, the ingenuity of small creatures adapted to the harsh environment, the ochre and leather dress of the Himba and petticoated dresses of the Herero, the first taste of ostrich biltong and the excellent seafood.

Some recommended experiences in Namibia

Hot air ballooning over Namib desertFamily safari through Namib desert
An ideal safari holiday for the family, exploring the deserts of Namibia. A safe environment, comfortable accommodation, flexibility plus loads to do.
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Flying safari in NamibiaFlying safari on the Skeleton Coast
A special flying safari in a light aircraft, with an expert guide and pilot along Namibia's wild Skeleton Coast. Remote camps, unbelievable scenery.
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Mobile safari camp in North West NamibiaMobile safaris in remote NW Namibia
A mobile safari and wild camping is one of the few, & best, ways to properly experience the surreal landscape of the Kunene in the remote northwest Nambia.
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Family safari in ZambiaCamping safari in Sandwich Bay
Visit Sandwich Bay, disappear into the remote Namib desert to discover desert-adapted species, gemstones beneath your feet and to sleep beneath the stars .
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The greatest surprise about a safari in Namibia, being largely empty and mainly comprised of desert or semi-desert, is just how much there is to see. Etosha and parts of the Caprivi are rich in big game and birdlife, and even the desert hosts specially adapted elephant, lion and rhino. A Namib Desert landscape apparently devoid of life can reveal beetles that collect dew on their backs, geckos that bark, spiders that literally cartwheel down sand-dunes and plants that are barely 2 feet tall but that are over 1000 years old.  Find out when the best time to visit Namibia is.

Everywhere there is evidence of people’s attempts to tame this harsh landscape (to varying degrees of success). Take for example the wild Skeleton Coast where shipwrecks and seals mingle, and the diamond fields of the Namib which have given rise to quirky little towns, some of which have been partially buried by the encroaching sand. The San Bushmen have left their mark in rock etchings and still live nomadically, with few possessions on the edge of the Kalahari. In contrast, towns like Windhoek and Swakopmund bear every mark of sophistication and have an unmistakable continental feel.  Namibia safari lodges are wildly diverse, from the charmingly simple to the elegantly luxurious.

Namibia is one of the few African countries we would recommend for superb self-drive safaris, and it is also one of our favourite and most unusual destinations to visit with your family.  There are a couple of experiences in Namibia that stand head and shoulders above others as the sort of life-changing things that you'll carry with you forever, among which is the Skeleton Coast flying safari.

Travel to Namibia with an open mind and expect the unexpected.

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A few of our favourite places to stay in Namibia

Namibia light mobile camp

This mobile camp is of the "everything you need but nothing you

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Wolwedans Dune Camp

Located about 4km from the {Wolwedans Dune Lodge}, the Tented

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Winging it over the desert - unbelievable colours and patterns all laid out beneath you

Skeleton Coast Flying Safari

The Skeleton Coast Safari is one of those once in a lifetime

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At Natural High, we've had long experience putting together trips in Africa that really work. Whether it's intimate bushcamps in out of the way places, or a private lodge in one of Africa's top-billing wildlife areas, light mobile camping or remote island escapes, we know there is a lot to choose from. We're absolutely confident that we can recommend the right places for you.

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