Namibia extends over 1000 miles along the South Western Coast of Africa boarding South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Zambia. This densely populated land covers a huge area of 824,292 sq km with a population of slightly more than 2.2 million.
It’s a place to come relax and take time for stargazing and hot air balloon rides or get out and explore. Choose from one of the many safaris or tours available in this beautiful country of Namibia.
Must-see destinations include the Etosha National park which was the first conservation area in Namibia. The Kalahari Desert is another destination to consider as here you can meet the intriguing San Bushmen and listen to their stories of life in the Bushveld.
One of our favourite “get away from it all” accommodation option in Namibia is the andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia. Here there are just 10 one-bedroom stone and glass built suites with private verandahs, plunge pool and a 180-degree vista of this beautiful setting in the worlds oldest desert.
A trip to Namibia would also not be complete without a visit to the capital city Windhoek. It is still influenced by its original German colonization with many German traditions taking place throughout the year. Indeed, if you are there at the right time you can even celebrate Oktoberfest.
This German influence can be seen in the menus of the restaurants and the Architecture of the buildings. Visit the Northeast of Namibia to experience the extensive wetlands, floodplains, woodlands and rivers. Here the land is home to many bird species and animals such as elephant, buffalo, red lechwe, and reedbuck.
If Quad-biking, sand-boarding, sand-skiing, parasailing is of interest to you then head to the town of Swakopmund. this town is a playground for adventure sports enthusiasts. The town itself is very pretty with shops, bars, and restaurants as well as a selection of accommodation.
Honeymoons in Namibia
If Africa appeals to your tastes, then Namibia will not disappoint. It is a country offering a wide range of activities from adventure sports, to Safaris to strolling the pretty towns and enjoying the local restaurants and shops. For help in planning a honeymoon complete our Honeymoon Planner, to find out the best holiday options for you in Namibia.
Safaris in Namibia
Combine desert with city and wetlands for the ultimate in the safari experience. From exotic birds to big cats, desert-adapted elephant, black rhino and many more.
Weather in Namibia – Best Time to go
Namibia is a vast area of desert that covers Namibia making it one of the driest in Africa. The rainy season is from November to April, Hottest time is January and February, in general, Namibia is a year-round destination.
Holiday Car Hire and Driving tips in Namibia
Driving is on the left-hand side of the road in Namibia. Speed limits in urban areas are 60MPH and 100KMPH on motorways. On gravel roads, a maximum of 80KPH is recommended.
Avoid driving at night. Animals on the road and poor road lighting make night driving especially hazardous.
Currency in Namibia – Namibia Dollar and South African Rand are the legal tenders in Namibia.
Time Difference– Summer time: GMT + 2 hours from the 1st Sunday in September to the 1st Sunday in April. Wintertime: GMT + 1 hour from the 1st Sunday in April to the 1st Sunday in September.
Language Spoken: English
Visa required with the 6-month validity of your passport from the date of entry and 3 blank pages in your passport.
For more information browse the official website for the Namibia Tourist Board