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A trip to Namibia offer travelers a chance to experience a wild, untouched region Africa seen by few travelers. This vast country is covered with dramatic landscapes, ancient intact cultures, and amazing game viewing. It is an 'ageless land', visible through the heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilized tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. Visit the ship remains on the Skeleton Coast, track Rhinos on foot in the Palmwag Concession, or rev an ATV on the sand dunes in Sossusvlei. However you choose to spend your time, Adventure Life's Namibia safari experts will help you find the perfect trip for your particular interests, needs and budget. 

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On the southwestern coast of Africa, this small nation is home to a great wealth of savannah animals, including zebras, kudus, giraffes, lions, elephants, honey badgers, and warthogs. But among all of the majestic beasts that call these plains their home are two that stand out: the cheetah & the rhinoceros. As you trek & ride across the vast deserts, keep your eyes open for these mighty creatures. Watching a stealthy cheetah stalking its prey is a once in a lifetime experience, and the Desert Rhino Camp at the Palmwag Concession is a site to behold.

Another popular destination are the dunes at Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, and the surrounding area. These mammoth sand dunes will challenge you, but see if you can harness your iron will and make the arduous climb to the top. Afterwards, you might be able to explore the impressive canyons of Namib Naukluft National Park on a hot-air balloon tour.

Continue your safari with explorations of Damaraland & Etosha National Park, where a shallow lake once filled the basin over three million years ago, thus giving the park its name, which literally translates to the "Land of Dry Water."
DID YOU KNOW...?
  • Namibia is named for the million-year-old Namib Desert
     
  • It is one of the least populous countries in the world, with just 2.5 million people in its large land area.
     
  • It is home to the largest population of cheetahs in the world.
     
  • Originally a colony of Germany, it was captured by South Africa in WWI and only gained independence in 1990.
     
  • Namibia is home to massive sand dunes and a fair number of people who have taken up sand boarding as a sport.
     
Namibia FAQs
Do I need a visa to travel to Namibia?
To travel to Namibia, you will need a tourist visa, which can be obtained at your port of entry, and a passport valid for at least 6 months.

Is tipping customary in Namibia?
You can tip 10% at restaurants for exceptional service, but it is by no means an expectation. You should tip your guides around $10+. There is not a very well established service industry here, but tips are always appreciated.

What is internet access like in Namibia?
The Adventure Life tours of Namibia tend to be in the more isolated areas of the country where the already-scarce internet is even less common. You should not expect to connect other than temporary periods of time in airports, nicer hotels, or restaurants (but even then it is not a guarantee).

Can I use my cell phone while in Namibia?
You can purchase a local SIM chip for your phone at the airport upon arrival, but it might not serve you much since many of our tours are safaris that go into pretty isolated parts of the country where there will not be a signal.

Do I need power adapters?
Namibia has Type D power sockets and 220-240v power, so if you have a 110v device that is not compatible with other voltages, you will not only require a plug adapter but also a step-down converter.

What are the toilets like in Namibia?
Even though much of Namibia has squat toilets, you will find that the lodges and camps that we have chosen do offer comfortable western style bowl toilets. Don't flush toilet paper, instead toss it in the garbage by the toilet.

Can I drink the water in Namibia?
Do not drink the tap water in Namibia - instead fill your bottles with the filtered water or drink the bottled water that your tour operator provides.

Are credit cards accepted in Namibia? Will I be able to find ATMs?
You probably won't be able to find too many ATMs or credit-card-accepting businesses on your Namibia expedition, but since the tour is all-inclusive you only really need cash for any souvenirs or tips, which you can easily take out when you get to the airport.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
You should definitely purchase travel insurance, and we make it easy through TravelGuard on our Once You're Booked page.
 
Top Lodges & Safari Camps in Namibia

Anderson's Camp - an eco-friendly camp with en-suite facilities.

Camp Kipwe - bungalow-style accomodations built around the granite boulders of Damaraland.

Desert Rhino Camp - comfortable canvas tents with en-suite facilities, mosquito nets, and a writing table in the Palmwag Concession.

Okonjima Bush Camp - in Waterberg Plateau Park, these luxurious African-style thatched chalets don't disappoint. 

Damaraland Adventure Camp & Damaraland Camp - two eco-friendly tent camps in the heart of Damaraland.

Onguma Tree Top Camp - A stilted camp next to a water hole on the Onguma Game Reserve
Must-see Wildlife of Namibia:

Etosha: 
  • Black rhino & White Rhino
  • Cheetah
  • Eland
  • Elephant
  • Gemsbock
  • Kudu
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Wildebeest
Ongava: 
  • Black rhino & White Rhino
  • Eland
  • Gemsbock
  • Kudu
  • Leopard
  • Lion

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