Climb the highest sand dunes in the world. Descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa. Immerse yourself in the past at one of the Africa’s richest rock art sites, and watch wildlife shimmer against one of the most spectacular pans on earth. Explore the oldest, driest desert in the world and take time to listen to the silence and to your soul.
Namibia is home to vibrant cities where people are excited about the future, while remaining deeply connected to their rich, cultural past. A stable, democratic government, infrastructure that allows guests to move confidently off the beaten path and endless horizons that beckon you to explore define this country and its people.
This is Namibia, where you are sure to find adventure, and you may just find yourself.
With just 2.1 persons per square kilometre and a population of 1.8million, Namibia’s different cultures span an impressively diverse population for what is a sparsely populated country. From the Bantu-speaking Ovambo and Herero tribes (the latter of which are admired for their colourful Victorian dress) to the Damara minorities and nomadic San Bushmen, Namibia boasts cultural and historical flavour in spades. German colonisation left its own imprint on this Southern African nation with German being a widely spoken language today and German architecture and cuisine featuring prominently. Namibia’s diverse and, at times, harsh climate contributed to its colourful history with skirmishes, international and national, reflected in much of its modern history.
Best Time to Visit Namibia
Three-hundred days of sun a year mean Namibia can be visited at any time. However, the hottest months of the year (January and February) are best avoided. The northern regions experience annual flooding, which flows from Angola down towards the plains of Ovamboland. In is not advised to travel during the month of March in this region.
Those traveling along the Caprivi Strip may note that the region has a distinct tropical climate. It experiences heavy rainfall, and often heavy flooding from December to March. After March, however, the area offers the best bird watching in the region. Namibia’s wildlife safaris are best done in the winter months, specifically April to June, as the dry weather tends to compel the animals to congregate at watering holes. Otherwise, August is the peak of the tourist season, when prices go up and travel arrangements are best booked early.