Namibia is a historical and wilderness destination. It encompasses views and scenery of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine and a feeling of unconfined space. A sense of freedom is generated by the vast horizons, the clear unpolluted skies and a population density which is among the lowest in the world.
This feeling of tranquillity and stillness combines with a landscape dominated by the clarity of light. Also, the diversity of its people creates a rich blend of cultures and traditions. The population is composed of several different ethnic groups, including the San, the Khoikhoi, the Herero, and the Ovambo as well as the small European community, mainly of Germans and Afrikaner extraction.
The dry winter season for travel (May to October) is the most pleasant time to visit the country. Extreme heat prevails in the western and northern areas between December and March. Swakopmund and coastal areas busiest during both Namibian and South African school holidays, which usually take place from mid-December to mid-January, late-April to early June, and late-August to mid-September.
This Namibia Travel guide has been designed to give all relevant information on geographical areas, types of safaris available must-see destinations and pertinent logistical data.
Travel In Namibia
Namibia SafarisNamibia offers untamed and vast expanses of bushveld, desert scapes teaming with wildlife a photographers paradise. Home to the Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Caprivi Strip, Namib Desert, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast to mention just a few of the attractions. Combine these attractions in the form of a fly-in, camping or self-drive safari, and one is sure to have a safari of a lifetime.
Namibia LodgesOur Namibian accommodation portfolio is designed to suit most budgets and expectations. Our specialized Namibia Travel consultants can prepare you bespoke and unique itineraries incorporating the game viewing areas of Etosha National Park along with the Caprivi Strip mixed with a trip to the Namib Desert or the Skeleton Coast along with the Fish River Canyon and a night or two in the small coastal town of Luderitz.
Namibia ShowcaseA few pages in which we showcase all that makes Namibia one of the most fantastic safari destinations in all of Africa. It is here where you will find what lodges and safaris are best suited for families or honeymooners, what lodges are the most expensive and most remote and even the best destination on offer to spot and photograph rhinos or lions.
Namibia Photo GalleryOur Namibia photo gallery in which we showcase images and photographs that we at Uyaphi.com have taken of the past 19 odd years from across this amazingly photogenic country of Namibia including the highlights of the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Sesriem and of course Etosha to mention only but a few.
Namibia AttractionsNamibia attractions and destinations over desert, semi-desert and bushveld environments with excellent wildlife and birdlife sightings in the north and Caprivi Strip. Let us not forget the cultural side with educational options to experience the daily lives of the Damara, Nama, San, Himba and Herero people.
Getting To NamibiaGetting to Namibia is a little more tricky than say getting to South Africa due to only +- seven international airlines that fly directly into Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport. Namibia is a large country with a small population and does not require the aviation backbone that other African powerhouses need.
Getting Around NamibiaGetting around Namibia is easy with good infrastructure, excellent roads, numerous small airports; all of this in one of Africa's safest countries. For most travellers to Namibia, good tar and dirt roads are the norm when travelling between the popular destinations and towns with all their activities on offer.
Namibia Safari PlannerFinding that perfect safari in Namibia can be a daunting task, to say the least. It is here that by means of filling out a simple form that we can do all the hard yards in finding you exactly what you are looking for. We find that safari that will suit your budget, wants and needs as well as interests.
When To Visit NamibiaWhen is it best to safari in Namibia? What will the weather be like at Swakopmund in July? I am going to the Etosha National Park in December, is there a chance of rain? Some of the numerous questions asked, here is a "When to visit Namibia" page that can answer most of the questions posed.
Namibia Visa RequirementsAll visitors entering Namibia must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months and can stay a maximum of 90 days in total. Unabridged birth certificates are required for those travelling with children under years of age. Visitors must also have outgoing travel documents and sufficient funds to finance their stay.
Namibia MapOur map of Namibia featuring lodges, camps and hotels in all of the countries famous safari destinations including; Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Namib Desert, Swakopmund and Windhoek to mention only but a few. Namibia is famed for her desert-scapes and wildlife, a must-visit African destination.
Malaria In NamibiaMalaria In Namibia is only found in the north of the country and the Caprivi Strip/ Zambezi region. A small information guide for travellers on where malaria can be found in the country including a malaria map. The disease should be taken seriously and as always consult a health professional for advice on what prophylaxis to take.