The country of spectacular landscapes
The Himbas, a nomadic ethnic group in northwestern Namibia, traditionally sustain their livelihood through herding mainly cattle and goats. During your tailor-made tour, we offer the opportunity to visit a traditional Himba family near Epupa. We have established respectful arrangements with a Himba guide to prevent disruption to their delicate culture. Through daily rotations, a different family is visited each day, ensuring minimal impact. As a token of appreciation, the families receive maize meal and other food items. Unfortunately, in some areas, there is an observed increase in begging (for sweets), which we aim to avoid.
Damaraland, situated in the north-central part of Namibia, is a stunning yet remote area characterized by diverse landscapes, including open plains, mountains, and canyons. In the southwest, it borders the Namib Desert, where small groups of desert elephants reside. With a specialized safari, there is a high chance of encountering these elephants, and you also have the opportunity to embark on a guided walking expedition to search for black rhinos that have adapted to the arid climate. Truly a unique experience!
In the south of Namibia, Keetmanshoop is renowned for the Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground. Quiver trees are found throughout southern Namibia, but nowhere in the form of a forest like in Keetmanshoop. These photogenic trees were used by Bushmen as quivers for arrows.
Near Lüderitz lies the ghost town of Kolmanskop; the last residents left the village in 1956. Since then, the sand dunes have been encroaching, and all the buildings are now partially buried under the sand.
In the deep south of Namibia is the Fish River Canyon, one of the world’s largest canyons, with a length of 161 km, width of 27 km, and depth of 500 m.
The best way to discover Namibia is through a self-drive tour. The roads are mostly unpaved but well-maintained, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking landscapes along the way.
What is the best time for a safari trip to Namibia?
From June to October are ideal months for a safari trip in Namibia. Animals in Etosha are best observed at the waterholes. Enjoyable daytime temperatures and cooler nights. If you’re camping, it can be a bit cold in a tent around July and August, as frost is possible at night. In October, temperatures begin to rise, and during the summer months (winter in the Netherlands), it’s almost daily 40 degrees Celsius and warmer. Namibia doesn’t have a true rainy season, but from January to April, there can be substantial storms.
Our photography trip through Namibia was so amazing. We’ve learned so much! At times it was hard work, but it paid off in the end. Namibia has a special place in my heart now.
Our Himba experience was so impressive. The women are beautiful and full of pride. It was not an act, but real life. It was an honour to be there.