Namibia, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated and incredible travel destinations I’ve ever been to.

Given that it is still relatively unknown to the public, I believe it is one of the world’s hidden travel gems.

The richness of their culture & local tribes is beautiful, it’s relatively safe and tourist friendly, and the scenery and landscapes are breath taking.

There’s also many adventurous things you can see and do in it’s capital, Windhoek, depending on your interests.

Compared to Australia, the cost of living is cheaper so you can travel more for less  (40-60% lower)

Top Things to See & Do in Namibia:

  • Spot wildlife in Etosha National Park
  • See centuries old tribal engravings at Twyfelfontein
  • Drive through the Namib-Naukluft National park with its remrkable red sand dunes
  • Hike to the top of Dune 45 in the Namib Desert
  • See the spectacular Sossuvlei & Deadvlei salt flats & trees
  • Admire the incredible rock formations of Spitzkoppe
  • Visit the local tribes and learn about their culture
  • Canoe down Orange River
  • Watch the sun set at Fish River Canyon
  • Visit the adventure capital, Swakupmond

Weather Overview

Hottest months:   Jan & Dec
Average temp:  25°C
Coldest months:  June & July

Average temp:  13 – 14°C

The best time to visit Namibia is in the Dry season (between June- October) or within the months of April & May. However, it is one of those places that you can visit at other times of the year of well.
The climate is mostly dry and pleasant, but can feel very hot and overbearing in the desert at times.
In the wet season, animals move away from the waterholes and tend to scatter around the park which makes them harder to find on Safari. 
That’s why wildlife viewing in Etosha National Park tends to be better in the dry season.
Given that Namibia’s population is very small and the distance between towns can be vast, there’s limited transport options for tourists.

Throughout the country they have good infrastruture including sealed roads (in highly travelled areas) and well-maintained gravel and even salt roads (in more remote locations).

I personally opted to do a group tour through Namibia. That way I didn’t have to worry about how I got safely from A to B.

The best options in the cities:

  • Walking (within the main towns)
  • Hire a Bicycle

Between Destinations

  • Join a group tour / day trip and let them do the driving
  • Hire a car & drive with a buddy
  • Local Flights between the main cities
The Best Adventure Activities in Namibia are:

  • Wildlife Safaris / Game Drives
  • Sandboarding / Sand-surfing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Abseiling & Rock Climbing
  • Horse Riding
  • Stargazing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hiking
  • Quad Biking
  • Sky Diving
  • Paragliding
  • Cost of Living 80% 80%
  • Safety 80% 80%
  • Landscapes & Scenery 100% 100%
  • Tourist Attractions & Things to Do 90% 90%
  • Adventure Rating 100% 100%

Disclaimer: Always check the smartraveller.gov.au website (or related) before travelling overseas, for their latest safety updates, advice and recommendations.



Recommended travel Gear for Namibia

Sunscreen 30+ SPF

Given most of the Namibian landscape is made up of desert, temperatures can get very HOT!

You’ll want to ensure you’re protected from sunburn with the right sunscreen.

Travel Gear for Namibia

3-4L Water Bottle

Again, given the country’s mostly desert, you want to ensure that you have an adequate supply of water on hand.

This will prevent you from getting dehydrated or worse, heat stroke. (Affiliate Link)

Travel Gear for Namibia

Closed-toed Hiking Shoes

When visiting the famous tourist destinations within the Namib Desert (eg. Sossuvlei and Deadvlei), you often need trek over sand dunes to get there.

This sand can get excrutiatingly hot, and will burn and sting your feet if unprotected.

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