Family Safaris in Namibia | Jumbari Family Safaris

Namibia

Steeped in history and rich in spectacular wildlife
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Highlights

Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei

When to Go

Safari: June to October
Best weather: April and May

Best paired with:

South Africa, Botswana

Family Safaris in Namibia

Characterized by the endless desert landscape and sand dunes that disappear into pristine coastlines, Namibia is a family safari destination like no other. A firm favourite, Namibia is mostly malaria-free and hosts a selection of family-friendly lodges. Wildlife-loving families can discover great game viewing at Etosha National Park, as well as the desert-adapted elephants and black rhino of Damaraland. Other attractions range from the dry expansive coastline of Skeleton coast to the rolling red dunes of Sossusvlei. Needless to say, the whole family will love it!

Namibia Trips

Why Visit Namibia

Take in the vastness of Africa’s largest gorge at the Fish River Canyon, one of Namibia’s main attractions, and explore the steep hiking trails with an experienced guide. Alternatively, relax and watch an endless stream of animals come to cool off at a watering hole in Etosha. The best time to visit Etosha, Namibia’s greatest wildlife sanctuary, is in the very dry months between June and October when animals flock to water sources which make for great game viewing.

An eerie taste of colonial history awaits you in the deserted town of Kolmanskop. Abandoned by German settlers and rebuilt after diamonds were found in 1908, this attraction is a great stop for both history buffs and photography enthusiasts. Alternatively, visit the giant red sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Region, which tower almost 1312 feet high. The dunes are one of Nambia must-see landmarks and can be visited year-round.

Namibia has a subtropical desert climate characterized by warm days and cooler evenings. A popular self-drive destination, the roads are good and the arid landscape will leave you in awe of the beauty of the Namibian countryside. Experience eco-friendly accommodation, set against the backdrop of rugged, wild terrain with Jumbari’s extensive range of family-friendly safaris to Namibia.

Book your family safari to Namibia

History buffs, photographers, and safari enthusiasts, Namibia is the destination for you. Jumbari offers a range of the best in sustainable accommodation in lodges, hotels, and camps, making it perfect for every eco-conscious traveler.

Use our handy country guides and be inspired to start designing your own unforgettable trip today.

Highlights

Etosha National Park

Take in the never-ending stream of animals at a waterhole in Etosha National Park.

Fish River Canyon

Relish in the unforgettable views of the Fish River Canyon and explore the hiking trails of the largest gorge in Africa.

Cape Fur Seal colony

Visit the remote wilderness of the Skeleton Coast to see the Cape Fur Seal colony.

Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei

Climb the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and look for desert-adapted wildlife such as gemsbok.

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Visit the eerie mining town of Kolmanskop for a taste of Namibia’s colonial history.

When To Go?

Best time to go

With Namibia’s moderate climate, travelers can visit year-round. Namibia receives a fraction of the rainfall seen by surrounding countries but will experience some rainy, humid afternoons between December and March. Etosha is best visited in the dry season (June to October).

High Season

From July to October, Etosha and the main access roads become crowded. Animals congregate around watering holes which makes them easier to find.

Low Season

From July to October, Etosha and the main access roads become crowded. Animals congregate around watering holes which makes them easier to find.

Best Weather

April and May, when temperatures are starting to taper off, there is little rainfall but the landscape is still lush and green.

Wildlife

Will you see the Big 5?

You will probably see elephant and lion quite regularly, but rhino, buffalo, and leopard will be much harder to find in the arid environment. You will, however, be treated to common cheetah sightings and huge herds of grazing zebra and wildebeest.

What is regularly seen?

Desert adapted elephant, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest are all commonly seen. Although all the big predators are present, lion and cheetah are especially common throughout the parks.

When will you get the best wildlife experience?

The best time to see wildlife is in the dry season from June to October, especially at Etosha when most wildlife congregates around water sources.

Country Information

Capital

Windhoek is the capital and largest city in Namibia. It is right in the center of the country and home to about 300, 000 people. The official language is English, but Afrikaans, German, and Setswana are also widely spoken.

Currency

The Namibian Dollar (N$) has been the currency since 1993 and is most popularly trades against the USD.

Airports

The main airport is Hosea Kutako, situated 27 miles east of Windhoek, which has daily connections with regional destinations in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Victoria Falls. The Katima Mulilo Airport services the Caprivi region, popular because it is home to the Big 5. Onwards travel is either by small aircraft or car.

Health & Safety

There is a risk of malaria in the Northern part of Namibia, especially Etosha National Park and the Caprivi Strip. The rest of the country is at low risk. The highest risk period is during the rainy months from October to May. There is little risk of Yellow Fever, however, a vaccination certificate is required.