Namibia Culture and Wildlife Adventure

Dates

All Year Round

Country

Namibia

Price Range

$$$$

Why Namibia Culture and Wildlife Adventure?

Let's just say that Life of Riley is delighted to team up with National Geographic to bring you this 14 day Culture and Wildlife Adventure Holiday to Namibia on the West Coast of Africa. 

With ochre-coloured deserts that reach all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, twinkling salt pans, and unbelievable, lunar-like red-rock landscapes, Namibia is one wild and spectacular country. 

On safaris and walks, you’ll track cheetahs, elephants and rhinos, kudus, zebra, and oryx at Etosha National Park and Ongava Game Reserve. You’ll meet with scientists to learn first-hand about efforts to preserve Namibia’s wildlife and spend two days with the ancient hunter-gatherer San (or “Bushmen”) people to become acquainted with the fascinating ancient cultures that make their home in this mystical land.

What Will Make This African Odyssey So Unforgettable?

There’s literally too much to tell you about this beautiful country but highlights include The Okonjima Game Reserve, Damaraland - a stark desert landscape where unusually succulent plants thrive, fed by ocean mists. You’ll seek out the Himba people; semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in conical homes built of palm fronds, saplings, and mud.

At the UNESCO World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein, you can hike into the hills to examine petroglyphs and discover the geological curiosities of Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. 

And finally before heading back to Windhoek, you will fly over the famous Skeleton Coast, over shipwrecks, abandoned diamond mining camps before Sossusvlei clay pan in the southern part of the Namib, renowned for its infamous ochre-hued dunes. 

With trips available from June to December, this adventure is sure to open your eyes, drop your jaw and melt your heart.

In Short:

  • Namibia, Africa's forgotten mystical land
  • Ochre-coloured deserts, twinkling salt pans and lunar red-rock landscapes
  • Fly over shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast
  • Track cheetahs, elephants and rhinos, kudus, zebra
  • Spend two days with the San hunter-gatherer tribe 
Beth Barrett
Beth Barrett Author & Events Manager