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Namibia, the land of enduring tribes and timeless tradition

The land of enduring tribes and timeless tradition Home to one of the world’s wildest coastlines, Namibia borders the South Atlantic Ocean between Angola and South Africa. Boasting one of the greatest wildlife populations in the world, some species are truly unique, many are rare, and a few whose lineage goes back long before the first ancestors of mankind evolved. In the Etosha National Park, huge herds of springbok, gemsbok, zebra, and blue wildebeest, as well as smaller numbers of red hartebeest, Bruchell’s zebra, lion, cheetah and the elusive leopard gather at waterholes and are spotted easily against the stark white background of immense salt pans.

Namibia is home to the infamous Skeleton Coast, that forlorn and rugged coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It is here where we find the Namib Desert, the World’s oldest desert and a World Heritage site, from which the country gets its name. The eastern expanses are dominated by the Kalahari Desert; the central highlands are renowned for its free-roaming wildlife and the Etosha National Park. Kaokoland and Damaraland are where we find some of the most dramatic landscapes, the uniquely adapted desert animals and the proud Ovahimba people. And to top it off – the contrast of the lush forest vegetation of the Zambezi region, part of the KAZA Transfrontier National Park. Like the diamonds mined here, Namibia is a true gemstone waiting to be discovered.

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Bucket-list

  • Etosha National Park

  • Sossusvlei
  • Big Daddy Dune
  • Caprivi Strip

Highlights

  • Adventure seekers and nature lovers paradise
  • Can be done with charter flights
  • Diverse range of sights and activities
  • A safe country to travel through

What you need to know

Namibia is an all-year destination with over 300 days of sunshine. The dry winter months are generally better for game viewing and with clear cold skies, one of the world’s most sought after stargazing destinations. In wetter months, our green season, calving season commences and birding as well as botanical safaris are spectacular. The wide range of national parks ensure an unforgettable wildlife experience throughout the year.

Join expert rangers in Damaraland tracking desert elephant or black rhino, or experience the allure of the Namib Desert from a hot-air balloon. Hike the second largest canyon on earth, or learn first-hand survival practices from real Bushman while following them into the Kalahari. Watch dolphins and other aquatic animals on a catamaran cruise on the Atlantic Ocean or enjoy a roller coaster quad bike experience in the Namib Desert dunes. Enjoy your own self-drive adventure in national parks and untouched wilderness areas, meeting the cultures and relishing the freedom of endless space.

Current is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles per second. A three-point round-pin adapter plug should be brought for your electrical appliances. Such adapters are also available at major airports.

It is a recommended that all guests travelling to Namibia be adequately covered by comprehensive travel insurance to cover all aspects of their holiday.
International flights/ loss & theft/medical requirements/damage and cancellation etc. We would recommend guests organise travel insurance in their home country.

Tours to fill your senses

Sense of Africa’s focus is predominantly on group travel. With specialist knowledge, skill, experience and expertise in creating, costing and executing travel for guests to Namibia in a group environment. Specialist consultants offer versatile itineraries, exclusive added value and an insight into little known tour and safari destinations. The tours originality is evident in travel options with an edge. Extensive knowledge of Namibia and an open-minded approach to travel have facilitated the design of itineraries that veer far from tired norms, packing in adventure and relaxation in equal parts.

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The people you can count on

Our people are intensely personal, highly motivated and passionate. We are a team of skilled individuals who understand the industry, committed to exceeding customers’ expectations. We also promote a familiar environment to create a sense of family and belonging, therefore, guaranteeing passionate staff – passionate about Sense of Africa and tourism.

We have a dedicated product development team to ensure we stay on the cusp of all new developments and are at the forefront of new innovation within the country. As a result, a group of trained and dedicated travel consultants, all of whom live in the destination, have in-depth knowledge and valuable insight into lesser-known tours and safari destinations, focusing on service to our customers.

Paul Brinkman
Paul BrinkmanCOO Sense Of Africa
Kira Brinkman
Kira BrinkmanSales & Marketing Director
Alan Cragg
Alan CraggChief Financial Officer
Vivienne van Wyk
Vivienne van WykFinancial Manager
Guido Roeschlau
Guido RoeschlauContracting Manager
Gunter Von Hundelshausen
Gunter Von HundelshausenProduct Manager
Tanya Van As
Tanya Van AsReservations Manager