Namibia tours

If you join one of Shoestring's Namibia tours, you’ll travel through a country of spectacular landscapes and unique flora and fauna. Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world which leaves nature to do precisely what it pleases. This guarantees beautiful pictures and a vast exotic fauna. A tour through Namibia is utterly fascinating.

If you decide to travel in Namibia, you’ll soon discover the German influences in the country. In the middle of the 19th century, the first missionaries arrived and the country eventually became a German colony. 

Discover the beauty of the country during your Namibia tour with its seemingly endless landscapes, each one more beautiful than the other. One of Namibia’s highlights is the Fish River Canyon in the South. It mostly consists of sandstone and black limestone… it feels just like an abandoned moonscape. Take your time and walk along this spectacular river gorge for a sensational view over the Fish River. 

Tours of Namibia are not complete without a visit of the Sossusvlei. This is a huge salt and clay pan laying between the orange-red dunes like an oasis. You’ll be surprised that little bushes grow in the middle of all that sand and animals like ostriches and chamois can survive here. You mustn’t miss out on the Namib-Naukluft Park during your tour of Namibia either. Covering some 50.000 square kilometres it is one of the biggest parks in the world and consists to a large extent of enormous red sand dunes, some as high as 300 meters! 

The friendly town of Swakopmund is also on the itinerary of your tour. This colonial city is situated between the desert and the ocean and has lovely alleys shadowed by palm trees. The dolphins living off the coast sometimes show themselves close to the beach. A fantastic experience! Swakopmund is the perfect place for excursions and activities like quad biking and sand-boarding. A tour of Namibia is extremely diverse and there’s no time to be bored in this beautiful country! Join us for one of our Namibia tours today!

Country info Namibia

  • Background information
  • Culture Namibia
    Try reading something about the local way of life beforehand then it is more likely that you will enjoy the journey. Begging You will certainly see beggars in the big citi
  • Festivals Namibia
    Independence Day (21 March), Cassinga Day (May 4), Africa Day (25 May), Heroes' Day (26 August), Human Rights Day (10 December).
  • Food and drinks Namibia
    Food Namibia has plenty of European food, especially English and German food. So do not be surprised if apple strudel, Brötchen or fish & chips appears on the menu.
  • Tipping Namibia
    Workers in restaurants and hotels earn little. You can help matters a bit by ensuring that those who work for you get a good tip. The directive is (at least if satisfactory se
  • Weather and climate Namibia
    Climate: The area we travel through in this trip is vast and there will be regional differences in climate and weather, depending upon latitude and height above sea level. In
  • Background Info Namibia
    A trip through Namibia brings you to some of the most impressive landscapes that Africa has to offer. You travel to the Fish River Canyon. This beautifully carved canyon conti
  • Practical information
  • Arrival information Namibia
    It is your own responsibility to ensure you have any necessary visas for travel. At the time of writing, for many nationalities, a visa is not required for Namibia. Costs
  • Time differences Namibia
    The standard time in Namibia is UTC/GMT +1 hour. Click here to see exact times of different cities.
  • Money Namibia
    The Namibian currency is the Namibian Dollar (NAD), which in turn is divided into 100 cents. This is equivalent to the South African Rand. There are notes of 10, 20, 50, 100 N
  • Luggage and clothing Namibia
    This journey around the equator is for the most part near mountains and highlands where a temperate climate with some cold nights is likely. We recommend you to tak
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