Namibia has other things to offer apart from safaris. The country is most famous for its scenery, but it also has a huge array of adventure activities – from dune surfing to quad biking, canoeing to whale watching, and cycling to sky jumping. For the adventurous family, this is one of the continent’s finest destinations.
Namibia Family Safaris
Namibia is a very good destination for families and can be superb for children of all ages.
Where to go in Namibia on your family safari
do not underestimate Namibia’s safari. Etosha, the country’s most famous park, is not the right destination for safari enthusiasts, but it offers a perfect introduction to an African safari. The majority of families decide that a two- to three-night safari is enough for their children – Etosha is perfect for this.
Adventurous families will want to explore Damaraland, hoping to catch a good view of the famous desert elephant, or even desert rhino and lion. This area is also home to one of the largest collections of rock art on the planet.
The majority of trips to the country are self-drive safaris or private guided road trips. Namibia’s road system and general tourist infrastructure is so well established, that it is very easy to drive yourself. Travelling between parks can be much more affordable than in other destinations, dramatically reducing the overall cost of a family trip.
Flying safaris open up a number of the country’s most expensive properties and finest destinations – Wilderness' camps are the real highlights, especially the new Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp as well as Wilderness Serra Cafema.
The far north of Namibia is in Africa’s malaria belt and as such we do not recommend that children younger than six travel to this part of the country.
Taking the kids on safari and want to do something special? Find out more about the different types of things for kids to do on a safari.
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Free children's book: Club Zeb
Download this free digital book that is sure to get your young children interested in going on a safari. With characters and friends Zeb & Oki, your kids can learn about Africa and all of its interesting landscape and wildlife.
There are puzzles, colouring sheets and lots of characters to meet at: Club Zeb
Namibia Family Trips:
Africa’s oldest deserts
This flying safari focuses on the country’s three most iconic regions – Sossusvlei, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park. It gives guests the chance to explore some of Namibia’s famous scenery, search for desert-adapted rhino, and enjoy the amazing game viewing found at the salt pans. Three very unique experiences!
Namibia’s best-kept secrets
This trip focuses on Namibia’s remotest corners, which are only accessible by light aircraft. But it is the diversity of activities that makes this trip so special – game drives, walking safaris, quad biking, cultural experiences with the Himba, day trips to the Skeleton Coast and the dunes of Sossusvlei… this trip has it all!