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Namibia's capital, Windhoek, is a smallish city - although the largest in the country - and is the starting point of most safaris.

A city of contrasts, there are low-rise office blocks shoulder to shoulder with cafes, bars and restaurants, and the whole city is a blend of modern Europe and modern Africa, but with a few attractive old buildings of German architecture. It is not a fast-paced place, and there are some pleasant places to chill out and have a coffee and a nice meal.

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Key info

  • Where: Windhoek, Namibia

Wildlife trips

This location is featured in the following itineraries:

Game Trails Self-drive

Take this classic self-drive around Namibia's ‘northern circuit’, and enjoy fantastic wildlife-viewing and photographic opportunities. Spend a couple of days at a cheetah and leopard conservation project, before continuing to the renowned Etosha National Park and the stunning desert landscapes of the Damaraland.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Classic Africa Explorer

This 37-day comprehensive itinerary, which visits no less than seven countries, delivers the ultimate African safari experience and a wealth of contrasts. Travel to some of Africa’s best National Parks and stay in a range of classic lodges, hotels and tented camps on this wildlife trip of a lifetime.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 37 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £16,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Land of Contrasts Self-drive

This is Namibia at its very best: a wilderness destination of outstanding beauty at every turn, taking you north to the salt pans of Etosha National Park, the remote Kunene and its desert elephant, before heading down the Skeleton Coast to the awesome Namib Desert. Choose between self drive or guided.

  • When to go: Apr-Jan
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,745 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Natural Wonders

Few trips venture as far as Namibia’s northern border, but this innovative itinerary employs a combination of self-drive and guided safari to visit famed Etosha and the Caprivi en route to Africa’s Four Corners – where Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet – ending at Chobe and Victoria Falls.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

On the Trail of Elephants

This 18-day group tour focuses on the elephant hotspots of Namibia and Botswana, followed by a night at the world-famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Explore a variety of landscapes from desert to coast and grassland to wetland, to marvel at southern Africa's beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,595 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Olive Grove Guesthouse

A chic guesthouse in a conveniently central, yet quiet, part of Windhoek, the Olive Grove Guesthouse offers an unexpectedly high standard of accommodation and personal service. There is everything you could possibly need here, so it makes an ideal start or end to a trip around Namibia.