Namibia hosts superlative scenery, a dramatic arid landscape of great beauty. Along the route for our Namibia nature tour, we witness massive red dunes, fanciful granite outcrops, an isolated, iconic inselberg (the Brandburg), and colonial Swakopmund on the scenic coast. We find an array of arid-land birds, many not found in other parts of Africa.
The Namib is the oldest desert in the world, with oases for a rich and sometimes odd array of mammal, plant, and birdlife. Elephant, Oryx, Blesbok, hornbills, Rockrunner, Herero Chat, Dune Lark, numerous birds of prey and more await! Highlights also include time at the vivid red dunes of Sossusvlei, which contrast coastal Walvis Bay and the rugged Erongo Mountains. We immerse in this treasured landscape on our Namibia wildlife tour.
- Experience the Namib, the world’s oldest desert, famous for massive red dunes at Sossusvlei
- Look for signature bird species such as Rockrunner, Herero Chat, Hartlaub’s Spurfowl, and Dune Lark
- Walk amidst the fanciful granite outcrops of the Erongo Mountains, known for impressive wildlife, rock art, and over 200 species of birds
- Visit the base of the mighty Brandberg, Namibia’s largest mountain (8450 feet), a dramatic inselberg that is home to exciting birds and mammals
- See one of the most bizarre plants on the planet, the Welwitschia
- Watch exciting raptors such as African Black (Verreaux’s), Martial, and Booted Eagles, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Lanner and Peregrine Falcons, Rock Kestrel, and more
- Find arid-land specialty birds including chats, coursers, sandgrouse, numerous larks, bustards, and korhaans
- Enjoy the colonial seaside town of Swakopmund
Photo credits: Banner: Springbok by Arne Smith on Unsplash; Giraffe by Peg Abbott; Dead Trees by Marcelo Novais on Unsplash; Lesser Flamingo, Bob Rodrigues; Lilac-breasted Roller, courtesy Batis Birding Safaris (BBS); Rosy-faced Lovebirds, courtesy BBS; Violet-eared Waxbill, courtesy BBS; Blue Crane, courtesy BBS; Northern Black Korhaan, courtesy BBS; Dune Lark, courtesy BBS; Springbok by Arne Smith on Unsplash; Desert Quiver Camp, courtesy of desertquivercamp.com; Martial Eagle, by BBS; Lodge room, courtesy of desertquivercamp.com; Violet-eared Waxbill, by BBS; Quiver camp at night, courtesy of desertquivercamp.com; Red-billed Hornbill, by BBS; Chestnut-banded Plover, Bob Rodrigues; Chestnut-vented Warbler, Bob Rodrigues; Pink-backed Pelican, Bob Rodrigues; Greater Flamingo, Bob Rodrigues; Hohenstein Lodge x2, courtesy of ondili.com; Rosy-faced Lovebird, Bob Rodrigues; White-faced Owl, by BBS; Dune Lark, by BBS; Brandberg White Lady Lodge, courtesy of brandbergwllodge.com; Cheetahs, by Peg Abbott; Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Greg Smith; Red-headed Finch, by BBS; Montiero’s Hornbill, Bob Rodrigues; Giant Kingfisher, Peg Abbott; Dead Trees by Marcelo Novais on Unsplash; Heavy Sky by Johnny Chen on Unsplash; Brandberg White Lady Lodge, courtesy of brandbergwllodge.com; Oryx Photo by Joe McDaniel on Unsplash; Flamingos at Windehoek Photo by Ryan Cheng on Unsplash; Desert Quiver Camp Lodge x3, courtesy of desertquivercamp.com; Weaver by Fabiana Rizzi on Unsplash; Bare-cheeked Babbler, BBS; Green-winged Pytilia, BBS; White-faced Owl, BBS; Welwitchia by Alex Vargo; Hohenstein Lodge x3, courtesy of ondili.com.