Namibia > Beach Extensions

Namibia

  • Dear Michele, Please find enclosed the returned appraisal form supplied by you. Can I also say a massive thanks for all your work in planning and arranging the holiday, all aspects ran like clockwork. The whole trip was fabulous and we enjoyed every minute! In discussions with Andrew and Pippa (managements at Kanana) they expressed the views that the selection of camps had been really well thought out since they were all very different. I think I would like to take this a stage further and say that we felt that for virtually the whole 3 weeks every day seemed to be different and we particularly enjoyed this aspect. We managed to see a whole host of wildlife. The only animals we did not see where cheetah and rhino. On returning to the lodge one evening we stumbled across a leopard kill but two hyaenas had stolen the prize meal; a truly amazing experience! We believe we achieved great rapport with all lodge personnel who were brilliant everywhere. All our guides where excellent. Once again many thanks for all your efforts.

    David and Christine travelled through Namibia and Botswana
Vamizi Island beach extension, Mozambique

Namibia

Beach Extensions

Beach extensions to a Namibia Safari

Whilst Namibia does have a huge coastline with the Atlantic Ocean, the coast is unsuitable for a beach holiday. The cold currents which make the waters rich in sea life, do not make for pleasant or safe swimming, and regularly create heavy and cold coastal fog. Flying along the Skeleton Coast, or visiting Swakopmund and Walvis Bay area for a few days is highly recommended as part of your holiday, and you can choose to give yourself a few extra days to relax in these destinations if you prefer. But we would not recommend treating them as potential ‘beach destinations’.

If you are just looking for a little relaxation within your Namibia itinerary, there are places where this can easily be included. Most notably there are luxury lodges in the Namib Desert where you can include extended stays in order to allow time to relax, read book and lie by a pool. Alternatively, you could begin or end your holiday with a few nights near Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe, or in Cape Town (or other places) in South Africa, either of which will offer the potential for relaxing, whilst still enjoying a new and incredible experience.

If you are looking for a traditional beach destination to combine with Namibia, then many amazing beach locations can be comfortably reached via Johannesburg in South Africa, including Mozambique, Mauritius, The Seychelles, the South Africa coast and Zanzibar (Tanzania).

Contact us to find out more information on beach extensions while on safari in Namibia. One of our safari specialists would be happy to talk you through the best options.