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  • Hello Rob, many thanks for arranging our wonderful Namibia holiday. All of the accommodation was good and we saw a huge number of animals. Our guide at Mushara estimated we had seen about two hundred elephants in several family groups, the antics of the small babies provided us with much amusement. Also a cheetah mother with two cubs, and a black rhino, all on our first day in Etosha. We enjoyed the boat trip from Walvis bay and the afternoon trip in the dunes was amazing! On our free day in Swakopmund, we booked a full day trip with Living Desert Adventures – looking for the desert animals in the morning and then visiting the moonscape in the afternoon – it was an excellent trip and we can highly recommend it. On the journey from Swakopmund to Sossus Dune Lodge we saw some bat eared foxes. We really liked Sossus Dune lodge and managed to see the sunrise over the dunes! Many thanks again for a wonderful holiday.

    Kenneth and Carolyn from Rutland travelled to Namibia
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.