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  • Hi Jane, well you did it again, another great holiday which not only met but exceeded many of our expectations. It would be difficult to pick out any one highlight from a trip which included flamingos in the sunset at Walvis Bay to a sky almost white with stars at Etendeka. If we had to select one element though it would be the four nights with Waylon and Michael of Kunene Tours exploring the wilder reaches of north western Namibia. We would never have thought it possible to have one of the tenderest steaks we have ever had, cooked on a camp fire in the middle of nowhere. It also adds to the experience when your guide gets genuinely excited as happened when we sighted a cheetah along the Hoanib River. Once again thank you, diolch yn fawr iawn (thank you very much indeed).

    George and Chris from Flintshire 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.