Namib-Naukluft National Park is the ideal destination for an authentic Namibia safari with exceptional wildlife sightings guaranteeing the experience of a lifetime. From magnificent mountainscapes to desert planes, high sand dunes and seemingly bottomless gorges, as well as an estuarine lagoon, this landscape is a dream for both professional and aspiring photography enthusiasts.
Wildlife to spot on safari in Namib-Naukluft Park
The Namib-Naukluft National Park is unique in that it features an incredibly diverse conservation area, which is quite unlike any other place on earth. And it is for this reason that we like to include this spectacular Namibian attraction in so many of our safari packages.
The region is characterised by high, isolated inselbergs and kopjes, made up of dramatic blood-red granites, rich in feldspars and sandstone. The easternmost part of the park covers the Naukluft Mountains. The park’s towering sand dunes, whose burnt orange colour is a sign of their age, are the tallest in the world, in places rising more than 300 meters above the desert floor. The dunes taper off near the coast, and lagoons, wetlands, and mudflats located along the shore attract hundreds of thousands of birds.
You will be able to spot a surprising collection of creatures on your Namibia safari to the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The park is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species on the planet, making a safari through this Namibian national park a must. Some highlights include the oryx, the springbok, and Hartmann’s mountain zebra, as well as the bizarre-looking Welwitschia Mirabilism – a desert shrub of which the most cherished is a protected specimen estimated to be over 1 500 years old.
Activities and experiences in Namib-Naukluft Park
There are four sections in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that you will be able to explore on your holiday to Namibia. They are Sossusvlei and Sesriem, the Naukluft, the Namib section and the Sandwich Harbour.
Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert is the one attraction that should not be missed when travelling on a Namibia safari. The heights of these Namibian sand dunes are incredible, not to mention the colours and shapes of these magical formations. These beautiful, expansive dunes can give visitors an intense feeling of solitude while climbing up them.
With so much to offer in the realm of a diverse and breath-taking landscape, as well as the majestic and unique wildlife and plants that call this seemingly inhospitable landscape their home, a visit to the Namib-Naukluft National Park is one of the major highlights in our diverse range of Namibian safari packages.
A safari to Namib-Naukluft Park with Jenman African Safaris
A trip to Etosha National Park is part of the 24-day Northern Experience safari package that starts in Cape Town, South Africa and ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Other Namibian stops are the sand dunes in Sossusvlei and the breathtaking Fish River Canyon. This exhilarating tour also ventures to the neighbouring countries of Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Experience three weeks of great game viewing and culture on the 21-day Great Trans-African Lodge safari that kicks off in the enigmatic city of Swakopmund in Namibia. Marvel at the astonishing array of wildlife in Etosha National Park before moving on to Mahango National Park. Chobe National Park in Botswana and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe are also included in this safari package.
The 15-day Northern Skies safari package takes in Etosha National Park and Swakopmund in Namibia, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana as well as the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.