Namibia takes its wildlife preservation seriously, and its unique landscapes are home to a variety of native species. Nature lovers can take advantage of the capital’s premier travel links to discover a wealth of wildlife watching opportunities all across the country. Here are some of your wildlife safari tour options from Windhoek.
Time-pressed travelers needn’t go far in search of classic African wildlife. Düsternbrook Guest Farm, just north of Windhoek, pioneered Namibia’s sustainable hunting practices, and the eco-friendly reserve is now home to hippos, leopards, cheetahs, as well as several restocked game species. Okapuka Ranch is also within easy reach of the capital, and its wealth of bird life, game species, and occasional rhino sightings offer a family-friendly break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Visitors with time to travel further into Namibia can opt to explore the world’s oldest desert in search of its unique fauna. Look for lizards, antelope, or hyena in the Sossusvlei dunes, or head north along the coast in search of rare desert lions and elephants. Etosha National Park is home to the endangered black rhinoceros, as well as lions, leopards, and elephants. Tours of four or more days typically offer the opportunity to combine several of the nation’s natural highlights, with some tours also offering multi-country itineraries for those looking to optimize their time in the wider region.