At Gateway Africa we understand the complexities of planning a Africa trip for yourself or your group.
We as safari specialists has explored Africa for the past 26 years, and
has covered Africa from Cape Town to Cairo.
Tell us what you have in mind, with regard to your interests, holiday time and budget, and let our highly experienced Safari Travel Specialists help you plan, or just give recommendations.
Africa offers such a wide range of holiday options, but below we will share a travel secret with you.
We have highlighted Namibia as a safari trip destination, due to its unique diversity, safety and over-all value-for-money options.
Experience tracking the rare Desert Elephants in the scenic Damaraland, or experience the excitement of looking for the Big 5 in the sub-tropical Caprivi wildlife regions, or marvel at the rare animal species of African Wild Dog or the Roan and Sable Antelope in the Mahangu and Namibian Okavango Delta regions.
From deserts, wide open grass savannahs, mountainous regions to
sub-tropical forests, Namibia has nearly every type of ecology found in
Namibia is the north-west neighbour of South Africa, with the Atlantic Ocean forming her the western border, Angola and Zambia in the north, and Botswana on the east.
Due to the close distance of Namibia to other well-known vacation spots
such as: Botswana's Moremi, Okavango Delta and Chobe Game Reserves, in
concert with the Victoria Falls and South Africa's Cape Town, make Namibia
the perfect commencing point for the
ultimate Africa trip.
Namibia is an amazingly diverse country, and has quietly becoming the rising star of Africa. Her diversity of wildlife, cultures and scenery makes this an favourite safari destination.
A large peaceful country, nearly the size of South Africa (whole of Western Europe), but with a very low population density of only 2.2 million people, compared to South Africa's nearly 60 million.
From a traveller's view, Namibia offers an unique and affordable diversity not easily found in other African destinations, ranging from modern cities to un-spoilt wilderness areas, old Africa tribal regions and spectacular wildlife Reserves.
Many people think of Namibia as a semi-desert country, but this is not totally correct. Yes, along its west coast, you will find one of the oldest deserts in the world: the Namib Desert, and in the south-east the famed Kalahari Desert, is spilling into this huge country from Botswana and South Africa.
The central Namibian highlands is a mountainous, thickly bushed region, and the further north you travel, the greener and more sub-tropical it become. The far north is still very tribal, and nearly60% of the population lives in Namibia's river regions of the Kunene, Okavango and Zambezi.
Namibia has generally a very dry climate due to the coastal areas being
desert. The Namib desert prevent the moist Atlantic air from reaching the
The northern regions are more sub-tropical in climate with very hot wet summers and moderate winters.
All days are typically warm to very hot, while night temperature are usually cool to cold.
Beware: Mid-summer temperatures often go over 40ºC in the more desert regions.
Winter days are generally warm, with chilly mornings, and as the sun begin to set, temperatures start quickly drop, and it get cold.
Along the Atlantic coast the cold Benguela current, is also the primary influence on the climate of the Namib Desert regions, as it minimizes rainfall and leads to the occurrence of fog, which keep the desert regions alive.
The raining season will last from November to April. The remainder of the year is generally dry and cloudless.
There generally more than 300 sunshine days in Namibia! Remember the sun-screen lotion and a hat.
SPECTACULAR DIVERSE WILDLIFE:
Namibia is one of the very few countries in the world, where you would
see an amazing diverse natural wildlife, the moment you leave any town or
Along all the roads you will often see a variety of small and larger wild animals, ranging from Warthogs, Steenbok, Hyrax, Mongoose, Jackals, and even the larger animals such as Giraffe, Oryx, Zebra and Springbok. Some-times you do get lucky and spot the rare Desert Elephants or a cheetah while travelling the Damaraland roads.
Gateway Africa offer a selection of affordable Namibia trips and tours to unique wildlife areas, ranging from tented camping to mid-range lodge safaris, that could include South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Victoria Falls.