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    Namibia

    Jane's verdict:

    Namibia’s stark beauty will seduce you - vast dunes, endless deserts, the shipwreck-strewn Skeleton Coast and velvety night skies. Sleep under the stars or in dreamy lodges, while in the game parks you can track rhino, leopard and cheetah. The dry season and best game viewing months coincide with the UK's popular summer wedding season, and there's no jetlag either.

    Recommended tour operator: Mahlatini

    Mahlatini says

    Hot-air ballooning over starkly beautiful desert followed by a Champagne breakfast, the chance to track endangered Black Rhino, private desert picnics and intimate camps in vast open spaces – Namibia is full of dreamy honeymoon experiences.

    • Ideal for summer weddings
    • Self-drive option
    • Unique experiences

    This unique and beautiful country, with endless landscapes and wide horizons, is a feast of colour – from red and orange sand dunes of the Kalahari and Namib deserts through the white saltpans of Etosha to the deep blue Atlantic Ocean.

    Highlights include Fish River Canyon, the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the Skeleton Coast – resting place of many shipwrecks – and Damaraland, home to the desert black rhino and desert elephant.

    The dry season, most popular for visitors, is between April and end-October (when it is also Malaria-free). Whilst Namibia offers so much more than game viewing, the ultimate months to see game are from June to October.

    As specialists, our expert team will tailor-make your honeymoon in Namibia precisely to suit your interests, budget and available time.

    Namibia is perfect for a self-drive honeymoon – we’ll set up fabulous places to stay, a comfortable air-conditioned car and experiences from Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert to the Etosha National Park and Damaraland. Honeymoon heaven.

    Our classic fly-in honeymoon in Namibia is one of our favourites in the whole of Africa. Stay in the fabulous Little Kuala camp in Sossusvlei, Damaraland Camp in the heart of beautiful wilderness and the Ongava tented camp in the Etosha National Park. To add to the thrills, you will travel between each place by light aircraft, ensuring incredible aerial scenery too.

    Enjoy two distinct experiences in our two week Wonders of Namibia and Botswana adventure. From a hot air balloon ride over the stark Namib desert to the teeming wildlife and lush floodplains of Botswana, it’s a breathtaking combination.

    If you need even more inspiration, explore our Namibia and Cape Town twin-centre self-drive honeymoon combining the best of Namibia with South Africa’s jewel in the crown, from where you can roam the Cape Peninsula, enjoy world-class wine-tasting, visit Robben Island, head up Table Mountain and hang out in the fabulous bars and restaurants of Cape Town’s waterfront.

    Click here for more about honeymoons in Namibia and other safari honeymoon ideas in Africa.

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