It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo in Namibia. The country may be sparsely populated, but it packs a whole lot of punch for Namibian photography. Every day we found ourselves eager to explore a new corner of the country. Whether it was the tantalizing sunsets, the unique and sometimes bizarre wildlife, or the captivating people Namibia never left us bored.
To many Namibia is a land unheard of, but it is rising as the new “hot spot” for international travel. Even with it’s rising popularity one can even find themselves completely isolated in a far off land. We traveled overland in our Land Cruiser and at points felt we were on a foreign planet.
This is our Namibia photography collection of a November spent around Namibia. Hope you enjoy these Namibia pictures as much as we do.
Our Guides To Namibia
- A Self Drive Guide Through the Wild Northern Namibia
- Namib Desert Exploring: A Field Guide To Driving Southern Namibia
- A Road Trip Through Namibia
- 15 Namibia Travel Tips to Know Before You Go
- Etosha National Park Safari Guide
- Experiencing Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Boulders Camp, and Private Camp
Explore Namibia Through Video
Amazing Namibia Pictures that Will Make You Want to Visit
Handstands in Deadvlei
South African Oryx or Gemsbock
Flamingos in Walvis Bay
Fish River Canyon Lodge
Wolwedans Tented Camp
Cooling Off While Watching Wildlife
Animal Crossing in Etosha National Park
Bush Snake in the Desert
All Smiles on the Caprivi Strip
Wild Houses in Aus
Mother and Child Near Botswana
Cape Fur Seals
Camping Near Sossusvlei
Wild Horses Looking at Us in Aus
Hiking in Namibia
Sunrise in the Namib Desert
Sunrise in the Desert
Into Our Lodge at Wolwedans
Stormy Days in the Desert
The Mysterious Fairy Circles
Looking Out to Angola
Sunset Near Fish River Canyon
Elephant Spotting Along the Chobe
Hungry Hippos in the Chobe River
Baby Elephant Playing in the Water
Hope you enjoyed a photographic trip around Namibia with these Namibia pictures!
Camera Gear We Use
- Fuji X-T3 – Main Travel Camera // (on B&H)
- Fuji X Series Lenses
- Sony RX100 V // (on B&H)
- Fuji X-T20 – Backup Camera // (on B&H)
- GoPro Max // (on B&H)
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone // (on B&H)
- Lowe Pro Whistler 450
- Peak Design Camera Sling
- Peak Design Travel Backpack
- Peak Design Clip
- Rode Video Mic – For Vlogging
- For Cinematic Shots: Zhiyun Crane V2
- Peak Designs Travel Tripod
- For Storage: LaCie Rugged 4TB USB-C
- For Editing: Macbook 15″ Pro Retina
Book A Safari in Namibia
Traditionally if you wanted to book a safari, you’d have to go to a travel agent and have them book your safari for you. They suggest camps and lodges and then present you with a large bill. Most of the industry still operates in this fashion.
However, Timbuktu is a new platform that allows you to select the lodges you’d like and see the pricing per day to select the best itinerary for yourself. They will then contact the lodges and help you by booking your safari. Experts on staff can also provide suggestions and arrange the little details like a travel agent.
Check Out Some Lodges in Namibia
Wolwedans Dune Lodge
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge features ten chalets mostly constructed out of wood instead of canvas tents. Each room opens up to the east, offering incredible views of the sunrise every morning. We slept with the canvas tents rolled up and could gaze at the stars all night. We felt at one with nature while still having an extremely comfortable sleep.
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge has a massive pool attached to the pharmacy (or the “bar”) and continues to spill into one grand lobby area. This is where Cameron and I spent most of our day – basking in the intense Namibian sun surrounded by cool water and a good book.
Chobe Water Villas
Chobe Water Villas sits on the wildlife-filled Chobe River. It’s also the most modern accommodation we have seen in Africa. Walking into the main area transports you into a varying array of time zones and locations. The interior was decorated in chic white and gray décor and stark shapes.
Exploring the architecture and decoration of the hotel leads to sources of inspiration from around Namibia. From the skeleton of a whale, to the seasonal rains that bring life.
Gondwana Canyon Village
The Gondwana Canyon Village was set up in the form of a small village lost in the desert. Turning off the main road you wind 3km down a sandy track before arriving at the main lodge a low stone building with a massive thatched roof.
We arrived early in the day eager to explore the area. After checking in we wasted no time and took advantage of the cloud coverage before the sun was in full swing.
Plan Your Trip to Africa
- Travel Insurance: We don’t travel without travel insurance and neither should you. You never know what can happen while traveling so it’s best to be prepared. HeyMondo provides excellent short-term and long-term travel insurance plans.
- Travel Waterbottle: When we’re uncertain about the water supply we use our Grayl Purifier. It’s come in exceptionally handy around Africa.
- Camera Gear: Chances are you’ll want a camera for your trip to Africa. We love the Sony RX100V for a pocket-size camera and the Fujifilm XT-4 for a professional camera. Check out our favorite cameras for Africa.
- Safari Clothes: Lightweight, beige, and moisture-wicking clothing are great for traveling Africa. See our favorite safari clothing here.
- Safari Hat: A good hat is both stylish and functional.
- Safari Bag: A durable bag is ideal for traveling around Africa.
- Safari Pants: We recommend neutral-colored pants as they’re great at hiding dirt and can match most shirt colors.
- Safari Shirt: Shirts like these are lightweight and keep the bugs away!
- Boots: While you don’t need to wear sturdy shoes every day, at least one pair of safari boots will make your trip nicer!
- Travel Adapter: You’ll need a special travel adapter for traveling Africa. Get one before you get there so you don’t pay a premium on the ground.