Namibia

- Animals & Wildlife Namibia Safaris
Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
Elephant
Common
Giraffe
Common
Hippo
Occasional
Buffalo
Very Rare
Zebra
Common
White Rhino
Occasional
Black Rhino
Occasional
Lion
Common
Cheetah
Common
Hyena
Occasional

Wildlife Rating

Expert Rating - Wildlife
User Rating - Wildlife

Wildlife Photos

Animals & Wildlife in Namibia

Because of the arid environment, wildlife numbers are relatively low in Namibia, but animals are easy to spot. All the big predators are present, and cheetahs are especially common throughout. Huge herds of animals can be seen in the Dry season at Etosha pan.
Wildlife highlights
Damaraland is home to a healthy population of desert-adapted elephant, and black rhino can be tracked in a similar environment. The secretive brown hyena is sometimes seen lurking around seal colonies on the coast.
Best time for wildlife viewing
Namibia is relatively dry throughout the year, but there are two rainy seasons. The little rains are from November to December and the main rainy season is from January to April. During the rains, vegetation grows throughout the region and wildlife tends to scatter and is harder to find. The end of the Dry season (July-October) is the best time to see animals at the waterholes. This coincides with the busiest tourist season.
Wildlife rating per major park

SafariBookings Expert Panel

Our panel of 22 experts wrote a total of 919 reviews about the countries and parks we cover.