• Namibia is about three times the size of the UK, so expect long drives to see all the attractions. This is a peaceful country, with high standards of accommodation and cleanliness.
• The best time to visit is May to September. Expect low humidity and pleasant temperatures, but pack warm clothes for evenings and early morning safaris.
• Suncream, mosquito repellent and malaria tablets are advised.
• Strict rules are in place if travelling with children. Each child must travel with a full birth certificate, even if accompanied by both parents. If with one or no parent, an affidavit is required from parent(s) not travelling, giving permission for the child to travel. Find out more at www. namibiahc.org.uk.
A cheetah finds a shady spot in which to relax.