by Jemma Brewitt on August 22, 2017
3 min read

Entertaining kids in Namibia is as easy as taking candy from a baby. Well, we don’t suggest you actually take their candy, but if you do they probably won’t complain because they’ll be having so much fun with the activities below.

When it comes to kids in Namibia it’s all about the wildlife and the amazing first-hand experiences with them. Take the kids to Namibia with this piece-of-cake list of activities:

Beautiful leopard crouching in the Africat Foundation at Okonjima

Okonjima Africat Foundation

1. Animal sanctuaries

Let’s face it – animals are the way to a child’s heart (and maybe sugar). The Okonjima AfriCat Foundation, a cat sanctuary rehabilitating cheetah, wild dog and hyena, is a great opportunity for children to get up close with these beautiful carnivores. N/a’an ku sê, another sanctuary, cares for injured or orphaned rhino, elephant and cats as well as smaller animals such as baboons, meerkat and mongooses. Support these causes while admiring some of your family’s favourite animals.

Baboon holding a persons finger in the naankuse foundation

Photo credit: N/a’an ku sê Foundation

2. Meerkat experiences

Seeing these cute, tiny critters will definitely be a hit with the kids. In the south of Namibia in the sands of the Kalahari, kids can have the giddy experience of spending time amongst a mob of meerkats. Believe it or not, that’s what a group of meerkats is called. Become familiar with these cheeky guys perched on their hind legs scanning for predators and dashing to their holes in emergencies.

Three meerkats on their hind legs in the Kalahari in Namibia

Photo credit: Viktor Cap

3. Sanddunes

Blow the kids away with rust-red dunes towering over 300m off the desert floor, some of the highest in the world. Get rid of that build up of energy by sending them for a run up a dune or two. If you really want to get into their good books, take the kids sand boarding. If the kids are old enough (10 years and older) they can sandboard down some of the biggest sand dunes near coastal Swakopmund, with no prior experience needed.

Photo credit: Alter Action Sandboarding

Person sandboarding in Namibia with a setting sun

Photo credit: Alter Action Sandboarding

4. The seals at Cape Cross

This is the world’s largest colony of Cape fur seals with over one hundred thousand seals cavorting around the Skeleton Coast. Watch as these jolly creatures take up almost every inch of the beach just a few metres away from you. That has got to be the sealiest thing you’ve ever heard of.

The amazing seal colony in Namibia

5. Safari in Etosha

Etosha, meaning ‘the great white area’ because of its salt pan, is one of the largest national parks in the world. Not only are there many waterholes, Etosha has floodlit ones, too. Kids can marvel at the countless herds of zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, rhino and elephant

Zebras drinking from a waterhole in Etosha Namibia

Contact us to start planning your holiday today, or look at our favourite picks for children on a safari.

Featured Image: Ongava Tented Camp