Namibia > Accommodation

Namibia

  • Dear Michele, I am emailing to let you know that we have had a wonderful holiday. Thank you for putting together an itinerary that provided us with the contrasts that we were looking for and also for ‘reading’ our tastes so well. We have had some great experiences and when we reached Sossusviei Desert Lodge I thought that I had died and gone to heaven. I cannot imagine that it could be bettered. Its location is picture perfect and I think it got our vote for the best rooms we have ever stayed in. Our second favourite place was Camp Kalahari. You rather ‘down sold’ this, and when one of my friends told me that she was going for a second time to Jack’s Camp I felt a little envious (although having looked at the prices for Jack’s Camp I can see that it would have added considerably to the cost). However in the event the experience here was really memorable and we could not see how it could have been improved upon. We were very glad that we decided to do the Grey Matters excursion, we never thought that we would get so close to an elephant and learn so much about them. We weren’t as enthused by Stanley’s lodge as the other accommodation. However staying at Stanley or the sister camp is the only way of doing Grey Matters and we would not have wanted to have missed that. All the arrangements worked like clockwork and we enjoyed the connecting flights by light aircraft, the flights to and from Sossusviei stand out in particular. So thank you again for providing us with a spectacular holiday.

    Nigel, Ann and Emma travelled through Botswana and Namibia
Onguma Tented Camp, Etosha, Namibia

Namibia

Accommodation

Accommodation Options In Namibia

Namibia offers a wide variety of accommodation to suit different requirements. As self-drive is a popular way to tour the country, there are reasonably priced guest farms, country/desert hotels and safari lodges strategically located around the country. In designated nature reserves, private conservancies and wildlife parks, more typical safari accommodation styles are found, including intimate tented lodges and exclusive desert lodges. The government body for running Namibia’s National Parks and Reserves, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, also offer a range of accommodation, from basic camp sites and self-catering chalets, to a limited number of luxury safari lodges. There is a general mix of properties offering either accommodation only, or accommodation with a range of local activities.

Whilst most accommodation in Namibia can comfortably be reached by normal saloon car, some remote properties are only accessible by 4×4 vehicle or by air. Invariably, these properties include a fully hosted experience with guided activities included.

Tented safaris are a popular way to experience the country, and they allow you to access the most remote regions where no permanent accommodation exists. The camps tend to be very lightweight and mobile (luxury mobile camps have never proved very practical when travelling huge distances through difficult terrain), and these safaris are available either privately, or part of a small group (see our ‘Group tours’ section).

Whilst historically Namibia has never been known as a ‘five star’ destination, there are a number of properties across the country which do offer very high levels of sophistication and luxury which can include features such as air-conditioning and private plunge pools.

Please find below a variety of individual properties and safari options available in Namibia, listed by accommodation style and where appropriate, by region. Simply click on the name to visit the property website. To learn more about the individual accommodation styles, please visit our ‘Accommodation on Safari’ section off our home page. Please contact us for up to date information and opinions on all properties, or for suggestions for your trip.

Tented Lodges - Erongo Mountains, Waterberg Region, Skeleton Coast


Safari and Desert Lodges - Caprivi Strip


Safari and Desert Lodges - Damaraland


Safari and Desert Lodges - Kalahari, Fish River Canyon

Safari and Desert Lodges - Kaokoland