Situated in the Southern part of Africa, Namibia is a desert country known to have one of the wildest coastlines in the world. Namib in Nama language means a region where there is nothing. Despite the fact that the region is sparsely populated, it is noted be rich in culture, wildlife and wilderness that has managed to attract travellers who desire a special experience right here in Africa. With all these fabulous landscape, there are a host of safari lodges and camps … Here are some of the best camps to stay in while on tour in Namibia.

1, Mowani Mountain Camp: Ranked as 1 of the finest lodges in the Damaraland region, the Mowani Mountain Camp is perfectly sandwiched between the Huab and Ugab rivers and lies in a huge chunk of desert land. The word Mowani (M’wane) means window on heaven indicating that this place is best for rest and relaxation. There are around 12 stilted suites which offer great scenery of the wilderness as well as total privacy. The food is excellent, the staff are warm and friendly; and frankly speaking this place is definitely worth the journey. Check out a few images of the Mowani Mountain Camp below.

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2, Little Kulala Lodge: Derived from a Swahili word meaning “to sleep”, Little Kulala is located on a large private reserve at the edge of the Namib-Naukluft park. The park has superb views of the plains, landscape, as well as mountains of the red Namibian desert. I love their Kulalas or rooms as they call them. They are only 11 and each of them has an outdoor shower, a private plunge pool and a roof top just to gaze at the wonderful stars at night. Check out a few images below of the lodge below.

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3, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp: Known for having the greatest concentration of desert adapted lions and elephants, this camp is located in one of the most remote places of Kaokoveld just at the convergence of River Hoanib’s tributaries. This place is exceptional for adventurous guests and comprises of the main camp with 6 other spacious tents whose interiors are simply splendid. One can view the dunes from their master en suite bedrooms that have a canopied veranda. Activities that can be done at the camp include excursions, visits to Hoarusib river castles, lichen fields, the roaring dunes as well as expeditions to view the ship wrecks that are scattered across the coastline. Below are a few images of the camp below.


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4, Serra Camp, Kunene, Namibia: Located on the banks of River Kunene, in one of the most remote areas in Namibia, this camp is excellent for people who love a great wilderness safari experience. The lodge has 8 riverside villas with private verandas, a sunken lounge, a swimming pool, an indoor and outdoor dining place and a library, all having breathtaking views of the private wilderness. The Native Ovahimba visits the camp once in a so make sure you visit the Himba settlement to see one of the last true nomadic people present in the world. View images of the camp below.

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5, Wolwedans Dune Camp: This isolated dune camp has a mixture of tranquillity and adventure with a more down-to-earth experience for the frequent traveller. The camp is located on the NamibRand private Nature Reserve and is a great model for private conservation in the Southern part of Africa. There are 6 superbly designed tents which each have a private bathroom. Much more, there is a generous deck that has been laid out for those who would love to gaze at the stars at night. The surrounding scenery speaks for itself and the Lodge is the perfect abode for executives and those searching for a private retreat right here in Namibia.

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6, Susuwe Island Lodge: This fabulous lodge offers great accommodation, great dining options and has great service from all the employees.  It’s situated in the middle of Bwabwata National Park on an island in the Kwando River. This permanent river nourishes and sustains the varied bird and game life present making the place excellent for recreational fishing, bird watching, game viewing as well as private sunset cruises and guided walks. The lodge has only 6 personally attended suites which have a perfect view of the river making it a perfect choice for your next tour in Namibia.

Susuwe Island Lodge (2) Susuwe Island Lodge

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Written by Harriet Owalla
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