Region: Central Namibia

Dead Valley Lodge

Newly opened in 2019, Dead Valley Lodge is one of the few to be situated actually within the Namib-Naukluft National Park.

Sossusvlei Lodge

An excellent value lodge close to the dunes of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei

Damaraland

Located between Namibia’s Central Plateau and the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland is a geologist’s dream renowned for its natural beauty, desert-adapted wildlife and ancient human history in the form of rock engravings. A land of endless horizons, pastel colours, sublime sunsets and more stars at night than you can possibly imagine, this is true wilderness at … Continued

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

A friendly and well-run lodge west of Omaruru in the Erongo Mountains Nature Conservancy

Brandberg Mountain

The highest peak in Namibia at 2573masl, Brandberg Mountain (“Fire Mountain”) is so named for the glow which emanates from the pink granite at sunset. Standing on the flat Namib gravel plain, the dome-shaped Brandberg can be seen from miles around, and being only 80km from the coast, was used as a landmark by sailors. … Continued

Erongo Mountains

Part of the Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy and the region’s namesake, the Erongo Mountains are a roughly circular massif formed by the collapse of a volcano into its magma chamber. The resultant slow-cooled igneous rock has resisted erosion and now stands 2216 masl as a beautifully bouldered landscape, home to unique animals and birds. Activities … Continued

Desert Whisper Lodge

Desert Whisper’s location is ideal for a visit to one of Namibia’s highlights: Sossusvlei and Deadvlei

Okonjima

Conveniently half way between Windhoek and Etosha lies the 22,000 hectare Okonjima Private Game Reserve. Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation work together to conserve Namibia’s large carnivores through a rehabilitation programme, mostly focusing on leopard and cheetah. Various pressures on the big cat population include persecution by farmers, the pet trade and capture of wild … Continued

Daan Viljoen Game Park

Located around 20km from Windhoek in the Khomas Hochland mountains, the Daan Viljoen Game Park makes for a worthwhile day trip. There is a nature drive but also walking trails that wind through highland savannah for a chance to spot diverse game such as mountain zebra, eland, springbok wildebeest, gemsbok, kudu, red hartebeest, impala, steenbok … Continued

Sandwich Harbour

Around 55km south of Walvis Bay, Sandwich Harbour was once an exceptional Ramsar designated birding site. It was a natural freshwater lagoon and tidal mud flats, protected by a sand bar which led to an oasis of life and some of the highest densities of shorebirds in the world (counted at 7000 birds per square … Continued