Region: Northern Namibia

Onguma The Fort

A stunning remote fort converted into beautiful suites that each have an incredible view of the waterhole closeby

Rundu

A pleasant little town in the far north of Namibia, overlooking the Kavango River floodplain, normally a stopover point on the way to/from the Caprivi.

Eagle Tented Lodge

A beautiful lodge not far from Etosha National Park with breathtaking valley views

Mundulea Bush Camp

Remote, private camp in the Mundulea Nature Reserve, set up by passionate conservationists

Waterberg Plateau Park

The beautiful Waterberg region, with its imposing 150m high sandstone plateau complete with 200 million year old dinosaur tracks, provides a 41,000 hectare haven for endangered species such as roan and sable antelope, tsessebe, black and white rhino. Predators such as leopard, cheetah, brown hyena, black-backed jackal and caracal can also be found, with the … Continued

Hartmann Valley

Nestled in the Hartmann Valley and inaccessible except by light aircraft, Serra Cafema is a remote lodge set in a land of contrasts. The permanently flowing Kunene River with its waterbirds and crocodiles flows right in front of the lodge, surrounded by a verdant pocket of vegetation. The backdrop is an unspoilt lunar landscape of … Continued

Hoba-Meteorite

The Earth’s largest known meteorite and most massive naturally-occurring piece of iron on the planet at 66 tonnes, the Hoba Meteorite fell close to the present town of Grootfontein less than 80,000 years ago and can be seen where it lies on Hoba West Farm.

Etosha Safari Lodge

A large lodge offering good value and reasonably close access to Etosha National Park’s southern Andersson’s Gate

Safarihoek Lodge

An isolated lodge in its own private reserve on the southern border with Etosha National Park.

Mamili National Park

Seldom visited, Mamili National Park protects the Linyati swamplands with its reeds, lakes and islands. Visiting this park is quite a mission with a 4×4, strong sense of adventure and survival skills all requisites. Wildlife includes large herds of elephant and buffalo, huge crocodiles, lion, leopard, hyena and game such as red lechwe, reedbuck, sitatunga … Continued

Hoanib Valley Camp

A small stylish eco tented camp with views over the Hoanib River valley

Palmwag Concession

A very special nature reserve in northern Damaraland, the 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession (or Palmwag Reserve) offers true wilderness safaris with a focus on tracking desert adapted black rhino with the help of the Save the Rhino Trust – an admirable organisation which was founded in 1982 to protect the desert black rhinos from poachers. … Continued

Etosha National Park

Home to around 114 mammal, 340 species of bird, 110 reptiles, 16 amphibians and one species of fish (believe it or not) and vast at over 20,000km2, Etosha National Park is one of the largest reserves in the world. It It is famous for the two million year-old Etosha Pan, a 5000m2 shallow depression visible … Continued

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

A superbly run, intimate luxury camp situated in the most isolated part of the Kaokoveld of northwest Namibia

Desert Homestead Lodge

relaxed hospitality with a natural atmosphere, located within a beautiful desert game reserve.

Bwabwata National Park

Formerly the Caprivi Game Park, the 570,000-hectare Bwabwata National Park is home to both wildlife and people and aims to support both in a sustainable manner. Local Caprivians have been employed in various aspects of conservation and ecotourism and the park provides sanctuary to a wide variety of free-roaming wildlife. The Bwabwata National Park extends … Continued

Mahango National Park

Undeveloped and wild, the 25,400 hectare Mahango National Park encompasses verdant vegetation along the Okavango River, dry woodland and baobabs, offering exceptional birding in the summer months (November-March). Animal viewing is best in the drier winter months (June-October) when game emerges from the dense vegetation and congregates at water sources. The park is located 12km … Continued

Skeleton Coast National Park

The subject of numerous tales of adventure, tragedy and survival against the odds, the Skeleton Coast National Park, which stretches from to Ugab River in the South to the Kunene in the North, is named after the remains of rusting shipwrecks and whale bones strewn along the shore and into the inhospitable desert hinerland. Mariners … Continued

Onguma Bush Camp

A family-friendly lodge with bush-chic styling that ensures guests are cocooned in comfort and safety

Etendeka Plateau

The commanding flat-topped mountains which define the Etendeka Plateau have an exciting history. They originate from an enormous basalt flow which emanated around 132 million years ago from what may be the largest volcanic eruption ever known on Earth. It had a volume in excess of 10,000,000 km3 (2km thick in places), spreading over parts … Continued

The Best Way to Experience Namibia’s Etosha National Park

The Namib, the world’s oldest desert, is found in Namibia and gave the country its name. You might form the impression that wildlife is therefore pretty rare since deserts are not best known for prolific fauna or flora. That might be the case in a large part of this southwestern African nation, but there is … Continued

Hobatere

A 32,000-hectare private concession located on the western edge of Etosha National Park, Hobatere is a beautiful area with abundant wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, eland, giraffe and zebra as well as plentiful game and nocturnal species which can be viewed on day and night drives. Hobatere Lodge suffered a fire and is unfortunately … Continued

Kaudom Game Park

A remote and inaccessible reserve in the northern Kalahari, requiring a 4×4 vehicle to tackle its notorious sandy tracks. The landscape is the classic Kalahari vegetated dunes, with springs providing life-sustaining water for the flora and flora. Wildlife in this unspoilt wilderness is skittish, as the animals are unused to vehicles, and best seen in … Continued

The Kunene River

Forming the border between Namibia and Angola, the Kunene River is a permanently flowing watercourse in an untamed landscape and traditional home to Himba people. The region offers a wonderfully contrasting experience to other areas of Namibia, with the chance to explore by boat and spot water-loving animals such as crocodiles and rare birds such … Continued

Mowani Mountain Camp

12 luxury tented rooms spread across a rocky outcrop providing stunning views across the plains of Damaraland

Epupa Falls

On the Kunene River and reached by 4×4 from the town of Opuwo in the far north (Kaokoland), Epupa Falls descend 60m over a distance of 1.5km in a series of cascades over colourful rocks. The falls are named ‘Epupa’ in Herero language for the waterfalls’ spray – particularly evident after the rains. In Angola … Continued

Ongava Private Game Reserve

Just outside the Andersson Gate which leads into central-southern Etosha, the 30,000 hectare Ongava Private Game Reserve adjoins Etosha’s southern boundary and offers several luxury lodges providing an exclusive safari experience on both the Ongava Reserve as well as in Etosha itself. Safari in Ongava is highly rewarding in terms of wildlife and scenic beauty, … Continued

Bushmanland

Although not the most spectacular region with its typically flat, dusty landscapes of fossilised Kalahari dunes, Bushmanland (also known as Otjozondjupa) is an important agricultural area and home to San (Bushmen) communities. It is possible to visit San communities from a base just north of Grootfontein, from Grashoek or further to the east at the … Continued

Serra Cafema

Luxurious, remote safari camp with a peaceful ambience on the banks of the flowing Kunene River

Okaukuejo Camp

Famous for its floodlit waterhole where visitors can observe myriad wildlife interacting at close quarters

Mudumu National Park

Designated in 1990, Mudumu National Park comprises varied habitats including marshland, savannah, mopane and teak woodlands together with the Kwando River to the west. Typical wetland wildlife such as hippo, crocodile, buffalo, sitatunga and red lechwe can be found along with spotted-necked otter, elephant, roan antelope, zebra, kudu and impala. Birds are abundant with summer … Continued

Purros Conservancy

The Purros Conservancy in Kaokaoland is a beautiful wilderness based around a rural village next to the Hoarusib River, 55km east of the Skeleton Coast and approximately 200km south of the Kunene River. The area is home to the Himba tribe, nomadic pastoralists with a culture that is fast being usurped by modern ways. The … Continued

The Mushara Collection

The impressive Mushara collection of properties is just 8-10 km from the world famous Etosha National Park’s eastern entrance.

Caprivi Strip

A very odd feature in the map outline of Namibia, the 450km Caprivi Strip ‘pan handle’ was added during the colonial era when Germany wanted access to a trade route along the Zambezi River to the Indian Ocean. The Caprivi was originally part of the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland (Botswana) and was traded to the … Continued

Kunene

Kunene (also known as Kaokoland) is a remote, mountainous, arid and relatively inaccessible region and traditional home to the semi-nomadic Himba as well as the Damara and Herero people, each with their own rich culture. The region’s name stems from the Kunene River which defines its northern border with Angola and includes the infamous Skeleton … Continued

Onguma Private Game Reserve

Located just outside the eastern gate of Etosha National Park (Von Lindequist Gate), the 20,000 hectares of Onguma Private Nature Reserve border Fisher’s Pan and is home to predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah as well as several plains game species such as giraffe, eland, hartebeest, kudu, gemsbok (oryx) and impala. Migratory birds bring … Continued

Ongava Tented Camp

An elegant, intimate lodge set amidst a wildlife- rich patch of mopane woodland in the Ongava Private Game Reserve

Desert Rhino Camp

A wonderfully remote camp committed to conserving highly endangered, desert adapted black rhinos

Etosha Heights Safari House

A three-bedroom private house on a huge private reserve abutting the south side of Etosha National Park.

Twyfelfontein

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007), the hillside of red sandstone boulders (petrified sand dunes) of Twyfelfontein hold around 2,500 rock engravings, depicting various animals, footprints and patterns, and is one of the largest collection of its kind in Africa. Artefacts found at the site, dating back around 6,000 years, suggest the long-term … Continued

Etosha Mountain Lodge

A small peaceful lodge located in the scenic Etosha Heights Private Reserve

Doro Nawas

Located in the Doro Nawas conservancy in central Damaraland

Camp Kipwe

Lies in the heart of Damaraland, ideally located for the local attractions