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Namibia’s Top 5 Most Scenic Camps

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Updated 24 November 2023

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By Tom Morris

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Namibia is a country of stunning natural beauty, with its vast deserts, rugged mountains, and breathtaking coastline. Travellers seeking to explore the best of Namibia’s pristine allure have plenty of choice. Here is our pick of Namibia’s top 5 most scenic camps and lodges:

Little Kulala

Little Kulala is situated deep in the ancient and vast Namib Desert. Each chalet features private plunge pools, offering travelers the chance to absorb the breathtaking views of the stunning red dunes and the undulating Namib Plains that stretch out to the horizon. As night falls, soak in the surreal beauty of the desert sky, showcased from your chalet’s star bed. A galaxy of stars provides an unforgettable celestial display. Read more about safaris to Little Kulala here…

Little Kulala with a mountain in the background

Pool and main area at Little Kulala in Namibia

Plunge pool and start bed at Little Kulala

Mowani Mountain Camp

Hidden in the heart of Damaraland lies Mowani Mountain Camp. Unique, luxurious tented rooms with private decks are scattered across the landscape, providing privacy and views of the surrounding vistas in equal measure. Activities here include nature drives to find desert-adapted elephants, trips to see the ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein and more. Read more about holidays to Mowani Mountain Camp here…

Lunch with a view from Mowani Mountain Camp

A suite at Mowani Mountain Camp

Sundowner in Damaraland enjoyed from Mowani Mountain Camp.

Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge overlooks the stunning Fish River Canyon, providing travellers with some of Africa’s most awe-inspiring views. The lodge’s uniquely designed chalets offer perfectly framed views of the world’s second-largest canyon. With sunrise and sunset drives, hiking opportunities and a spectacular infinity pool on the lip of the canyon, this is a haven for nature lovers seeking to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring Namibian wilderness. Read more about safaris to Fish River Lodge here…

Main area of Fish River Lodge over looking its namesake canyon.

The view from a room at Fish River Canyon

People walking by the Fish River

Serra Cafema

Nestled on the banks of the Kunene River in Namibia’s remote north-west lies Serra Cafema. With only eight chalets, the lodge provides a uniquely intimate and exclusive experience in one of Namibia’s most secluded and other-worldly regions. Activities here include quad biking, hiking and visiting the nearby Himba village. Serra Cafema is perhaps the ultimate escape for adventurers wanting a taste of Namibia at its remote best. Read more about safaris staying at Serra Cafema here…

Main area of Serra Cafema on the banks of the Kunene River

A view of Serra Cafema from across the Kunene River.

Himba women walking int he Namib Desert.

Grootberg Lodge

Perched on the edge of Damaraland’s Etendeka Plateau, Grootberg Lodge offers travellers sweeping views of the rugged surrounding landscape. With its comfortable chalets and guided tours to see desert-adapted elephants and black rhinos, the lodge provides travellers with a chance to experience Namibia’s culture and natural history in comfort. Grootberg Lodge is a relaxing retreat for those seeking to soak in some of Namibia’s most spectacular vistas. Read more about holidays to Grootberg Lodge here…

A view of a chalet at Grootberg Lodge.

The swimming pool at Grootberg Lodge

A view from Grootberg lodge

The camps and lodges in this list are designed to blend in with their natural surroundings, providing travellers with an authentic and immersive experience of Namibia’s natural beauty. With luxurious accommodations, private decks, and a range of activities, these are our top choices for those seeking to connect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. Whether you’re looking to explore Namibia’s deserts and mountains or soak in the panoramas from the comfort of your bedroom or deck, these camps and lodges show travellers the best of Namibia’s natural wonders.

Map of Namibia’s most scenic locations


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