Top 10 Safari Lodges In Namibia - Updated 2024

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Drawing its name from the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, Namibia is like a starter pack for exploring Africa. Perhaps its most famed destination is the game-rich Etosha National Park in the northwest, which is home to the endangered black rhino. The country also has Africa’s largest canyon, Fish River. It is a gorgeous 100-mi (161-km) long ravine. For those who enjoy off-the-beaten-path experiences, the remote northeastern Caprivi Strip is right up their alley. See desert-adapted lions and elephants in Damaraland and click memorable pictures of the stunning red dunes of Sossusvlei. There are private premier reserves too, such as Erindi and Okonjima. Likewise, even safari lodges here are more intimate, environmentally sensitive, and tucked in the remotest corners of the country, offering exclusive game drive experiences. To that end, here are the top safari lodges in Namibia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 11, 2024.

1. Auas Safari Lodge, Windhoek (from USD 157)

Auas Safari Lodge is located close to Gocheganas Nature Reserve, right outside the Namibian capital of Windhoek. The laid-back lodge offers superb birdwatching opportunities, as well as guided hiking tours and everyday game drives. Between all these expeditions, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the divine swimming pool that offer sweeping views of the reserve. Aside from the local fare being available in the dining room, the hotel even offers packed lunches if you’re out the entire day. Rooms come with a private terrace that offer panoramic views of the lodge and the reserve beyond.

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Auas Safari Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Auas Mountain Khomas Region

Garden Airport shuttle Massage Free parking Outdoor pool Spa and wellness centre Parking Airport shuttle (additional charge)

2. Immanuel Wilderness Lodge, Windhoek (from USD 73)

Live in the exotic bushman-inspired Immanuel Wilderness Lodge situated in the heart of the African savannah, just north of Windhoek. It’s a great base for exploring the game reserves of central Namibia. Choose from a host of Afro-chic rooms, all of which come with modern en-suite bathrooms and tea/coffee-making facilities. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast on the terrace with stunning views of the savannah. After a day of game drives, enjoy a cool dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the garden with a cup of excellent Namibian coffee.

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Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: D1474 Brakwater, Windhoek

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

3. We Kebi Safari Lodge, Sesriem (from USD 125)

‘We Kebi’ translates to 'invitation’ in the language of San Bushmen, and the lodge lives up to its name. Tucked right outside the stunning sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the lodge offers a host of upscale chalets. Moreover, each comes with a private pavilion offering sweeping views of the stunning Sossusvlei landscape. The chalets resemble the yellow grass huts of the ancient Bushman, complete with a classic-chic African decor. Indulge in 4x4 trails, sundowner drives, nature walks, and game drives while staying here. During the season, you can even board hot air balloon safaris and scenic flights. Besides these amazing activities, you can cool off in the outdoor pool, relax in the garden area, and relish African delicacies at the on-site restaurant.

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We Kebi Safari Lodge

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: C19

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Epacha Safari Lodge & Spa, Okaukuejo (from USD 254)

If luxury is what you’re looking for, then head straight to Epacha Safari Lodge & Spa situated within a private reserve. Stay in the spacious, air-conditioned cottages, all of which have a balcony with incredible vistas across the African bush. You’ll also find other modern comforts and indulgences such as a contemporary bathroom, tea/coffee facilities, and even a minibar. When you’re free, sip on drinks at the pool bar, or play a game in the billiard room. That said, don’t miss out on any of the outdoor activities here, including clay pigeon shooting, sundowners drives, and birdwatching. Intrepid adventurers will especially love the guided walking trails and night drives in Epacha Private Game Reserve and Etosha National Park.

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Epacha Game Lodge & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: District Road D2695, Epacha Private Game Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden

5. Emanya@Etosha, Namutoni (from USD 241)

Lying in the wilderness of Onguma Game Reserve is Emanya, Etosha. It is just a 20-minute drive from the Namutoni gate of Etosha national park, where several species of game animals roam about. After a long day of a game drive, experience a relaxing foot massage as you sip on drinks from the bar. Tuck into hearty African fare right on the edge of the watering hole and even indulge in fine wines from their wine cellar. The resort even offers sunset and after-dark game drives, which are as thrilling as safaris. Stays here are equally luxurious, complete with plush beds, modern amenities, and swish bathrooms with bathtub.

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Wifi Available

Address: D3028

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking

6. River Crossing Lodge, Windhoek (from USD 85)

If you want to stay close to civilization and yet away from the bustle, then we’d recommend River Crossing Lodge that lies atop a hill, just outside Windhoek. The stylish semi-bucolic lodge has rooms that come with a patio, thus making for an intimate stay experience. Tuck into a hearty continental breakfast before heading off on a morning or an afternoon game drive through the reserve, which has 19 different species, including wildebeest, giraffes, and oryx. Lasting for two-three hours, these drives even include refreshments. After you’re back, enjoy a nice cup of coffee or snacks in the lounge or a drink at the bar, Water babies can hit the outdoor swimming pool, while others can relax on the terrace. Wrap up the day with a delicious African meal at the in-house restaurant.

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River Crossing Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: PO Box 97448

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

7. Etosha King Nehale Lodge, Omuthiya (from USD 170)

Tucked right in the heart of Etosha National Park is Etosha King Nehale Lodge, one of the newest safari lodges. It lies just north of the King Nehale gate, which is the gateway to the vast and stunning landscapes of Andoni Plains, woodlands, and more. The reserve is home to many creatures such as antelope and tons of birdlife regularly pass by. Choose from 40 rooms at this luxurious yet environmentally sustainable lodge, which also has a patio for you to enjoy the views. For the ultimate luxury experience, choose the houses with a pool and begin your morning with a fabulous continental breakfast at the in-house restaurant. End it with a nightcap at the bar.

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Etosha King Nehale

Wifi Available

Address: 5 km north of King Nehale Gate on C3646

Parking Restaurant Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Ironing service

8. Callies Game Lodge Safaris, Tsumeb (from USD 149)

Callies Game Lodge Safaris lies in the hinterland of northern Namibia. It’s an ideal base for exploring the Caprivi, Okavango, and Kunene regions, as well as Guinas and Otjikoto lakes. The gorgeous place boasts a large variety of steenbok, giraffe, springbuck, oryx, and more. Besides a waterhole that attracts all sorts of birdlife, the place also arranges walking tours and sunset game drives with their expert guides. Between your expeditions, swim in the outdoor pool and enjoy meals in the bar, restaurant, and garden area. All rooms are decked out with modern conveniences, which will make your stay all the more comfortable.

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Callies Game Lodge Safaris

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Farm Ons Hoop 847 Portion 2 –D3007 Road

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

9. Ongava Lodge, Okaukuejo (from USD 504)

In the heart of Ongawa Natural Reserve sits Ongava Lodge. Perched atop a hill with mesmerizing views of the reserve, this lodge offer modern rooms with a balcony that make your stay as comfortable as intimate and exclusive. The game drives are the ultimate prize of Ongava Lodge, where you can spy white and black rhino, herds of zebra grazing peacefully, and big game such as lions. After a long day, cool off in the outdoor pool or dig into delectable meals in the main thatched dining area, with views of the waterhole and stars.

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Ongava Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Nelson Mandela Avenue 102A

Parking Restaurant Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking

10. Kappsvalley, Voigtland (from USD 70)

Situated in the heart of Voigtland, Kappsvalley has stunning river and African savannah views. Choose from a host of contemporary rooms, of which some even come with a terrace. Begin your day with a hearty continental buffet breakfast before heading off on a game drive. Adventurers can go for cycling and hiking nearby. After you’re back, the lovely garden area awaits you. Sip on a sundowner at the bar or terrace, and gather around the barbecue in the garden for a memorable alfresco dinner.

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Wifi Available

Address: Kappsfarm

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

Majestic safari lodges in Namibia

Home to the striking Namib desert, Namibia is an underrated destination for safaris in Africa. If remote safari lodges for game drives are your thing, then Namibia should certainly be your next destination. These above-mentioned secluded safari lodges allow you to get away from the bustle and stay in bucolic yet modern environment to experience the African savannah.

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