You don't need a luxury hotel in Namibia, as campsites will give you all the coziness, adventure and happiness ;)
Usually, the camps & lodges are recommended to be booked in advance. We travelled around in Namibia in October and didn't have much problems with finding a place in the campsites. Without further ado, here are a few camps and lodges we'd highly recommend:
SEE ALSO: 2 Weeks in Namibia - Travel Itinerary
Where to Stay in Namibia? Camping & Lodges
1# Urban Camp, Windhoek
If you need a safe and cozy place to stay in Windhoek, we recommend staying at the lovely Urban Camp. It's perfect for your first day(s) in the country, with all kind of facilities, a pool, a restaurant. There is wireless at the reception. We stayed in a tent with a twin bed with a hammock in front. Just lovely and very recommendable! Btw. This one we booked in advance to have something less to take care off when arriving to Namibia.
2# Na/n ku se Lodge & Sanctuary, Windhoek
Another great place to stay is the Na/n kuse Lodge, just outside of Windhoek. This is also the place to go on some wildlife tours, such as the unforgettable carnivore tour (we will write about it). If you want to experience that, we'd suggest to drive to this place, book the tour at the reception, sleep over, and be ready for the excursion on the next day.
3# Okonjima Plains Camp
The safari at the Okonjima Nature Reserve is a thing you should really do. Therefore the Okonjima Plains Camp is a very convenient place to stay. First, the thought of camping in the Nature Reserve with all the wildlife was a bit scary but then we realized that the park is separated by a fence to carnivore animals and the rest. But still, sleeping at night with animals noises outside is still a bit adventurous and a really awesome experience! Oh, and an important info: Try to book it in advance, if possible.
4# Modjilla Safari Camp
The Modjilla Safari Camp is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for an affordable place to stay with closeness to the Etosha National Park. We had a lovely time here - we had a cozy glamping place first, on our way back then a campsite. There was a pool at the reception, a nice restaurant and wifi. Also the sunset hours were amazing at this Camp. Amazing!
5# Mowani Mountain Camp
One of our favourite camps on the 14-day trip around Namibia was the Mowani Mountain Camp. Why? First of all, the campsite was really huge, it had a tent with a table and benches under it, its own shower (beautifully designed!), a sink to wash the dishes and of course, the location was picture perfect! We spent the sunset time with a cup of coffee in our hands, while watching reindeers in the wideness. I'd say, you will miss something out, if not going here. Make sure to book in advance.
6# Spitzkoppe Community Restcamp
This was also an amazing Campsite (sorry for all the superlatives, but this trip anyway was jaw-dropping). Sleeping between all those huge boulders... top! It is so convenient, as you can go and explore the park on foot.
7# Agama River Camp
Accommodation closer to the Sossulvei can get more expensive and even more occupied. Agama River Camp is a great alternative to that - it's about 50 km to the entrance to the National park. It's a lovely place with all facilities, even a pool :) We didn't book it in advance.
8# Namibgrens Camp
Here we go again. Make sure to stay at this Namibgrens Camp, located just in the middle of nowhere :) We were basically alone in this camp, but nevermind, we enjoy the tranquility. We haven't booked it in advance.
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