Wondering where to stay in Namibia? These Namibia hotels are perfect for an unforgettable safari escape.
Namibia, a land of breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and unforgettable experiences. But, as you plan your dream Namibian adventure, one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is where to stay.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry – whether you’re seeking luxury or budget-friendly options, this guide has got you covered.
Where to Stay in Namibia
Windhoek: Best for a Namibian Base
The Weinberg Windhoek, Gondwana Collection
Blending tradition and modernity, The Weinberg Windhoek is a stunning place to bed down in Namibia. Whether you’re heading here for a road trip or a safari, spending a night in Windhoek is a must – and this hotel is luxurious yet reasonably priced.
This Namibia hotel is just 30-minutes from the airport, on the eastern fringes of the capital. The double rooms are simple and stylish, though, if you fancy splurging, the loft is a stunning complex complete with mezzanine, kitchen, and spacious living area.
Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino
If you’re wanting to stay in the heart of Windhoek’s action, there’s nowhere better than Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino. Situated just around the corner from Christuskirke, this hotel is ideal for those looking to indulge in culture and fun – especially if you’re a sucker for a casino.
The Stratos Rooftop, with dreamy views of the city, is reason alone to stay at this wonderful hotel. The fact that the rooms are sleek is an added bonus.
Kalahari Desert: Best for Namibia Glamping in Style
Kalahari Anib Lodge, Gondwana Collection
You’ll notice that we really love the Gondwana Collection properties scattered throughout Namibia. And the Kalahari Anib Lodge is no exception.
This option is a little less luxurious than some of the other options, but it perfectly balances value for money. The lodge also offers game drives, hikes, and e-bike rental, so there’s no need to head out alone if you don’t want to.
Room offerings are slightly limited, with a twin or family room being the only options available. Still, this is about as grand as staying in the middle of the Namibian desert can get – and we highly recommend it.
Kalahari Farmhouse, Gondwana Collection
Kalahari Farmhouse offers a truly rustic experience in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. Think exposed stone walls, sage green shutters, and dark wood floors inside, and a communal pool surrounded by lush landscape on the outside.
This Namibia accommodation is ideal if you’re travelling with a family, though the simple rooms will equally suit a couple or group of friends. Also, the onsite restaurant serves up tasty eats throughout the day, ideal after a long day of game drives.
Kalahari Game Lodge
Whether you want to rough it out in a tent or snuggle up in a cosy chalet, Kalahari Game Lodge has got you covered. This accommodation offers a variety of wildlife viewing options, from lion tracking to game drives and even a dune braai – an intimate barbecue experience like no other.
The best part? This resort comes with a restaurant and pool, so there’s no need to slug yourself to the nearest town for dinner.
Sesriem/Solitaire Area: Best for Visiting Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Looking for unspoilt luxury? The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is nestled deep within the &BEYOND Private Desert Reserve, a peaceful enclave inside the Namib Desert. Rooms are uber-opulent, complete with huge beds and cosy nooks where you can unwind.
The team at this resort truly are next level, offering a wide range of small-group activities to help you make the most out of your stay. The most exciting of which are the helicopter rides and the stargazing – the lodge is next to an International Dark Sky Reserve, so the night time views are spectacular.
Desert Quiver Camp
Fancy total tranquillity? The Desert Quiver Camp offers just that in abundance. Lodges are spaced out with a pool and communal area where you can hang out between game drives.
The outdoor kitchen and braai area are wonderful additions, though you can order a braai service direct to your room if you would rather be waited on. The pool with views towards the Elim dune is a stellar addition to a gorgeous glamping experience.
Moon Mountain Lodge
If you’re after a rugged safari experience without having to actually rough-it, Moon Mountain Lodge is one of the best Namibia hotels. Each of the 17 lodges comes with a private plunge pool, though you can also opt for one of the standard lodges (sans pool) if you want to save some cash.
When hunger strikes, the Nebula Restaurant and Cosmos Bar serve up delicious treats and drinks with epic views of the Petrified Desert in the distance.
Damaraland: Best for an Off-the-Beaten-Track Escape
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Damaraland, there’s nowhere better than Lodge Damaraland. The main draw of this Namibia hotel is the spa facilities, so book yourself an indulgent massage after wildlife spotting on a game drive to see what all the fuss is about. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
Despite being situated in the middle of nowhere, rooms are full of character and swank. Picture velvet chairs, golden taps, and light linens and you’re along the right lines.
Mowani Mountain Camp
Located in Twyfelfontein, where you can spot ancient rock drawings IRL, Mowani Mountain Camp is one of the best hotels in Namibia. Don’t believe us? The mountain view rooms are some of the most stunning in the entire country.
But that’s not all… With private viewing decks, splash pools, and fully-kitted out rooms, you’re in for an incredible stay here. The thatched suits also offer wraparound views, perfect if you’re after a romantic getaway.
Jam-packed itineraries are on offer at Grootberg Lodge, so get ready to spot desert elephants, experience the local culture, and head out on sundowner drives through the valley.
Sounds fun? There’s plenty more where that came from. And, when you’re just about ready to curl up and snooze, you can dive into your ultra-comfy bed. Sounds like perfection to us.
Etosha National Park: Best for Wildlife Spotting in Namibia
Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection
If you’re looking for an exciting Namibia experience, book a stay with Etosha Safari Lodge and get ready for a few magical days filled with animal encounters galore. We highly recommend booking the full-day game drive, as it gives you the best chance of spotting the likes of elephants, cheetahs, lions, and plenty more.
When it comes to the rooms at this Namibia hotel, expect sophisticated stylings in bright spaces. We particularly love the communal lounge and restaurant, which comes complete with incredible desert views.
Villa Mushara is one of the most sought-after places to stay in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. This adults-only spot boasts a pool, restaurant, and picturesque terrace, with Onguma Private Game Reserve on your doorstep.
The rooms have been expertly-curated, peppered with stylish accents and local touches. But that’s not the best part – they’re also equipped with private patios so you can enjoy the sunset in peace (a glass or two of wine is optional.)
The Mokuti Etosha Namibia hotel is a seriously luxurious property, just steps from the Von Lindequist gate entrance. The entire resort is decorated in Namibian style with a modern flair, each corner a beautiful photo opportunity.
The resort is all encompassing, with two outdoor pools, two floodlit tennis courts, a spa, and a gym. And the Skyboma Restaurant serves up tasty fare that wouldn’t be out of place in a Michelin-Starred restaurant.
South Namibia: Best for Exploring Fish River Canyon
Lüderitz Nest Hotel
Thanks to its coastal location, seafood lovers will not want to miss out on staying in Lüderitz. And the best place to stay is Lüderitz Nest Hotel. Sea views are guaranteed with every room, and you can even enjoy your breakfast or late-night sauna session overlooking the ocean.
Rooms are on the simpler side, but don’t let that put you off. You’re a short walk away from the centre of Lüderitz, where delicious food and cultural attractions await. This is the perfect stop-off during a Namibia road trip.
Gondwana Canyon Village
Tucked inside Gondwana National Park, Gondwana Canyon Village is a truly beautiful resort. Rooms delicately tread the line of being just the right amount of traditional, equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay.
Sunsets at this Namibia hotel are magical, bathing the park in an orange glow, so time your dinner just right and enjoy your meal al fresco. And, whatever you do, make sure to swing by the shop to browse local handmade goods – the perfect souvenir, if you ask us.
Zannier Hotels Sonop
While on the pricier side, splurging at the Zannier Hotels Sonop promises an incredible stay in the Sonop area of Namibia, surrounded by miles of desert. Rooms are more like tents – though the extravagant kind with plush ceilings, rich wood furniture and expansive views.
Horse riding and cycling are available nearby, though you can always stay on site and work out in the gym or indulge in a massage by one of the trained masseuses. Either way, all meals are included in your stay, so you won’t be going hungry.
Fish River Lodge
If you’re including Fish River Canyon on your Namibia trip (and you totally should be) make sure to stay a night or two at Fish River Lodge. The airy rooms come with floor to ceiling windows, so you can wake up to incredible views of the sun illuminating the canyon’s edge.
The standout feature, though, are the beds that can be moved outside. Fancy sleeping underneath the stars? We thought you might.