Namibia Travel Hotel & Accommodation Guide

Where to stay in Namibia, what to see and where to go, accommodation in Namibia is clean and safe and there is plenty to choose from including camping, self catering chalets, guesthouses, villas, bed and breakfasts, lodges, hotels, bushman camps and more accommodation in Namibia is as varied as the landscape.




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Welcome to Namibia

Land of Contrast

Namibia is a large and beautiful desert country on the South west coast of Africa. Namibia has fascinating geography, history, cultural and wildlife, making Namibia a wonderful place for an exciting holiday. Namibia is predominantly a desert country with approx 310 days of sunshine each year and Namibia is often referred to as the land of contrast with breathtaking mountains, deserts, amazing wildlife and fascinating culture. Memories of Namibia will forever remain in your heart.


Popular places to stay around Namibia

Sossusvlei Sesriem
and the Namib Desert

Climb the sand dunes of the Namib Desert

The Namib Naukluft Park is the central part of the Namib Desert. Sossusvlei, Sesreim Canyon & the Namib deserts beauty make it one of the most popular places on any vacation to Namibia. Enjoy amazing sunrises from the top of the sand dunes.

Fish River Canyon
Ai Ais and Hobas

Admire the views of Hells Bend in Fish River Canyon walk the 4 day hike along the canyon and relax in the hot springs of Ai Ais

The gate to Fish River Canyon is situated at the rest camp Hobas. From there, you have to drive another 10 kilometres to the actual Canyon which offers a stunning view of "Hell's Bend".
Fish River Canyon itself is approximately 180kms long.


Explore the wonderful landscape of Damaraland

Damaraland is a spectacular self drive destination. Nestled between the Skeleton Coast in the West and the Etosha National Park in the north east of Namibia it is a dramatic area for landscapes, wildlife, San (bushman) rock paintings and remote wilderness

and the Himbas

Tucked up in the north west of Namibia the most rugged part of Namibia  this region offers tribal  life barely changed  for years

Kaokoland is a true wilderness area in the far north west of Namibia. The Kaokoveld is a rugged wilderness for the intrepid adventurer, accessible only by 4 wheel drive the rewards are fantastic with unreal landscapes and of course the Himba people.

Etosha National Park

Elephants at Okaukuejo waterhole Etosha

If you want to see African wildlife then Etosha is the ultimate place to visit, with large herds of animals across vast flat landscapes with gatherings around the waterholes as hot and tired animals slate their thirst constantly aware that predators are looking for their next meal...

Caprivi Strip

Namibias little slice of the Delta the most watered area of the country is a contrast to the rest of this desert country

The remote and awe-inspiring Caprivi Strip in the north east corner of Namibia has woodlands, rivers, delta and swamps, The Caprivi Strip is usually a complete surprise for the first time visitor! Contrasting with the rest of the country the wetlands offer an amazing abundance of water.

Ruacana & Epupa Falls

On the northern border of Namibia Epupa falls is an amazing sight in such a dr country

Epupa Falls is a series of cascades that drop a total of 60metres over a distance of about 1.5 km, reaching a maximum width of 500 m. The closest town is Ruacana where the nearby hydro electric plant generates much of Namibia's electricity

Waterberg Plateau

Waterberg Plateau area is a quiet area north of Windhoek great for birding

Waterberg Plateau located only half a days drive from Windhoek and is a pleasant escape into the peace of the bush, game drives area available onto the plateau and the bird life is stunning in this area. Close by is the AfriCat Foundation known for its work with predators in Namibia.


Restaurants activities in the seaside town of Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s temperate climate offers respite from the searing heat of the desert, a friendly, busy seaside resort with German style architecture and lovely seafood, it allows you to indulge in a variety of ocean activities and adrenaline adventures.

Windhoek Capital City

Namibias capital city Windhoek is a compact clean city

With all the modern conveniences of a city, Windhoek usually marks the start or end of any trip to Namibia. It is a clean compact city with its founding history entwined with modern business. Street cafes are an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

Luderitz & Kolmanskop

Deep in the diamond area of Namibia lies Luderitz

A town seemingly disconnected with the rest of the world at the end of the road Luderitz is an old fishing town around a harbour rugged, the coastline hides seals Penguins, sharks, shipwrecks and diamonds... visit deserted Kolmanskop to learn about them.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts

Namibia Wildlife Resorts for accommodation inside Namibias national parks

Namibia Wildlife Resorts or NWR is the sole tourist accommodation operator inside most of Namibia's National Parks. Operating accommodation inside Etosha Park, Namib Naukluft Desert, Fish River Canyon, Waterberg Plateau Park, Skeleton Coast, Popa Falls, Shark Island, Duwisib Castle and Gross Barmen.

More places to stay around Namibia

Ai Ais

Aus Namibia

The gate to Fish River Canyon Ai-Ais, which means "burning water" refers to the sulphurous hot springs which are found in this area


Aus Namibia

Railway junction crossroads Aus is a beautiful edge of desert area the best place for seeing the desert horses


Brandberg  Namibia

Brandberg is Namibia's highest mountain rising out of the desert it makes a dramatic statement on the skyline



A thriving cattle town east of Windhoek on the way to the Botswana border, semi Kalahari desert good for supplies and fuel



Border between Namibia and Botswana in the Kalahari desert in the east of the country a good place to break a journey

Daan viljoen


Situated amongst the rolling hills of the Khomas Hochland near Windhoek is the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve



A thriving cattle town east of Windhoek on the way to the Botswana border, semi Kalahari desert good for supplies and fuel



An old town on the route to the north east of Namibia fuel and shops as well as accommodation available in Grootfontein



Really just a cross roads where two roads and the railway line meet fuel, small shop and accommodation

Henties Bay


North of Swakopmund this seaside village is a fisherman's delight on the skeleton coast



Kamanjab is in Damaraland southwest of Etosha and on the way to Kaokoland basis fuel and supplies



Small town in the south of Namibia a good place for a stopover fuel shops and ATMs

Katima Mulilo


A diverse busy town in the northeast close to borders with Zimbabwe Zambia and Botswana



The main town in the south of Namibia good shops garages fuel and places to stay main north south road runs right through the town



Damaralands central town a good base for exploring Damaraland and getting supplies before heading into the Koakoveld



A farming town on the edge of the Namib Desert fuel and basic supplies and a couple of places to stay good stopover location



On the edge of the Kalahari and on the main north south road through Namibia a busy well stocked town

Mata Mata


In the southern area of the Kalahari Desert Mata Mata is the crossing point into the Botswana side of the Kalahari, no shops or fuel



One of the main border crossings into Namibia from South Africa from the Cape Town areas not much here but the orange river and a border post



Namibia's Garden city Okahandja is just a short drive north of Windhoek a good alternative to staying in the capital it has fuel supplies and places to stay



In the south of Damaraland Omaruru is a quiet pleasant town with fuel and supplies good base for exploring the area.



Opuwo is the main town in the northeast of Namibia and for seeing the Himba tribe in Namibia fuel basic supplies and good base for exploring Koakoland



Just south of Etosha Park Otavi is good for supplies and a good area for staying over on your journey north or south through Namibia



Midway between Windhoek and Etosha Otjiwarongo is a busy town with good fuel and supplies and ample places to stay



A desert oasis at the top of Damaraland and at the beginning of the Koakoveld elephants rhino and dramatic landscapes



Just south of Windhoek Rehoboth is a small town with a hotsprings fuel supplies and not a great deal else

Rosh Pinah


A small border town with South Africa in the very south of Namibia some places to stay but little in the way of supplies



Gateway to the Caprivi area in the northeast, Rundu sits along the riverbank as you gaze across into Angola, fuel supplies and hotels



A small town on the main railway line between Luderitz and Keetmanshoop



A group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund



A short way east of Etosha Tsumeb is a small town with cafes fuel supplies and several places to stay



Twyfelfontein is not a town but an area of historic significance in Namibia bushman rock art and Damaraland



In the heart of Damaraland with views of Brandberg this small ex-mining town is a great base to explore the area.



A small town on the main road between Windhoek and Swakopmund fuel supplies and a place to stretch your legs

Walvis Bay


Namibia's main port Walvis Bay is 30km south of Swakopmund and has good access to the coastal areas as well as the desert.

oshakati helmeringhausen naukluft sesriem skeleton coast epupa ruacana duwiseb castle erindi game reserve kavango outjo kalkrand

Namibia’s Holiday Highlights

Namibia is a land of beautiful contrasts with its abundant and adaptive wildlife, dramatic pristine remote landscapes, friendly people and amazing diversity. Namibia is a large country 824, 269 square kilometres (approx four times the size of the UK) but Namibia only has a population of 1.83 million people, this makes Namibia one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Namibia is a wonderful destination in itself and can be easily combined with a trip to South Africa, Victoria Falls or Botswana.

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map of namibia

Namibia Roads and distance map
Namibia Travel Essentials Katimon Malilo Namibia Grootfontein Namibia Tsumeb Namibia Etosha National Park Namibia Kaokoveld Himbaland Namibia Rundu Namibia Caprivi Strip Namibia Namibias Skeleton Coast Damaraland Namibia Brandberg Namibia Waterberg Namibia Okahandja Hotels Gobabis Namibia Otjiwarongo Namibia Omaruru Namibia Windhoek Namibia Buitepos Namibia Rehoboth Namibia Mareiental Namibia Namib Naukluft National Park Sossusvlei Namibia Maltahohe Namibia Namib Desert Namibia Keetmanshoop Namibia Luderitz Hotels Desert canyon and mountain meet in this beautiful area Ai Ais & Fish River Canyon Grunau Namibia Noordoewer Namibia Swakopmund Namibia Walvis Bay Namibia Crossroads town of Bethanien

Namibia undoubtedly has some of the most pristine, remote and dramatic landscapes in Africa. First impressions of Namibia are usually of a hot and somewhat harsh land, but you will soon find Namibia is an enchanting country full of life in the most unexpected areas.