When you will visit Namibia, you will probably travel around and stay in different lodges or campings. We travelled through Namibia with our own 4×4. Anouk and Jan-Willem stayed in lodges which were amazing and most importantly, showed us that it’s possible to combine luxury with sustainability. We can’t wait to tell you everything about our favourite lodges.
Gondwana Collection Namibia
The Gondwana Collection Namibia combines its hospitality business with nature conservation and social commitment in a sustainable manner. The company bought farms in the vicinity of natural attractions. They converted the farms into nature reserves and reintroduced game species which had once been indigenous to the area. Nature conservation is financed with the proceeds from the eco-friendly hospitality business. This creates jobs and career opportunities for the local population in turn. You will find lodges from Gondwana almost everywhere in Namibia. We definitely recommend you to stay in the following two Gandwana lodges.
Gondwana Kalahari Anib Lodge
This lodge is situated in the Kalahari. It has very nice views, an own waterhole, swimming pool and beautiful rooms. From our room we could see animals drinking at the waterhole. There’s nothing like feeling the good earth underfoot, so you can stretch legs on the trails around the lodge. Keep your eyes open for springbok, zebra and wildebeest and take the chance to breathe in the character and energy of this distinctive area. You will feel closer to the land. If you want to join a game drive, we recommend you to subscribe for the sunset drive.
Namib Dune Star Camp
Just one hour driving from Sesriem you can stay at the Namib Dune Star Camp. The Namib Dune Star Camp is situated on the crest of ancient sand dunes. It overlooks the spectacular ladscape of the Namib Desert. The camp consists of nine cabins. All cabins have a bed designed to be wheeled out for a night under the sky and a blanket of twinkling stars. It’s unbelievable. Definetely a bucket list stay!
The camp leaves a minimum footprint. It has solar panels and water is pumped from a nearby borehole.
Etosha Aoba Lodge
Close to the Etosha National Park border, the Etosha Aoba Lodge is located. It’s much better and more beautiful than the lodges inside the park. We stayed one night in the park and one night in this lodge. If you go to Etosha, we recommend you to stay all nights in this lodge. The private nature reserve of the lodge has increased to an enormous 34.000 ha. They removed more than 200 km of internal fences creating a natural environment for the wild animals. As we were on honeymoon, we reserved the honeymoon suite. The suite has a outside bathroom and an own waterhole for animals. Incredible to sit in bath and watch wildlife so close.
Waterberg Guest Farm
Situated at the foot of the Waterberg Plateau is the magnificent Waterberg Guest Farm, a 42 000 hectare paradise of natural African savannah. The Herero Bush Bungalows of the Waterberg Guest Farm are amazing. The owner is a committed conservationist and was instrumental in establishing the Waterberg Conservancy. This includes the Waterberg Guest Farm, the Waterberg Plateau Park, the Cheetah Conservation Trust (CCF) and several surrounding ranches. It forms a combined natural habitat committed to the conservation of flora, fauna and fragile ecosystems.