Experience the vast open spaces of this fascinating country.
The Republic of Namibia, an independent country since 1990, is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with only 2.6 million inhabitants living in an area of 824 268 square km. It is located in south-western Africa and is a diverse and fascinating country. Experience the vibrant capital, Windhoek, the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, excellent game viewing at Etosha National Park, the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and much more. There is a saying about Namibia “you will either love it or hate it” - we have not met any visitor to Namibia that has not adored it !
EXPERIENCE THE CAPITAL CITY, WINDHOEK
Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1,700 metres above sea level, almost exactly at the country's geographical centre. Visit the Christuskirche and the Namibia Craft Centre. Sample some fine local beers and dine on local delicacies like Namibian oysters, Oryx lasagne, smoked Kudu and Crocodile fillet at Joe’s Beerhouse, a Windhoek institution.
SLEEP AT THE AVANI WINDHOEK HOTEL & CASINO
Life is all about balance. But sometimes it’s okay to just do more and rest less. At AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino with so many great experiences on offer, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is getting enough sleep. Whether you prefer to see or be seen in Namibia’s cosmopolitan capital, enjoy on-the-go food at AVANI Pantry, sipping bubbly by the poolside or escaping to dunes and desert canyons, you can rest assured knowing AVANI has taken care of the details that matter.
SLEEP AT THE MIDGARD COUNTRY ESTATE
Midgard Country Estate is an ideal family hide-away, a first or last stop for international visitors, the perfect venue for intimate meetings, team-building events or weddings. Guests are invited to enjoy the tranquillity, while marveling at the pioneering German Settler spirit which gave birth to it all. “Midgard”, a word found in Old Norse, Middle English and High German languages, has varying meanings, but is popularly thought to mean “A paradise where the earth rises again, fertile and green, creating a protected world and a safe empire for the people”. Midgard Country Estate offers 46 newly decorated and fully equipped rooms, Carl’s Dining Room & Bar, two swimming pools, the Pool Bar & BBQ Terrace, gym and sauna, and a private skittle alley (Kegelbahn). These are all spaciously situated in a sprawling country garden, bordering the banks of the Swakop River, as it meanders through the estate on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.
EXPERIENCE THE COASTAL TOWNS OF SWAKOPMUND & WALVIS BAY
Swakopmund is situated 350 km west of Windhoek on the Atlantic Ocean. Established by German colonists in 1892, its German origins can be seen in many beautiful old German colonial buildings throughout the town. Contact Desert Explorers for fantastic quad-biking and sandboarding in the desert. Henties Bay is the place to go if you enjoy angling.
Walvis Bay is situated just 40 km south of Swakopmund. Its tidal lagoon is home to abundant birdlife including flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns. The harbour is busy with fishing boats and ships. Dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters around the Pelican Point Lighthouse. East of the bay, coastal sand dunes like Dune 7 (the highest sand dune in the world) mark the start of the Namib Desert. Experience magical Kayaking with Eco Marina Kayak Tours.
SLEEP AT THE STRAND HOTEL SWAKOPMUND
Strand Hotel Swakopmund is the perfect venue for travellers wanting to explore Swakopmund. This Namibian icon has become a popular destination resort for international and local visitors.With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk and state of the art Conference & Banqueting Center, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicenter and destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund.
SLEEP AT THE BEACH HOTEL SWAKOPMUND
Whether you are on a business trip, visiting the charming town of Swakopmund, having a conference, a romantic weekend or holiday trip, Beach Hotel Swakopmund is a perfect place to stay and to feel comfortable.The ideal location of Beach Hotel Swakopmund, just 50 m from the Atlantic Ocean and within walking distance to the centre of Swakopmund, allows guests to experience the flavour of this charming town, while providing you the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas. Their friendly staff will always be happy to provide additional information on local services, shopping, activities and nearby attractions at your request.
Situated within sight and sound of the mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean, The Atlantic Villa Boutique Guesthouse offers accommodation within walking distance from the beach. Enjoying a relaxed few days of sun and sea has never been so great. At the Atlantic Villa Boutique Guesthouse you’ll soon feel pampered while relaxing with a mesmerising view of the Atlantic Ocean.
SLEEP AT THE SWAKOPMUND PLAZA HOTEL
Swakopmund Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre is ideally located in the heart of Swakopmund and surrounded by a number of historical buildings and restaurants. The hotel offers a variety of room types including stylish comfort rooms, suites, family rooms and an unique luxury suite. All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, heating, mini bar, safe, TV, tea & coffee facilities, telephone and free internet.
SLEEP AT THE FLAMINGO VILLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Flamingo Bay Boutique Hotel boasts one of the most spectacular views of the Walvis Bay lagoon and beautiful sunsets over the sea with the peaceful Flamingos doing their “flamingo shuffle” for entertainment. The Hotel has a total of 17 rooms, comprising of 12 Standard rooms, twin, double or single rooms, 4 de Luxe rooms and a Luxury Suite with the best ever view. Guests will feel at home with the comfortable beds and modern facilities that are designed to help you relax after a tiring day of meetings, shopping or sight-seeing.
EAT AT THE FARMHOUSE DELI
Farmhouse Deli is a Bistro Style deli restaurant where families gather and laughter and occasion is celebrated every day. Whether it’s farm style goodness, homemade deli products or delectable cakes you’re after, this is where you can come and always feel at home.
EAT AT THE BREWER & BUTCHER
If you are looking to enjoy lovely ocean views and good Namibian food – served with top brews – then Brewer & Butcher is the place to go! This stylish restaurant is attractive and popular – and, in addition to its food, it offers a good selection of local craft beers to sample too.
Ocean Cellar Oyster & Wine Bar is a fine dining experience, celebrating the essence of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a taste trip around the world with their exclusive World Oyster Journey or take your pick from the freshest seafood selection.
EAT AT THE FLAMINGO BAY RESTAURANT
The Flamingo Bay Restaurant offers the best fine dining cuisine in Namibia and is also open to the general public. The fine art of the preparation and presentation of the exquisite cuisine has been perfected by their executive chef, Konrad Jetschko. Guests can choose from a perfectly selected A-la-Carte menu with tastes of the Mediterranean and Europe and infused with local Namibian cuisine accompanied by the best selection of South African wines.
EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF SOSSUSVLEI
Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa (the Namib-Naukluft National Park), Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Characterised by the large red dunes that surround it, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters, and provide photographic enthusiasts with wonderful images in the beautiful morning and evening light. Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh”, as it is the place where the dunes come together preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further, some 60km east of the Atlantic Ocean. However, due to the dry conditions in the Namib Desert the River seldom flows this far and the pan remains bone-dry most years. During an exceptional rainy season the Tsauchab fills the pan, drawing visitors from all over the world to witness this spectacular site. Photographic enthusiasts are spoilt with a glassy “lake” holding reflections of the surrounding dunes. When the pan fills it can hold water for as long as a year.
EXPERIENCE THE UNIQUE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa. The park is malaria free, accessible in a regular sedan car and the rest camps provide a range of accommodation as well as restaurants, viewing decks, shops and petrol stations.
SLEEP AT THE EAGLE TENTED LODGE
The exclusive Eagle Tented Lodge and Spa nestle in a wildlife sanctuary, which is in a 13 000 ha reserve. The Lodge is located near the Etosha National Park in Namibia. Eagle Tented Lodge provides breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and valleys. This luxury Lodge, built from natural rock and thatched roofs, boasts 8 Hemingway tents and 8 Family tents.You can’t get closer to the wildlife than by sleeping in a tent in Africa!
SLEEP AT THE EPACHA GAME LODGE & SPA
The beautiful aha Epacha Game Lodge and Spa lies on the 13 000 hectares private Epacha Game Reserve close to the famous Etosha National Park in Namibia. The Lodge & Spa offers 18 luxury chalets spread over the hills surrounding the main lodge building and overlooking the private game reserve. The very spacious bedrooms at Epacha Game Lodge & Spa with their beautiful scenery and cosy atmosphere will immediately bring relaxation to your soul.
SLEEP AT THE MOKUTI ETOSHA LODGE
Mokuti Etosha Lodge in Namibia is the perfect venue for travelers wanting to explore the famous eastern side of Etosha National Park. Known for its excellent and diverse wildlife encounters, this Namibian icon has become a popular destination resort for international and Namibian visitors. The lodge is only a four minutes drive from the eastern Von Lindequist Gate near the historical Namutoni Fort and is located on its own private 4.000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this fascinating wildlife reserve.
SLEEP AT THE HOBATERE LODGE
Hobatere Lodge is located 65 km north of Kamanjab on the western border of the Etosha National Park. The lodge has an airstrip and is situated in a concession area of 8,808 ha which is home to a wide selection of game, including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, eland, and Hartmann’s zebra.
EXPERIENCE THE WATERWAYS OF THE CAPRIVI
The Caprivi is a salient of Namibia which has been known by various names.The salient protrudes eastward for about 450 km from the north-eastern corner of Namibia. It is bordered by Botswana to the south and by Angola and Zambia to the north. At its eastern tip is only about 1 km from the border of Zimbabwe. It is crossed by the Okavango river; the Kwando/Chobe river forms part of its border with Botswana; and the Zambezi river forms a part of its border with Zambia. The strip is about 32 km wide, and its area is slightly larger than the US state of Maryland. Read the interesting history behind this strip . The river rich Caprivi is an oasis which sustains subsistence farmers, fishermen, abundant wildlife and some 540 species of birds.
SLEEP AT THE CHOBE WATER VILLAS
Chobe Water Villas, an exclusive and intimate "boutique" Lodge is located in Namibia at the eastern tip of the famous Caprivi Strip now known as the Zambezi Region. It is paradise which 50 000 elephants call home and two mighty African Rivers meet. The luxury Water Villas all feature a guaranteed 180 degree unobstructed view of the Chobe River and the Chobe National Park. Perched on stilts over or at the water’s edge the Villa’s elevated view includes the world renowned Sedudu Island. These “luxury suites” with 85m?2; of living space feature an open plan lounge and bedroom area and include a front terrace facing the Chobe River with sun-loungers and a rear terrace facing the natural bush and spectacular sunsets.
SLEEP AT THE MUKUKU REST CAMP
Mukuku Rest Camp offers self catering accommodation in 3 chalets and they all overlook the Okavango River and Angola on the opposite bank. There is also a grassed and shady campsite for those who prefer to camp. Guests can enjoy the bar at Mukuku and meals can be booked in advance from the kitchen as this is mostly a self-catering camp. Experience the tranquillity and hospitality of Mukuku and the adjacent nature. The grounds of the rest camp are a birdwatchers paradise. Sunset boat cruises and visits to the neighbouring traditional village can be arranged with owners and is highly recommended.
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