These days it really is very easy to have a luxury safari in Namibia! Namibia has a staggering array of beautiful lodges, but where it is in a league of its own, is the surrounding area that these lodges are located in. It is hard to find words that can justifiably describe the awe inspiring, breathtaking beauty of the desert scenery which spans the Namib Desert in the south to the Caprivi Strip in the north, bordering Angola.
In the Namib Desert, lies one of our favourite lodges, which is small and intimate and even higher on the list, is their newest sister lodge which is for exclusive use only – so your own private villa. The views are stupendous and an incredibly well travelled client who travels with us each year has said it to be the most beautiful lodge they have ever stayed at in Africa.
Then you have the Skeleton Coast – where there is a three to five night private flying safari – complete with your private guide and you stay at three lodges for one night each – from the southern most part to the northern most part of the coastline. Whilst the accommodation on this flying safari cannot be described as luxurious – without doubt, the experience is one of the best in Africa – and luxury is defined in many ways!
On the Caprivi is another of our favourite luxury lodges – which looks out across a river and is impossibly romantic – with soaring sand dunes behind you to the blue green waters of the Kunene river in front of you – complete with magnificent birdlife. Here one learns about the local Himba culture and one explores the sand dunes by quad bike. Namibia might not be the country of infinite wildlife – but it is arrestingly beautiful and somehow – the wildlife that one does see – is so much more special – perhaps its because we know the harsh existence that faces them on a daily basis with minimum water and foliage and therefore, we are even more privileged to be seeing them!