During your tour of Namibia you will stay in small-scale places, run by locals. The owners would be happy to tell you all about their place and way of life.
Better Places specializes in tailor-made trips. We like to make use of small-scale hotels and guesthouses, each with its own, distinctive style and location. We are also able to arrange homestays with locals, letting you explore a unique side of the country. The location of the accommodations is always good: near a water hole or sights within walking distance. Below is a description of some of the hotels we use in Namibia.
Mariental – Zebra Lodge
This lodge can accommodate 26 guests. The rooms all have views of the game reserve and are close to the water hole, where many animals come for a drink. Next to the game drives you can do at the lodge, you could also go for walks where you will learn more about the Bushmen who live here. The swimming pool offers a nice cool down after a day of safari.
Aus – Desert Horse Inn
Just east of Aus you will find the Desert Horse Inn. The lodge offers you cottages on the hills, giving you a wide view of the Namib Desert and the savannah that come together. The lodge emphasizes the free character of the wild horses running around here giving it the feeling of being a bit like a ranch. The rooms are painted in the colours of the sunset, and are bright and spacious.
Etosha – Okaukuejo Rest Camp
Okaukuejo is the oldest camp in Etosha. This part is home to, among other things, the administrative centre and the ecological institute. The rest camp has various types of chalets and there is a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and camping place. The most famous attraction of the park is the illuminated water hole, where a wide variety of animals come together;. For example you could spot antelopes, elephants, lions and rhinos passing by day and night.
Swakopmund – Cornerstone Guesthouse
This B & B has an excellent location: it is only a 2-minute walk to central Swakopmund and only 5 minutes to the beach. The B & B has a beautiful garden and only 7 rooms. This gives you a very personal service, and that’s exactly why many people are so enthusiastic about the guesthouse.
Orange River – The Growcery Camp
Along the Orange River you will find the Growcery Camp, a large estate with flora and fauna. In addition to camping sites, this campsite has a few simple cottages surrounded by nature. The accommodation aims to reuse or recycle everything, and grown their own herbs and vegetables. Discover the surrounding area with a rented kayak; You can even sleep under the stars on the banks of the Orange River.
Sossusvlei – Sossusvlei Lodge
This eco-friendly lodge fits perfectly in the old Namib desert. The accommodation consists of tents, but if you pretend the tent fabric isn’t there, then it’s practically a bungalows; They have a normal bed and a private bathroom. There is a garden with acacia trees and the terrace offers a view of a water hole which regularly shows springboks, hyenas and other animals.
Fish River Canyon – Canyon Roadhouse
The Canyon Roadhouse lodge is a peculiar building. From the outside it seems like a road restaurant with a big red roof and some rusty cars around it, but wait until you get inside and see the decor! For example, the tables in the restaurant are separated by several cars in between. The whole building seems like a museum. The guest rooms are decorated in a motel style and overlook the shared garden.
Chobe – Chobe Safari Lodge
This newly renovated lodge is located directly on the Chobe River and is a good base for various activities. The rooms are all furnished differently and equipped with all types of comforts. The accommodation combines Western modernity with African culture, resulting in a mixed menu, for example.