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Our top 3 luxury Namibia lodges


Ker & Downey Africa’s Top 3 Namibia Luxury Retreats have been chosen. These properties won there status by offering more than just world-class luxury. Each of these properties goes the extra mile to create bespoke experiences, whether it is romantic picnics on vast desert  plains or sleeping in a suspended lodge with elephants residing below your bed.

Namibia luxury lodges | 03 &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

It comes as no surprise that &Beyond Sossusvlei claimed a spot as one of our top 3 desert retreats in Namibia. With its romantic atmosphere, pink desert sunsets, luxury picnics and late night stargazing we can’t think of a more romantic place to be on earth. Coupled with the beautiful location of the lodge, its serene suites with fireplaces and uninterrupted views of the desert, Namibia has never sounded more appealing. What truly stands out about this property is its incorporation of nature into your experience at the lodge. Enjoy stargazing from the privacy of your own suite through the skylight above your bed or be enlightened about the mysteries of the stars by the resident astronomer in the state of the art observatory. The lodge also offers the option of exploring the desert from the sky in a hot-air balloon, or on quad bikes.


Highlights: Private stargazing through your skylight above your bed, desert picnics and hot-air ballooning.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Romantic Dining

"What truly stands out about this property is its incorporation of nature into your experience at the lodge."

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Dining
03 | &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Namibia luxury lodges | 02 Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

With its status as the only camp within the Skeleton Coast National Park, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp has stolen our hearts with its raw beauty and remote location. The camp itself is an architectural masterpiece, camouflaged against the backdrop of rock-strewn mountains, and furnished with flawless contemporary pieces. Each of the eight spacious tents consists of en-suite bedrooms with private outdoor lounges, which gifts you with your own private desert view. What sets this camp apart is its utter seclusion from the outside world; ideally it can only be accessed by means of a scenic flight over a land of mountains, vast plains and dry riverbeds. In the silence of the desert you will discover the wealth of wildlife in the area: elephants, giraffes, lions and hyenas.


Highlights: Taking a scenic flight over the skeleton coast or an excursion to a desert oasis.   

"What sets this camp apart is its utter seclusion from the outside world; ideally it can only be accessed by means of a scenic flight over a land of mountains, vast plains and dry riverbeds."

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02 | Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
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Namibia luxury lodges | 01 Nambwa Tented Camp

It’s not everyday that you come across a lodge suspended in the treetops to honour ‘the elephants right of way’. With a timber walkway towering above these gentle giants, guests have game-viewing experiences like no other. Meander through the tree walkways and find ten luxurious tented suites complete with a private lounge and a spacious viewing deck. With large herds of elephant and buffalo seeking shelter and security beneath your suites at night, you won’t get any closer to the African wildlife than at Nambwa Tented Lodge. Another key feature at Nambwa is the majestic viewing deck in the heart of the lodge. Here you can enjoy sundowners, dine under the stars, relax around the fire – all while elephants go about their feeding only meters below you.


Highlights: Game viewing from your suspended lodge

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"It’s not everyday that you come across a lodge suspended in the treetops to honour the elephants right of way"

2 Nambwa Tented Suite
01 | Nambwa Tented Camp

To stay in one of these elite Namibian retreats contact one of our African Travel Experts to show you the way, click here.

Joey Cameron
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Joseph Cameron

NYC based, South African transplant, Joey Cameron, is a freelance writer, travel-nerd, natural food enthusiast, personal trainer and brand owner. Characterised by an insatiable hunger for passport stamps and a somewhat strange (non)sense of humour, he can found regularly scanning the skies for ways to up, up and getaway.


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