Namibia Kalahari Lodges
Luxury Lodges Surrounded by The Beauty Of Namibia's Kalahari Desert
The Kalahari basin stretches across Namibia (south-east), South Africa (north-west) and Botswana (most), covering a total area of 2.5 million km².
When one thinks of deserts in Namibia, the Namib Desert would be the first to spring to mind, with most people forgetting that the Kalahari with her red sand dunes, wildlife and birdlife, dried-out waterways and the indigenous San Bushmen who have lived here for over 20 000 years even exists.
The Kalahari region makes for that perfect stopover when travelling between Windhoek, The Fish River Canyon and Luderitz with scenic desert landscapes, red sand dunes, desert wildlife, game drives and, of course, a good selection of Namibia lodges from which to choose.
The best way to get to the Kalahari region in Namibia is to fly into Windhoek, the capital of the country. From there, it is a short(ish) drive to the Kalahari.
We would highly recommend driving this section or via road transfer; the distances and not that great, and the scenery is simply fantastic.
Namibia's Kalahari Desert is home to lodge options that are spacious and comfortable and offer stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape with red rolling sand dunes. The Desert is a truly unique destination, and the lodges here provide the perfect base for exploring it, be it by game drive, quad bike safari or even walking excursions.
We would suggest at least a two-night stay in order to soak it all in before departing for the Fish River Canyon.
Just as a quick side note, summertime temperatures can quickly climb to 40º Celsius and above, while in winter, nighttime temperatures can fall below zero. One most certainly needs to pack accordingly for both summer and winter alike.
With luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views, our portfolio of safari lodges provides the perfect basecamp from which to explore this remarkable region.
Luxury Safari Lodges In The Kalahari, Namibia
Rates from NAD$ 1 769.00 per person
With only 11 chalets, the Kalahari Farmhouse is small and intimate and ideally suited for those self-driving in this region of Namibia.
Kalahari Farmhouse is the perfect safari destination for those self-driving and exploring the Kalahari region of this fantastic country, Namibia.
Visits to a nearby Kalahari Game Lodge for game drives and nature walks can be arranged.
Kalahari Anib Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 1 949.00 per person
Kalahari Anib Lodge is the ideal destination from which to explore and experience all that the surrounding Kalahari has to offer.
Located with the Anib Kalahari Private Game Reserve, game drives and sunset drives are part and parcel of one's stay.
Kalahari Anib Lodge is located between Windhoek and the attractions in the south of Namibia, including the Fish River, Kgalagadi and the Southern Namib.
The Road To Sossusvlei
Once one navigates the main Sesriem entrance gates and enters the national park a pleasant surprise awaits, a tarred road (yes, a tarred road) that extends all the way through to the main parking area near Sossusvlei.
Cape Town To The Kunene River
In November and December of last year (2019), we loaded our Jeep and headed north out of Cape Town, destination Namibia and the Kunene River, her border with Angola.
A couple of thousand kilometres later, we returned, this time, more in love with country than ever.
Windhoek Oktoberfest 2021
On the 25th and 26th of October, the Sports Klub Windhoek will host the 55th edition of the Oktoberfest. Over 5000 people are expected to attend (compared to 1000 in 2010).
Adding a certain local flavour will be the Namibian band Famaz Attak, and there will be long-established activities and games like archery and tree trunk sawing.
Top 5 restaurants in Windhoek
Continuing our series of dining in Africa, we look at Windhoek. More and more visitors are becoming aware of the unique attractions that this country as a safari destination has to offer.
Nowhere is too far to travel in this small (and clean) city of 330,000 but be warned when you go out to eat, vegetarianism is not common!
Best Places To Go In Namibia
The Uyaphi team has compiled a list of the "Best Places to go" which most safari itineraries would include. A different destination from most African safari destinations.
Instead of lush green forests or open savannas, the primary attraction being vast, open deserts interspersed with canyons, mountain ranges, and oasis.
Living With The Himba
In May 2012, we arranged for Uyaphi.Com client Ken Vine from Devon in England to stay with the traditional Himba people in two remote villages in the middle of Kaokoland.
He lived, slept, ate, conversed and photographed these Himba villagers.