Namibia Budget Travel
First off, we have to put this on the table; there is a huge difference between budget lodges and cheap lodges; our collection of Namibia lodges, camps and hotels below are budget options in which one (no matter the price) feels like they are getting their money worth and more.
Cheap is nasty; we at Uyaphi.com do not sell or even promote cheap establishments, never have, never will.
All of the lodges and camps below are best suited for those who want to travel and explore Namibia by way of a self-drive safari option without compromising on the quality of accommodation at the end of any given day. As one will notice, we offer accommodation options throughout most areas within Namibia, therefore offering future guest the option to tailor-make the very best safari itinerary that their budget will allow.
We at Uyaphi.com have stayed or visited most of the properties listed below and can highly recommend any of them.
Just on a quick side note, most (if not all) of the establishments below are child and family-friendly.
Namibia On A Budget
Etosha Safari Camp
Rates from NAD$ 1 805.00 per person
Etosha Safari Camp is the perfect accommodation establishment for those on a self-drive safari through the northern regions of Namibia, especially those who want to experience the wildlife of the World famous Etosha National Park.
Damara Mopane Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 2 354.00 per person
Damara Mopane Lodge is close to Damaraland's more famous attractions, a fantastic option for those who are on a self-drive or guide safari through this stunning region of Namibia.
Perfect for those travelling with the family in tow.
The Delight Swakopmund
Rates from NAD$ 1 579.00 per person
The Delight Swakopmund offers guests a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere all within the confines of a modern, unique and inviting hotel.
The Delight is central to almost all that Swakopmund has to offer.
Eagle's Nest Chalets
Rates from NAD$ 2 095.00 per person
Eagle's Nest Chalets consists of eight chalets and eight chalets only, a lodge at that is built amongst granite rocks and boulders with views that are simply unrivalled.
Experience of getting away from the rush and routine of everyday life.
Rates from NAD$ 2 482.00 per person
Canyon Lodge with 30 thatched and stone bungalows situated only 12 km from the main gate of the Fish River Canyon; the Fish River lodge is situated on the 520 square kilometres, privately owned Gondwana Canyon Park.
Canyon Lodge offers guests easy access to all that surrounds the Fish River.
Desert Horse Inn
Rates from NAD$ 1 560.00 per person
Desert Horse Inn is the perfect base from which to explore this region of the southern Namib Desert, a day trip to Luderitz and, of course, Kolmanskop.
Find the elusive deserts horse, mountain biking and walking excursions or just simply experience this very different side of the Namib.
Rates from NAD$ 1 827.00 per person
The Canyon Village lodge sits picturesquely at the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Canon Park, the lodge consists of 42 comfortable chalets in the Cape-Dutch style and a thatched restaurant 20 km from the Canyon.
One of the more interesting Fish River lodge options in the area, with beautiful scenery and friendly staff, one could not want more.
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.
Rates from NAD$ 1 918.00 per person
Canyon Roadhouse lodge with 22 rooms is the perfect base from which to explore this region, being just 16 kilometres away from the main entrance to the Fish River Canyon and the stunning viewpoints that await.
Canyon Roadhouse lodge is ideal for those visiting the Fish River Canyon who are on more of a budget; one simply could not ask for more.
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.
Rates from NAD$ 2 609.00 per person
Palmwag Lodge is one of Namibia's oldest and most popular tourist destinations and is renowned for its idyllic location amongst rustling palm trees, spectacular scenery and convenient location in the vast 450 000ha Palmwag Concession.
Wildlife in and around this private Damaraland concession is truly incredible.
Rates from NAD$ 2 469.00 per person
Epupa Falls is one of the highlights of the northern Damaraland region of Namibia, it is here that one can find Omarunga Lodge located on the banks on the Kunene River.
Epupa Falls are easily accessible from the lodge, a mere 2-minute meander and one is standing above the falls.
Namib Desert Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 2 019.00 per person
Namib Desert Lodge sits at the very foot of fossilised dunes of the protomorphic Namib, a very popular option and for good reason. A family-friendly swimming pool is one of the highlights.
There are 50 en-suite rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda at Namib Desert Lodge, allowing you to sit outside your room and enjoy a spectacular desert sunset.
Namib Dune Star Camp
Rates from NAD$ 2 833.00 per person
Namib Dune Star Camp an intimate camp set high up on the red dunes of the Namib Desert with desert views out over plains and rugged mountains in the distance, offers the experience of sleeping out under the stars for a night.
A star dune suite within an international dark sky reserve, what could be better?
The Desert Grace
Rates from NAD$ 4 086.00 per person
The Desert Grace offers guests a more intimate and luxurious affair with the surrounding desert, making it the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding attractions, including the Namib Nauklauft, Sossusvlei dune, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon.
A lodge that offers guests stylish and comfortable accommodation, excellent facilities, passionate guides and a variety of safari activities to enjoy. The Desert Grace will provide an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Namibian desert.
Chobe River Camp
Rates from NAD$ 985.00 per person
Chobe River Camp with 20 tented suites is located on the banks of the famed Chobe River.
A tented camp inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, a camp that is also environmentally conscious.
Namushasha River Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 2 509.00 per person
Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando River offers easy access to Bwabwata National Park and surrounding wildlife and cultural attractions.
The perfect destination from which to explore and experience the magical wildlife and birdlife on display.
Zambezi Mubala Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 2 396.00 per person
Zambezi Mubala Lodge is one of Namibia's best-kept secrets with a Zambezi Riverfront setting, 450 species of bird and good fishing all on the doorstep.
The perfect base from which to explore all that surrounds or simply sit back and relax in the lap of luxury.
Hakusembe River Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 2 509.00 per person
Hakusembe River Lodge, the perfect destination after a long day travelling the roads of Namibia to simply sit back and relax with a cold beer in hand.
The lodge is all about the surrounding nature, birding and fishing, as well as a relaxing atmosphere.
Etosha Safari Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 2 510.00 per person
Etosha Safari Lodge offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the Etosha National Park, a large lodge with 65 thatched bungalows is the perfect option for those on a self-drive or family-orientated safari through Namibia.
The perfect budget-friendly Etosha lodge for those on a self-drive safari.
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.