Namibia Family Friendly Lodges
Namibia is one of Africa's top family-friendly, and child-friendly safari destinations with excellent road infrastructure, one of the safest countries in Africa, malaria is limited to the Northern regions and of course a selection of lodges, camps and hotels that offer family accommodation and activities for kids of all ages.
Namibia is the perfect country to introduce the family to Africa, her wildlife, cultures, history and scenery be it on a self-drive, guided or fly-in safari.
As a general rule of thumb, children are only permitted on game drives if they are over the ages of 6 or 8 years old. This is for the safety and the comfort of other guests on the game drive; this rule does not only apply to Namibia but South Africa, Botswana and all African countries. Young children do not have the ability to sit still for more than 10 - 15 minutes never mind 3 - 4 hours.
Below is our selection of what we regard as the best family-friendly lodges in Namibia.
The Best Family Friendly Lodges In Namibia
Rates from NAD$ 10 370.00 per person
The Ongava Lodge is situated on one of the largest private game reserves in Namibia, covering 125 square miles and offers game drives into Etosha, with luxury accommodation in 14 en-suite suites made from rock and thatch.
Ongava Lodge in a private game reserve bordering the Etosha National Park.
Ongava Tented Camp
Rates from NAD$ 10 370.00 per person
Ongava Tented Camp is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in a privately owned Ongava Game Reserve, built from stone, canvas and thatch 16 guests are accommodated in Meru-style tents.
Excellent game viewing and safari drives are on offer, Ongava, one of the best lodges in Etosha.
Onguma Bush Camp
Rates from NAD$ 2 640.00 per person
Situated on the eastern side of Etosha National Park, accommodation consists of six en-suite luxury bungalows and one family room.
Onguma Bush Camp is ideal for families who would like to have a base from which they can explore Etosha National Park.
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 17 400.00 per person
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge inside the famed "Skeleton Coast National Park" offers up sand dunes, rugged coastlines, icy cold Atlantic Ocean, wind-swept plains and not forgetting the desert wildlife that surrounds including desert lion, elephant and rhino to mention but a few.
Rates from NAD$ 2 430.00 per person
Büllsport Guestfarm is the perfect option for those who want a bit more of a private experience but without sacrificing location and activities. A small swimming pool is available.
Büllsport is located 155 kilometres drive from Sossusvlei and offers up farm-style accommodation with hiking, horse riding and 4x4 safari activities. Highly recommended.
Kwessi Dunes Camp
Rates from NAD$ 9 500.00 per person
Kwessi Dunes Camp located deep in the heart of Namibia's private NamibRand Nature Reserve, a mere 75-minute drive from the famed Sossusvlei.
A camp with a swimming pool that is open to guest year-round and is specially designed for those wanting to explore and experience everything that the Namib desert has to offer.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Rates from NAD$ 15 690.00 per person
The Hoanib River Camp is located in Damaraland within a few metres of the iconic Hoanib Riverbed that offers up exceptional sightings of desert wildlife and birdlife.
The Hoanib River and Palmwag concession offer up some of the most amazing scenery to be found in Namibia, a truly wild and remote stretch of land waits.
Desert Rhino Camp
Rates from NAD$ 9 245.00 per person
Desert Rhino Camp is situated in the 1-million-acre private Palmwag Reserve in northwest Namibia, between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast.
There are very few places on the planet that can offer this level of privacy and wilderness experiences; Damaraland is truly special.
Kulala Desert Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 5 705.00 per person
Kulala Desert Lodge is situated in the arid Namib Naukluft Park on the 37 000ha private Kulala Wilderness Reserve and is the closest lodge to the red dunes of the Sossusvlei.
A desert safari lodge comprising 23 thatched and canvas suites with en-suite bathrooms, private star beds and verandas. The closest lodge to Sossusvlei, so if getting the early morning photographs of Deadvlei is important, look no further