Namibia Game Lodges & Camps
There are so many game lodges and camps in the travel industry that it becomes difficult to work with all of them. Ngwe Safari has handpicked a selection of game lodges and camps in the most pristine and beautiful wilderness areas of Namibia. Over the years we have built up good relationships with these properties and assure our Valued Clients quality, excellent game viewing and a memorable stay.
If there is a particular game lodge or camp that you are looking for and do not find it in our list of properties, please let us know and we will gladly assist your preferred lodge or camp.
The Namibia Portfolio has been divided into regions for ease of navigation.
Region – Damaraland
Damaraland is one of Namibia’s most scenic and spectacular true Namib desert landscapes. It is one of the driest and most desolate regions in Africa, however desert adaptation is the miracle of the surprisingly rich diversity of fauna and florea surviving her. The principle source of water in the Torra Conservancy comes from the famous Namibian early morning mists which is generated by the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean which collides with the hot desert air of the Skeleton Coast. This daily cycle of airborn moisture rolls inland along the various depressions and canyons formed by ancient rivers. As the dew settles it is eagerly harvested by plants, animals and insects before the hot Namibian sun rises in the sky.
It is therefore understandable that the dry landscape cannot support huge concentrated herds of wildlife, however boasts a variety of desert adapted species like black rhino, desert elephants, lion, cheetah, spotted brown hyena, oryx, springbok, kudu, Hartman’s montain zebra and southern giraffe.
Region – Etosha
Etosha National Park is one of Namibia’s premier wildlife destinations, providing an abundance of spectacular game viewing throughout the year.
The park gets its name from the world famous Ethosa Pan which is one of a number of large saltpans formed by wind action in this flat region. Etosha National Park itself covers a large area of over 20 000km² protecting a vast diversity of both fauna and flora. Etosha Pan is parched and dry most of the time, but occasionally a few rivers and the unpredictable heavy summer rains can fill it. After particularly good rains, Etosha Pan can attract over a million flamingos to its salty waters. While the Pan itself is extremely salty and as a result does not support much vegetation , its edges give way to a surprising variety of vegetation types. Etosha National Park is a destination that is a definite to visit whilst in Namibia and the property selection is excellent!
Region – Skeleton Coast & Kunene
The arid Skeleton Coast Park enviornment lies within the northern reaches of the true Namib Desert, yet this area is home to a rich diversity of wildlife. Early morning fog is generated by the icy Benguela Current in the Atlantic Ocean meeting the warm desert air of the Skeleton Coast. This drifts inland over the Namib Desert which provides precious water to the flora and fauna in this incredibly harsh environment. It also creates the sense of mystery and imprenetrability for which the region is so famous. Adaptation to the desert environment is the miracle of all that survives here.
Off course these arid conditions do not support large volumes of big game species, but rather offers a cultural journey into the exploration of the smaller desert wonders. Fresh water springs permeate through the barren sands to create a rare oases in the desert that sustain pockets of wildlife. Springbok, oryx, rare desert adapted elephant, brown hyaena, black-backed jackel and occasionally lion and cheetah enter this rugged domain. The famous Cape Fur seals are present in their thousands on the beaches which in turn attract predators.
Kunene – Serra Cafema is located in the extreme, remote north of Namibia, where mountains of largely folded metamorphic rock are cut through by rivers including the Kunene River, the border between Namibia and Angola. In rainy years, the large Marienfluss and Hartmann’s valleys become grassy expanses, but generally their flat topographies are covered by sand broken only by a few tough grasses, shrubs and the mysterious ‘fairy circles’. In this isolated region, the Himba people continue their nomadic, traditional way of life.
Region – Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei is located in the southern part of the Namib Desert in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The salt and clay pan is surrounded by high red dunes which tower to heights of 660 feet. The valley itself is lined with huge camel thorn trees which provide refuge to many small creatures. The desert is thought to be one of the oldest in the world and is also one of the driest and most pristine. The harsh enviromental conditions have led to the evolution of numerous plant and animal species that are specially adapted to survive in the desert.