Otherworldly Escapes: Namibia’s Best Remote Safari Camps

Namibia is a land of incredible, remote landscapes, characterized by soaring dunes, immense deserts, and endless coastline. But this country is not bereft of life. In the midst of the seemingly empty expanses is a host of desert wildlife that’s uniquely adapted to the terrain. And the best way to experience Namibia’s wonders, from heavens to earth, is to stay right in the middle of it. These safari camps in Namibia get you far out into nature — in as much comfort as possible.

Damaraland Camp

This spacious camp is located inside the Torra Conservancy and is surrounded by the Brandberg mountains and surrounding desert. It’s built in an eco-friendly way and features 10 elevated thatched units with incredible views. Guests at the camp love heading to the living area which features a fire place and swimming pool. The camp offers a long list of excursions that can take you out to explore the area.

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Camp Kipwe

Located in the Aba Huab valley, this scenic camp is one of the most interestingly designed in the country. It’s located in the middle of a rocky outcrop and features nine incredibly designed circular thatched roof huts for guests to stay in. The area is perfect for spotting elephants or visiting ancient San rock art.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

For those looking for something around the Skeleton Coast, Hoanib is hard to beat. It’s located where the Hoanib River meets the Palmwag concession and is in one of the most remote areas of Kaokaveld. There are seven large tents in the camp, all with en-suite bedrooms and outdoor decks. The scenery is not too shabby either, and guests love heading over to the beach to see the seal colonies.

Etendeka Mountain Camp

Set in the foothills of the Grootberg massif, this camp surrounded by stunning scenery is sure to wow anybody that stays there. The emphasis at Etendeka is on eco-friendly accommodation and it offers ten meru tents that are run by solar power. Safaris operated by the camp are slow-paced and intimate, and the camp welcomes guests to explore the rocky area on foot with a guide.

Doro Nawas Camp

Located in the middle of the arid Aba-Huab River Valley, this Damaraland camp features spectacular views in all directions where you can see red sandstone cliffs and the Etendeka Mountains. There are 16 places to stay on site, all featuring mixed stone walls and thatched roofs. The camp is also near Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage Site famous for its San rock art engravings.

Desert Rhino Camp

This fabulous camp is located inside the 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession and is known for its beautiful landscapes and arid-adapted wildlife. The area is also home to the largest free-roaming black rhino population in Africa. There are eight Meru-style canvas tents on the property along with a tented dining and lounge area for guests to relax. Guests get to have dinner under some of the best starry skies in the world around the fire pit.

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Kulala Wilderness Camp

Situated in the middle of the Namib Desert, this camp will have you feeling like you are in the middle of nowhere (and  you are). The camp is located on a 21,000 hectare reserve and built at the foot of a rock escarpment. There are 10 “kulalas” (or rooms) at the camp with incredible views and a communal swimming pool — both perfect places for having a sundowner.

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Okonjima Bush Camp

This luxe camp was completely renovated and upgraded in May 2015 and is located in a super picturesque area on the plains. The property has 8 thatched African-style chalets along with several luxury tents. The location is excellent for game viewing and is known for the amount of leopards in the area.

Serra Cafema Camp

Located in the northwest of the country on the banks of the Kunene River, this remote camp gives guests an intimate and peaceful experience. The design of the building was inspired by the Himba people and features eight riverside wood and thatched villas. Guests at this camp will be able to explore the rapids near the camp or visit the Himba tribe which lives nearby.


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Wolwedans Boulders Camp

Located 45 miles south of Wolwedans, this lovely camp is (like its name) surrounded by massive boulders. Guests staying here will be able to hike through the mountainous plateua or explore the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The camp only has four tents, so an intimate experience is a given.

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