Welcome to Namibia, a land of raw, unbridled beauty where ancient deserts meet the Atlantic ocean. We’ve dialed up the thrills on our brand new expedition to the Skeleton Coast, named for a thousand shipwrecks that pepper the region, so it’s only fitting we rest our heads at some of Namibia’s most exquisite hotels and game lodges. Read on to learn how insane these stays are. (spoiler alert: the final lodge is a knockout)
The Weinberg Hotel, Windhoek
Situated on the edge of Namibia’s capital, the charming and refined Weinberg Hotel is our first stop.
Use your evening here to decompress and settle into vacation mode. The atmosphere is classy and exudes the feel of an upscale resort.
The rooms feature a contemporary yet classic vibe with clean lines and neutral colours.
Dead Valley Lodge, Sesriem
Our first lodge looks like a swanky circus on the outside. But inside, it’s fully loaded with comfort and amenities. Wave hello to the desert-roaming species that graze nearby, offering a glimpse into safaris to come.
Each climate-controlled luxury tented chalet boasts a panoramic view of the Namib Desert, defined by its towering red sand dunes, rugged mountain ranges, and arid savannahs.
The plush furnishings and refreshing plunge pool are a welcome respite from the day’s activities. Fuel up on classic and modern Namibian cuisine or more traditional favorites at the restaurant. Then kick back with a libation in the covered lounge while sharing stories with fellow adventurers.
The Strand Hotel, Swakopmund
This 5-star frolic is an elegantly appointed haven of beachside indulgence.
Perfectly situated within walking distance to restaurants, museums, and markets, this alluring property also offers an impressive wake up call – the pleasant rolling waves along an endless shore.
Swakopmund’s German influence is notable at the hotel’s bar, which is reminiscent of a beer hall in Munich.
The Strand’s stunning restaurant gives way to an outdoor terrace. From breakfast to nightcaps, this perch overlooking the southern Atlantic ocean won’t be soon forgotten.
Mowani Mountain Camp, Damaraland
After disembarking from our scenic and exhilarating Skeleton Coast flight, we’ll arrive at a true luxury lodge. The deluxe amenities at Mowani Mountain Camp are almost overshadowed by the epic views of the rocky landscape!
We don’t mean to editorialize, but the word “camp” is misleading. This posh property is, at minimum, glamping (glamour-camping). Each suite was meticulously designed to immerse you in the African bush while providing top-tier service and all the comforts of home.
Grab some rays on the terrace, dip into the pool, and binge on endless star-gazing after nightfall. When it’s time for bed, we’ll fall asleep to an ethereal soundtrack of nocturnal wildlife.
Epacha Game Lodge & Spa, Etosha
We promised a happy ending, and boy, did we ever deliver. Epacha Game Lodge & Spa must be seen to be believed.
Once we’ve picked our jaws up off the floor, it’s time to explore our wilderness chateau’s bountiful lounges, amenities, and… wait… is that an infinity pool?
To call the suites spacious is an understatement; they’re downright cavernous.
At night, the bar and lounge sizzle with guests sharing safari tales. Wine connoisseurs may tour the robust wine cellar before deciding which vintage to uncork.
As the evening winds down, the fire terrace is the place to be. Order a libation and kick back to a symphony of untamed wilderness beneath a canopy of stars. This is more than just a stay; it’s a truly grandiose experience that etches itself into the fabric of our most cherished memories.
We’re thrilled to offer this one-of-a-kind Skeleton Coast Expedition. If the Namibian wilderness is calling to you, check out the full itinerary here.
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