Sitting around a camp fire in Botswana.

We have travelled throughout Namibia, a beautiful country with a surprisingly varied landscape.

The map shows the campsites that we've used in Namibia over the past few years. Below the map is information about them, listed in alphabetical order. You can click on the places on the map or scroll down the page. Because of the map links the image will not change size on different devices.

Kalizo lodge link Helmeringhausen campsite link Klein Aus Vista campsite link Ai-Ais campsite link Amanzi River campsite link Chobe River campsite link n'Kwazi lodge campsite link Shamvura campsite link Roy's Camp campsite link Etosha National Park campsite links Tirasberg campsite link Outjo campsite link Abu-Huab campsite link Otijwa campsite link Windhoek campsite links Hakos campsite link Cape Cross campsite link Namin-Naukluft North campsite links Swakopmund campsite link Rostock Ritz campsite link Namib-Naukluft SOuth campsite links Mariental campsite link Bwabwata campsite link Mundumo campsite link

 Campsite Information

Aba-Huab Community Campsite.

Aba-Huab Community Campsite.

 Last visited:    August 2014

 Location:   S20 32 56.4 E14 23 54.6

Contact:   abahuabcamp.wheretostay.na

Ablutions:   Very basic. No hot water when we were there. We used our bush shower.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  There are several places to camp alongside a dry river bed plus more further back.

 Other:  This is a busy community campsite with lots of overland trucks because of its proximity to Twefelfontein Rock Art site. There’s a bar and restaurant.

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Ai-Ais Hot Springs Resort.

Ai-Ais Hot Springs campsite

 Last visited:   May 2013

 Location:   S27 55 04.8 E17 29 20.4.

Contact:   www.aiaisresort.com/ai-ais-resort.html

Ablutions:   Clean. There are 2 ablution blocks with hot water plus separate kitchen/washing areas.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  The campsite is next to the Fish River. Some sites have shade. Each site has a braai, cold water tap (drinking water) and electric point.

 Other:   There's an outside hot pool and an indoor one. The indoor one cost N$10 pppd for campers. When we were there there was a problem with baboons who were around early every morning tipping over the unsecured bins. The Fish River Canyon entrance gate is 70km from the resort.

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Amanzi River Camp.

Amanzi River Camp.

 Last visited:   July 2013

 Location:   S28 41 59.7 E17 31 59.3. Next to the Orange River and just 17km from the Noordoewer border post.

Contact:   www.amanzitrails.co.za

Ablutions:   There's 1 ablution block. Clean. Hot showers.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  The campsite is beside the Orange River. There are a range of different sized sites. Ours was large with good shade right next to the river and has a boma, braai, cold water tap (drinking water) and sink.

 Other:  You can hire a canoe for the day.   They also do 2 to 5 day canoe and rafting trips.       

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Bwabwata National Park. Nambwa Community Rest Camp

Central Kalahari.   Sunday Pan campsite.

 Last visited:   July 2013

 Location:   S17.87499 E23.31760. 14km south of the B8 on the western side of the Kwando River.

Contact:   Go to the Susuwe office to pay the Park fees before you drive to the campsite where you pay separately for camping.

Ablutions:   1 rustic block for 3 sites. Clean. Each block has 4 toilets and 4 showers plus a central area for washing. Hot water. (solar geyser and donkey boiler).

Electrics:   No. 

Site:  There are 6 sites on an island along one of the main channels of the Kwando River. Each site has a fire base and a cold water tap - river water so it needs boiling before drinking.

 Other:   You'll need a 4x4 and low ratio as the track to the site is sandy (we let the tyres down to 1 bar). There's a platform in a large tree which overlooks the nearby swamps. We saw lechwe and impala every day and elephants on several occassions.

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Chobe River Camp

Chobe River Camp campsite

 Last visited:   July 2013

 Location:   S17.89927 E24.72124. The entrance is a few km north of the Ngoma border post with Botswana.

Contact:   store.gondwana-collection.com/accommodation/chobe-river-camp

Ablutions:   Each site has its own ablutions with a shower and toilet and an outside sink. Clean. Hot water (donkey boiler).

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are 3 sites by the Chobe River. Each site has a fire base and a covered area with a sink and cold water tap.  Not sure that the campsite is still available.

 Other:  There's a pool, bar and restaurant at the nearby lodge (within walking distance). The lodge offers boat trips.

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Cape Cross Lodge.

Cape Cross Lodge campsite

 Last visited:    August 2014

 Location:   S21.75583° E13.97103°

Contact:   www.capecross.org

Ablutions:   Clean. Hot showers.

Electric:   The generator is switched on during the evening. 

Sites:  Marked pitches with a bit of a windbreak. There’s a sink (cold water),work surface and braai at each site. No shade.

 Other:   This is a new campsite and was quite busy. There’s a bar, restaurant and entertainments room.

 Etosha National Park

There are 3 campsite inside the park and we have spent a few days at each of them. It's expensive to stay at the rest camps but we prefer to stay there rather than having to drive into the park on a daily basis from the camps near the entrance gates. In 2013 this is the only park that we booked in advance (while we were in Windhoek) and we were able to change some of the dates/camps easily once in the Park as it was fairly quiet just before the South African school holidays in June. July to September are very busy in Etosha as they get lots of European travellers then so on our 2014 visit we booked everything well ahead.   

 Contact: Namibia Wildlife Resorts: www.nwr.com.na

Etosha . 1 - Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Etosha . Okaukuejo Rest Camp

 Last visited:    August 2014

 Location:   S19.18161 E15.91743

Ablutions:   Not many blocks considering the size of the campsite. Clean. Hot water.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  Most sites have a braai and a cold tap (drinking water) nearby. Some also have a table. Very few have any shade.   This is the most popular campsite in the park and can get very full. You're given a site number when you book in on arrival but you may be able to change it if you see another site that you prefer. We like the sites furthest from the ablutions (numbers 28 to 36) as you could see animals passing by next to the fence and they were away from the large safari trucks.

 Other:   In the dry season the waterhole has a constant procession of anmals visiting it and at night it's floodlit and you're almost guaranteed to see black rhino. In the evening black-backed jackal are always around so make sure that you don't leave anything out. There's a pool, bar, restaurant and shop.

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Etosha .  2 -  Halali Rest Camp

Etosha - Halali Rest Camp

 Last visited:    August 2014

Location:   S19.03652 E16.47048

Ablutions:   Plenty of ablution blocks. Clean. Hot water. The best ablutions of the 3 sites in Etosha.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  Most have a braai and there are cold water taps (drinking water) nearby. Quite a few sites have shade.

 Other:   Thiis is the quietest of the 3 rest camps in Etosha. You can walk or drive to the watehole which is floodlit at night. The fresh water outlet is close to the seating area so animals are often quite close. There's a pool, bar, restaurant and shop.

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Etosha .  3 - Namutoni Rest Camp

Etosha - Namutoni Rest Camp

 Last visited:    June  2013

 Location:   S18.80538 E16.94191

Ablutions:   Clean. Hor water.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  Grassy sites, most have a braai, table, a nearby cold water tap (drinking water) and many have good shade There's a pool, bar, restaurant and shop.

 Other:   This is the smallest and nicest of the Etosha Rest Camps at the Eastern end of the Park. The watehole is rather overcrowded with reeds and often fairly quiet although we did see a black rhino early one evening. There's a pool, bar, restaurant and shop.

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Hakos Guest Farm.

Hakos Guest Farm. campsite.

 Last visited:   June 2013

 Location:   S23.23812 E16.35671. Near the top of the Gamsberg Pass on the C26.

Contact:   www.hakos-astrofarm.com/en/

Ablutions:   Clean. Hot showers ( gas geyser).

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are 4 sites which each have a covered area for shade.

 Other:   At around 1800 metres this is one of the highest sites in Namibia so it can get cold and windy in the winter but the views are superb. The farm has an observatory and offers 'star' tours . There's a pool, bar and restaurant.

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Helmeringhausen Hotel.

Helmeringhausen Hotel. campsite.

 Last visited:    July 2014

 Location:   S25 53 29.4 E16 49 24.5.

Contact:   www.helmeringhausen.com

Ablutions:   Clean. Hot showers (donkey boiler).

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  One large site and several smaller ones. We were the only people there so had the large site which has shade, a braai, table, sink and tap.

 Other:   A useful stopover point. The hotel serves drinks and meals. There's a general store across the road which has just about everthing, tins, packets, household goods etc etc - the only things there isn't much of is fresh food. You cannot book the campsite in advance.

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Kalizo Lodge.

Kalizo Lodge. campsite.

 Last visited:    Sept 2013.   

 Location:   40km east of Katima on the banks of the Zambezi. S17 32 25.1 E24 33 59.8

Contact:   store.gondwana-collection.com/accommodation/zambezi-mubala-camp

Ablutions:   Clean. Hot water.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  Several sites, some are next to the river and some have shade.

 Other:   This is now called: Zambezi Mubala Lodge & Camp and has new owners so could be very different.     There's a pool and restaurant. It is a fishing lodge but also offers birding boat trips.

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Klein-Aus Vista.

Klein-Aus Vista. campsite.

 Last visited:   May 2014

 Location:   S26 39 22.3 E16 14 02.7. A few km to the West of Aus on the Luderitz road.

Contact:   www.klein-aus-vista.com/home/

Ablutions:   There's 1 ablution block. Clean. Hot water (gas geyser).

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are 10 sites each set under a shady tree. Each site has a windbreak, table, braai, and cold water tap (drinking water).

 Other:   There are several walks on the property. The morning view from the viewpoint is worth the walk. There's a bar and restaurant at the lodge which is about 2km away and free wi-fi internet access there. It's 20 km to Garub, the viewpoint for the wild horses and 120km to the ghost diamond mining town of Kolmanskop.

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Mariental - RIverside Camp.

Mariental - RIverside Camp campsite.

 Last visited:    May 2013

 Location:   S24 37 31.9 E17 57 15.7. On the outskirts of Mariental.

Contact:    riverchalets.com

Ablutions:  Clean. Hot showers.

Electric    Yes. 

Sites:  There were 2 sites in 2013 each with its own toilet/shower and a covered area with a braai, sink hot and cold (drinking) water and a large worksurface.

 Other:   A useful stopover on the edge of Mariental where there are a couple of supermarkets (Spar and Shoprite) an internet cafe, garages and several other shops. They were in the process of building more camping sites.

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Mudumo National Park . Nakatwa Camp.

Central Kalahari.   Sunday Pan campsite.

 Last visited:   July 2013

 Location:   S18.18061 E23.45242. On the eastern bank of the Kwando River. The entrance is 43 km south of Kongola.

Contact:   none known.  We drove to the 'reception' area.

Ablutions:   A long drop toilet.

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are 3 sites, all are next to the river. We stayed at site 3 which is easily the one with the best view of the river.

 Other:   You'll need to be completely self sufficient and need  a 4x4 with low ratio as the track to the site is sandy (we let the tyres down to 1 bar). We saw lots of elephants every day plus zebra, roan antelope, wildebeest, baboons, monkeys and warthog at the inlet close to the campsite.

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Namib Naukluft Park North. 1- Ganub    

Namib Naukluft Park Northern Section. Ganub Camp campsite.

 Last visited:   August 2014

 Location:   S23 05 48.5 E15 30 46.0

Contact:   none known. 

Ablutions:   A long drop toilet.

Electric:   No.

Sites:  There are 3 sites by a dry river bed which share the long drop. There’s some shade from large camelthorn trees.

 Other:   There’s a pumped waterhole a couple of km away where we saw oryx, springbok, giraffe, warthog and mountain zebra.

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Namib Naukluft Park North. 2- Groot Tinkas

Namib Naukluft Park North. 2- Groot Tinkas campsite.

 Last visited:   August 2014

 Location:   S22 51 14.7 E15 28 30.3

Contact:   none known

Ablutions:   A long drop toilet.

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are 3 sites in a vlei which had a bit of water in when we were there. No shade.

 Other:   The nearby Groot TInkas dam was completely dry and looked like it has been for a while.

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Namib Naukluft South. 1 - Hammerstein Lodge.

Namib Naukluft South. 1 - Hammerstein Lodge campsite.

 Last visited:   May 2013

 Location:   S24 52 17.9 E16 10 43.3. On the C19 and 72km to the SE of Sesriem.

Contact:   hammersteinlodge.com

Ablutions:   There are a couple of shower/toilet rooms near the pool. Clean. Hot showers.

Electric:    Yes. 

Site:  There are 3 sites, 2 of which are under large camelthorn trees. Each site has a large table, tap (drinking water) and electric point.

 Other:   There's a large lodge near the campsite which can have lots of overnight visitors but it's quiet at the campsite. There's a pool, bar and restaurant at the lodge.

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Namib Naukluft North. 2- Naukluft Camp

Namib Naukluft North. 2- Naukluft Camp campsite.

 Last visited:    May 2013

 Location:   S24.26556 E16.23923.

Contact:   www.nwr.com.na

Ablutions:   There's 1 block at the 'old' campsite (numbers 1 to 10). Clean. Hot showers.

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are 10 shady sites on 2 terraces next to the river which had water in it when we were there.

 Other:   There are plans to build another ablutions block for the 'new' campsite - no idea whether this has been done.  There are several walks in the Park.

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Namib Naukluft North. 3. Sesriem Rest Camp

Namib Naukluft North. 3. Sesriem Rest Camp campsite.

 Last visited:    July 2014

 Location:   S24.48520 E15.79946

Contact:   www.nwr.com.na

Ablutions:   There are several blocks around the campsite.Clean. Hot water.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:   Mostly large marked pitches with electric and a braai. Several are enclosed by a small wall.

 Other:   If you stay at Sesriem Rest camp you're allowed into the Park an hour before sunrise which gives you time to get to Sussulvlei (60km) for sunrise and you can stay in the Park until an hour after sunset. If you stay at other campsites you can only enter the gates at sunrise and have to leave by sunset.

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Namib Naukluft North. 4- Tsauchab River Camp.

Namib Naukluft North. 4- Tsauchab River Camp. campsite.

 Last visited:    June  2013

 Location:   S24.44391 E16.17014

Contact:   www.tsauchab.com

Ablutions:   Each site has its own shower and toilet. Clean. Hot water (donkey boiler)

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are several sites well spaced out in the bush. As it was quiet when we were there we had one of the larger sites (Bustard) which was a couple of kilometres from the main lodge. All sites have good shade from wild fig trees.

 Other:   The owners, Johan & Nicky, will make you very welcome. There's a bar and pool at the lodge and also lots of iron-art sculptures made by Johan from scraps of metal. There are several well-marked walking trails and you can drive to some natural springs.

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Otjiwa Lodge

Otjiwa Lodge campsite.

 Last visited:   June 2013

 Location:   S20.76030 E16.79456

Contact:   otjiwa.com.na

Ablutions:   Rustic. Clean. Hot showers.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  There are 3 large sites (we stayed at one of these) which all have good shade and share an ablutions block. There are some other smaller sites as well with a separate ablutions block.

 Other:   A useful place to stop between Windhoek and Etosha. There's a bar, restaurant, pool and free wi-fi internet access at the lodge which is within walking distance of the campsite.

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Outjo. Buschfeld Park Lodge

Outjo. Buschfeld Park Lodge campsite.

 Last visited:   August 2014

 Location:   A few km north of Outjo. S20 05 40.5 E16 07 37.3

Contact:   www.ijaba-lodge.com/about/

Ablutions:   Clean. Hot water.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  There are 8 small grassed sites. Some have a braai and a few have some shade.

 Other:   There’s a bar, restaurant and pool. There’s a small waterhole nearby so small buck are sometimes at the site.

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Rundu. n'Kwazi Lodge.

Rundu. n'Kwazi Lodge. campsite.

 Last visited:   Sept 2013

 Location:   11km east of Rundu. S17 51 59.8 E19 54 26.6

Contact:   www.nkwazilodge.com

Ablutions:   Clean. Hot water.

Electric:   Generator in the evening.

Sites:  A few sites behind the lodge. Most have some shade.

 Other:   There's a pool.

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Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge

Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge campsite.

 Last visited:   August2014

 Location:   S23 31 53.8 E15 48 36.4

Contact:   www.rostock-ritz-desert-lodge.com

Ablutions:   Hot water from a donkey boiler – light it yourself (wood is provided).

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are 4 sites at the foot of a hill overlooking open plains. Each site has a small shade structure over a braai area, otherwise there’s no shade.

 Other:   On the hillside above the site is a communal are with a covered boma and an open area with a large fire pit with great views. The Lodge is several km away and has a bar and restaurant. There are some hiking trails - a map is available at the Lodge.

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Roy's Rest Camp

Roy's Rest Camp campsite.

 Last visited:   June 2013

 Location:   S19.23298 E18.49990

Contact:   www.roys-rest-camp.com

Ablutions:   Rustic. Clean. Hot water (donkey boiler).

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are 10 sites of varying sizes with a braai and water tap nearby. . Some have shade.

 Other:   A useful stopover on the way to/from the Caprivi. There's a bar, restaurant and pool. There are some short walking trails.

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Shamvura Camp

Shamvura Camp campsite.

 Last visited:   June 2013

 Location:   S18.03429 E20.86098

Contact:   www.info-namibia.com/accommodation/kavango/shamvura-camp

Ablutions:   Rustic. Clean. 2 hot water showers/toilets. Outside washing up area (hot water - donkey boiler). There's a covered central boma attached to the ablutions.

Electric:   There are electric points at the boma but you'll need a long lead. 

Sites:  6 sites which are spaced out in the bush. All have an enclosed braai area and cold water tap.

 Other:  The lodge is on high ground next to the Okavango River.  There's a bar and  pool

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Swakopmund. Alte Brucke Holiday Resort

Swakopmund. Alte Brucke Holiday Resort campsite.

 Last visited:   August 2014

 Location:   At the southern end of Swakopmund. S22 41 10.4 E14 31 34.2

Contact:   altebrucke.com

Ablutions:   Each site has its own shower and toilet which can be locked. Hot water from solar panel.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:   Marked sites on grass. Each site has its own ablutions, an outside sink, braai and a bench seat.

 Other:   Crime can be a problem in Swakopmund. We were advised at reception to lock all our valuables in our ablutions room.

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Tirasberg. Namtib Boisphere Reserve.

Tirasberg. Namtib Boisphere Reserve. campsite.

 Last visited:   July 2014

 Location:   S26 01 10.8 E16 14 51.2

Contact:   www.namtib.net

Ablutions:   Spotless. Hot water from a donkey boiler - you light it yourself, wood is provided.

Electric:   No. 

Sites:  There are several sites, the ones further from the ablutions are set under large camelthorn trees with a braai - we used one of these. There's a sink and tap at the ablutions.

 Other:   Superb views. You might see springbok and oryx passing by and also the herd of over 1000 sheep which the shepherds take out every day. We walked along the foot of the mountain behind the camp and up the valley into the gorge where there were still some rock pools.

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Windhoek. 1 - Arabbusch Travel Lodge

Windhoek. Arabbusch Travel Lodge campsite.

 Last visited:   June 2013

 Location:   S22.61143 E17.08616

Contact:   www.arebbusch.com

Ablutions:   Clean. Hot water.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  Most sites have shade from trees or an awning and a braai.

 Other:   There's a bar, restaurant and pool . The lodge is next to the main B1 road on the southern edge of Windhoek. It's handy for getting into Windhoek but the traffic noise is noticable at night.

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Windhoek. 2 - Vinyard Country Lodge

Windhoek. Vinyard Country Lodge campsite.

 Last visited:   August 2014

 Location:   A few km from Windhoek on the airport road. S22 35 16.0 E17 08 38.6

Contact:   www.vineyard.com.na

Ablutions:   The best! Your own private shower, sink and toilet. Plenty of hot water from solar panels.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  There are 8 marked sites on grass. Each has its own ablutions, braai and outside sink.

 Other:   Very convenient for Windhoek. You do get some noise from the road.

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Windhoek. 3 - Monteiro

Windhoek. Monteiro campsite.

 Last visited:   July 2014

 Location:   11km south of Windhoek. S22 42 02.0 E17 04 51.7

Contact:   www.monteironamibia.com

Ablutions:   Clean. Hot showers.

Electric:    Yes. 

Sites:  Several of the sites have shade structures and most have windbreaks. We were just able to raise our roof between the roof trusses but there was no room to put out the awning. There are electric points and a tap at each site and some have a grassed area.

 Other:   There’s a pool. The site is quite close to the main B1 so you do get some traffic noise.

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Last updated: November 2020