Main photo: Courtesy of Mushara Lodge
Travelling is not something you should limit to a time either before you have children or after they have left the nest.
Travelling alongside your brood can be fun and exciting, a great time to bond and to lay the foundations for possible future conservationists and National Geographic travel writers.(Just ask Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt)
Here is a list of accommodations in all regions of the country, where nobody minds when your child spills his juice or cries her heart out during breakfast. So don’t worry, be happy and enjoy your family trip to these great and child-friendly accommodations in Namibia. (This list is not exhaustive – we will amend and adapt as we pin point more accommodations that suit the criteria).
Windhoek & Surrounds
The Elegant Farmstead offers a variety of child friendly activities such as guided and unguided hiking trails through the dry riverbeds or on the open plains. Guests can also enjoy game drives during the late afternoon or in the early morning. Animals likely to be seen are kudu, eland, hartebeest and blesbok … Read more.
Over 15 000 head of game teem over the large Erindi Game Reserve, including rare and endangered species like white and black rhino at the lodge. Sit on the deck and enjoy a relaxing sundowner while your children marvel at the hippos and crocodiles peacefully co-exisiting in the dam at the lodge … Read more.
Families can visit Erindi’s brand new self-catering and camping facility… Read more.
The resort is built on the banks of the very scenic Oanob Dam. Majestic mountains are set on fire by spectacular sunsets. From your patio you can see the reflections of the moon and stars on the lake. 6 200 ha of unspoiled nature provides the perfect haven for an abundance of free roaming game.
On your way to the coast:
In the middle of Namibia lies Guestfarm Okomitundu, an 18 000-hectare haven of untamed wilderness in the famed Khomas Hochland. Driving from Windhoek through the African savannah, visitors can see baboons and warthogs playing alongside the road … Read more.
And more in the Erongo region
The astounding variety of vegetation, rock art, birdlife and wildlife found in the Erongo Mountains makes it one of the richest ecological regions in Namibia. Since activities and adventures in this area are designed to rival the natural wonders, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation … Read more.
At the coast
A quiet retreat, Rössmund is popular with business people and families and is suitable for individual travellers or tour groups. Read more.
Clad in white stone, the 21 chalets offer attractive accommodation a short drive from the quirky desert town. Fourteen of the chalets surround a large, rock swimming pool and garden of green grass, and the other seven border the golf course and have views of the driving range … Read more.
Onguma Game Reserve welcomes children to explore and experience the uniqueness of the untamed African bush with its many wild animals both the big and small! At Onguma Bush Camp there has always been an emphasis on family and the Lodge encourages families to come and stay.
Andersson’s Camp – is a family camp with a sensational waterhole, with a good chance of seeing some of Ongava’s famous white and black rhino – in amongst a variety of other game. Read more.
Halali Camp – Situated midway between the Okaukuejo and Namutoni rest camps in the centre of Etosha National Park, Halali Rest Camp is set under large mopane trees, where the butterfly leaves lie scattered in copper patterns on the ground, long yellow winter grass blows in the wind and iridescent blue glossy starlings hop and swoop in between. Read More
Hoada Campsite – There are a few campsites where magic resides as a combination of natural beauty and the insight of the people who constructed it. Here at Hoada (pronounced ‘Waada’) and meaning ‘everybody’ or ‘all of us’ in Damara-Nama, the three exclusive campsites are enchanting. Read More.
Twfelfontein Country Lodge – Twyfelfontein Country Lodge caters for a host of activities. Visitors can relax alongside a sparkling pool. The more energetic can explore the area on bicycle, or on guided nature walks and safaris. Plant lovers will find many Namibian plant species here, such as the unique Welwitschia. Animal species in the region are adapted to the Namibian desert climate and include elephant, rhinoceros and giraffe.
A family adventure with Tok Tokkie Trails – hike through one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Read more.
Namib Grens – Midway between Sossusvlei and Windhoek lies an unassuming farm, NamibGrens. It belongs to the Rabie family, members of whom have farmed here with cattle, sheep and goats for many generations. Read more.
Okambare Elephant Lodge – Situated in the east of our beautiful country, the area is able to offer plenty to every visitor who likes to be in touch with nature and experience moments like spectacular sunsets, game and bird viewing, walking trails and peace only nature can give.