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Destination Namibia Africa hotel suggestions basic information and travel assistance

Skeleton Coast
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Namibia regularly comes back as an underrated top experience of many global travelers; the nation combines true beauty with first-class lodging potential. The Skeleton Coast is oft-visited; it’s a stretch of coastal land with numerous shipwrecks, the local Himsa people, and diverse wildlife (including flamingos and elephants). Cape Cross, located on the Skeleton Coast, features a colony of about a million sea lions.

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Destination Namibia Africa Special Precautions or Visa Requirements

Requirements for Entry:
• Passport
• Visa – Tourist visas are available at the port of entry. Other visa types must be obtained before traveling. Visit the Embassy of Namibia’s website for the most current visa information. Overseas inquiries should be made at the nearest Namibian Embassy or Consulate.
• World Health Organization (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination if traveling from a yellow fever endemic country. Check the CDC Yellow Book for further information.

US Department of State Namibia Africa Information

Official Namibia Embassy site

Yellow fever may be necessary, if traveling from a yellow fever endemic country

Parents traveling with children:
Parents traveling to Namibia with children should be prepared to produce unabridged birth certificates for their children demonstrating their parental relationship. Birth certificates should be original or certified copies of the original. When one parent is traveling alone with a child, he or she should present the unabridged birth certificate, plus a notarized consent from the other parent listed on the birth certificate authorizing him or her to enter/depart from Namibia with the child. Alternatively, the parent could also present a court order granting him or her full legal custody of the child, or the death certificate of the other parent named on the birth certificate.

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 Destination Namibia Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

 Destination Namibia Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

andBeyond Sossuvlei Desert Lodge
Namib-Naukluft Park
Reducing environmental footprints also means tapping into limited natural resources as little as possible. In Namibia’s barren Namib desert, a recent revamp by Jack Alexander of Johannesburg-based Fox Browne Creative turned the two-decade-old andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge into a self-sustaining mini village. The original structures were given a sleek makeover with local renewable materials like rock, stone, and sand and were fit with solar panels to provide the lodge with off-grid electricity, enough to also power rainwater harvesting tanks and water recycling systems.

Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, Food or Spa Credit).

andBeyond Sossuvlei Desert Lodge Website


 Destination Namibia Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings Sonop Zannier Hotels

Namib desert
Nestled on the Southern edge of the Namibian desert in the Karas region within an extraordinary Nature Reserve, Sonop is created in the form of a luxurious tented camp constructed on top of boulders. Ten lavish tents invite guests to live the life of yesteryear’s wealthy explorers from the early 20th century. Just like those travellers who traded their beloved homes for the bare Namibian desert dunes, the guests of Sonop will get a taste of living in complete isolation while enjoying the comfort of their accommodation.

Sonop Website


 Destination Namibia Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings Omaanda Zannier Hotels

Windhoek / Zannier Reserve
Composed of ten huts inspired by traditional Owambo architecture, Omaanda is an exceptionally appealing lodge, whose discrete elegance and timeless appeal take you on an unforgettable journey. Discover the singular beauty of the Namibian savannah, in the very heart of a private animal reserve of over 9,000 hectares surrounding the capital Windhoek.
Omaanda owes its name to its exceptional situation, lying right in the heart of a private animal reserve, the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê.

Sonop Website


 Destination Namibia Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings Shipwreck Lodge Skeleton Coast

Shipwreck Lodge
Skeleton Coast
Located in the famous Skeleton Coast concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers in the Skeleton Coast National Park, Shipwreck Lodge is only 45 km from Möwe Bay. The shipwreck-shaped chalets are nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current provides guests with a refreshing breeze.

Shipwreck Lodge Website

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My Namibia Information Page at Virtuoso
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels and Activities.

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page updated: April 2020

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