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.
The aptly-named and affordably-priced Sophia Dale Base Camp is an easy ten-minute drive away from Swakopmund and the many activities the coastal town has to offer, and offers a few of its own … Read more
Etosha and Surroundings
Mushara Bush Camp - Children are very welcome to bring their parents along to Mushara Bush Camp. The main house features a special play area for children. Books, games, toys, drawing utensils, creative games and very friendly child minders keep your children busy. The play park outside sports a jungle gym, an old tractor and a sand pit. And of course there is also a kiddies’ pool.
Etosha Safari Camp – Just seven kilometres from the Andersson Gate entrance to Etosha National Park near Okaukuejo, the Etosha Safari Camp has this angle uniquely covered: the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, special touches of the African bush abound, and the stellar location is complemented by the surprising affordability … 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.
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.
Canon Roadhouse – Fish River Canyon. Ten kilometres from the Fish River Canyon entrance, spiky aloes push with determination through rusty Chevies. A windmill and a red-roofed roadhouse emerge from the Nama Karoo scrub. Fluffy late-summer clouds herald the drive in, along with springbok, a few quiver trees and an ostrich caution sign. Read more
Namib Rand Family Hideout – Situated in the remote south-western part of Namibia, this rustic and historic family farmhouse offers the ideal family get-away opportunity. It is situatuated in one of Southern Africa’s largest private nature reserve.
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.
Kaisosi Lodge - a haven where you and your family can relax and enjoy quality time. alongisde the magical Okavango river.
Hakusembe River Lodge - Picturesquely situated on the south bank of the Okavango River, 16 km west of Rundu, Hakusembe River Lodge makes for the perfect stopover on the way into Caprivi and to the Victoria Falls.