Best camps for walking safaris in Namibia
Namibia has some of Africa's most dramatic scenery and many great hikes and walking trails: it's an amazing country for walking. However, most don't offer what we like to think of as a walking safari, because what little game lives in these areas is often incidental to the walking.
See our comments on good places for walking and hiking in Namibia for ideas of camps and lodges like this, which offer general walking and hiking.
Meanwhile, one or two places in Namibia do offer 'proper' walking safaris - and between them they cover a wide variety of environments. Namibia doesn't have strong national standards for walking safari guides, and hence it's doubly important to take care about which lodges we recommend for walking safaris.
That said, with very open terrain, and generally low densities of big game, the risks of a close encounter with dangerous big game is generally a little lower than further east in Africa. (Don't be fooled; it's still possible.)
Speak to one of our Namibia specialists about where you can find great walking safaris in Namibia, accompanied by knowledgeable guides, and see below for our top suggestions.
4 of our favourite camps for walking safaris in Namibia
Desert Rhino Camp|95% (45 reviews)Desert Rhino Camp's guided walking safaris concentrate on tracking desert-dwelling black rhino. They start in a vehicle, and after finding the animals, well-trained (and unarmed!) guides will lead you on foot as close as possible to these giants – it's a thrilling experience! More about Desert Rhino Camp
Mundulea Reserve|98% (30 reviews)Mundulea is all about exploring on foot with one of the best guides in the business. The game includes unusual species like black rhino, roan and black-faced impala, but Mundulea is more about understanding the whole environment, from the rocks and soil, to the flora and fauna. More about Mundulea Reserve
Ongava Lodge|89% (70 reviews)Ongava Lodge is a great place for walking safaris; expertly-trained and armed guides lead you through the reserve. The focus of these walks is often on the white rhino found on the reserve, although you will also see the reserve's wide variety of other game species. More about Ongava Lodge
Ongava Tented Camp|93% (75 reviews)Ongava Tented Camp organises guided walking safaris within the private reserve, focusing on tracking white rhino. Black rhino are also resident, as well as lion, and lots of plains game. The guides are well trained and armed, ensuring you get the best out of your walking safari. More about Ongava Tented Camp