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Central Highlands
Central Highlands
Central Highlands
Central Highlands
Central Highlands
Central Highlands
Central Highlands
Central Highlands
Central Highlands

great walking opportunities

fascinating ancient rock art

gorgeous settings & stunning views

tucked amongst giant boulders

spot wildlife on private reserves

some of the smaller residents!

there is a smattering of wildlife

knowledgable guides really bring the bush to life.

there is plenty of variety here

Central Highlands

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Namibia's Central Highlands is a mix of commercial farms and eye-pleasing rolling, rocky vistas.
It is mostly a very arid environment but sections of the Huab River do have permanent water.
Throughout the region are great walking opportunities through the rugged scenery...
...and knowledgable guides really bring the environment to life.
Some of the caves, dotted amongst the outcrops have been found to contain...
...fascinating ancient rock art thought to be created by the San people.
Although there is not dense populations of wildlife in this area, there is a smattering and...
...you are very likely to see some of the smaller residents!
Some of the private reserves have more enigmatic species, such as rescued cheetahs at the CCF.
Getting around on the good, quiet roads is a pleasure, but don't forget the other road users!
Namibia's Central Highlands is a mix of commercial farms and eye-pleasing rolling, rocky vistas.
Water is usually sourced from local boreholes.
Dotted all over, granite outcrops or koppies have been shaped by wind and water erosion.
A few of Namibia's most popular lodges are in the Central Highlands.
At some lodges, you could see animals you wouldn't easily find elsewhere in Namibia.
The animals are often relaxed...
... and not skittish in the presence of people...
...allowing for great photos.
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Namibia's Central Highlands is a mix of commercial farms and eye-pleasing rolling, rocky vistas.
Namibia's Central Highlands is a mix of commercial farms and eye-pleasing rolling, rocky vistas.
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It is mostly a very arid environment but sections of the Huab River do have permanent water.
It is mostly a very arid environment but sections of the Huab River do have permanent water.
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Throughout the region are great walking opportunities through the rugged scenery...
Throughout the region are great walking opportunities through the rugged scenery...
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...and knowledgable guides really bring the environment to life.
...and knowledgable guides really bring the environment to life.
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Some of the caves, dotted amongst the outcrops have been found to contain...
Some of the caves, dotted amongst the outcrops have been found to contain...
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...fascinating ancient rock art thought to be created by the San people.
...fascinating ancient rock art thought to be created by the San people.
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Although there is not dense populations of wildlife in this area, there is a smattering and...
Although there is not dense populations of wildlife in this area, there is a smattering and...
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...you are very likely to see some of the smaller residents!
...you are very likely to see some of the smaller residents!
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Some of the private reserves have more enigmatic species, such as rescued cheetahs at the CCF.
Some of the private reserves have more enigmatic species, such as rescued cheetahs at the CCF.
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Getting around on the good, quiet roads is a pleasure, but don't forget the other road users!
Getting around on the good, quiet roads is a pleasure, but don't forget the other road users!
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Namibia's Central Highlands is a mix of commercial farms and eye-pleasing rolling, rocky vistas.
Namibia's Central Highlands is a mix of commercial farms and eye-pleasing rolling, rocky vistas.
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Water is usually sourced from local boreholes.
Water is usually sourced from local boreholes.
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Dotted all over, granite outcrops or koppies have been shaped by wind and water erosion.
Dotted all over, granite outcrops or koppies have been shaped by wind and water erosion.
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A few of Namibia's most popular lodges are in the Central Highlands.
A few of Namibia's most popular lodges are in the Central Highlands.
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At some lodges, you could see animals you wouldn't easily find elsewhere in Namibia.
At some lodges, you could see animals you wouldn't easily find elsewhere in Namibia.
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The animals are often relaxed...
The animals are often relaxed...
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... and not skittish in the presence of people...
... and not skittish in the presence of people...
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...allowing for great photos.
...allowing for great photos.

Safaris visiting Central Highlands

Just ideas, we'll always tailor-make a trip for you


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Chongololo Self-drive Safari

21 days • 11 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

This self-drive safari focuses on the best walking experiences in Namibia. Get your boots ready for the apricot dunes of the Namib Desert and the ancient hills of Damaraland.

US$6,230 - US$6,910 per person

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Dune Lark Fly & Drive Safari

14 days • 8 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

A combination fly-in self-drive exploration of Namibia, with quick, easy and scenic flights in and out of Sossusvlei before a classic road trip adventure of the country’s rugged north.

US$5,000 - US$5,350 per person

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Cape Fox Guided Safari

13 days • 7 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

A classic clockwise circuit around Namibia’s northern highlights with a private guide and vehicle. We can’t think of a better way to see more in this timeframe.

US$6,100 - US$9,020 per person

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Caracal Self-drive Safari

14 days • 8 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

The quintessential Namibian self-drive adventure exploring the highlights from Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert to Damaraland’s wilderness and a safari in Etosha. A great mix of accommodation and excellent value.

US$2,280 - US$3,050 per person

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Black Wildebeest Self-drive Safari

19 days • 10 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Journey from South Africa’s cosmopolitan Cape Town to central Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve during this self-driven safari. The route passes through a stunning variety of landscapes, offering access to this beautiful continent’s rich diversity.

US$3,420 - US$3,500 per person

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Hartebeest Self-drive Safari

16 days • 8 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

This self-drive safari focuses on the best cultural experiences in Namibia. Visit a Himba village and enjoy three days living with the San Bushmen interspersed with some excellent wildlife watching.

US$3,640 - US$3,980 per person

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Where to stay in Central Highlands

Our suggestions for safari camps in Central Highlands


Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Erongo Wilderness

One of our favourite lodges in Namibia for many years, we were very sad when Erongo Wilderness Lodge closed.


96% (414 reviews)
Mundulea Reserve

Mundulea Reserve

The rustic Mundulea Bushcamp offers superb and varied walking in the company of a top-class guide on a reserve that features many endangered or endemic species.


99% (71 reviews)
Frans Indongo Lodge

Frans Indongo Lodge

For a chance to spot some rare game species, Frans Indongo Lodge is an ideal stop over between Windhoek and the Etosha National Park.


93% (67 reviews)
Elegant Farmstead

Elegant Farmstead

A stylish and peaceful lodge, The Elegant Farmstead is a relaxing and comfortable place to break the journey between Windhoek and Etosha.


91% (38 reviews)
Ghaub Guest Farm

Ghaub Guest Farm

Ghaub Guestfarm is a charming guestfarm on the site of an old mission station, in an unusually verdant patch of Namibia.


90% (35 reviews)
Roy's Restcamp

Roy's Restcamp

For an economic, rustic option Roy's Restcamp makes for a convenient overnight stop when travelling to Bushmanland or the Caprivi Strip.


77% (24 reviews)
Cheetah View Lodge

Cheetah View

Cheetah View Lodge offers guests the chance to see cheetahs at close range and to learn about the work of the Cheetah Conservation Fund.


80% (9 reviews)
Ai Aiba Lodge

Ai Aiba Lodge

Ai Aiba is a simple and relatively large lodge with plenty of great walking, mountain biking trials and some spectacular San rock art.


89% (9 reviews)
Hohenstein Lodge

Hohenstein Lodge

Hohenstein Lodge is situated south of the Erongo Mountain Range. Each of its ten chalets has been built to make the most of the panoramic views.


68% (5 reviews)

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