Namtib Desert Lodge

Reviews of Namtib Desert Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 7 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 7 of our travellers who have visited Namtib Desert Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms Q & Mr B - Minneapolis
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Namtib Desert Lodge review

Although a difficult place to reach on very sandy roads in and out, this Lodge is very much worth the visit. The family who owns it are very knowledgable and helpful They have built self guided nature walks to allow you to explore their huge ranch with an extensive printed guide to help you get the most out of it.

The setting is beautiful and they try to run this as greenly as possible. The candlelit family-style dinner was wonderful, with the whole family mingling in several languages with all the guests. the rooms are very comfortable and provide all that is needed.

They did not offer any game drives as we were led to believe but for an overnight stay the walks were enough.

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Mr H - Michigan
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Namtib Desert Lodge review

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Miss A. from Okehampton
Arrived on: 21-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Candlelit dinner at Namtib

A great place for a night's stop- and a memorable, candlelit dinner with delightful hosts.

A small bar area up in a rocky outcrop is perfect for a sundowner... very relaxing.

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P & S. from Pickering
Arrived on: 4-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Namtib Desert Lodge review

The lodge could be described as a wilderness lodge! quite a way from Aus the nearest town. We had a lovely welcome, dinner was excellent, very friendly and helpful hosts.

From C13 junction the D707 is quite poor with sandy patches north of Nantib access track. I recommend that a backtrack to C13 is advised.

No activities.

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Miss K & Mr G from London
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Namtib Desert Lodge

They say they are an Eco lodge but when we were there they had no game drives in operation. The only activity available was a self guided botanical walking trail, which was interesting, but not necessarily what we expected. We arrived just after 1pm and we weren't asked whether we had eaten any lunch which I thought was a bit off.

Apparently there are lots of interesting animals around, they just don't seem to do anything that allows there guests to see them, which we found very strange given that they brand themselves as an Eco lodge. The food is ok but nothing special and compares poorly to some of the other lodges we stayed on our trip. On the plus side when we arrived we had had a puncture on the drive up to the lodge and they were very helpful and made a couple of phone calls for us which we appreciated. Do be aware that the rooms are pretty basic with no fans or air con.

You have to walk through an outdoor courtyard to get to the bathroom, which can be a bit off putting if you need to use the loo in the middle of the night.

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Mr J & Ms J - 15 Trip to Namibia
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Namtib Desert Lodge review

We arrived in a thunderstorm and the owners had to help with a fire on the neighbouring land but the hospitality was barely compromised.The weather conditions meant we could not explore the environs as much as we would have liked but it was very interesting to stay on a working farm and learn a little of what goes on. It is a beautiful spot with a nice atmosphere.

The well marked botanical walk was a joy to follow in the morning before a wholesome breakfast. The homely dinner was both delicious and nutritious. In view of the weather the unattached bathroom (with an uncovered courtyard in between it and the bedroom) was a bit impracital!

We would be very happy to stay again and see and do more. The owners are friendly and enthusiastic

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Dr. L & Family - Denmark
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Service:
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Activities:
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Namtib Desert Lodge, Little Hunters rest camp

The campsite had a spetacular view overlooking the plains. There was good space between the pitches allowing for privacy, however they were quite exposed when windy.

The nature drive was full of interesting information about farming in Namibia - but only possible to participate if not occupied fully by logde guests. We went on a walking safari on our own and climbed the mountain behind the campsite, great expirience! You can bye meat for the brai but need to bring everything else!

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