Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Top choice lodge in Erongo Mountains

This highly acclaimed wilderness retreat combines spectacular mountain scenery, wildlife viewing, birdwatching and environmentally sensitive architecture to create one of Namibia’s most memorable lodges. Accommodation is in one of 10 tented bungalows, which are built on wooden stilts among towering granite pillars crawling with rock hyraxes. The restaurant overlooks a water hole where you might see kudus or genets.

When you’re not lounging in front of the fireplace in the main lodge, you can take a guided walk (cost included in the full-board price) or a nature drive (N$485). Birders will enjoy the fact that rosy-faced lovebirds, Hartlaub's francolin and freckled nightjars are often seen in the area.

To get to the lodge, go to Omaruru, turn west on the D2315 (off the Karibib road 2km south of town) and continue for 10km.