The rolling hills of the central highlands are often overlooked by visitors to Namibia in favour of more well known areas. This is where you find many large farms, ranches and private game reserves. You can be assured of great Namibian hospitality at the guest houses and lodges here and an insight into rural Namibian life.
Reasons to visit the central highlands include:
This area can be visited year round. The winter mornings and evenings will be cool so fleeces are advised, and during the summer months temperatures can be high.
Namibia lends itself very easily to a self-drive holiday giving you the freedom to go where you want. The central highlands are easy to get to by driving. Distances can be long, but the roads are good quality, this area makes for a good stopover en-route to the north.
There are plenty of options here from lodges to guest houses to family farms. Often your hosts will be the farm owners, it's a great way to get to know a bit about rural life in Nambia and enjoy some wholesome, home cooked meals and interesting conversations.
This small, personal tented camp enjoys a unique setting in central Namibia, nestled amongst enormous granite boulders.
This exclusive camp with just 9 rooms offers warmth and comfort in a private setting in Namibia's Central Highlands.
Recently rebuilt, Okonjima Plains Camp offers excellent and affordable accommodation at the home of the AfriCat Foundation.
Time: GMT +2 hours
Flights from UK to Windhoek are usually via Johannesburg or Frankfurt and take about 12.5 hours. Windhoek International Airport is 60km from the city centre.
Language: Namibia’s official language is English. Afrikaans, Dama/Nama, German, Herero, Oshiwambo, Sukwangali, Setswana and Silozi are also recognised.
Visas are not required British citizens for stays of up to 90 days.
Malaria is present in Namibia. Certain areas are more high risk. A yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission; this includes transiting through a yellow fever risk country; make sure you have a valid yellow fever certificate with you.