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Safarihoek, Etosha, Namibia

In the middle of northern Namibia’s arid, captivating savannah, bordering the world-famous Etosha National Park, is Safarihoek Lodge. Perched on top of a hill, overlooking the plains below, Safarihoek is a stylish sort of place, and you’ll find cool, thatched chalets all with private decks, a double-storey photography hide, and a swimming pool with 180-degree vistas of the brilliant savannah.

But if there’s one thing about Safarihoek, it’s the location. Everywhere you turn, the rugged Namibian savannah stretches into the distance, with only a spangly tree here, and a spiky bush there. The wildlife roams freely across the never-ending space, unhindered and unobstructed. This is a place of silence and solitude, and a rare opportunity to be at one with nature and the animals that thrive here.

Why Book This Camp?

Safarihoek is a serene and stylish lodge in an exclusive private reserve, close to the celebrated Etosha National Park, in Namibia’s most game-rich area .

The 11 chalets are elegant and well-equipped with 180-degress vistas of the landscape and waterhole. Eight have outdoor showers-with-a-view.

Wildlife-watch from the comfort and privacy of your room.

Spend time in the unique photography hide. Not just for photographers, it offers camera-busting close-ups of Namibia’s extraordinary wildlife.

Enjoy encounters with endangered black and white rhino.

Experience the silence and solitude of a truly remote corner of Namibia; Safarihoek is a place for escapism, in a vast swathe of perfectly-private wilderness.

We do like a view at Natural Selection, and the vistas at Safarihoek have to be some of the best in the business. Raised high above the savannah on wooden platforms, each of the 11 chalets look out over the ambling zebra and romping elephant on the plains below. Take a seat on your private deck and watch wild Africa wander by, or escape the heat inside; the view is just as spectacular wherever you choose to sit. Under the thatch roofs of the chalets, you’ll find large double or twin beds, and a small writing desk, minibar and coffee station. All bathrooms have air conditioning and are ensuite (with indoor showers), and if you can’t bear to tear your eyes away, some have outdoor showers with a view too.

In the centre of camp, you’ll find a large lounge area, wine cellar, dining area, and a small curio shop all under thatch. On the chilly evenings of the dry season you’ll probably eat inside, watching the wild through the large glass windows, then in the warmer months, it’s all about the alfresco dining on the outdoor deck. There’s also a cosy outdoor seating area complete with roaring fire, and a perfect spot for keeping an eye on passing four-legged creatures. Drinks are served from the outdoor bar and can also be taken to the swimming pool, a cooling space with the same infinite views of the plains below.

Game Drives & Rhino Tracking

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Etosha Heights Private Reserve, and look for the elusive black and white rhino amongst large concentrations of plains game.

Night Drives

Wrap up warm and hop in the vehicle for a night-time game drive to explore the magic of the Namibian bush after dark.


Dust off your camera, charge those batteries, and spend the morning or afternoon in the unique, double-tiered photography hide. Even if you’re not a keen photographer, the hide will get you closer than ever to Namibia’s giants.

Bush Meals & Picnics

Bush meals and picnics can be arranged with a little advance notice.

Safarihoek and Etosha Heights Private Reserve are active contributors to the ongoing projects in and around the reserve. Etosha Heights is an active participant in and host to the Etosha Rand Lion Conservation Project, an organisation dedicated to the protection of lion from human-wildlife conflict. We often host and assist the researchers of the Namibia National Cheetah Survey whose aim is to provide data on the population size and distribution of cheetah across the country, and, closer to home, our Protective Wildlife Game Rangers closely monitor the populations of black and white rhino on the reserve itself. At the Safarihoek hide, we are also establishing a vulture feeding program to help prevent the poisoning of vultures by farmers.

As for the lodge, an impressively large bank of solar panels keeps things “green” and ticking along here and in fact, our solar plant is one of the largest privately-owned and operated plants in the country.

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