Luxury and boutique hotels in the Karas region

When to go

If ticking off wildlife is your MO, visit during the dry season from May to October, and pack for scorching days and chillier nights. Or, if you arrive a little earlier, you’ll see the lush vegetation coaxed out by the rainy season.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The nearest international hub is Namibia’s Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport; flights here from major cities in the UK, US and further afield usually stop over in Johannesburg. Depending on where you’re staying, some lodges have their own private airstrips (best arranged via your hotel), or the region is around a six-to-seven-hour drive.
  • Automobiles

    This is wild terrain that doesn’t play by the rules, as such a 4x4 is a must for adventures. Self-driving isn’t recommended as roads are treacherous in places and the uninitiated might feel out of their depth, so it’s best to hire a local driver or arrange transfers to and from your hotel.