Namibia is a vast country with a well-established and well-organised tourism structure and there are hundreds of ways to stay in this interesting country. A high value is placed on tourism and the industry is strictly regulated and monitored to ensure that exceptional levels of service are maintained regardless of the rating or price range of the accommodation.
Accommodation in Namibia ranges from the ultimate luxury of five star hotels to rustic campsites in the heart of the desert and a large range of options in between.
Guest Houses are one of the most popular choices as they are usually located close to city centres and are a less expensive alternative to hotels. Most tourists will spend the first night of their holiday in a guest house close to the airport before venturing into the hinterland and then return on their last night.
In some locations, it is possible to enjoy your entire stay at one guesthouse and still enjoy a large portion of what Namibia has to offer.
The Namibian people are well known for their hospitality and the guesthouse is a natural progression from this. By definition, a guesthouse is generally a residence that has been converted into a facility catering for tourists.
Most guesthouses are run by the owner as an extension of his own residence with private areas for the exclusive use of guests. The advantages to this are access to a wealth of information and advice during your stay and the personalised attention, which you might not receive at a hotel.
Facilities are generally limited at guesthouses. Breakfast is usually provided with the option to arrange additional meals if required and there may be a pool and even a wellness spa on site.
The rooms are usually comfortable and individually furnished with little extra touches and personalised service. As with most accommodation establishments, your host will be able to assist you with airport transfers, wake up calls and a laundry service.