Corona Guest Farm
Nestled in the wild Naukluft Mountains, the Corona Guest Farm is a perfect stopover on a journey from Windhoek to Walvis Bay.
Corona is a typical Namibian farmhouse that has been converted into a guesthouse with a friendly and homely ambience.
There are four en suite family-sized suites named after local animals and a further six standard rooms.
The spacious family suites give a home-from-home feel and have been decorated in quirky, vibrant colours. Each has a private modern bathroom, seating, a minibar and a private verandah that leads onto the garden and swimming pool. The standard rooms are more simple and have double beds, writing table and chair and en suite bathroom with shower.
The main building has an open plan lounge, dining room and small bar. The meals are always very fresh, mostly home made using locally sourced ingredients. Evening meals are four-course affairs with attentive waiters serving your table.
The house has an attractive garden and large (unheated) swimming pool with sun loungers. The area is very popular for hiking, with many trails to explore: scenic drives, wildlife viewing and horse riding (advance notice required) are also possible.
Private bathrooms, dining room, lounge, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, ceiling fan and air conditioning.
Herds of kudu, springbok, gemsbok, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, steenbok, black-backed jackals, ostrich, reptiles and unusual plants.
Hiking in the Naukluft Mountains and local area. Bird and wildlife viewing, horse riding and scenic drives.
People love this place for its personal touch and delicious cooking – it’s worth spending an extra night if time allows, especially if you are interested in doing some serious hiking.
If you have any questions regarding our Namibia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
This was our second visit to Namibia in just over 12 months, with Reef and Rainforest and our seventh consecutive wildlife trip with them. I think that speaks for itself. This year we were particularly keen to try and observe some desert adapted Lions. The Lions found in ‘The Namib Desert’ are genetically identical to those found in the rest of Southern Africa but have adapted to live in one of the harshest environments on earth. They number around 150 and have a huge range, and are rarely seen. They came to prominence in the outstanding documentary film ‘Vanishing Kings’. The best chance of observing members of this subset of Lions is during a stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, although sightings cannot be guaranteed and weeks can pass by without any success. Therefore a stay at this camp was at the heart of our itinerary and we were very lucky to spend time with a Lioness and her niece who had killed an Oryx in the conservancy. The camp itself is absolutely outstanding in every respect and the location is just spectacular.
Visitors should be aware that this is not ‘The Serengeti’ and that the wildlife is quite thin on the ground. However you would have to be very unlucky not to see Elephant, Giraffe and several other species. Whilst we were out in the desert we were lucky to bump in to Dr P. Stander who has dedicated the whole of his adult life to the conservation of The Desert Lion, what a thrill. The day trip out to the coast was pretty special as well.
The rest of the itinerary worked very well and we were very pleased to have three full days in Etosha N.P. where we recorded 25 mammal species, including 32 individual Lions, observed the aftermath of 4 zebra kills, 11 Rhinoceros (both Black & White), an African Wildcat and the rarely seen in Etosha, elusive Leopard.
So a big thank you to ALL at Reef and Rainforest, another highly successful trip, you certainly delivered again.