Windhoek's premier boutique hotel, the Olive Exclusive, with it's six large suites each decorated thematically according to each of Namibia's regions, is an upmarket treat either before or after your safari. As each suite is equipped with all the mod-cons—laptops, Wi-Fi, espresso machines, mini-bars, and satellite TV—it's the right kind of place to manage your transition from the solitude of the bush to the connectivity of the city and vice versa. The décor strikes
an elegant balance between chic and African without overdoing the latter (as many lodges do) and while the huge suites have their own plunge pools, guests can also use the communal pool. The Olive Exclusive restaurant, with it's playful menu that features great Namibian produce, is an intimate spot worth visiting even if you aren't a guest at the hotel.