Opuwo - Namibia
The Ohakane Lodge is named after the Ovahimba word for the African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus). This wild animal has recently been added to the list of endangered species in Namibia, after having been hunted virtually to extinction. The Wild Dog has incredible stamina. It is known for its tenacity and excellent group hunting skills and is sometimes called the clown of the carnivores, on account of its colourful, patched fur.
The thatched main building houses the restaurant, bar and lounge, with a small swimming pool set invitingly only a few feet away. Breakfast and dinner are served buffet-style and a mid-day meal can be ordered from their set lunch menu.
There are 13 luxury, en-suite, air-conditioned rooms. Mosquito repellent is available on request. The lodge also has a laundry
Visit a Himba settlement and learn about the lifestyle of these nomadic people. Half, full day and night Himba village excursions can be taken. Ohakane Lodge's experienced guides will lead you off the beaten track, showing you the harsh beauty of Kaokoland and its fragile environment.
There is a transportation and tour-guide service for fly-in visitors.
Through the sale of T-shirts in the curio shop, Ohakane Lodge supports a WWF research programme on the African Wild Dog, which aims at ensuring the species' survival.
- Cultural excursion
- Visit a Himba settlement and learn about the lifestyle of Namibia's last nomadic tribe.
- Guided excursion
- Guided 4 x 4 camping trips into Kaokoland can be organized.
A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements
On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha
On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls
An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area.
An excellent lodge in a remote location on the banks of the Kunene River, for those interesting in birding, relaxing or river rafting this lodge is an absolute must
In the village of Opuwo, this is a basic tented camp
One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland
Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants
On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.
A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls
This is one of the newer lodges in Opuwo - it has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis
Up-market luxury safari camp on the Kunene River - only reachable by light aircraft
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