The Okahirongo Elephant Lodge – the first choice for desert enthusiasts. The remote Kaokoveld (cacao land) in northwestern Namibia is not only one of the country’s most pristine but also most rugged regions. The remote region’s mayor town is Opuwo.
The region south of the Kunene River and north of Sesfontein is hardly accessible by standard means. It is the home of the Himba, a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe, whose cultural identity and age-old traditions have survived in the impenetrable remoteness.
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Set amidst this harsh environment, the luxurious Okahirongo Elephant Lodge opened as recently as July 2006. A magical place of serene tranquillity, the lodge is accessible by light aircraft and all-terrain vehicles only.
The landscape’s most dominant features are the immense, dry riverbed, where trees grow abundantly, the bizarre mountains, which provide a striking backdrop, and the omnipresent lunar scenery.
The remote Kaokoveld is the world’s only region were elephants, black rhinoceros, giraffes, lions and other African wildlife manage to defy the desert’s incredibly harsh conditions.
The Okahirongo Elephant Lodge will introduce you to this world of wonder. Join the exciting game drives in open all-terrain vehicles or participate in guided hikes through the inspiring ecosystem.
Savour the rough-faced scenery and the 360° panoramic views. Settle down by the lodge’s inviting pool and indulge in the serene tranquillity. There is so much to do and yet so much time to relax, for example, reading one of the well-stocked library’s books in the comfortable open-air lounge.
The Okahirongo Elepant Lodge’s excellent restaurant has earned itself a sparkling reputation with its clever fusion cuisine uniting Italian and African elements. The resourceful chefs produce a new menu every day.
The delicacies are served either in one of the dining rooms, which are tastefully lit by candles, or next to the beautifully set pool. A third option is the typical African boma, the cosy fireplace under the brilliantly illuminated night sky.
Okahirongo is a different, a unique place to indulge in. We recommend staying for at least three of four nights … and your everyday life will almost appear a distant memory.
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