CRUISING WITH THE EAGLES - FLY-IN EDITION

Zannier Reserve, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Sesriem, Skeleton Coast, Purros, Kunene, Etosha East and Kwando River

14 Days - 13 Nights | Reference Nº :  ERTS
Omaanda ( Zannier reserve ) - 1 night  FI  

 

 

Wolwedans dune camps ( Namibrand nature reserve )  - 2 nights FI  

 

 

Sossusvlei lodge ( Sesriem ) - 1 night  FB+  

 

 

Skeleton coast Shipwreck lodge ( Skeleton coast ) - 2 nights  FI  

 

 

Okahirongo elephant lodge ( Purros ) - 2 nights FI  

 

 

Okahirongo river camp ( Kunene ) - 1 night FI  

 

 

Onguma the fort ( Etosha east ) - 2 nights FI  

 

 

Nambwa tented lodge ( Kwando river ) - 2 nights FI  

 

 

   

 

 


Keys
FI : Fully inclusive - Bed, all meals, fees and activities

FI+ : Full board plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and activities


NAMIBIA

Located in south-western Africa, Namibia boasts a well-developed infrastructure, some of the best tourist facilities in Africa, and an impressive list of breath-taking natural wonders. Visitors can explore the capital of Windhoek and discover the lovely coastal town of Swakopmund boasting remnants of the country’s German influence, reflected in the architecture, culture, cuisine and the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. To appreciate this extraordinary country appropriately, you will have to venture out of the cities to explore the remarkable natural landscapes Namibia has to offer. These include: the impressive Fish River Canyon; the vast Etosha National Park teeming with abundant wildlife, such as lions, desert-adapted elephants and the Hartmann's Mountain Zebra; the hauntingly beautiful Kalahari Desert; and of course the Namib Desert stretching for over 2000 km along the magnificent Atlantic Coast. Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness.

BANKING AND CURRENCY

Currency

The currency of Namibia is The Namibian Dollar (NAD; symbol N$) is in note denominations of N$200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of N$5, N$1, 50 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents. It is linked to the South African Rand (R) on a 1:1 basis (South African Rand = 100 cents). The South African Rand is also acceptable as currency in Namibia.

The import and export of local currency is limited to N$50,000. The import of foreign currency is unlimited, provided sums equal to or exceeding NAD5,000 are declared on arrival. Export of foreign currency is unlimited up to the amount imported and declared.

Banking

Banking hours: Monday - Friday 09h00 to 15h30 and Satuday 08h30 to 11h00

Banks are found in most towns, with most being closed on Sundays and public holidays. Most of them offer foreign exchange services - with cash, bank and credit cards as well as travellers  cheques. 

American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa are accepted. Credit cards are not usually accepted at petrol stations, so bear this in mind when you visit the ATM. Setting aside an emergency petrol cash fund is a good idea if you’re planning to drive.

You can also obtain cash from many of the ATMs. Several international banks have branches in main city centres. Always advise your bank that you are travelling outside of the country as they might block your purchases if they have not been informed. 

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or South African Rand. In general, you can expect a better exchange rate for traveller’s cheques than for cash.

 


TRAVEL, TRANSPORT AND GETTING AROUND

 

Public transport in Namibia is geared towards the needs of the local populace, and is confined to main roads between major population centres. Although cheap and reliable, it is of little use to the traveller as most of Namibia’s tourist attractions lie off the beaten track.

It is easy to travel around Namibia by car, and a 2WD vehicle is perfectly adaquate for most journeys. However, long distances, poor mobile phone coverage outside of main towns and infrequent petrol stations that only accept cash mean that planning ahead is vital.

There are major airlines that fly into Windhoek and Swakopmund. Other destinations are reachable by car or charter flight. 

Namibians drive on the left and all signposts are in English. Seat belts must be worn at all times and talking in a mobile phone while driving is prohibited. The general speed limit is 120km/h on tarred roads outside of towns and 100km/h on gravel roads. In built up areas, the speed limit is 60km/h.

 


FOOD, DRINK AND CUISINE ADVICE

 

Traditional Namibian cuisine is rarely served and so the food at restaurants tends to be European in style and is, generally, of a very high standard. 

Namibia is very meat-orientated, and many menu options will feature steaks from various animals. However, there is usually a vegetarian and seafood section offered by most camps and restaurants.

In the supermarkets you'll find pre-wrapped fresh fruit and vegetables (though the more remote the areas you visit, the smaller your choice), and plenty of canned foods, pasta, rice, bread, etc. Most of this is imported from South Africa.

The water in Namibia's main towns is generally safe to drink, though it may taste a little metallic if it has been piped for miles. Natural sources should usually be purified, though water from underground springs and dry riverbeds seldom causes any problems. However, filtered and bottled water are readily available in most towns and all camps, lodges and hotels.

 


CLIMATE AND WEATHER

 

Partially covered by the Namib Desert, one of the world's driest deserts, Namibia's climate is generally very dry and pleasant – it's fine to visit all year round. Namibia only receives a fraction of the rain experienced by countries further east. Between about December to March some days will be humid and rain may follow, often in localised, afternoon thunderstorms. These are more common in the centre and east of the country, and more unusual in the desert.

April and especially May are often lovely months in Namibia. Increasingly dry, with a real freshness in the air, and much greenery in the landscape; at this time the air is clear and largely free from dust.

From June to August Namibia cools down and dries out more; nights can become cold, dropping below freezing in some desert areas. As the landscape dries so the game in the north of the country gravitates more to waterholes, and is more easily seen by visitors. By September and October it warms up again; game-viewing in most areas is at its best, although there's often a lot of dust around and the vegetation has lost its vibrancy.

November is a highly variable month. Sometimes the hot, dry weather will continue, at other times the sky will fill with clouds and threaten to rain – but if you're lucky enough to witness the first rains of the season, you'll never forget the drama.

 


CLOTHING AND DRESS RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Namibians have a somewhat relaxes attitude to dress codes. A jacket and tie is very unusual. In fact, long trousers and a shirt with buttons are often quite adequate for a formal occasion or work wear. A pair of sensible shoes, jeans and a t-shirt is recommended. 

During the day it is generally hot, so pack light weight loose fitting clothes in natural fabrics, such linen or cotton, that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry. 

Avoid blue clothing - the tsetse flies are drawn to the colour blue, and their bite can give you African Sleeping Sickness. 

Long sleeved shirts and long trousers will protect your against mosquitoes at night. 

 


ELECTRICITY AND PLUG STANDARDS

 

Electrical sockets in Namibia are Type M (SABS-1661). If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all types.

Electrical sockets in Namibia usually supply electricity at 230 volts AC / 50 Hz frequency. If you're plugging in an appliance that was built for 230 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need. If your appliance isn’t compatible with 230 volts, a voltage converter will be necessary.

DAY 1 : ZANNIER RESERVE

Upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met by a representative of Zannier Hotels, who will take you to Omaanda Lodge for the first night of your Namibia adventure. You have the opportunity to participate in afternoon game drive (arrival time permitting).

 

     
     

  

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Omaanda elephant drive


DAYS 2 - 3  : NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE

From the Hosea Kutako International Airport depart for your 90-minutes charter flight to  the NamibRand Nature Reserve and Wolwedans. After you checked in at Wolwedans Dune Camp and a light lunch depart for your afternoon scenic drive until sunset.

The next morning offers the possibility for a balloon safari followed by a champagne breakfast at the landing spot. The afternoon is spent with another scenic drive in the nature reserve.

     
     



ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Wolwedans scenic drives: the Wolwedans camps are located in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve and provide the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding Namib Desert. The camps offer scenic drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.

Sunset drives take 1-2 hours and guests travel about 10 km into the dunes for sundowner drinks. Morning and afternoon drives cover a distance of 40-50 km and take 3-4 hours. The afternoon scenic drives often turn into sunset drives into the dunes. The popular day drive covers a distance of about 120 km and offers the highest degree of diversity in landscape scenes. Guests depart the camps after breakfast, enjoy a picnic lunch en route and return to camp before sunset.

 
     
     



RECOMMENDED

Namib sky balloon safaris: situated in the heart of the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei, one of the most fascinating landscapes in Namibia, is a photographer’s dream. Gigantic orange dunes, dramatic shadows, undulating plains and rocky mountains create a magical kaleidoscope of colours and shapes.

To the east, Namib Rand Nature Reserve vast sandy plains are surrounded by towering granite mountains and rolling dunes.

Here, in the oldest desert on the planet, amazingly adapted animals and plants come together to form one of the most visually stunning ecosystems in the world. And truly the best way to experience the heart of the Namib desert is with a hot air balloon safari.

Watching the spectacular sunrise over this magnificent landscape from a silent hot air balloon is the experience of a lifetime, never to be forgotten

At landing, you come back to earth with an “Out Of Africa” style Champagne breakfast set up in the middle of nowhere.

Your pilot will present you with a flight certificate before you take a leisurely nature drive back to the pick-up point.

 
   
     



Wolwedans walking safaris: 
the Wolwedans camps offer a unique 2-night walking safari on the TokTokkie Trails in the southeast concession of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The guided activity includes following in the footsteps of the local Bushmen (San) and distances do not exceed 10 km daily. Meals and drinks are included and guests are accommodated on comfortable camp beds under the starry skies each night.





 
     
     

 



DAY 4 : SESRIEM

Fly from Wolwedans to the Sossusvlei Lodge landing strip, where your safari vehicle will be waiting to take you to Dune 45, the Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei. Her you will enjoy a scrumptious champagne breakfast under shady camelthorn trees. on you way back, visit the Sesriem Canyon, a 36-metre deep, and 2 km long gorge carved in the surrounding limestone conglomerate.

In the late afternoon depart on a leisurely sundowner drive, to see the sun set over  the western horizon while sipping your favourite drink.

Springbok in Sossusvlei
     
     



ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
 
Dune 45: Named for its location 45 kilometres past the town of Sesriem, Dune 45 is renowned for its elegant shape, which – along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. If you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at only 80 metres and featuring a much gentler gradient.

Springbok in Sossusvlei
     
     



Dead Viei: 
This ancient clay pan was once an oasis, studded with acacias and fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up along with the trees it previously supported. So dry were the climatic conditions that the trees never decomposed – instead they were entirely leached of moisture so that today, 900 years later, they remain as desiccated, blackened sentinels dotting the pan’s cracked surface. Surrounded by the red-pink dunes of the Namibia Desert, they create a surreal spectacle that is a photographer's dream. 

     
     

Sossusveli - The Red Dunes: This magnificent desert wilderness of vast, rust-coloured sand dunes, clay pans and petrified forests lies in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Formed over countless centuries, some of the dunes measure up to 300 metres in height and are among the highest in the world. In the rare event of an especially wet rainy season, the ‘vlei’ – meaning marsh or wetland – of Sossusvlei fills up with water, and its glistening surface forms a strikingly beautiful contrast with the reddish dunes.

     
     

Sesriem Canyon: Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.

     
     


Sundowner drive


DAYS 5 - 6 : SKELETON COAST

On the first leg of today's trip you will be flying over Sossusvlei, the western dunes, and once you reach the coast, over Conception Bay, Sandwich Harbour, the Eduard Bohlen shipwreck and the Walvis Bay salt works. At the airport an off-road vehicle will wait to take you on the Sandwich Harbour 4x4 excursion that includes an oyster- and champagne-based brunch. On your way back from the freshwater lagoon of Sandwich Harbour, your 4x4 vehicle will have to show its best performance while you cross the dune world of the south-western coastal Namib Desert.

Then continue your flight to Möwe Bay landing strip, from where  you will be taken to Shipwreck Lodge for the next two nights. the next day explore the Skeleton Coast with experienced guides.

 

     
     


ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Lodge activities

Laramon tours sandwich harbour 4 x 4 tour: Laramon Tours Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Tour enables guests to tour the dunes of Sandwich Harbour, a protected wetland on the Skeleton Coast, with fully qualified drivers. Guests will witness breathtaking views of flamingos, salt pans, the desert and the lagoon. After enjoying the scenery and birdlife at Sandwich Harbour guests will delight in a light lunch with oysters and champagne in the desert. On the way back to Walvis Bay more fauna and flora can be seen, guests will slide down the famous roaring dunes, and may even encounter springbok, oryx and jackal.



 
     
     

 





DAYS 7 - 8 : PURROS

Situated along a dry riverbed in the heart of the famous Kaokoland, and after a short flight you arrive at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge. This is one of the last wilderness areas on Earth, and due to its inaccessibility, is unchanged in its ancient form in relation to its wildlife and cultural diversity. It is the land of the desert elephant, undisturbed and free-roaming wildlife species such as antelope, lion and black rhino. Its ephemeral river systems sustain the fauna and flora in magical ways and form the most important basis in the unique ecosystem of the Kaokoland, where man and nature live interdependently from each other. In the afternoon enjoy a nature drive in open vehicle along the river or simply relax in the tranquillity of your lodge.

The next day after breakfast your guide takes you on a nature drive in search of the animals that are found in the area. These consist of antelope species such as oryx, kudu, springbok and steenbok, while you may also see other animals such as giraffe and the legendary desert elephant. Bird life along the riverbed is prolific and some of the Namibia’s 630 different bird species are endemic to this area. The entire area is the home of the Himba, and you will come across various Himba families over the next few days. Your lodge is situated on a hill that overlooks the entire surrounding. Take in the surrounding from the comfort of the pool or your luxury chalet.



     
     



ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Nature drives

Himba village visit


DAY 9 : KUNENE

Take the short flight up to to the Kunene River and Okahirongo River Camp. You have the opportunity to visit a Himba village and learn how these people have survived for many hundreds of years by living solely according to their traditions and culture. In the later afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the Kunene River and take in the sunset with a refreshing drink in hand. Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the Kunene River after a luscious dinner prepared by the lodge’s master chef.



     
     


ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Afternoon nature drive


DAYS 10 - 11 : ETOSHA EAST

Your pilot will take you to the eastern border of the Etosha National park, where Onguma - The Fort is located amidst the Onguma Game Reserve adjacent to the park. Enjoy the next two days with game drives in the Etosha National Park and inside the Onguma Game Reserve. 

 

     
     


RECOMMENDED

Onguma nature drive :

 
 
 


Onguma Etosha game reserve : 
Onguma Etosha Game Drive takes guests into the Etosha National Park in the mornings and afternoons, accompanied by experts tour guides in open-sided vehicles. Guests will have an opportunity to see about 114 species of mammal in Etosha. They include the black-faced impala and the threatened black and white rhino. There are however no buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles or monkeys, but there is enough to keep guests enthralled on the game drive.

     
     



DAYS 12 -13 : KWANDO RIVER

After breakfast depart for the last leg of your Africa Adventure and fly to Nambwa Tented Lodge in the Caprivi, also known as the Zambezi Region. Settle in and spend the next two days with exciting game viewing excursions in open 4x4 vehicles to see elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo, amongst many other species.

 

     
     

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Nambwa guided game drive: Nambwa Guided Game Drive features a guided game drive adventure in an open vehicle to discover the unknown behind every bend. Observing every branch for a rare endemic bird, to be rewarded instead by an elusive leopard. The silence is broken by the deep low rumble vibrating through the bush, which could only belong to a large herd of elephants. Out of nowhere, they appear with a focused determination towards the life-giving water up ahead.

 
 
 
         
     
     


DAY 14 : END OF ITINERARY


Your chart flight takes you back to the Hosea Kutako International Airport for your return flight home. End of services.

FLIGHTS

FLIGHT DEPARTURE  ARRIVAL
Charter flight Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] Wolwedans Dune Camp
Charter flight Wolwedans Dune Camp Sossusvlei Lodge
Charter flight Sossusvlei Lodge Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Charter flight Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge Okahirongo Elephant Lodge
Charter flight Okahirongo Elephant Lodge Okahirongo River Camp
Charter flight Okahirongo River Camp Onguma The Fort
Charter flight Onguma The Fort Nambwa Tented Lodge
Charter flight Nambwa Tented Lodge Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]


TRANSFERS

TYPE PICK UP  DROP OFF
Transfer Omaanda Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

ZANNIER RESERVE

Situated just 30 minutes east of Namibia's Windhoek International airport, Zannier Reserve stretches for 900 square kilometres. It is known for its scenic savanna-covered landscapes inhabited by a vast variety of wildlife. Commonly spotted species include: leopard, giraffe, warthog, antelope, ostrich and jackal. It is also home to the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary which provides a refuge for injured or abandoned rhinos and elephants. Visitors can look forward to spotting an array of wildlife, soaking up the beautiful views, and enjoying a guided safari to track the animals.

Omaanda accomodation in Zannier Reserve

Omaanda, meaning rhinoceros in Oshiwambo, is a five-star lodge set within the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê, an incredible private animal conservation reserve of 9000 hectares in the countryside surrounding Windhoek. Overlooking the boundless savannah, the lodge offers 10 comfortable round thatched huts, paying tribute to the traditional architecture of Ovambo. It also features a restaurant and a cosy bar, overlooking a heated infinity pool. A spa and a boma complete the lodge facilities, offering a typically local place to meet and mingle by the fire. For safety reasons Omaanda only welcome children from 6 years onwards. The close proximity to Windhoek and the International Airport make Omaanda the perfect choice for the first and last nights of guest's stay in Namibia, promising a locally authentic experience.
Your Stay: 1 Night, Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
Info: 5 Stars, Lodge, 10 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English, Flemish, French
Special Interests: Adventure, Gourmet, Indigenous Culture and Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star, Gazing, Wildlife, Wine.
1 - Bedroom Hut

The eight 1-Bedroom Huts are built in traditional Namibian style, with rounded corners and hand-finished thatched roof. The design is simple und understated; the deep, warm colours are evocative of the earth, sand and natural environment. The interior decoration is composed of rare objects and precious antiques from African culture.

These huts are spacious (60 sqm interior) and boast a private 20 sqm terrace with magnificent views overlooking the nearby ‘dam’ (small lake) and the distant hills of the Khomas Hochland plateau.

The bedroom is fitted with a king-sized double bed which is convertible into twin beds, a desk, an armchair and a large walk-in dressing room. There is an open fireplace shared by the bedroom and the bathroom. The bedrooms are equipped with flat screen TV, Sound Bar with Bluetooth Connectivity and Wi-Fi. The huts also offer a minibar, a laptop-size safe, a Nespresso machine and an electric kettle. All rooms are fully air-conditioned.

With a walk-in rain shower, separate WC, double vanity and a large bathtub with stunning views, the bathrooms are spacious and comfortable. Guests will feel completely at home in this wonderful location in the middle of the Savannah.

2 - Bedroom Hut

The 2-Bedroom Huts were designed with families or small groups in mind. They promise ultra-modern comfort while maintaining the authentic Namibian style of design and architecture. Warmth and strength of colour, original pieces of furniture and decoration, every detail is a reminder of the richness of African culture. A roof of thatch, hand-finished by local craftsmen, perfectly completes these rooms of traditional circular design.

The spacious huts (120 sqm) open onto a 26 sqm terrace and are an ideal place for a quiet retreat while watching stunning sunsets or the wild animals roaming on the veld nearby.

Each bedroom has its own bathroom and they share a cosy living area with a large fireplace.

The bedrooms are fitted with a king-sized double bed which is convertible into twin beds, a desk, an armchair and a large walk-in dressing room. Each bedroom is equipped with a flat screen TV, a Sound Bar with Bluetooth Connectivity and Wi-Fi. They also offer a minibar, a laptop-size safe, a Nespresso machine and an electric kettle. All rooms are fully air-conditioned.

With a walk-in rain shower, separate WC, double vanity and a large bathtub with stunning views, the bathrooms are spacious and comfortable.

 


PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar (Complimentary), Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Complimentary), Babysitting Service, Chauffer Service, Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours)

Game Drive

Our experienced guides will take guests with our well-equipped open game drive vehicles around the pristine 9,000-hectare reserve, showcasing some of the most incredible wildlife in Africa. Early drives at sunrise are ideal to observe the Namibian plains waking up, while evening drives reveal the elusive beauty of the nocturnal savannah.

All our safaris are conducted in state-of-the-art Land Cruisers, each accommodating a maximum of six guests. During the game driving guests are likely to see a great variety of wildlife including rhinos, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, ostriches, black-backed jackals, warthogs, various antelopes (kudu, red hartebeest, steenbok, reedbuck, waterbuck, oryx, springbok) and many types of birds.

Drinks and snacks are provided.


Private Game Drive

Lead by the Head Guide of the reserve, guests can enjoy the luxury of a very personal experience and get close to Africa’s most incredible animals. The guide's exceptional skills and knowledge will make this tour a unique experience. Drinks and snacks to guest's individual taste will further enhance the experience on a culinary level.


Rhino tracking

Guests get to spend an afternoon with a ranger and tracker in search of rhinos. Rhino tracking offers a great opportunity to learn about the habits and characteristics of this threatened species, the issue of rhino poaching, and on-going conservation efforts.

From 2-6 people, mostly on game viewer, duration 2,5 hrs, drinks and snacks provided


Elephant tracking

Guests can go on an amazing elephant safari. An encounter with these iconic African animals will teach guests about how intelligent and compassionate they actually are. Besides being a magnificent opportunity to explore nature, guests will also learn much about the issues surrounding elephants’ conservation.

From 2-6 people, mostly on game viewer, duration 2,5 hours, drinks and snacks provided.


Leopard tracking

Whether they are hidden in the bush waiting for a prey or comfortably basking in the sun, leopards are extraordinary wild animals. Guests will have the opportunity to track these majestic felines on the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê, appreciate their wonder and gain true knowledge of their characteristics.

From 2-6 people above 16 years old, mostly on game viewer, duration 2,5 hours, drinks and snacks provided

Visit of the Shiloh wildlife sanctuary

The Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê is home to the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, a valuable center caring for rhinos or elephants that have been injured or orphaned in poaching incidents. Enter this wildlife animal clinic managed by the N/a’an ku sê Foundation and discover the incredible work of passionate vets who are rescuing and taking care of endangered animals.

From 2-6 people, children welcome, on foot, duration 1,5-2 hours, daily at 10 and at 14:00 hrs

 

Meerkat manners

Guests can spend the sunrise with meerkats, these incredible early-risers creatures, and witness how they go about their morning routine – basking in the sun and foraging for food. You will be amazed by the cuteness and ingenuity of these extremely social animals. Living in group, these omnivore mammals follow a well-organized matriarchal structure. Meerkats hunt together, and regularly rotate duties (such as babysitting) to different members of the colony.

From 2-6 people, mostly on foot, duration 2,5 hours, drinks and snacks provided

Ambo delights restaurant

The restaurant at Omaanda overlooks the infinity pool and the beautiful landscape surrounding Omaanda. In its center a fireplace provides warmth on colder mornings and evenings. Omaanda promises an array of local flavours and tastes, using the freshest local ingredients. Breakfast is served a la carte from 6.30am - 10.30am. For lunch a creative mezze menu is offered from 12noon - 4pm. A 3-course menu offering various choices including fish and vegetarian options, started with an amuse bouche, is served every evening between 7.30 - 8.30pm.

   

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE

Spanning an area of 172,200 hectares and encompassing four distinct ecosystems, the Namib Rand Reserve is among the largest privately owned game parks in Southern Africa. Founded to conserve the unique environment and wildlife species of the south-western Namib Desert, the park’s mix of dunes, mountains, rocky outcrops, sandy flats and gravel plains provides habitats for a diversity of mammals – including hyenas, jackals, foxes, antelopes and various wild cats – as well as a plethora of bird species, reptiles, insects, frogs and flora. Visitors can discover the mysterious ‘fairy circles’, which dot the landscape and sip on sundowners while watching the sunset over this unspoilt ancient landscape. Having been named Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, it is one of the least light-polluted areas in the world, so don't miss this excellent star gazing opportunity.

Wolwedans dunes camp

Wolwedans Dune Camp is positioned on the edge of a 250 metre high dune, and offers magnificent views of the surrounding environment. With only eight tents, an intimate dining area and an inviting fire pit, the Camp exudes an uncharacteristic warmth. Guests can enjoy fine cuisine, helpful service and the beauty of the Namibian sunset.

The Camp's unpretentious set-up is rather endearing and attracts visitors year after year after year. It's appeal goes beyond the mere beauty. There is an almost rustic feel to this camp, and it appears to attract the slightly younger, more adventurous traveller. It is a small camp with a great atmosphere. What's more, every visitor plays a role in contributing towards conservation efforts in the area. Situated on the NamibRand Private Nature Reserve, this incredible area is a model for private conservation in Southern Africa. It's main objective is the conservation of the land on a self-sustainable basis.

Your Stay:  2Nights, Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
Luxury tents

The tents are pitched on wooden platforms and are comfortable and spacious. The en-suite bathroom consists of double vanity, shower and toilet facilities. A generous deck allows for safe sleep-outs under the stars.

 
 
 
   


Family unit

The tented chalet with an elevated deck on top of a dune plateau sleeps 2 adults sharing with 2 kids. The en-suite bathroom offers a double vanity, shower & toilet facilities. 2019 Fully Inclusive Package. 2020 Full Board + Shared Activities.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Meal on Request, Restaurant

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Shower


SERVICES

Credit Card, Laundry Service

SESRIEM

As there is no accommodation at Sossusvlei, visitors to this desert wilderness are likely to end up staying at Sesriem, 65 kilometres away, where camps and lodges serve as a base from which to explore the dunes. Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.)

Sossusvlei lodge - Sossusvlei

Luxury right at the entrance gate to Sesriem Canyon and the famous Sossusvlei Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon. The Superior Accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room and a full en-suite bathroom. The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. An elegant Junior Suite boasts a spacious bedroom, living area, patio with a splash pool, large bathroom and inspiring views. Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole. The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Guided Excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, Elim dune walks, Sundowner Trips, Quad Buggy Nature Drives, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.

Your Stay: 1 Night - Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
Info: Lodge
Nº rooms: 51
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English, Germans
Special Interests:  Adventure, Nature, Relaxation
Superior units

The Superior Units at Sossusvlei Lodge features a patio to enjoy the magnificent views over the Desert landscapes and a spacious air-conditioned bedroom featuring twin beds. In addition there is a corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. Each of the stylish en-suite bathrooms is equipped with a comfortable corner bathtub, spacious shower, toilet and double vanity.
Two of the Superior Rooms are designed to be handicapped and wheelchair friendly featuring no steps and are equipped with wider doors. Handles have been fitted in the bathroom and the shower has an open design for easier access.
 
 
   



Standard family units

The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. Each unit consist of a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes and an air-conditioned bedroom featuring twin beds, corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a spacious shower, vanity and toilet.

 
 
     




Junior suite

The Junior Suite ensures privacy and tranquillity with a fantastic view of the surrounding desert plains.

The Suite consists of a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with a luxurious queen-size bed, an adjacent living area and a private terrace boasting a small splash pool and comfortable seating to fully take advantage of the unsurpassed views extending over the Desert landscapes.

In addition there is an elegant bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet, double vanity and a freestanding feature bath underneath a skylight to admire the star studded skies whilst taking a relaxing bath.

Amenities include a refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, spacious closet, comfortable couch, safe and a complimentary turn-down service.



 
 
 
PROPERTY FACILITIES

Activity Desk, Bar, Conference Centre, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking


ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Disabled Rooms, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fridge, Laundry Service (Available), Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee

SERVICES

ATM, Credit Card, Travel Desk
Sundowner - Nature drive
Depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive on the Lodge's private reserve. Watch the shadows lengthen as your guide takes you out to a panoramic location where sundowner drinks will be served as you relax and watch the spectacular sunset. The inner tranquillity that a desert sunset imparts while you sit amongst nature is really something special...

 
 
     


Sossusvlei & Deadvlei excursion

An early start from the Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best. You will travel in one of our all-terrain URI Gameviewer vehicles, custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life and much more with you.

Regular stops are made on the spectacular ±60 kilometre drive through the dune corridor down to the Vlei to gain information or take in the vistas. At Dune 45, we make a stop to view the the world's most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6 kilometer round-trip guided walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy visitors. The more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of Big Daddy Dune, one of the highest dunes in this area! We spend time exploring Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5½ hours later in time for lunch.


 
 
   



Quad buggy nature trail

A wonderful and different way to experience the spectacular local surrounds.

We depart from the Lodge in the late afternoon with our Quad Buggies for a slow nature drive on our private lodge reserve. Enjoy breath-taking views over the Desert grass plains with occasional photo stops where our knowledgeable guides explain the Desert fauna and flora.

We go higher up to the foothills to watch a spectacular sunset whilst enjoying non-alcoholic sundowner drinks and then make our way back to the lodge just before dark.

Compulsory: All guests wishing to participate and drive a buggy must have a valid driver's licence.

Child Policy: Children aged 6 – 18 can accompany an adult in the passenger seat.


 
 
     


Elim dune nature walk

The guided nature walk starts at sunrise, departing from the Lodge and takes place on and around the spectacular Elim Dune Belt.

Our knowledgeable guides focus on the small things often overlooked – nocturnal animal tracks, plant species and smaller wildlife.


 
 
     


Sesriem canyon excursion

Experience the remarkable depths of Sesriem Canyon. Our experienced guides will share the history behind this magnificent natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River


 
 
     




Archery

Archery is a fun but challenging activity that can be mastered fairly quickly. Our instructors will be on hand to teach you age old art of the bow and arrow.

This is a more relaxed activity where archers can compete against each other or have a shoot out to see who the master archer is.


 
     
     




Helicopter flights

Discover the majesty of the Namib Desert by Helicopter!

Our Pilots are well experienced and will guide you through the scenery on an adventurous and informative flight.

We offer a range of scenic flights over the breath-taking grass plains to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and the hidden mysteries of Deadvlei. Exciting flips over the Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 and Elim Dune as well as custom built flights for photographers that wish to focus on specific areas of the Namib.


 
 
     




Scenic flights

Desert Air have a well-maintained 6-seater Cessna 210 light aircraft permanently based on the Sossusvlei Lodge property along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained "aerial" desert guide.

A number of routes are available on request, including:
A 40 minute trip to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon will provide you with wonderful aerial photographs of the Vlei and Canyon.
A longer hour trip to the forbidden coast (Sperrgebiet) and the area known as Lange Wand, which is the coastal area of the Namib Desert, will provide you incredible views where a 'sea of desert dunes' meet the Atlantic ocean.
An hour and a half trip over the Sossusvlei area will include Conception Bay, a seal colony, shipwreaks and even old diamond miners camps.


 
 
   




Hot air ballooning

"Up, up and away" as you sail silently over the reddish dune sea of the Namib. Add an exhilarating dimension to your visit to the desert.

The duration of the excursion is approximately 3½ hours. The Hot Air Balloon flight itself takes about one hour and ends with an exclusive Champagne Breakfast at the landing spot in scenic nature. The Breakfast is followed by a Nature drive back to Sossusvlei Lodge.

Special group rates apply for groups of min 24 pax, max 110 pax.

Due to the desert temperatures this activity is offered in the mornings only. Guests are collected at the lodge ½ hour before sunrise. The balloon rises as the sun rises. The first light hour of the day is known to be the most spectacular, especially in the desert with the rich contrast of colour and shape on the towering sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Area, on the vast desert plains and surrounding mountain ranges.


 
 
     




Bush dinner

Host you special function or bush dinner in the heart of the Namib Desert!

With views of towering red sand dunes amidst the vast desert plains, this is the most awe-inspiring venue nature has on offer.

Sossusvlei Lodge have perfected the art of outdoor catering enthusing guests with delightful bush dinners, breakfasts at Sossusvlei, special events and even private intimate dinners.

Each function will be planned according to your requirements. You can be assured this will be a function that will be talked about and remembered for a lifetime!


 
 
   




Breakfast at Sossusvlei

Host you special breakfast function in Sossusvlei with views of the towering red sand dunes under the shade of the age-old acacias.

Sossusvlei Lodge can provide a full English or Continental Breakfast complete with a table and chair setup.

Each function will be planned according to your requirements.


 
 
     
SOSSUSVLEI LODGE RESTAURANT

Sossusvlei Lodge is well known for sensational cuisine and many guests have praised especially the delectable buffet dinner experience.
The al fresco terrace offers magnificent views over Elim Dune and of the floodlit waterhole where you can watch the passing parade of oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and hyena, whilst enjoying exquisite food and wine.
You can start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast with an extensive selection of all the favourite delectable breakfast foods and treats.
For lunch the chef will spoil you with the mouth-watering meal of the day accompanied by a variety of salads and side dishes. An a 'la carte menu is available at the Sossusvlei Lodge Bar from 14h30 to 16h00.
The popular buffet dinner will leave you spoiled for choice between the salads, side dishes, grilled meats and stir-fries - all prepared fresh and in front of every guest! For the perfect ending there is a range of decadent dessert sensations as well as a variety of cheeses and biscuits.

 
 
 
 
 
 

SKELETON COAST

Stretching from the Swakop River to southern Angola, the Skeleton Coast is known as the 'Land God Made in Anger' and is remoteness at its best. Thousands of miles of sandy desert dotted with shipwrecks meet with the cold waters of the Atlantic and somehow an amazing array of wildlife and flora manages to survive in this harsh but beautiful environment. Ocean fog creeps over the shoreline caused by the warm dry air of the Namib Desert colliding with the cold Benguela current. This otherworldly area is home to a diversity of wildlife including seabird colonies, Cape fur seals, zebra, gemsbok, desert-adapted elephant, lion and much more. Surfing enthusiasts are drawn to these powerful waves and photographers flock from around the globe to snap a shot of this eerie shipwreck graveyard and for the unrivalled maritime photographic opportunities. This coast is desolate but breathtakingly beautiful.

Skeleton coast shipwreck lodge - Skeleton coast

The lodge is located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers in the Skeleton Coast Park, only 45 km north of Möwe Bay. The lodge is situated on the southern bank of the Huarusib River Mouth, nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic
Ocean where the cold Benguela current pushes a refreshing breeze over the shipwreck shaped cabins. The size of the concession area is approximately 146,600 hectares situated in North Western Namibia.

Parking and Pick-up point

Vehicles of self-drive guests are parked under cover at the pickup point situated at Möwe Bay. Fly-In guests will also be picked up at Möwe Bay. You will then be transferred the 45km north to the Shipwreck Lodge in a closed game drive vehicle.

Möwe Bay GPS co-ordinates: 19°03’52,3” S & 12°35’03,4” E
Lodge emergency contact number: +264 (0)81 260 0830.

Pick-up times
The Pickup times from Möwe Bay to the Lodge will be at:
11:00 OR 15:00
Departure times from Shipwreck Lodge to Möwe Bay will be at:
09:00

Your Stay: 2 Nights, Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
Info: Lodge
Nº rooms: 10 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests: Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing
Family room

Each room has a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities. Each room also has a writing desk, bedside lamp and a wood burning stove.

 
     
     


Twin - Double room

Each room has a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities. Each room also has a writing desk, bedside lamp and a wood burning stove.

 
     
     
Family Unit

All rooms are ensuite and solar-powered.

Each room has a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities, including a writing desk, bedside lamp and a wood burning stove. A small coffee and tea station with hot water flask

(delivered to your room by our staff) are included for your convenience.



 
   
     


Twin - Double room

All rooms are ensuite and solar-powered.

Each room has a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities, including a writing desk, bedside lamp and a wood burning stove. A small coffee and tea station with hot water flask

(delivered to your room by our staff) are included for your convenience.



 
   
     

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Restaurant

ROOM FACILITIES

En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Safe, Shower, Tea - Coffee

SERVICES

Credit card

Day excursions to Möwe bay seal colony: There are day excursions by vehicle to the Möwe Bay seal colony. Guests will be shown the remnants of the Suiderkus Shipwreck, along the beach past the remains of the Karimona shipwreck,abandoned Westies diamond mine, remains of the Ventura Bomber, to the beautiful natural wind shelter created by the reeds at the Flamingo pools.
Duration 2:30 hours
This activity is (usually) done on the first day when our guests are on their way to the lodge
Or when they check out.
For the stay-over guests: Depart from the lodge either by 9:00 or 10:00 depending on the weather. Return to camp by 13h00 for lunch at the lodge.
Maximum 7 pax per car.



 
 
     


Sundowner drive to the roaring dunes:
this is an afternoon excursion by vehicle to the Oasis water point, which is complimented by the smoothly sculptured roaring dunes of the concession area to conclude the “must do” sundowner.
Starts at 17h30 or 18h00 depending on weather
Duration: 1hour or 1h30 minutes
7 Pax maximum per car.



 
   
     


Full day Huarusib river excursion: 
A 4x4 trip to the Clay castles, a natural geological formation, where brown hyenas are often encountered. Fortunate clients could possibly see the desert adapted elephants and lions.
Start at 7h30
Duration: 5 to 6 hours (comes with option of beach lunch or lunch at lodge) at 13h00.
Beach lunch until 15h00
Maximum 7 Pax per car.



 
 
     



Beach lunch weather permitting:
a wonderful lunch wets the appetite of the nature lover who has the senses rushed by the crisp air of the sea breeze, the ebb and flow of the ocean.
Start at 12h00 until 15h00
Maximum: 20 guests



 
     
     


Fishing ( permit and weather permitting ): 
Fishing permit included. Weather permitting.

 


Quad bike tours:
join one of our guides on a scenic drive over the roaring dunes to the valley. The excursion will only be conducted in the morning due to wind and weather conditions and last approx 1 hour.

Depending on the weather: start at 10:00 to 12h00.
Maximum 2 hours
Afternoon from 16h00 to 18h00
7 pax maximum



 
   
     


Dune boarding:  
For the more adventurous at heart, join us for dune boarding.
This is done by lying down on a polished board while you slide down the dune headfirst. Speeds of up to 80km/h can be reached.

Weather permitting
Morning: 10:00 to 12h00
Afternoon: 16h00 to 18h00
Duration: 2 hours.

 

PURROS

Situated in the wild north western Kunene region in Namibia, the Purros area, also known as ‘Puros’, features arid semi-desert terrain characterised by a blend of undulating hills, wooded river valleys and vast plains covered in sparse savannah, dotted with acacia and tamarisk trees. This remote area is a 4X4 enthusiast's dream, lying deep in the heart of the Kaokoland wilderness. It is home to an array of unique desert adapted wildlife such as elephant, lion, black rhino and giraffe. Visitors can stay overnight at several lodges and camps and enjoy numerous activities including: game drives, Himba cultural tours or guided tours of a local village.

Okahirongo elephant lodge - Purros

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is situated in the Purros Conservancy in Kaokoland, one of the last truly wild areas in the North West of Namibia and it features beautiful mountain landscapes and rugged tranquility. Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, tracking the renowned desert adapted elephants, walks and visits to the local Himba village.

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is located in the Purros Conservancy, 55 km from the skeleton coast and around 200 km south of the Kunene River in the north of Namibia. Often described as one of the last true wilderness areas, the Kaokoveld is home to the nomadic Himba tribe as well as uniquely desert adapted Elephant, lion, black rhino and giraffe.

The lodge, in the Purros Conservancy area, is a no risk malaria destination and can be reached by 4x4 vehicles. Alternatively a 2 ½ hour flight from Windhoek in a small aircraft will take you to a landing strip, which is located approximately 5 minutes from the lodge.

Your Stay : 2 Nights, Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
 
Chalet

Room has 1 King size Bed and en suite bathroom.

 
   
     
     


Presidential suite

This suite is 2 double rooms connected by a pathway. Each room has a king size bed and en suite bathroom.


Pilot room

Guide or pilot room. This room has 2 single beds and en suite bathroom.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Barbeque Facilities, Internet Access, Library, Mobile Connectivity, Restaurant

ROOM FACILITIES

Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Outside Shower, Shower

SERVICES

Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service

KUNENE

Bordering Angola in northern Namibia, Kunene is a region as well as the name of a river, which is one of just five perennial rivers in Namibia. The Kunene River is an invaluable source of water for the local Himba people, and it has been the mainstay of their existence for hundreds of years. For travellers, the river’s most striking feature is the magnificent Epupa Falls, which cascade over a distance of more than a kilometre downstream, with an impressive vertical drop of around 60 metres. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are both popular pursuits in this areas. Visitors can look forward to an array of exciting activities including: learning about local culture with a trip to a traditional Himba village, hiking, sundowner cruises, canoeing, kayaking, game viewing and excellent bird watching.

Okahirongo river camp - Kunene

Okahirongo River Camp is an eco-friendly lodge built on a sweeping ridge and opening up to breathtaking views of the Kunene River. The central area, constructed above the rapids, comprises two lounges, a library and dining room, decked out in African elegance. The turquoise waters of the swimming pool spell out refreshment from the desert heat and the spacious sundeck invites sunbathing or simply delighting in the exotic grandeur of the natural surrroundings. Excellent Service, delicious African-Italian cuisine and exquisite South-African wines will round of your stay and make Okahirongo River Camp a most memorable safari experience.
Cleverly built into the rocky terrain, the four luxurious double tents, one twin tent and one family suite are constructed with wood and canvas and each have a magnificent view of their own. The interiors have been furnished with a minimalist African chic. Lavish four-poster beds, splendid indoors and outdoors showers and spacious decks guarantee utmost comfort and the exclusive right of being at one with nature. Fall asleep to the sound of the rushing river below – the perfect African lullaby.
Your Stay : 1 Night, Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
Tent

Lavish four-poster beds, splendid indoors and outdoors showers and spacious decks guarantee utmost comfort and the exclusive right of being at one with nature. King size bed. Two single beds in twin room




Family suite

The Family Suite consists of two rooms sharing one verandah. One unit can be used as either a twin or triple unit and the other unit offers a double bed. This is the perfect choice for families with its luxury design, offering showers inside and outside.


Pilot tent

Pilot and Guide Bookings Only No Guest

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Library, Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Pool, Restaurant

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony - Deck, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Outside Shower, Shower, Tea - Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Laundry Service

ETOSHA EAST

Located in north-western Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. The impressive 5000-square-kilometre Etosha saltpan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and is visible even from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lion, elephant, black rhino and giraffe, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls.

Onguma the Fort - Etosha East

Onguma The Fort is unlike any other, the only one of its kind in Namibia.
It is built in exactly the right spot to give guests probably one of the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia - overlooking the beautiful scarceness of the Etosha Pans, decorated only with its wild animals and hundreds of Camel Thorn trees.
Your Stay : 2 Nights, Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
Info: 5 stars - Safari lodge
Nº rooms: 13 rooms 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English, German
Special Interests:  Adventure, Birding, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine
Bush suites

All suites overlook Fischer's Pan in the Etosha Reserve. The suites are at least 50m apart from each other, ensuring privacy. Each room consists of twin beds, fireplace, air-conditioning, viewing deck,minibar, inside and outside showers.

 
 
 


Honeymoon suite

The Fort Honeymoon suite also boasts views across Fischer's Pan as well as fireplace, air-conditioning,minibar, with the added luxury of a lounge, TV, inside and outside showers and outside bath. Heaven on earth!


 
 
     
     


Sultan's suite

The Fort Sultan's suite is situated on the first floor in the main Fort complex and has commanding views across the waterhole and Fischer's Pan. It has a bathroom with an inside bath as well as a balcony.

 
 
 
   

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Conference Centre, Internet Access, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Secure Parking

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Fridge, Internet, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service

Onkolo hide

Onguma's fabulous new water-level hide affords guests a great opportunity to calmly sit and enjoy nature unobserved. Amateur and professional photographers alike love the angles and light from this equipped hide.
There is a small ablution facility nearby, benches from which to view the surroundings and lots of windows and vantage points for creative camera angles.



 
 
 



Onguma sundowner drive


Onguma Nature Reserve consists of 34 000 hectares of Namibian wilderness & is home to numerous plains game, more than 300 bird species ​and even 4 of the Big 5. ​The Reserve boasts over thirty different animal species. Plains game roam freely on the Reserve and predators although not always easy to spot, are nevertheless common residents of the area. Lions and Cheetahs are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino and leopard population and hyenas are also often seen and heard.


 
 
 


Etosha game drive

Etosha is a 22 750km² wildlife sanctuary in Namibia – one of Africa’s most stable and accessible countries. Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, and refers to a flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000km². The ‘Pan’ (overlooked by the Onguma Reserve) provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.


 
 
 


Bush walks

Africa takes on a new perspective when you experience it on foot as the first explorers did. A bush walk is a unique physical, mental and spiritual adventure through nature. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of the Namibian bush by conducting an early morning leisurely walk accompanied by one of our experienced armed rangers.



 
 
 


Massage therapy

Johan, our resident therapist, is a professional massage therapist with over 15 years experience, having lived and worked at renowned Wellness Centres in Asia and Africa. His passion for and dedication to massage therapy originated in the East, where he was trained and educated from the best teachers in their respective fields. Having the opportunity to spend considerable time with monks in Thailand, has also led him to incorporate focused awareness into his massage therapies.

We offer:

  • Therapeutic Full Body Massage - 60 min – N$ 850 / 90 min – NS 1000
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage - 60 min – N$ 850
  • Back Neck & Shoulder Massage - 45 min – N$ 600 / 60 min – N$ 850
  • Head & Face Massage - 45 min – N$ 550
  • Thai Foot Massage - 45 min – N$ 550
  • Unique Combination of Therapeutic Massage & Thai Yoga Massage - 90 min – N$ 1150



 
 
 

KWANDO RIVER

Meandering through the spectacular Caprivi Strip in northwest Namibia, the Kwando River rises from the central Angolan highlands forming the boundary between Namibia, Zambia and Angola. The area surrounding the Kwando River is known for its protected game reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. It offers excellent game viewing with the perennial waters of the river attracting plentiful wildlife including large herds of elephant, hippos, crocodiles, red lechwe, turtles, zebra, impala, spotted-necked otters and over 400 species of bird. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stay at one of the many lodges set on the banks of the river and soak up the spectacular views of wild Africa. Popular activities include: game viewing, bird watching, fishing, and camping.

Nambwa tented lodge - Kwando river

Nambwa Tented Lodge is within the heart of the World's largest conservation area and one the only lodges uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park. The Lodge offers ten luxurious tents nestled high in the majestic Jackalberry, Sausage and Knobthorn trees. Respecting the elephants' right of way, the lodge is built in exquisite comfort above the African Wildlife. An entirely authentic walkway joins these luxurious tented suites of exquisite comfort, tastefully decorated where natural colors evoke a gentle balance of serenity. The decadently spacious tented suites open completely and emanate a feeling of vastness. From the privacy of your large open-air deck watch the sky illuminate with hues of purple and amber and reenergize for the days adventure ahead.
Your Stay: 2 Nights, Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
Info: 5 Stars, Lodge
Nº rooms: 10 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English, German
Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Indigenous Culture and Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife
Nambwa lagoon camp

Situated on the lagoon side of Nambwa Island.The camp offers 5 Meru style tents nestled along the backwaters of the Kwando River with a view across the large floodplains and beyond.
Each suite comes with en-suite bathroom with shower, power sockets for charging equipment, outside viewing deck looking onto the floodplains.



 
 
     



Nambwa luxury tented suite

Beautifully appointed luxurious suites of 110 square meters. Each suite includes a private spacious viewing deck, a private lounge, double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bath and shower, personal laptop safe, mosquito netting around the bed, power sockets to charge electronics, complimentary sherry, raised walkways to main lodge, and laundry service.


 
 
 
 
   




 

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Business Centre, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony / Deck, Bath, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah


SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Room Service
Boat cruise:  Morning or Afternoon Boat Cruises take you drifting down the unspoilt Kwando River. You may opt for morning or afternoon boat cruises.
You may wish to enjoy your breakfast on the boat while meandering down the Kwando.
The early morning suns rays reflect off the waters edge, the soothing sound of the water as it is gently broken by the bow of the boat cutting through the waters surface. Our guides steer the boats past varied landscapes of papyrus islands and reed floodplains and get within respectful distances of hippos, crocodiles, other mammals and the varied bird species this area is known for. An informative, yet soulful experience on waterways similar to that of the Okavango Delta.


 
 
 


Game drive:  
Morning or afternoon Game Drives within the Bwabwata National Park.
As dawn breaks or the afternoon shadows lengthen our game drives depart to discover the unknown behind every bend within the Bwabwata National Park, uniquely located within the largest Conservation area in the World.
Our guides find the perfect stop to disembark and setup the morning coffee or sundowner refreshment in true legendary African style.
Duration: 3 hours
"As the midday sun retreats and the afternoon shadows lengthen we depart on a journey, an adventure to discover the unknown behind every bend. Observing every branch for a rare endemic bird, to be rewarded instead by an elusive leopard. The silence broken by the deep low rumble vibrating through the bush, which could only belong to a large herd of elephants. Out of nowhere they appear with a focused determination towards the life-giving water up ahead. Knuckles white, as I grip the seat of the game viewer, relishing the moment as a highlight of my journey through Africa."


 
 
 
 


Bush walk:  
Walking Safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush in a more personal and energetic way.
Our local guides take great delight in sharing their ancestral repertoire of medicinal uses of the flora along the way and their tales of the wild and their upbringing in this area. It is an experience, which connects and grounds any participant to our Earth.
As we are in a truly natural environment with lion, buffalo, elephants, leopard and other wildlife roaming these plains freely, we discourage guests under the age of 12.


 
 
 
 
 


Night drives: 
An exclusive evening drive to view the nocturnal wildlife after your sundowner stop back to the Lodge.


   
     
     


The Sijwa sustainable & cultural visit: 
A Boat cruise from the Lodge to Sijwa Island, where the Sijwa host will meet our guests and guide them through the project which was established by African Monarch Lodges as part of its endeavor to be sustainable and give back to the community and conservation by protecting the natural resources and developing the local community through a biodiverse economy. It is here where guests will be entertained and be enriched with local culture as they partake in a visit to the cultural village. A walk through the permaculture plants, recycling workshops where waste such as plastic, glass and cans are turned into beautiful artifacts for sale. Guests can buy and plant trees from our indigenous tree nursery to offset their carbon emissions at the project.


 
   
     


Bush breakfast on a exclusive private island: 
We set a magical bush brunch on a private island under majestic trees which creates an authentic African Experience. Our Chef prepares eggs and bacon on the fire and an elaborate continental buffet is served.
Our management and staff take great pleasure in setting up these special experiences in the bush for our guests who are on honeymoon or celebrating a Birthday or Anniversary as well as for private parties or families travelling together.


 
   
     


Sundowner setup in the bush:
for those specials occasions or celebrations we create the perfect experience at sunset at a prime location inside the park.
The famous Horseshoe Lagoon, with its vast herds of elephants is the most sought after spot for a sundowner and fresh homemade healthy snacks after an afternoon’s game drive. The evening’s warm starter is served whilst sitting barefoot in the sand soaking up the breathtaking sunsets together with hippos and large herds of elephants silhouetted over the water. An exclusive night drive, while viewing the nocturnal wildlife, takes you back home where a delicious meal awaits your guest.


 
   
     


Romantic picnic in the bush: 
Nothing tops a secluded personalized picnic under the canopy of majestic trees in the wild. A bottle of sparkling wine and a freshly prepared organic spread from our kitchen will set the scene for a truly spectacular vintage picnic safari.
 
 
 
   


Yoga safari: 
Whether you are curious to explore ways to live a more mindful life, whether you would like to compliment your travels with time to rest and rejuvenate or you are a well-practised Yogi seeking to further your own practice - take part in one of our yoga retreats in the heart of the world's largest conservation area, exclusively hosted at Nambwa Tented Lodge. Please contact us to receive a complete itinerary of yoga retreats on offer.


 
 
   
Open sky restaurant

The “open to sky” dining with rewarding views to the floodplains below.
Our locally trained Chefs illustrate their artistic flair of local and traditional influences. They delicately prepare ingredients sourced from local subsistence farmers and add spice to these culinary delights to evoke a spark of the art and elegance of fine dining.
Guests are encouraged to let us know when they make their reservations if they have any special dietary needs.
For a special occasion we would be delighted to serve a romantic dinner in the privacy of our guests' suite on the vast deck overlooking the river or floodplains beyond.