JOURNEY TO YOUR INNER SELF - SPECIAL WELLNESS & SAFARI EDITION

Zannier Reserve, Namib, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Palmwag, Okaukuejo Area, Etosha East and Okonjima Nature Reserve.

15 Days - 14 Nights / 2 Guests / Reference Nº : AGD-EG/20
Omaanda ( Zannier Reserve ) - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Sonop ( Namib )  - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Le Mirage Resort & Spa ( Sossusvlei ) - 1 night D, B&B  

 

 

Strand Hotel Swakopmund ( Swakopmund ) - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Mowani Mountain Camp ( Twyfelfontein ) - 1 night D, B&B  

 

 

Grootberg Lodge ( Palmwag ) - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Epacha Game Lodge & Spa ( Okaukuejo Area ) - 1 night D, B&B  

 

 

Onguma The Fort ( Etosha East ) - 2 nights D, B&B  

 

 

Okonjima Villa ( Okonojima Nature Reserve ) - 1 night D, B&B  

 

 


Keys
D, B&B : Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

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.



 






DAYS 1 - 2 : ZANNIER RESERVE

Upon arrival at the Windhoek International Airport take possession of your vehicle and commence your Africa adventure driving to Omaanda Lodge nearby. Check-in and prepare for your first spa and relaxation treatment after the long flight.

The Spa treatments are all designed to purify and rejuvenate your body. They embrace age-old healing techniques, beauty recipes that replicate ancient Namibian beliefs, and cultural traditions with therapies designed to encompass mind, body and spirit. Experienced therapists, with well- honed skills in the modern-day interpretation of treatments that have been handed down through the centuries, create a natural, relaxing and heartfelt spa encounter.

The next day may be alternated with a spa treatment in the morning and an exciting game drive, elephant, rhino or leopard tracking according to your choice.  Satisfy your culinary desires with exquisite dinners in the Ambo restaurant.


     
     

RECOMMENDED

Afternoon game drive
Spa treatments
Elephant tracking excursion
Leopard tracking excursion

DAYS 3 - 4 : NAMIB

Relaxed and rejuvenated from your stay at Omaanda you are ready to explore new horizons. Your next destination is Omaanda's sister lodge Sonop on the edge of the southern Namib desert, which you will reach in afternoon. Settle in and relax in the unique atmosphere of Sonop. 

The spa, comprising of two double treatment rooms, offers a wide variety of treatments designed to balance, restore, and relax your body. Experienced therapists create a natural, relaxing and heartfelt spa encounter. All treatments use only the finest natural and organic ingredients to deliver outstanding and long-lasting results. A tranquil and peaceful relaxation area is also available to all guests.

The next day may again be alternated between wellness treatments and a half-day desert excursion.

     
     


RECOMMENDED

Half-day excursion
Spa treatments


DAY 5 : SOSSUSVLEI

Your journey continues from Sonop to Le Mirage on the border of the Namib Naukluft Park. Check-in and set off to visit Sossusvlei, and dead Vlei. Climb Dune 45 and 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.

Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa (the Namib-Naukluft National Park), Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Characterised by the large red dunes that surround it, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters, and provide photographic enthusiasts with wonderful images in the beautiful morning and evening light.

Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh”, as it is the place where the dunes come together preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further, some 60 km east of the Atlantic Ocean.  However, due to the dry conditions in the Namib Desert the River seldom flows this far and the pan remains bone-dry most years.  During an exceptional rainy season the Tsauchab fills the pan, drawing visitors from all over the world to witness this spectacular site. Photographic enthusiasts are spoilt with a glassy “lake” holding reflections of the surrounding dunes.  When the pan fills it can hold water for as long as a year.

Despite the harsh desert conditions in the area, one can find a wide variety of plants and animals that have adapted to survive.

     
     


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.

     
     

OPTIONAL

Le Mirage Namib desert nature drive: Le Mirage Resort And Spa is located in the Namib desert 21 km from the Sesriem gate. This award winning lodge offers daily nature drives into the desert in open 4x4 safari vehicles. The knowledgeable guides follow trails through the desert while sharing interesting information about the striking surroundings and local animals.

     
     

DAYS 6 - 7 : SWAKOPMUND


Drive to the coast and Swakopmund via the Moon Landscape, traversing the Namib desert from east to west. Spend the afternoon exploring the town and sip a cocktail for Sundowner watching the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

The  next day spend a full day participating in a dolphin cruise in the morning and enjoying a 4x4 excursion to the freshwater lagoon of Sandwich Harbour in the afternoon. The return trip is a thrilling exercise in dune driving, where the off-road vehicles can show their best qualities as you cruise over and through the dune belt of the western Namib Desert.

The Namib is a coastal desert. The name Namib means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa. The Namib's northernmost portion, which extends 450 kilometres (280 mi) from the Angola-Namibia border, is known as Moçâmedes Desert, while its southern portion approaches the neighbouring Kalahari Desert. From the Atlantic coast eastward, the Namib gradually ascends in elevation, reaching up to 200 kilometres (120 mi) inland to the foot of the Great Escarpment. Annual precipitation ranges from 2 millimetres (0.079 in) in the most arid regions to 200 millimetres (7.9 in) at the escarpment, making the Namib the only true desert in southern Africa. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for roughly 55–80 million years, the Namib may be the oldest desert in the world and contains some of the world's driest regions, with only western South America's Atacama Desert to challenge it for age and aridity benchmarks.

     
     

RECOMMENDED

Spa treatments

Mola Mola marine dolphin cruise: Experience the beautiful Skeleton coast of Namibia and the amazing riches of the Atlantic Ocean with the Mola Mola Marine Dolphin Cruise. See an abundance of bird and mammal life up close and delight in the sea air, fresh oysters and bubbles – all in the morning. Frequent sightings include bottlenose and heavy side dolphins, cape fur seals, mola molas, penguins, leatherback turtles, and whales (July-November). Lunch can also be arranged on the beach by special request.

Marine Dune Day: After the Marine Cruise, you disembark onto the Waterfront Jetty. Boarding 4×4 vehicles, the dune adventure to Sandwich Harbour begins. Lunch is served on the boat and snacks in the dunes.
We have coined a phrase for the Marine Dune Day – “EPIC IN A DAY” – and that sums up cruising on the Atlantic with seals and dolphins, and then the adventure and beauty of big dune driving and breath taking scenery, all in one day!

Please note: it is not always possible to reach the actual lagoon at Sandwich Harbour by vehicle, as the tide may be too high at times.

     
     

Sandwich Harbour 4x4: Sandwich Harbour 4x4 is a safari company based in Walvis Bay, Namibia, offering 4x4 excursions to Sandwich Harbour, Marine Dune Days, Kayak Combos and Bird Watching Activities in the Wetlands around Walvis Bay.

     
     

DAY 8 : TWYFELFONTEIN

Your destination today is the rugged and mountainous desert region of Damaraland and Twyfelfontein. 

Twyfelfontein (Afrikaans: uncertain spring), officially  is a site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia. It consists of a spring in a valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain that receives very little rainfall and has a wide range of diurnal temperatures.

The site has been inhabited for more than 6,000 years, first by hunter-gatherers and later by Khoikhoi herders. Both ethnic groups used it as a place of worship and a site to conduct shamanist rituals. In the process of these rituals at least 2,500 items of rock carvings have been created, as well as a few rock paintings. Displaying one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa, UNESCO approved Twyfelfontein as Namibia's first World Heritage Site in 2007.

Arrive in the afternoon and check in at Mowani Mountain Camp. Relax on the veranda and take in the breathtaking landscape surrounding you. The next morning depart for a nature drive in search for the unique desert elephants. in the afternoon visit the rock engravings of Twyfelfontein, the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. To end the day spend some time in the informative Damara Traditional Village.

     
     

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES 

Twyfelfontein rock art: Twyfelfontein is a World Heritage Site boasting one of the richest rock art concentrations in Africa. Thousands of tourists come to this site each year to view some 2, 500 Stone Age rock engravings. The area is home to 17 rock art sites, which collectively encompass 212 engraved stone slabs. There are an additional 13 sites displaying rock paintings.

     
     

Burnt mountain : Burnt Mountain is a small hill located near Twyfelfontein and just a kilometre from the Organ Pipes in Damaraland, Namibia. This national monument displays an intense variety of colours formed by volcanic activity interacting with organic material that transformed into a sedimentary bed over 125 million years ago.

 
     
     


Organ pipes : 
The Organ Pipes are located near Twyfelfontein and a few kilometres to the Burnt Mountain in Damaraland, Namibia. It is a 100m long feature of unusual dolomite columns these rocks were formed by volcanic activity and after erosion, the rocks have remained in the form of organ pipes. 

 
     
     

RECOMMENDED

Damara living museum : Observe and experience the traditional Damara way of life right in the heart of their traditional homelands. A unique opportunity to see a way of life that is slowly dying out.

Open daily.

 
   
   


DAYS 9 - 10 : PALMWAG

You have the opportunity to participate in a morning excursion to track down desert elephants. Upon return depart for Grootberg Lodge, which is literally around the corner. Check-in at Grootberg Lodge and prepare for a leisurely afternoon scenic drive. The scenery is magnificent and the right tuning in for the activities the following day.

The next day you have the choice between an elephant or rhino tracking excursion, both f which take place in the early morning and last until mid afternoon. Reminisce the remainder of the day on the experiences of the morning's happenings.

     
     

OPTIONAL

Mowani Mountain camp elephant and dune drive : The Mowani Mountain Camp, situated in Twyfelfontein, Namibia offers guests elephant and dune drives. Guests can climb into an open-air vehicle and experience the rush of Africa. Local guides share with guests an intimate knowledge and respect for the land that they have built up over a lifetime. With new insight into local traditions, guests will come to fully appreciate the geology, botany, and wildlife of the area. The local villagers are welcoming and are eager to share their experiences.

   
     

RECOMMENDED

Grootberg lodge rhino tracking : Grootberg lodge rhino tracking involves guests being taken on an unforgettable exploration on foot amidst the cliffs of the Klip River Valley and rising plateau of volcanic basalt ridges, by dedicated guides and local trackers. The activity is managed, and the number of guests participating is restricted to a maximum of 10 people per day, to ensure that it is both natural and non-obtrusive for the animals.


   
     
     


Grootberg lodge elephant tracking : 
Grootberg Lodge Elephant Tracking is one of the most popular activities at the lodge. Guests set out in the early morning with a guide and a tracker to the surrounding farms in search of elusive desert elephants. Since the elephants roam free in the conservancy, sightings cannot always be guaranteed but the experience also gives one the opportunity to learn and appreciate more about the lifestyle of the local people. Lunch is provided in the shade of a tree in the remote wilderness of Damaraland. Guests can expect to return to the lodge during the early afternoon enriched by the beauty of Damaraland and its unique elephants.

 



Grootberg scenic drives : 
Grootberg lodge is situated in the Damaraland on the Etendeka Plateau and offers twice daily scenic drives on top of the plateau. Guests can experience a variety of wildlife sightings including zebra, antelope, jackal, springbok, kudu and oryx and occasionally leopard and lion. Grootberg Lodge is wholly owned by the local community and the continuous conservation efforts have resulted in wildlife numbers growing in this conservancy.

     

DAY 11 : OKAUKUEJO AREA

After many days of exciting safaris it is time again to take care about your body temple again, and Epacha Game Lodge  & Spa is the right place.  Drive from Grootberg Lodge to Epacha near Etosha.  You have the option of an afternoon game drive in the Onguma Game Reserve,  doing your own first game viewing excursion in the Etosha National Park or indulge in a rejuvenating wellness treatment with your partner.

The Epacha Game Lodge and Spa was the first in Namibia to combine the African safari experience with wellness when it first opened its doors in 2001 and many other lodges have since followed suit. This pioneer Spa is fully equipped with a Sauna, Steam Room and 2 treatment rooms. The most popular attraction at the spa is the open-air duo-treatment room, where it is possible to enjoy one of the many treatments together with your partner.

     
     

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Game drive at Epacha

Spa treatments


Etosha national park : Situated in north-western Namibia, the Etosha National Park offers a premier game viewing experience. The park’s diverse vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a variety of wildlife. Located in the heart of the park is the Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000 square kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after seasonal rains, making it the perfect habitat for wildlife. In the dry season, the wildlife is attracted to the perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing including a variety of large mammals such as lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, zebra, giraffe, a diversity of birdlife such as flamingos and pelicans.

     
   
   


DAYS 12 - 13 ETOSHA EAST


Spend another two days in paradise. Enjoy a full day game viewing while transferring to the eastern end of the park, where Onguma - The Fort is located in its own private game reserve adjacent to Etosha. 

Onguma nature reserve boasts over thirty different animal species consisting of plains game including kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala and many more roam freely as well as predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, being common residents of the area. The latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma Nature Reserve is a family of black rhinos. More than 300 bird species can also be viewed at the reserve. During the Namibian summer months Onguma becomes a bird-watcher’s paradise with thousands of species migrating to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems

The second day in Eastern Etosha participate in a guided game drive in the park organised by the lodge, while the afternoon is dedicated to a nature drive / photo safari in the the Onguma Game Reserve.

     
     

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Game drive in own vehicle

Onguma Game Reserve : Situated east of Etosha, bordering Fisher's Pan, Onguma Game Reserve is one of Namibia's best-kept secrets. The reserve offers visitors the opportunity to experience Africa in all her beauty and diversity. Onguma Game Reserve features over 34000 hectares of protected land scattered with a variety of wildlife including plains game, black rhino, kudu, giraffe, zebra, lion, cheetah, leopard and more than 300 bird species. The seasonal rains attract thousands of migrating birds to the Fisher’s Pan wetland area. The neighbouring Etosha National Park is home to a rich array of wildlife, including four of the Big 5. Visitors can enjoy game drives, guided walks and rhino research drives within the private reserve as well as wildlife safaris into Etosha National Park to view abundant game in the largest national park in Namibia.

     


RECOMMENDED

Game drive in Onguma reserve

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.

     
     


DAY 14 : OKONJIMA NATURE RESERVE

Expulsion from Garden Eden. Today you leave this terrestrial paradise and drive south on the last leg of your Africa adventure to reach Okonjima Nature Reserve and the AfriCat Foundation around lunchtime.  In the afternoon waits an exciting leopard tracking for you. 

Okonjima Nature Reserve is internationally renowned  for frequent leopard, brown hyena and pangolin sightings on its safaris, as well as The AfriCat Foundation. Since being founded in 1991, AfriCat's mission has been to make significant contributions to conservation, while trying to ensure the survival of Namibia’s predators in their natural habitat. It undertakes research and environmental education projects.

Activities delight and educate even the most experienced of travellers. Mornings begin early out in the Okonjima Nature Reserve lead by Okonjima’s experienced guides. In true African style, days end with game drives through the acacia thicket in search of elusive leopards followed by a sundowner. Whether you hike or are an avid bird watcher, there are endless ways to spend your time at Okonjima.

     
     

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

Afternoon game drive

 

DAY 15 : END OF INTINERARY

Sadly your journey comes to an end and so today you transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

 

 

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: 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Your rooms : 1 x Double room
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

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

 

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

 

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.

   

NAMIB

The Namib Desert is the world’s oldest desert, and although it stretches along the entire length of Namibia’s coastline into southern Angola and even the northern Cape Province of South Africa, the Namib commonly refers to the vast sea of sand extending from Luderitz to Swakopmund. This vast expanse of breathtakingly beautiful sandy desert features remarkably varied scenery including, the massive red dunes of the world-renowned Sossusvlei, the moonscapes of the Namib-Naukluft Park, the stark beauty of the Atlantic Coast and a diversity of fauna and flora. This windswept, arid, ancient landscape is teeming with desert-adapted wildlife such as endemic chameleons, brown hyenas, gemsbok, jackals and seals along the coastline and a variety plantlife including the famous welwitschia plant, a unique living fossil. Other highlights of the Namib include: Fish River Canyon, Kolmanskop ghost town, Luderitz, Cape Cross seal colony and the Skeleton Coast.

Sonop accomodation in Namib

Sonop is a luxurious tented camp nestled at the Southern extremity of the Namib desert, in the Karas region. Designed as a refined British colonial experience from the 1920’s, this out-of-the-ordinary lodge offers a perfect retreat in a stunning panoramic desert landscape. Constructed on top of boulders, the ten spacious tents aim to offer a unique journey through time. Richly furnished with antiques made of fine materials, colourful carpets and precious wood, they are an invitation to live the life of yesteryear’s wealthy explorers. A sophistication that contrasts with the simplicity of the endless surroundings. At Sonop everything is orientated towards the desert’s richness: all views are awe-inspiring and a large list of adventures allow guests to admire the desert’s genuine beauty at leisure. Every evening guests are invited to enjoy an opulent gastronomic experience, where silverware and candelabras set the mood, enhanced by black-tie and white gloves service. Flawless service and attention to detail characterise all facilities of the camp.
Your Stay: 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Your rooms : 1 x Double room
Info: 5 Stars, Lodge, 10 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests: Gourmet, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star, Gazing, Wine.
1 - Bedroom Tent

The comfortable and solidly built 1-Bedroom tents feature an interior of 42 sqm. All tents offer several roll-up canvas openings with panoramic views and a large bedroom. The en-suite bathroom offers a large copper bathtub combined with a rain shower and double vanity. The bedroom features a four-poster bed with king-size mattress, a distinct living area with comfortable armchairs, a desk and a telescope to view the distant surroundings. Every tent at Sonop is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, kettle, safe, air conditioning system, heating and a docking station. The lodge’s energy supply relies entirely on solar panels. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 1 child (6-12 years). For safety reasons Sonop does not welcome children under 6 years old.


2 - Bedroom Tent

 

Our 2-Bedroom Tents offer 2 separate bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom, and a shared living room. The interior measures 75 sqm. All tents offer several roll-up canvas openings with panoramic views and a large bedroom. The en-suite bathrooms offers a large copper bathtubs combined with a rain showers and double vanity. The bedrooms features four-poster beds with king-size mattresses, distinct living areas with comfortable armchairs, a desk and a telescope to view the distant surroundings. Every tent at Sonop is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, kettle, safe, air conditioning system, heating and a docking station. Maximum occupancy is 4 adults and 2 children (6-12 years). For safety reasons Sonop does not welcome children under 6 years old. 

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Malaria Free, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee

SERVICES

Credit Card

Group Yoga

Included in the rate guests can enjoy group yoga on the pool deck, with breathtaking views of the scenery.




Electric fat bikes

Electric fat bikes are available to guests included in the rate. Helmets are provided.




Stargazing

A surprise stargazing experience is included in the rate.



Horse riding

30 minutes horseback riding are included in the rates. All levels are welcome, gear is provided.



Open air cinema

At 9pm open-air cinema starts by the infinity pool, showing classic movies such as Out of Africa and Casablanca. Popcorn flavours are butter, salty and caramel.

 

Scenic drives

A morning and afternoon scenic drive are included in the rate.




Sossusvlei excursion


At a charge, guests can enjoy a day trip to Sossuvlei including a Champagne breakfast





The communal dining tent serves a 5-course gourmet dinner. Smaller tables are also available. Breakfast is served in the lounge with breathtaking views.

 
   
     

SOSSUSVLEI

Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia's premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb 'Big Daddy', one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

Le Mirage Resort & Spa accomodation in Sossusvlei

Le Mirage Resort & Spa, a unique construction in the Namib desert, is situated at 21 km from the Sesriem gate to Sossusvlei. This makes it one of the lodges closest to the Sossusvlei and the ideal place to stay when you want to visit the highest dunes in the world!

Guests are accommodated in 8 Camelthorn rooms and 19 Oasis rooms with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, safe, mini bar and coffee & tea facilities. The lodge is accommodated in a large castle sheltering guests against the harsh desert climate. The spacious restaurant serves a fusion cuisine of European and Namibian dishes.

A highlight at the resort is the Mystique Spa, wellness centre which specializes in massages, pedicures, manicures, aroma massages and de-stress treatments. In the large courtyard guests can retreat to the swimming pool sheltered from the desert in an oasis of palm trees. On offer are quad bike tours, nature drives on the private domain and nature drives to Sossusvlei, scenic flights and hot air ballooning. The lodge offers guests a luxury home after a day in the desert.

Your Stay: 1 Night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Your rooms : 1 x Double room
Info: Safari Lodge, 27 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests: Adventure, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wine.
Camelthorn room

Camelthorn luxury rooms with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, safe, mini bar and coffee & tea facilities.


 
     
     

Oasis rooms

Oasis twin luxury rooms with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, safe, mini bar and coffee & tea facilities

   
     
     

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle, Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service

Sunrise and Sundowner guided Quad bike excursion

Sunrise and sundowner guided quad-bike excursion; (we regret that children younger than 12 cannot participate). View a magnificent sunrise or sunset over the Tsaris Mountains surrounded by the majestic dunes.

Duration – 2 to 3 hours




 
 
     



Hot air ballooning

A once in a lifetime experience - enjoy the beauty of the desert in the early morning with all its complex colorations from the sky. After the exceptionally exhilarating flight, you will be spoiled with a succulent champagne breakfast.

Duration – 1 Hour Flight

This activity is subject to weather conditions






Sossusvlei excursion

For those who want to enjoy a guided tour to Sossusvlei, be brave and challenge some of the highest dunes Southern Africa has to offer, we strongly recommend a Sossusvlei Drive.

Duration - Differs

Private Sossusvlei Drive available on request

 
 
     

 

Le Mirage Resort and SPA Restaurant :

Le Mirage restaurant offer variety and healthy meals with a desert extra touch

   
     
     

SWAKOPMUND

Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and its surrounding otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it a very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

Strand Hotel Swakopmund - Swakopmund

With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk and state of the art Conference & Banqueting Center, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicenter and destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund.

Its architectural inspiration finds its roots deep in Namibian-German history and reflects this in a tasteful contemporary manner. The interiors are residential in nature, and the brief to all designers involved was to create a non-hotel, hotel. One as charming and welcoming as the town it is located in. Simply very warm and comfortable, and as they say in German: “gemütlich” providing a genuine “sense-of-place” atmosphere adding to any Namibian visit.

Arriving at the Strand is a dramatic experience as one passes through its 13m high and 9m wide Ocean View Atrium which travels right through the Hotel offering sea views at either end. Off this Atrium Lobby is Reception, consisting of three individual desks and an inviting open fireplace which rounds off the residential feel and warm welcome.

 

Your Stay : 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Your rooms : 1 x Double room
Info: 4 Stars, 125 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English, German
Special Interests:  Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Flora, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Shopping, Sports, Watersports, Wildlife
Standard room

Panoramic and sliding windows with views of the beach (55 rooms) or gardens (17 rooms). Each has an en-suite bathroom with shower, single vanity and separate toilet. All Standard Rooms are designed to accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 child in a cot.


 
   
     


Standard family room

Panoramic and sliding windows with views of the gardens. Each has an en-suite bathroom with shower, single vanity and separate toilet. All Standard Family Rooms are designed to accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 child up to the age of 10 years old

 
     
     


Luxury family - 1 child

Rooms offer sliding door with "step-out" balcony and beach view. The bathroom, with shower and separate toilet feature double his and her vanities. All All Luxury Rooms accommodate families of maximum two adults and 1 child up to 10 years.

 
   
     


Junior Suite

Suites offer sliding door with "sit-on" balcony and sea view. Open-plan lounge and bedroom. Suites have bathroom with shower, bath separate toilet and feature double vanities. Junior Suites accommodate of maximum 2 adults and 2 children up to 10.

 
 
   


Luxury Suite

Suites offer sliding door with "sit-on" balcony and sea view. Open-plan lounge and bedroom. Suites have bathroom with shower, bath separate toilet and feature double vanities. Junior Suites accommodate of maximum 2 adults and 2 children up to 10.

 
   
     


Presidential Suite

View of Main beach, sliding door lead out on to a terrace. Separate large master bedroom, fireplace, tea & coffee station, TV, walk in dressing room, executive desk and a bathroom with full bath, separate toilet and a double vanity. No kids are allowed in the Presidential Suite

 
 
     

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Business Centre, Conference Centre, Disability Services, Gym, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Fireplace, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television

SERVICES

Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Room Service, Travel Desk

ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

The Strand Hotel Activity & Adventure Travel Office, staffed by local professional Travel Consultants, will help Guests plan their sojourn in Swakopmund ensuring they experience and enjoy all on offer in Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and along this exciting and very unique Southern Atlantic coastline and neighbouring Namib Desert. Their sole objective is making sure that every guest's stay is personalised and filled with interesting, exciting, educational and cultural activities and adventures is their sole objective.

It provides : 

  • Airline Re-confirmations
  • Car & Bicycle Hire
  • Transfer Arrangements
  • Restaurant Reservations
  • Shopping Advice & Information
  • Personalised Consultation

Brewer & Butcher

A Micro-brewery, Beer garden, Restaurant, Bar, Lounge with open fireplace, sea-facing terrace with two "Boma" fire pits and a fireplace. An a la carte Restaurant menu for Lunch, Dinner and Bar Snacks specializing in Namibian, German and other meat dishes and featuring its own "craft" beer and on site Micro-brewery. An opportunity to experience the actual brewing process.

 
   
     


Farmhouse Deli

A Delicatessen Retail Shop and Bistro style Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Bakery and sea-facing terrace. An all-day a la carte Restaurant menu - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cakes, Pastries, Sandwiches, Brotchen, Teas and Coffees.

 
   
     


Ocean Cellar

Seafood Restaurant and Oyster & Wine Bar with sea-facing terrace specializing in all the Ocean has to offer including Namibian Oysters and Sushi or Sashimi and a vast selection of wines from the cellar served by the glass, carafe or bottle. A special and unique feature is its Show-Kitchin where diners sit at a counter watching the Chefs in action. An a la carte Restaurant menu - Lunch, Dinner and Seafood Bar Snacks.

 
 
   


Welwitschia Lounge

Located privately just off the Lobby Lounge with open fireplace, Bar and sea-facing terrace serves Cocktails, Drinks, Teas and Coffee with light hot & cold snacks, sandwiches, salads and a variety of cakes and pastries. Open from early morning till night.

 
     
     

TWYFELFONTEIN

Set in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia, Twylfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name ‘Twyfelfontein’ translates to ‘Fountain of Doubt’, which refers to the perennial spring situated in the impressive Huab valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain. It was this spring that attracted Stone Age hunters over six thousand years ago, and it was during this time that the extensive group of rock engravings and paintings were produced. Visitors can look forward to basing themselves at some wonderfully shady campsites along the Aba-Huab riverbed, while exploring over thirty different sites of these sacred records of ritual practices relating to traditional hunter-gatherer communities.

Mowani Mountain Camp - Twyfelfontein

Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury tented accommodation with magnificent desert views. Open air en-suite bathrooms and private decks give you great views of Damaraland and the reliability of nearby Twyfelfontein with its San engravings and paintings is contrasted by the elusive desert adapted elephants.

The Twyfelfontein conservancy has been protecting the southern most roaming ground of the black rhino and elusive desert elephant. Sustainable eco-tourism and community upliftment is of the utmost importance at Mowani. Guides from the local tribes compliment day-time game drives to track mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, klipspringer and if you are fortunate enough... the leopard! The adventurer in me took over at Mowani. Days were filled with game drives, hot air balloon trips over the Aba-Huab Valley, champagne breakfasts and al fresco meals amidst the dusky landscape beneath Mopani trees.

Your Stay : 1 Night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Your rooms : 1 x Double room
Info: Lodge
View rooms

These rooms have an elevated view across the valley. King size bed, Shower, Hairdryer, Robe, Safe, Tea & Coffee Station, Fan.


Standard view room

Room faces to the east or northeast and have a view into a boulder-strewn valley.
King size bed, Shower, Hairdryer, Robe, Safe, Tea & Coffee Station, Fan.


Superior view room

Room faces west with an exceptional panoramic distant view. King size bed, Shower, Hairdryer, Robe, Safe, Tea & Coffee Station, Fan.


Mountain suite

A luxury thatched suite with butler service, a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television and CD music centre, private dining and bar facilities, a double room with en-suite bathroom as well as a bush bath and shower with a view.


Mini suite

A luxury, thatched suite with a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television, a double room with en-suite bathroom, a laundry service and minibar (drinks included).


Luxury room

Room has a panoramic distant view into a boulder-strewn valley: Double bed, Shower, Hairdryer, Robe, Safe, Tea & Coffee Station, Fan.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Verandah

SERVICES

Credit Card, Room Service

PALMWAG

Palmwag is a nature reserve idyllically located along a palm-lined tributary of the Uniab River. Water is scarce in this area, so the river’s presence often lures elephants closer to the camps. Palmwag is situated halfway between Swakopmund and Etosha, and is the ideal base from which to see the sights of the Kunene region or embark on one of the many local hiking trails. The reserve is notable for its unusual species of palm tree, the hyphaena pertesiana, and for being home to the largest population of south-western black rhinos in Africa. Animal lovers can also get a peek at leopard, lion, cheetah, mountain zebra, Angolan giraffe, springbok, kudu, and African bush elephant.

Grootberg Lodge - Palmwag

14 Twin and 2 family rock and thatch chalets gaze out over the Klip River Valley, where Black Eagles hunt just below your private deck. Two family units provide enough space for parents and two children to share comfortably.
Your Stay : 2 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Your rooms : 1 x Double room
Info: 16 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests:  Adventure, Birding, Flora, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife
Double room

Room with double bed.


 
   
     


Twin room

Room with 2 twin beds.

   
     
     


Family room

Two separate rooms sharing a bathroom

 
 
 


Guide room

Guide Room - these are for guides only that are on a guided tour. These rooms are not bookable for our guests.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Shower, Tea - Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Credit Card

Desert elephant tracking

This is one of the Lodge’s most popular activities. Guests will be able to explore the Conservancy and surrounds whilst tracking the elusive desert elephant with the expert knowledge of a guide and tracker. Lunch is provided under the shade of a tree. Whilst sightings cannot be guaranteed, guests will still be able to experience the natural beauty of this remote wilderness area of Damaraland.


  • Departure time from the lodge: Summer 07:00, Winter 06h00
  • Duration: half day Return around 15h00
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion – Max 9 per vehicle
  • Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate




Rhino tracking

Guides and game trackers will take guests in an open 4x4 game vehicle into Black Rhino territory. Part of the tracking will take place on foot, with the possibility of between 1 to 3 hours walk at the most. Lunch will be enjoyed in the outdoors near the springs. This is almost a full day activity driving along bumpy roads and walking on rocky terrain. It is therefore not an advisable activity for the faint-hearted. Sightings are not guaranteed.

  • Departure time from the lodge: Summer 06h00, Winter 05h00
  • Duration: ¾ day
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion - Max 8 per vehicle
  • Children under 16 years may not join this activity
 
     
     


Sundowner drive

The Lodge offers scenic drives on top of the Etendeka Plateau with the possibility of seeing a variety of wildlife including zebras, antelope, jackal and occasionally leopard and lion. springbok, kudu and oryx are a permanent fixture and even the nervous and shy klipspringers are sometimes seen leaping from ledge to ledge on the steep cliffs of the mountain.

  • Afternoon departure 18h00 (summer) or 17h00 (winter)
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion – Max 9 per vehicle
  • Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate
 
 
   


Moringa guided walk

An early morning guided walk after breakfast will allow guests to explore the plateau on foot. They will have an opportunity to see and learn about the local flora, the fascinating sedimentary and volcanic rock formation of the Etendeka Mountains and perhaps encounter the wildlife living on the plateau.

  • Morning departure time from the lodge: Between 07h30 – 08h00
  • Afternoon departure 16h30 (summer) or 15h30 (winter) after coffee & tea and home baked cake •Duration is +/- 2 hours Minimum 2 guests – Max 9 Guests per guide
  • Children under 12 years my not join this activity *This activity cannot be pre-booked.
 
 
     


Damara culture tour

Guests will be guided through surrounding Conservancy farms visiting a couple of authentic homesteads of the Damara people. This provides an unique opportunity to spend time with local Namibians and custodians of the Conservancy understanding their origins, cultures, traditions and their approach to human wildlife conflict farming within the harsh desert landscape.

The tour includes a visit to the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy office to meet their staff followed by a visit to a a glass bead project. This will provide guests with the unique opportunity of understanding and gaining insight into the positive impacts and benefits that the Conservancy enjoys directly as a result of its ownership of the Grootberg Lodge.

Lunch is server under the trees in a remote spot in the wilderness of Damaraland.


  • Departure time from the lodge: Departure 07h00
  • Return around 13:00
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion - Max 9 per vehicle.
  • Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate.
 
 
     

Grootberg lodge restaurant

The staff are all employed from the community and well trained in their various duties. Guests are hosted in genuine local hospitality complimented by excellent food prepared by the well trained kitchen staff. The waitresses and barman are at the beckon-call of each guest, always ready to serve and assist where needed. The dinning area has a fire place for cold evenings during the winter months. Meals can also be enjoyed on the shaded outside veranda - weather permitting.

The restaurant has a fully licensed bar that serves a variety of drinks throughout the day and evenings.



 
 
     

OKAUKUEJO AREA

Part of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game.

Epacha game lodge & SPA - Okaukuejo Area

Epacha Game Lodge & Spa is located on top of the hills of the 13,000 ha large Epacha Private Game Reserve, which borders the main road to Etosha National Park and has its gate at only 60 km from the entrance of the park.
The lodge is known for its unique Victorian decoration style and its high quality service. Next to using this lodge as a perfect home to explore the Etosha National Park it also offers a wide variety of activities on its own Private Game Reserve. When it opened its doors to the public in 2001, Epacha Game Lodge was also the pioneer in Namibia to combine the wildlife & wellness experience at the Mystique Spa.
After a long and memorable trip to Etosha National Park it is a very pleasant and relaxing experience to enjoy one of the many treatments on offer at the Spa.
The main lodge building houses a cosy library, cognac & cigar room and an exquisite wine cellar below the restaurant. The stunning infinity pool and pool-bar offer free WiFi connection for the guests. For incentive groups or corporate trips, Epacha also has a large conference room to your disposal.
Your Stay : 1 Night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Your rooms : 1 x Double room
Info: 4 stars Safari Lodge
Nº rooms: 18 Rooms, 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests:  Birding, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine
Luxury chalet

Epacha Game Lodge & Spa offers 18 luxury chalets spread over the hills. Surrounding the main lodge building and overlooking the private game reserve. The very spacious bedrooms at Epacha Game Lodge & Spa with their beautiful scenery and cosy atmosphere will immediately bring relaxation to your soul. Your luxury bathroom offers a spacious bathtub, a large inside shower and an outside shower.
Each chalet has a large balcony which offers a stunning view over the Epacha Private Game Reserve. All rooms are air-conditioned, have a mini-bar, safe and coffee & tea facilities.

 
 
 
   

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Conference Centre, Laundry Service (Available), Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony - Deck, Bath, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Heater, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea - Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours)

Epacha game drive

With more than 13.000 ha this reserve is one of the biggest Private Wildlife Reserves in Namibia. To explore the Epacha. Enjoy a morning, afternoon or night drive and discover the many different species on the reserve, including some rare species like the Blackfaced Impala and the Bat-eared fox.
Guests are guided by professional Bush Rangers. Together with your ranger as guide you also enjoy a stunning sunset in the middle of the Reserve.
NIGHT DRIVES
A daytime safari is so much more different compared to a Night Game Drive! When you are on a game drive at night as you see the animal species which you can’t see in the day time. The rangers work together with a tracker who sits on the front of the vehicle and tries to spot the rare sights like Bat-Eared Fox, Aardwolf, Vulture, Hyena, Black Rhino.

 
 
 
 
     




Etosha game drive

This is a full day drive that departs from Epacha Game Lodge at 07h00 and returns to Epacha mid to late afternoon depending on the guests. The drive includes soft drinks, water and a light picnic lunch.
Experience the thrill of game viewing in one of the largest national parks in the world where you will see more than 340 different species of birds as well as various game species such elephant, giraffe, eland, kudu, oryx, springbok and many more.



 
 
     
     
     


Clay pigeon shooting

If you have seen the wildlife and enjoyed the Spa at Epacha Game Lodge, you might be interested in trying something completely different but also exciting. Clay Pigeon Shooting is the art of shooting at special flying targets (Clay Pigeons) with a shotgun or firearm. We transfer you by vehicle to where the activity takes place. We provide the clay pigeons and rifle. A guide will be present to show and guide you.

 
 
   


Mystique Spa

The Epacha Game Lodge and Spa was the first in Namibia to combine the African safari experience with wellness when it first opened its doors in 2001. Many other lodges have since followed suit.


 
   
     


Damara culture tour

Guests will be guided through surrounding Conservancy farms visiting a couple of authentic homesteads of the Damara people. This provides an unique opportunity to spend time with local Namibians and custodians of the Conservancy understanding their origins, cultures, traditions and their approach to human wildlife conflict farming within the harsh desert landscape.

The tour includes a visit to the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy office to meet their staff followed by a visit to a a glass bead project. This will provide guests with the unique opportunity of understanding and gaining insight into the positive impacts and benefits that the Conservancy enjoys directly as a result of its ownership of the Grootberg Lodge.

Lunch is server under the trees in a remote spot in the wilderness of Damaraland.


  • Departure time from the lodge: Departure 07h00
  • Return around 13:00
  • Minimum 2 guests per excursion - Max 9 per vehicle.
  • Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate.
 
 
     

Restaurant

All meals are served in the main dining area at Epacha Game Lodge. Breakfasts consists of a cold buffet and hot breakfast straight from the kitchen. Lunch is a light lunch menu while dinner is 5 course and plated directly from our kitchen. Some evenings we also enjoy a buffet dinner around a fire in the boma.



 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
     

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, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Your rooms : 1 x Double room
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



 
 
 

OKONJIMA NATURE RESERVE

Midway between the spectacular Etosha National Park and the capital city of Windhoek, lies the well-known Okonjima Nature Reserve. The 22 000 ha nature reserve is home to AfriCAT, a carnivore sanctuary, which gives the captive cats a second chance to be released back into the wild and become completely independent hunters in a protected area right in the middle of commercial cattle farmland. Visitors can enjoy a stay at a variety of excellent accommodation options including everything from luxury villas to secluded camping. Enjoy thrilling cat tracking guided safaris, leopard-spotting, off-road night drives and learn about local San culture along the Bushmen trail.

Okonjima Villa - Okonjima nature reserve

The Okonjima African Villa is situated in a secluded wilderness area, 10km from the Plains Camp, overlooking a natural waterhole that’s ideal for wildlife photography and bird watching. .

A unique African safari experience in a private, boutique lodge, situated in a 200km² private nature reserve.

Your Stay : 1 Night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Your rooms : 1 x Double room
Info: Lodge
Nº rooms: 4 rooms 
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Special Interests:  Birding, Hiking, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife
The african villa 'Main House'

The main house consists of:
Two en-suite luxury bedrooms.
The 4th room at the Villa (court yard view – family unit) can only be booked, if guest are related to the guests in the main room, for both suites are situated in the main building.
A modern, chef-designed kitchen with wine and soft drink coolers, gas and electric cooking facilities and a double-door refrigerator with a built-in ice maker.
A wood-burning fireplace that brings together the spacious lounge and dining areas.
Each of the two en-suite, luxury bedrooms have an inside and outside shower as well as a bath with views of the Namibian bush.
The infinity pool, which is necklaced by an African red teak deck, looks out onto the waterhole that’s frequented by an abundance of wildlife.
The open-air, shaded sala is the ideal setting for a meal or afternoon nap.



 
 
 
   


The african villa 'South Suite'

The two private, luxury mini suites are situated 35-50 metres on either side of the main house and each boast:
Double volume thatched roofs with air-con, fans and heating facilities.
Glass-panelled sliding doors with panoramic views across Okonjima Nature Reserve.
Should guests choose, these open doorways may be replaced with roll-down, zip-fastened canvas partitioning with heavy-duty gauze screens – to give you a true sense of staying in the untamed African bush.
A well-stocked mini bar, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
The choice of an inside or outside shower, as well as bathrooms with bush views.
Wi-Fi and ample work space and private, undercover parking.



 
 
   
     


The african villa 'North Suite'

The two private, luxury mini suites are situated 35-50 metres on either side of the main house and each boast:
Double volume thatched roofs with air-con, fans and heating facilities.
Glass-panelled sliding doors with panoramic views across Okonjima Nature Reserve.
Should guests choose, these open doorways may be replaced with roll-down, zip-fastened canvas partitioning with heavy-duty gauze screens – to give you a true sense of staying in the untamed African bush.
A well-stocked mini bar, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
The choice of an inside or outside shower, as well as bathrooms with bush views.
Wi-Fi and ample work space and private, undercover parking.



 
 
 
   

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Secure Parking

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Bath, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Laundry Service (Available), Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card

The Okonjima experience

The Okonjima Nature Reserve sprawls over 200 square kilometres of undulating plains, mountainous outcrops, and riverine thickets, and it is here that leopard (Panthera pardus), the most adaptable of all the wild cats, thrive. Read more about our Leopard Research.

These intelligent, solitary predators occur in high density in the expanse of Okonjima Nature Reserve’s multi-faceted topography. The Reserve’s predator research programme has spanned three decades, and its findings have provided great insight to leopard behavioral patterns as well as offered an upbeat prognosis for a sustainable future for the species in today’s Africa.

A two-day Okonjima stay offers the best chance to view wild leopard in Namibia, as well as those collared for research purposes, in their natural habitats. Research programme leopard are actively tracked, and their collars are an invaluable resource for locating, and then returning to the Reserve, cats which have migrated to surrounding farmland where they are perceived as threats to livestock.

The Okonjima Nature Reserve, a huge protected area set amongst the rugged commercial farmlands of central Namibia, comprises a diversified ecosystem representative of both the larger and small mammals of Namibia, as well as most of the country’s endemic birds.

Game drives and guided bush walks offer visitors an intimate, up-close perspective of Namibia’s wildlife and, especially, its most protected species.

The Okonjima Nature Reserve is home to, and runs extensive research projects on rare and endangered species, big and small




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   



Okonjima nature trails

Guests are invited to join a guided Off-The-Beaten-Track walk & drive activity.

This undemanding combination of a short walking trail and nature drive in the Okonjima Nature Reserve is especially loved by our younger guests and families, due to interactive and informative demonstrations.

This two-hour experience provides a stimulating insight into the flora and fauna, as well as culture, of Namibia.

Self-guided hiking along our nature trails:

Guests are encouraged to seek some self-reflection and solace in the Namibian wilderness, surrounded by Okonjima’s striking natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Between early morning and afternoon game drives, guests may go on a self-guided hike along one of three well laid-out hiking trails. The trails vary between four and six kilometres and, clearly marked, they meander along spectacular landscapes where wildlife abounds.

The trails start a short distance from either of the Okonjima Lodge camps.

Encounter all kinds of wildlife and birds whilst immersing yourself in the Okonjima wilderness.

Nature Game-Drive, looking for leopard: Morning or Afternoon

Off-The-Beaten-Track: Morning or Afternoon

AfriCat Carnivore Care and Information Centre: Morning, after Brunch, or Afternoon

Winter: Lodge Activity Times: Morning – departure at 6:30 Afternoon – departure at 15:30

Summer: Lodge Activity Times: Morning – departure at 6:00 Afternoon – departure at 16:00



 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Okonjima nocturnal game drives

After the sun has set and the temperatures have dropped, the African bush comes to life once again: bat-eared foxes roam about, aardwolves are on the hunt for insects, owls observe their surroundings from a height, while leopards and brown hyaena go out in search of unsuspecting prey. Guests are invited on a nocturnal game drive, led by our knowledgeable guides around the Okonjima Nature Reserve.


 
 
     


Okonjima bird watching

The landscapes within the Okonjima Nature Reserve, with its elevated sandy plateau between the major escarpments of the Omboroko Mountains, boasts mixed woodland and acacia thornveld plains, making it the perfect birding destination. Keep your binoculars at hand and enjoy the chance to identify over 250 bird species.



 
 
 



Okonjima carnivore care program

YOUR AFRICAT CARNIVORE CARE CENTRE EXPERIENCE…
Visit our project at AfriCat’s Carnivore Care and Information Centre.
A highlight at Okonjima is learning about our big-cat passion. The Okonjima Nature Reserve is home to the headquarters of The AfriCat Foundation www.africat.org a non-profit organisation committed to long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores.
AfriCat has evolved over the past three decades, and what started out primary as a welfare organisation has, over the years, identified the need to incorporate a focus on education and develop an ongoing collaboration with researchers, scientists, and conservation authorities. This is undertaken through practical research of species-specific ecology and behaviour, as well as through the development of effective conservation and management strategies.

AfriCat’s Carnivore Care Centre is a by-product of the Rescue and Release Programme which started in the early 1990s.
Some of AfriCat’s captive carnivores in our care today are too old or habituated to be reintroduced into the wild and will, therefore, remain under the expert care of the AfriCat Team. These animals have assumed the role of being Species Ambassadors for their wild counterparts.
Find out more about our ambassadors and how you can help by Sponsoring a Carnivore.

After an informative afternoon trail, we end the day with a sundowner in an area of the Okonjima Nature Reserve which has a high density of the secretly-social and rarely-seen brown hyaena.

AfriCat Carnivore Care and Information Centre:

Morning, after Brunch, or Afternoon (ACC+IC pm-trail: includes a short drive and sundowner in the ONR)
Winter: Lodge Activity Times: Morning – departure at 6:30 Afternoon – departure at 15:30
Summer: Lodge Activity Times: Morning – departure at 6:00 Afternoon – departure at 16:00