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Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

One of Namibia’s most remote lodges, Okahirongo Elephant Lodge promises a wilderness safari experience like no other. Located in the Purros Conservancy just 35 miles from the Skeleton Coast, the lodge can only be accessed via 4x4 vehicle or small aircraft. A nearby landing strip is only five minutes away. Quiet tranquility marks a stay at the lodge, far from the cars, cellphones, and the rush of everyday life. Simple, clean-lined architecture combined with complete privacy and excellent service make this lodge an ideal safari destination.

Taking in the calm of your surroundings in the open-air lounge, reading in coolness of the library, or relaxing by the infinity pool enhance the serene experience at the Okahirongo. Candlelight draws you to the elegant dining tables in either the dining rooms or boma where you savor a unique blend of Italian and Namibian cuisine. Fresh-from-the-garden ingredients and excellent South African wines complement the daily changing menu.

Each of the seven terra cotta suites overlooks the surrounding wilderness offering picturesque views of the rugged Purros valley, lush riverbed, and distant mountains. Earth-toned décor, dark African wood, and rough, natural surfaces echo the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Each room boasts a private gazebo, complete with cushioned daybeds, perfect for relaxing during the day and stargazing at night. A luxurious en-suite bathroom includes indoor and outdoor showers and an inviting bathtub with a view of the valley.

Also known as the Kaokoveld, this area is home to the nomadic Himba tribe as well as a variety of uniquely adapted wildlife. Desert elephant, lion, black rhino, and giraffe are frequently sighted. Other wildlife species flourish in the Purros Valley, including a variety of antelope.

An open safari vehicle provides the best game viewing opportunities, and experienced guides whisk guests through a variety of untouched wilderness areas to explore the diverse plant and animal life that thrive in desert conditions. Morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, morning walks, visits to a local Himba village, sundowners, and breakfasts in the wilderness are just some of the adventures awaiting guests of Okahirongo Elephant Lodge.

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