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Okahirongo River Camp

Okahirongo River Camp

Hidden away in the northwestern corner of Namibia lies the Marienfluss region, a remote wilderness area and home to Okahirongo River Camp. One of Namibia’s most remote lodges, Okahirongo River Camp promises a wilderness safari experience unlike any other. Bordered by Skeleton Coast Park and the impressive Kunene River, the area is home to a variety of wildlife. The Himba people, one of the last semi-nomadic, desert-dwelling people on the African continent, are native to this region.

An eco-friendly lodge built high on a sweeping ridge, Okahirongo River Camp was constructed above the Kunene River rapids. Two lounges, a library, a dining room, a spacious sundeck, and a refreshing infinity pool overlook the mighty Kunene River, all providing panoramic views of the flora and fauna below. In the dining room, savor a unique blend of Italian and Namibian cuisines complemented by excellent South African wines.

Four luxurious double tents, one twin tent, and one family suite comprise the accommodation options. Built into the rocky terrain, each wood and canvas tent offers incredible views of the surrounding area. The minimal African décor is reminiscent of the clean-lined, sweeping landscape. Other features include lavish four-poster beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and a spacious deck. Comfortable furnishings and privacy are the hallmarks of a stay at Okahirongo River Camp.

Many adventures await guests of Okahirongo River Camp. The Kunene River provides a backdrop for fishing (conventional or fly-fishing), cruising along the river, and watching for the many bird species and crocodiles that thrive in the river. Guests can explore the area with an early morning walk or take a drive in a safari vehicle into the mountains or sand dunes. Hiking along the river as well as visiting a traditional Himba village provide unforgettable experiences in the African wild.

Many species call the Kunene region home including the unique desert-adapted elephant. Rhino have been reintroduced to the area after years of poaching eradicate them. Other animals that flourish in the area include oryx, kudu, springbok, ostrich, giraffe, and mountain zebra.

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