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Opuwo Country Hotel

Opuwo Country Hotel

Deep in the rugged Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia lies Opuwo town, location of the unique Opuwo Country Hotel. This area is the gateway to the Kaokoveld region, which is best known for its vast wilderness inhabited by the Ovahimba (or Himba) people, Namibia’s last remaining nomadic tribe. Opuwo Country Hotel provides the ideal base camp for learning about these people as well as for exploring Kaokoland.

The hotel itself is graciously situated on the crest of a hill outside Opuwo town, allowing for spectacular sunsets and breathtaking, panoramic views.

The main hotel area features soaring ceilings and traditional thatched roofs and offers a bar, restaurant, curio shop, private lounge near the wine cellar, and beautiful infinity swimming pool with deck chairs and umbrellas. All guestrooms include up-to-date en-suite bathrooms and air conditioners. Twenty-one luxury twin rooms, one luxury double rooms, three sets of inter-leading rooms, and twelve standard twin rooms offer a variety of accommodation options. Twelve nearby campsites are also available with barbecue facilities, power points, and communal ablution block.

Guests of Opuwo Country Hotel can explore a number of nearby attractions. A self-drive excursion to the nearby Uukwaluudhi Reserve often results in wildlife sightings of black rhino, hyena, black-faced impala, oryx, springbok, red hartebeest, wildebeest, African wildcat, civet, genet, and a number of bird species.

The Himba people are one of the last remaining nomadic tribes in Africa today. An interactive Himba excursion is a trip not to be missed. This three-hour, translated and guided outing to a traditional Ovahimba village provides a behind-the-scenes opportunity to experience Himba culture, beliefs, and traditions.

The Epupa Falls Excursion is not recommended during the December to April rainy season but is exciting the rest of the year. A 4x4 vehicle takes guests to Chief Kapika’s village, the on to explore Epupa Falls, and finally to enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Kunene River.

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