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Wabi Game Lodge

Wabi Game Lodge

Wabi Game Lodge is situated on the extraordinary Waterberg Plateau, an area that is rich in not just flora and fauna but also German colonial history. Many battles were fought here, and the bodies of fallen German troops are buried in local cemeteries.

Accommodation at Wabi is in eight bungalows. Two luxury bungalows are approximately 800-square-feet and feature king-size beds, additional beds in living room, huge terraces, air conditioning, and spacious bathrooms with shower, bath, and toilet. Four standard double bungalows are approximately 540-square-feet and have en-suite bathrooms and private terraces. Two two-bedroom bungalows feature double beds, living rooms, and, of course, en-suite bathrooms. The bungalows are adjacent to the main house and have views of the floodlit waterhole.

Wabi Game Lodge is on a ranch that encompasses nearly thirty square miles. The area is home to many animals. White rhino, in particular, were extinct here for centuries before being reintroduced in recent years. The local hippo, however, were not endemic to the region. The trees are home to hornbill, Turaco, babbler and Glossing starling. In all, more than 230 bird species have been spotted around the ranch. The lodge’s gardens grow blue plumbago, fuchsia, hibiscus, laurel roses, bougainvillaea, and many other colorful shrubs. At night, if you look carefully, you may see porcupine, springhare, genet, and bush babies in the garden, while during the day it is possible to see nyala in the riverine thickets.

The main areas at the lodge are pleasant, reminiscent of a yesteryear farmhouse. The décor has a distinctly African style, with animal themes throughout and the occasional animal skin rug. The main house does not feel like it has been decorated, but rather simply reflects the reality of life on a Namibian ranch. The lodge houses a small museum with many animal trophies.

Activities at Wabi include daily game drives, sundowner and snacks by a fire at Hippo Lake, visiting a nyala breeding camp, guided night game drives with spotlight, extended scenic drives to the Waterberg Plateau, and guided walks through the Wabi riverine areas.

Wabi’s cuisine is excellent. Breakfast is in typical continental style with bread, cheese, and sliced meats. The working farm provides all meals with many of their ingredients. At dinner, the fresh produce and fresh meats are in good supply and of exceptional quality.

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