Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is located in the Purros Conservancy, 55km from the Skeleton coast and around 200km south of the Kunene River in the north of Namibia. Often described as one of the last true wilderness areas, the Kaokoveld is home to the nomadic Himba tribe as well as uniquely desert adapted Elephant, lion, black rhino and giraffe.
The lodge, in the Purros Conservancy area, is a no risk malaria destination and can be reached by 4×4 vehicles. Alternatively a 2 ½ hour flight from Windhoek in a small aircraft will take you to the landing strip, which is located approximately 5 minutes from the lodge.
Accommodation at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge
Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge built on a sweeping ridge and opening up to breathtaking views of the Kunene River. The entire lodge is run by solar generated power and comprises two lounges, a library and dining room, decked out in African elegance. The turquoise waters of the swimming pool spell out refreshment from the desert heat and simply delight in the exotic grandeur of the natural surroundings. The luxury tent is a 70 square meters cottage with private bathroom featuring two basins, a choice of indoor and open air shower and a spacious private deck. King-size bed and minimalist african decorations complete a unique atmosphere that will let you immerse yourself in absolute silence and complete privacy.
Families at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge
The family suite is a huge 140 square meters cottage with 2 bedrooms, each one with its own bathroom, with a magnificent chromotherapy shower featuring a 60 cm wide head for a great, relaxing, experience.
A private veranda guarantees utmost comfort and the exclusive right of being at one with nature.
Activities at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge
Explore the magical surroundings on an early morning walk or a scenic drive into the mountains or golden sand dunes complete with unforgettable sundowners. The wonders of the Kunene River will provide plenty of entertainment, be it fishing (conventionally and fly fishing), cruising along the river in awe of the rich birdlife or be on the lookout for some mighty crocodiles. Get some exercise by hiking along the river and marvel at the unspoilt flaura and fauna of the unique terrain.
Visit a traditional Himba village, which you will find an authentic experience, as the semi-nomadic local tribe has not yet been spoilt by tourism, due to the remoteness of the area.
Combine Okahirongo Elephant Lodge with River Lodge – 5 night excursion
Begin with two nights at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge: immerse yourself in pure luxury and let us grant all your wishes. Take your time to visit the surroundings and spot unforgettable wildlife, enjoy the privilege of being in contact with pure nature, unspoiled landscape, while staying at a 5 star lodge. At night, savour our first class cuisine, and get ready for the next adventurous day.
On day three you depart from the lodge with a luxury closed and air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle. This journey is an exploring trip deeper into Kaokoland in a lunar landscape of gravel plains and ancient volcanic mountains of mica , schist, quartz crystals and marble. It is an adventure across the dauntingly bumpy mountain road marked only by a single blue or red drum. Enjoy a marvelous bush lunch in a beautiful spot.
Arriving at the River Camp, a choice of chromotherapy showers or natural jacuzzy’s by the river will blow off any fatigue and our chef will revive all your senses with a mixture of local dishes and top international tradition. Spending 2 nights at River Camp clients will have the opportunity to visit very remote Himba villages, having the chance to interact and get to know their culture. After exploring the abundant game of the Hartmann Valley, the journey will continue back to Purros – stay at Elephant Lodge for a last night of pure relaxation and pleasure.