Home to the indigenous Himba people, the Kaokoland region south of the Kunene River is still very remote and wild where the culture and ethnicity of the people stay strong. Opuwo Country Lodge is a great example of a Namibian Hotel with fantastic views over the valley and luxury accommodation for travellers needing respite from the long desert roads.
Situated on a hilltop Opuwo Country Lodge is known as the gateway to the Kaokoland where rugged mountains, dry river courses and desert country attracts 4x4 enthusiasts from miles around. This luxurious hotel in Namibia accommodates plenty of travellers in one double room, 21 luxury double rooms, 12 standard twin rooms – all with air-conditioning and great views.
Twelve large camping sites a little distance from the main lodge feature electricity points, hot water, braai and wash up facilities. Also sitting atop a hill looking out over Opuwo, these campsites make the most of stunning views – get that camera out the minute the sun starts to sink!
Back at the hotel there is a dining room, bar, lounge and wine cellar as well as tempting curio shop. An inviting swimming pool and patio on which to catch the sun’s rays attract visitors all day. Visitors can self-drive to interesting sights such as Epupa Falls, Swartboois drift, Kaoko and Otavi. Names like van Zyl's Pass, Hartmann Mountains, Marienfluss, Epupa, Ruacana and Swartboois Drift are part of this vast and uninhabited land - a true wilderness full of amazing free-roaming wildlife.
Opuwo Country Lodge includes certain Himba villages in their responsible tourism community programme and HImba guides escort guests into these enclaves or real life. These nomadic people and their cattle are part of the Namibian landscape and their primitive lifestyle, adapted to harsh desert conditions, remains intact.