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Located on a private conservancy in Namibia’s remote Koakoland, the best way to access this exclusive lodge is by private charter which can be arranged from almost anywhere in Namibia. Overland travel is possible in a 4x4 however be warned, the journey is long but the stunning desert scenery makes it worth it.
With wraparound views of spectacular mountains, the seven cottages and presidential suite which make up Okahirongo Lodge are an oasis of tranquility in what is often described as one of the last truly wild areas of North West Namibia.
Decorated with locally carved furniture, each cottage has a unique style and atmosphere and the pervading rich honey and ochre hues and earthy tones integrate the lodge with its desert surrounding. The spacious bathrooms have enormous baths which look out over the dramatic landscape and each cottage has both indoor and outdoor showers.
A daily menu of Italian and African cuisine using organically grown produce is accompanied by excellent South African wines, which can be enjoyed in one of two outdoor dining areas. There are also two outdoor lounges where you can relax with a sundowner cocktail and a swimming pool.
Activities at the lodge include morning and afternoon nature drives, tracking the desert-adapted elephants, lion tracking with the Desert Lion Project, guided walks along the Hoarisib River, bird watching and visits to the local Himba village.
The area is the only place in the world where elephants, lions, rhions and giraffe still live in a desert environment.
Isabel, Original Traveller