Okahirongo Elephant Camp (Kaokoland Region) Namibia
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
The lodge, in the Purros Conservancy area, is a no risk
malaria destination and can be reached by 4x4 vehicles.
Alternatively a 2 ½ hour flight from Windhoek in a small
aircraft will take you to our landing strip, which is
located approximately 5 minutes from the lodge.
Perched on a hill above the banks of the ephemeral
Hoarusib River, Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is a refuge for
all those seeking a break from boisterous cars, cell phones,
buzzing air conditions and the hectic rush of urban life.
Possibly one of the most remote lodges in Namibia, if you
make it here you will be rewarded with a genuine safari
experience. Okahirongo Elephant Lodge fulfills the promise of
absolute silence and complete privacy - at the same time
dazzling your senses with its mix of stylish tranquility
and eccentric architecture, ultimate comfort and excellent
Laze by the turquoise infinity pool, read in the
cool comfort of the library or merely relax and savor the
African chic in one the open air lounges – this will most
likely be all you could ask for in this spectacular setting.
The cottages are decorated in a rich and sensuous fusion
of ochre, honey and sand colours, whilst each one has its
own unique style and atmosphere. Ethnic and locally carved
furnishing adds to the romance and excitement of the
pervading African ambiance. The lodge consists of 7
luxurious, en suite chalets, as well as a suite with two
rooms and combined living area, all with stunning views.
At some point in the evening lit candles will lure you to
the elegant dining table in one of the two airy dining rooms
or the traditional ‘boma’ (African meeting place), where you
will indulge in sumptuous Italian-Namibian fusion food,
complemented by excellent South African wines. The menu
changes daily, with many of the fresh ingredients grown on
Terracotta buildings are cleverly positioned to make the
most of the grand views over the rugged Purros valley –
blessed with its lush green river bed and purple mountains
in the distance. Each of the seven units looks out over the
boundless wilderness and has been fitted with pure luxury:
en suite bathrooms with an inviting bath tub and two
showers, one of which is outdoors. A private gazebo with day
beds and cushions extends an open invitation for ‘chilling
out’ in the shade, daydreaming or star watching. The décor
is a rich combination of earthy tones, dark African wood and
unrefined natural surfaces - textures reminiscent of the
ragged edges found in the landscape.
Game Viewing / Activities:
Springbok, gemsbok and ostrich can be viewed, whilst
Namibian desert adapted elephants traverse the dry riverbed
on their way to fresh water springs.
Many guests at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge prefer to spend
their days surrounded by the silence of the desert. This is
an ideal place to connect with the vast spaces of Namibia.
Activities include morning, afternoon and night
game/nature drives and sunrise and sunset drives. There are
also bird watching and hiking trails in and around the
Hoarusib Valley and surrounding mountains. Highlights of
Okahirongo Elephant Lodge include tracking the rare
desert-adapted elephants or visiting a nearby Himba village.
Guests gain an invaluable insight into the hardy lifestyle
and culture of these semi-nomadic desert-dwelling people.
Accommodation Rates:- Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.