Country Lodge . . .
Luxury Lodge Accommodation
Kaokoveld, Kunene Region: Rugged mountains, dry
river courses and solid 4x4 country associated with
names like van Zyl's Pass, Hartmann Mountains,
Marienfluss, Epupa, Ruacana and Swartboois Drift.
A land vast and uninhabited, a wilderness in its own
right where pockets of wildlife roam freely.
This is also home to Namibia's last remaining nomadic
tribe, the Ovahimba. Dictated by seasonal rainfall and
constantly in search of new grazing for their cattle,
the Himba remain nomadic and primitive. Their unique
lifestyle and adaptability to survive the harsh
Kaokoland environment has earned them their ethnic
traditional Himba still prefer living the way their
forebears hundreds of years before the colonial era or
the appearance of westerners. Himba villages close to
Opuwa town are accustomed to visitors wanting to learn
and experience more about their culture and lifestyle.
As part of our responsible tourism community programme,
we at Opuwo Country Lodge have a standing arrangement
with certain Himba villages to include them in our
activity programmes. Our Himba guides escort guest and
translate while guest photograph and inter act with the
meaning "finished" or "up to here and no further" Opuwo
is the gateway to the Kaokoveld, the small town is the
administrative hub of the Kunene Region. It has a few
shops, filling station, school and houses. The airfield
in town is managed by Opuwo Country Lodge and offers
refueling and a transfer services to and from the Hotel.
Opuwo Country Lodge is situated on a hilltop just
outside of town providing luxury and standard
accommodation with air conditioning, swimming pool, bar
and restaurant, and camping sites, your ideal base from where to explore