Choose from our day excursions, and enjoy an exciting and interesting day .
The Opuwo Country Hotel is in agreement with the Local Authority and Himba Chief to visit the traditional homesteads of the Ovahimba in Kaokoland.
There are about 11 villages known to us in the vicinity of Opuwo town.
We chose the following villages based on the various group sizes and travel distance:
Ohungumure 15km ; Ovindjange 18km and Onjete 28km
Our guests are able to meet and greet the Himba people of Kaokoland with our guide / interpreter.
You will have time to ask questions; interact and photograph one of the last remaining nomadic tribes of Africa, while our guide answers and explains the Himbas intricate traditions, customs and beliefs.
Guests are welcome to buy souvenirs / bracelets and any items on display from the traditional Himba market during the visit.
Here alot of smiles are exchanged and appreciation shown by humble negotiation of the beautiful crafts on display!
Morning departure is at: 8h00 after breakfast.
Afternoon departure is at: 14h30 after lunch.
Duration is approximately 2 – 3hrs long to have the guests back at the Hotel in time for lunch or dinner depending on their activity time slot.
We prefer pre-bookings for planning purposes.
After the excursion, a food gift will be presented to the Himba as a note of appreciation and for the warm welcome. Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of water but are welcome to bring along their preferred drinks.
N$ 710.00 per person
After breakfast at Opuwo Country Hotel, depart 08h00 from hotel. The drive will take approximately three hour to reach the falls. Lunch packs are provided for the excursion and can be enjoyed on the bank of the Kunene River while you watch the Ruacana Falls. Return to Opuwo Country Hotel before sunset.
Water and lunch packs for guests and guide/driver are included. Not included are any drinks or extras whilst at Ruacana.
Maximum number of guests per tour, per day is 10 guests in 2 vehicles. Minimum number of guests per tour is 4 full paying adults. (Maximum number of guests per tour per day is 5 per vehicle) Departure from Hotel at 08h00 and return to the Hotel before sunset.
N$ 2070.00 per person
Epupa Falls Excursion
(Not recommended during the rainy season Dec to April)
The departure will be at 08h00 after breakfast and guests are requested to wait at reception or gather in front of the main building. The drive will take approximately three hours to reach Chief Kapika’s village. After your visit you continue to Epupa Falls, which is 35km further ahead. Lunch packs are provided for the excursion and can be enjoyed on the bank of the Kunene River while you watch the Epupa Falls. Return to Opuwo Country Hotel will be in the afternoon, before sunset.
Water and lunch packs for guests and guide/driver are included.
Guests are welcome to take along own preferred drinks.
N$ 2070.00 per person
Himba Fly-In Excursion
Pick-up from Opuwo run way as from 10h00 but must be arranged in advance.
Guests arriving at Opuwo Country Hotel will receive a welcome drink and will have time for a toilet stop. Depending on the time of arrival, we can serve a light lunch with a complimentary 500ml bottled water before or after the excursion, which normally takes +/- 1 hour 30min.
The pilot is welcome to rest in one of our day rooms (depending on availability), alternatively he can join the excursion. Transfer back to the Opuwo airstrip will be as from 14h45 for the return flight.
Please note: Duration of Himba drive will depend on your time of arrival, as your departure time is stipulated.
Late arrival will result in shortened itinerary.
Minimum of 2 guests per excursion.
N$ 1230.00 per person
Transfer to and from airstrip
N$ 230.00 per person