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  • OEL - Double Room

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General

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 giraffe.

The lodge, in the Purros Conservancy area, is a no risk malaria destination and can be reached by 4×4 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.

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 giraffe.
The lodge, in the Purros Conservancy area, is a no risk malaria destination and can be reached by 4×4 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.

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.

Laze by the turquoise infinity pool, read in the cool comfort of the library or merely relax and savor the African chic in one of the open air lounges – all you could ask for in this spectacular setting.

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.

Check-in time

14:00

Check-out time

10:00

Children and extra beds

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Cancellation / Prepayment

Payment: All prices are inclusive of VAT at 15% in Namibian Dollar (N$). Payment in approved currency will be accepted at the rate of exchange of the bankers of Namibia Reservations CC at the time of the receipt of payment. Any shortfall resulting in exchange fluctuations will be for the account of the customer. Payment must be made 60 days prior to arrival, whereupon a due date for the payment will be given, and can be made by electronic transfer, credit card (VISA and MASTER card are both accepted). Cancellations: Policy Any cancellation of bookings made between 60 to 45 days prior to arrival will result in a 20% cancellation fee of the total cost. Any cancellation of bookings made between 44 to 30 days prior to arrival will result in a 40% cancellation fee of the total cost Any cancellation of bookings made between 29 to 14 days prior to arrival will result in a 70% cancellation fee of the total cost Any cancellation of bookings made between 13 to 0 days prior to arrival will result in a 100% cancellation fee of the total cost 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Desk
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant

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Kaokoland

Kaokoland

Kaokoland is an area in Northern Namibia, in the Kaokoveld Region. It is one of the wildest and least populated areas in Namibia, with a population density of one person every 2 km², that is 1/4 of the national average. The most represented ethnic group is the Himba people, that accounts for about 5,000 of the overall 16,000 inhabitants of Kaokoland. The main settlement in Kaokoland is the city of Opuwo.
Borders of the Kaokoland bantustan

Kaokoland used to be a bantustan of South West Africa during the apartheid era. While it was intended to be a self-governing Himba homeland, an actual government was never established. Like other homelands in South West Africa, the Kaokoland bantustan was abolished in May 1989, at the beginning of the transition of Namibia towards independence. “Kaokoland” remained as an informal name for the geographic area.

Culture and history info

Culture and history infoBefore colonialism, Kaokoland was mostly inhabited by the Ovambo, Nama, and Herero people. In the second half of the 19th century, a group of Herero crossed the Kunene River, migrating north to what is now Angola, joining with the Bushmen in Southern Angola; the modern day Himba people originated from this Angolan Herero group. In 1884, Kaokoland became part of German South-West Africa, and Namibian Herero changed much of their habits and costumes as a consequence of Germanian rule. After World War I, South Africa received the mandate from the League of Nations to administer the territory of Namibia, which became, for all practical purposes, a province of South Africa. South Africa also applied to Namibia the principles of apartheid, including the creation of distinct bantustans (homelands) for different African ethnic groups. Kaokoland was thus established as a bantustan for the Himba people, that in the 1920s had come back from Angola into Namibia. Despite its scarce population, Kaokoland was greatly affected by the struggle for independence of Namibia, and most specifically by the so-called "bush war" that was fought across the border with Angola (i.e., in Kaokoland).
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