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Location:Kaokoland, Namibia


Khowarib Lodge

Khowarib Lodge is a comfortable safari lodge in Kaokoland, Namibia: a vast, wild and beautiful wilderness area inhabited by Himba pastoralists and desert-adapted wildlife.

At Khowarib Lodge you are on the edge of Kaokoland, an area so vast and rugged it ranks as one of Earth's last true wilderness areas where time has stood still for millennia. Running water and ice in your gin and tonic take on whole new worlds of significance.

Kaokoland is the outer frontier of Namibia inhabited by a scattering of Himba nomads, free roaming rhino, desert-adapted elephant and staggering vistas of rocky mountains, flat plains and blue skies.

Khowarib Lodge is your last comfort stop for hundreds of miles in every direction.

Situated along the only perennial river inside Namibia, Khowarib Lodge enjoys an idyllic location surrounded by Kaokoland wilderness and only 2km from the main road. Close to Ongongo Falls, a hidden gem. A stop over between Damaraland and Opuwo or Epupa Falls.

Accommodation at Khowarib Lodge consists of 14 wood-and-canvas chalets on stilts with delightful open-air bathrooms, deep shade inside and a small private balcony entrance with views across the gorge. The living area, also under thatch features a comfortable lounge and dining area, curio shop and reception. The lodge is supplied by mains electricity and has plenty of water; combined with eco-friendly construction, you've got the best of both worlds: in the wild but not subjected to its harsh side.


14 canvas chalets, of which 2 can accommodate families; en suite, open-air bathrooms with shower and running water; private balcony overlooking the river and the Khowarib Gorge; double or twin beds; mains electricity; fans; safes; coffee & tea station; fridge; large living area with dining area and lounge; curio shop; laundry service; swimming pool

WiFi available to purchase


The activities at Khowarib Lodge are its best asset. A Kaokoland safari is about one of the best experiences Namibia has to offer. Everything from the absence of people to the fascinating flora and fauna and the spectacular scenery is unique and you are unlikely to match this experience anywhere else in the world.

A team of well-trained local guides offer you an intimate and authentic Kaokoland experience. Discover the fascinating Himba villages and their way of life, track rhino on foot, search for desert-adapted elephant or simply enjoy the impressive scenery at sunset.

Khowarib Lodge also arranges birding tours, rock art outings and guided walks along the Hoanib River and around the Khowarib Gorge.

Similar Properties in Kaokoland

Opuwo Country Hotel

Opuwo Country Hotel sits pretty in the centre of Kaokoland, ideal to explore authentic Himba villages. A mid-way point between the Kunene River and the western side of Etosha.

Epupa Falls Lodge & Campsite

With views of both the Kunene River and the Epupa Falls, Epupa Falls Lodge is the perfect rustic respite with an ideal location for your stay in the north of Namibia. This is Kaokoland.

Epupa Camp & Campsite

With Meru-style tents on stone platforms (with WiFi), Epupa Camp is a step up from most tented offerings in the area. The camp and campsites are mere meters away from the Kunene River.

About Us

  • Edward Edward
  • Wilmari Wilmari
  • Bianca Bianca
  • Ashlee Ashlee
  • Ulrike Ulrike
  • Jessica Jessica
  • Kirstie Kirstie
  • Wayne Wayne
  • Simone Simone

“I feel that Edward is honest, extremely helpful, and a true professional. I will recommend this company and Edward's expertise to anyone heading to Africa. A perfect trip!”

“NTS was AMAZING! Special thanks to Wilmari for the best trip we have ever taken. 100% recommend!”

“This was a "bucket list" trip for us. It could not have been better. HIGHLY recommend you ask for Bianca.”

“I cannot say enough about this great company and Ashlee herself... best honeymoon we could have wished for!”

Ulrike helped us plan our safari for 2 years... patience of a saint and the insight and knowledge of a true local.”

Jessica was AMAZING and so helpful with all of our concerns and questions - we had the most amazing trip.”

Kirstie is always professional with a friendly pleasant manner and she is always welcoming.”

Wayne was extremely thorough. Perfect first class service all round.”

Simone was outstanding and gave us very useful advice for the trip. She provided all the necessary support during our journey.”