Opuwo Country Hotel
The Masai-like Himba people of Kaokoland have retained their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle. Their land is harsh, inhospitable and fascinating, creating a delicate balance between survival and obliteration.
The Opuwo Country Hotel, overlooking the untouched wilderness, provides a luxurious base from which to explore this beguiling region and to discover the secrets of its proud inhabitants. The lodge is also an excellent base for exploring the Kunene River and the far flung moonscape of valleys, mountains and ravines.
The hotel opened late in 2005, and the rooms are all air conditioned and have en suite bathrooms. The main living area houses the bar, restaurant, lounge, wine cellar, curio shop and a large verandah with a view that starts at the pool, sweeps over a mopane-covered valley, and ends in a haze of mountains.
28 luxury rooms; 12 standard rooms; en suite bathrooms; air conditioned; dining room; bar; lounge; wine cellar; curio shop; patio; swimming pool
Self-drive excursions to Epupa Falls, Ruacana Falls, Kunene River, Kaoko, Otavi; guided tours to Himba village
Most of the activities will be excursions into the nether regions at your leisure; the lodge also offers guided visits to authentic Himba villages nearby. Birding in the area is excellent several specials and a variety of species.
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