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Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is set in one of Namibia's most remote destinations: the Purros Conservancy in the dramatic Kaokoland area, deep in far north Namibia and home to the striking and enigmatic Himba people. The uniquely designed terracotta lodge and cottages are decorated in a rich and sensuous fusion of pastel colours with ethnic touches and locally carved furnishing adding to the ambience.

Take in the spectacular wrap-around views of the river bed, stark desert scenery and distant purple mountains but the highlight of your stay will be venturing out into the wild desert on professionally guided morning and afternoon nature drives in open 4x4 vehicles in search of unique desert animals. Night drives under spectacular starry skies, early morning desert walks and cultural visits to the local Himba village are also memorable experiences. Okahirongo Elephant Lodge works closely with the Desert Lion Project to conserve Namibia's beautiful and uniquely desert-adapted big cats.


  • Remote & wild Kaokoland setting
  • Perfect for romantic adventures
  • Unique architecture & accommodation
  • Desert-adapted elephant
  • Interact with local Himba tribes
  • Peaceful & quiet


  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Guided walks
  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Sundowners
This lodge is situated in what is often called the last truly wild areas in Namibia. Here you can expect to see the desert adapted elephant, the only place in the world to see it. The lodge is in the Purros Conservancy and in a no-risk malaria area. Enjoy a siesta in your own private gazebo with day bed, or laze around the pool. This loge offers a luxury, desert experience.
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Okahirongo Elephant Lodge has an exclusive number of well-appointed suites and may be one of the most unique places you will ever stay. All have four-poster beds and feature a private terrace, with a covered day bed, that looks out across the desert.  Bathrooms come with both indoor and open-air showers. The colours and textures echo the landscape, and the dramatic dome architecture featured throughout the lodge is styled like a signature Himba home.


Linked by wooden walkways, the open-sided lounge areas, library and dining areas allow the soft breezes to drift over you as you relax with magnificent desert views. Spend your time between game drives lazing around the infinity pool, reading a book in the cool comfort of the library or just relax in the shade of your shaded day beds.


The menu at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge changes daily and serves a delicious fusion of Italian and African cuisine with much of the fresh produce coming from the lodge's organic garden. In the evening, enjoy dinner by candlelight in one of the two airy dining rooms, on the terrace by the pool or under the African night sky around a log fire in the traditional African boma.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry service
  • Library


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Dates Board Price
2022-05-01 — 2022-12-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $405

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Jean Setlakwe

"The highlight of this trip - we liked it so much we decided to stay one extra night . Lots of elephants, beautiful sceneries, one of the best place to visit an Himba village, staff and guides were very nice and good. Food was amazing..."

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