Overview of Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

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 4×4 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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Remote & wild Kaokoland setting
  • Perfect for romantic adventures
  • Unique architecture & accommodation
  • Desert-adapted elephant
  • Interact with local Himba tribes
  • Peaceful & quiet
Cultural visits

Cultural visits

Elephant interactive experience

Elephant interactive experience

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Local village visits

Local village visits

Rhino tracking

Rhino tracking

Sundowners

Sundowners

Rooms at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Namibia; Okahirongo Elephant Lodge; Ensuite bath
  • Namibia; Okahirongo Elephant Lodge; Ensuite

    Suite

    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.

    General Facilities

    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.

    Laundry service

    Laundry service

    Library

    Library

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Dining

    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.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Madelein Norval

    Madelein Norval

    Africa Safari Expert

    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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