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The luxurious Okahirongo River Camp is where you can escape it all, high on a ridge above the Kunene River in northwest Namibia. The desert landscape stretches out in front of the camp to meet mystical peaks along the horizon and overlooks the Kunene River. Kaokoland in the Kunene region is one of the most untouched, wild areas in the country and is home to the famed Himba tribe. You can revel in one of the best cultural, eco-conscious and wildlife journeys in Africa.

This region is home to desert-adapted elephant and the endangered black rhino. You will spend time traversing the landscape in search of these species on scenic drives, walking safaris and even river cruises on a small pontoon boat. You will also visit the Himba village and be introduced to their fascinating culture and lives - they use ochre pigment for protection from the desert climate, giving their skin and hair a distinctive reddish hue.

When you reach this ultra-remote location, you will be serenaded by the desert stillness and the soothing ripple of rapids below you. Whatever you decide to do at the camp, you will feel a deep sense of connection to Mother Nature and the freedom of this vast landscape.




  • An extraordinary desert safari in the heart of Kaokoland
  • Encounter desert-adapted elephants and endangered black rhinos
  • Engage with the local Himba tribespeople at their village
  • Eco-friendly accommodation with a feather-light footprint on the environment
  • Visit some of the world’s most unusual places such as the red dunes or Moon Valley


  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Sundowners
  • Boat excursions
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Fly fishing


Luxury Tent

Okahirongo River Camp blends in seamlessly with its surroundings, from the natural colours and materials to the solar panels and traditional lighting. The camp offers an intimate number of luxury tents, and each has its own covered deck with amazing river views. Each luxury tent has an indoor shower plus an outdoor shower.


The tranquil ambience at Okahirongo River Camp is geared for a vacation that immerses you into the stark landscape and disconnects you from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The open plan main lodge keeps you captivated with views of the river and mountains, and you can cool off in the refreshing water of the camp’s swimming pool – you could even spy a few crocs from there.


All meals are included in your stay at Okahirongo River Camp. You will enjoy sumptuous breakfasts before heading out on exciting activities, snacks are provided during morning activities and lunches are served back at the lodge. Afternoon and evening game drives include classic sundowner cocktails at specially selected spots, and you will return in the evenings for pre-dinner drinks and dinner prepared by talented chefs.

General facilities

  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Swimming Pool


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Dates Board Price
2022-05-01 — 2022-12-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $365

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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