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Ohakane Lodge

Opuwo - Namibia

Ohakane Lodge is situated in Opuwo, the administrative capital of Namibia's Kaokoland region. This is an ideal budget for a night to meet the Himba on the way to Epupa Falls.

The Ohakane Lodge is named after the Ovahimba word for the African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus). This wild animal has recently been added to the list of endangered species in Namibia, after having been hunted virtually to extinction. The Wild Dog has incredible stamina. It is known for its tenacity and excellent group hunting skills and is sometimes called the clown of the carnivores, on account of its colourful, patched fur.

The thatched main building houses the restaurant, bar and lounge, with a small swimming pool set invitingly only a few feet away. Breakfast and dinner are served buffet-style and a mid-day meal can be ordered from their set lunch menu. A laundry service is also available.

There are 13 en-suite, air-conditioned rooms. Mosquito repellent is available on request.

Visit a Himba settlement and learn about the lifestyle of these nomadic people. Half, full day and night Himba village excursions can be taken. Ohakane Lodge's experienced guides will lead you off the beaten track, showing you the harsh beauty of Kaokoland and its fragile environment.

There is a transportation and tour-guide service for fly-in visitors.

Through the sale of T-shirts in the curio shop, Ohakane Lodge supports a WWF research programme on the African Wild Dog, which aims at ensuring the species' survival.

  • Ohakane Lodge: Lodge grounds
  • Ohakane Lodge: Opuwo's best flag collection
  • Ohakane Lodge: Child in Opuwo
  • Ohakane Lodge: Himba Woman
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Cultural excursion
Visit a Himba settlement and learn about the lifestyle of Namibia's last nomadic tribe.
Guided excursion
Guided 4 x 4 camping trips into Kaokoland can be organized.
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Directions to the lodge

Ohakane Lodge is situated in Opuwo behind the Shell petrol station

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