Omarunga epupa-falls camp

Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp enjoys a Kunene river setting with the lush riverine vegetation a welcome respite the inhospitable surrounds of Kaokoland. This has become a popular destination to relax for a few days and to explore the delights of the nearby Epupa Falls. In addition to the natural beauty of the camp, hidden in the shade of exotic makalani palm trees, many guests head here to visit the nearby Himba Village as well. The breathtaking scenery of the Angolan mountains is complemented by high standards of personal attention and hospitality.

The restaurant, bar and lounge are located in an open sided thatched building, which is on the banks of the Kunene River. While seated at dinner or at the bar your view is of the river and the Makalani Palms on the opposite bank. There is also a Himba curio shop. Souvenirs and gifts purchased here, provide valuable income for the local community.

Omarunga has 13 comfortable, but basic, thatched chalets. Each tent is separately located and has en-suite facilities, mosquito nets and an outside washbasin. Furnishings and fittings include wooden beds with quality bed linen, bedside table/lamp and seating on the small veranda.

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There is a whole variety of activities awaiting! Guests can explore the spectrum of smaller waterfalls, created by the 800 meter wide river system either on their own by e-bike or by joining a guided walk.

Or experience the traditional way of life of the Himba in the Epupa area. An off-road vehicle, complete with local translator, will take you on a safari to visit the famous indigenous Himba. Largely untouched by modern civilization, the Ovahimba still live much as they did centuries ago. Guests visit a typical small village, where they can experience the traditional way of the Himba's. An inside view of how they herd and milk their cattle, build houses and create their own jewelry, is both informative and immensely enjoyable.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Tusing, Jeff

30 Jul 2009

My wife and I had a bungalow right next to the river. It was wonderful. owner and staff did a very good job.

Fritzen, Victor

17 May 2011

Beautiful lodge, situated in a perfect spot for Epupa! Very nice couple managing the lodge! Very, very nice!!


6 Oct 2016

The lodge is fine and in a beautyful position but the Himba escursion is just too much turistic and commercial

Mariman, Karin

13 Jan 2012

Fritz is in the beginning a bit cool but after that facade was a friendly man. the bathroom of the camping site is very nice.

Moysey, Deb

14 Oct 2017

Fantastic great rooms on river great meals great staff tour himba village very good rafting great fun a very pleasant place to break the trip up

Sogne, Mauro

21 Nov 2016

Everything perfect! Location, accommodation, the food and especially the owners very kind and supportive. One of the best place with kalahari and Erindi

Bergstrom, Jorgen

8 Oct 2011

Great camp grounds and facilities, very friendly personell. People do however wander into camp to beg and sell stuff. Still at a degree one can accept, but if the frequency increase it'll be annoying.

Brink, Ulla

1 Sep 2013

We loved that place. Beautiful surroundings and calm and easy.We had a lot of fun with the bartender Petrus.The visit to the Himba village was very exiting for us and one of the best experiences we had.

Pycroft, Liz

27 Aug 2015

This is a beautiful campsite right on the banks of the river, sublime. The sites are large and shady and private. It was so peaceful , we also ate in the restaurant here and the food was excellent. There is a lovely pool and bar area , thoroughly enjoyed this campsite. 9/10


Take the C43 north to Epupa Falls. Omarunga Camp is situated on the eastern side (upstream) of the falls, this is the second property you encounter as you enter the settlement of Epupa (and it is well signposted)

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