Accommodation

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

“Elegant luxury in one of the most remote locations in Africa!”

Budget level: High-End
Country
Namibia
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Lodge
Location
Kids Min Age
6

Perched on a hill above the banks of the ephemeral Hoarusib River, the Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is possibly one of the most remote lodges in Namibia. If you make it here, you will be rewarded with a genuine safari experience. The lodge will dazzle your senses with its mix of stylish tranquillity, eccentric architecture, ultimate comfort and excellent service. An oasis of luxury in the middle of the desert.

The stunning architecture and the unique desert setting make Okahirongo Elephant Lodge the perfect “James Bond location”: an extraordinary mix of elegance and essential shapes topped with friendly and professional service to make your stay unforgettable. Infinity pool, dining rooms, library, chill out lounges, sun deck, beautiful wildlife wandering around, stunning views, top quality service, fine food & cocktails: you won’t miss a thing!

The décor is a rich combination of earthy tones, dark African wood and unrefined natural surfaces, textures reminiscent of the ragged edges found in the landscape. Shapes, materials and colours have been designed to recall the environment of the desert and the local Himba culture with just a touch of the essential European taste.

In the evening, lit candles will lure you to the elegant dining table where indulge in sumptuous Italian-Namibian fusion food.

In the library are collected precious photographic books about the Namibian wonders, along a collection of local Himba portraits and some novel and non-fiction books exchanged by the owners and the guests.

The main complex area is shaped after the traditional local tribe village: with the Himbas’ signature dome-like entrance and the holy central fireplace to stay in touch with the ancestors and the ‘boma’, the African meeting place. Ethnic and local sculptured furnishing bring the excitement and romance of Africa to life.

Prepare to see billions of stars you couldn’t even imagine of. Chronicles of ancient times report that during clear nights it was possible to read a book just with the light of the full moon reflected by a pool. At Okahirongo it is still like that….

The Presidential Suite is a villa featuring a private scenic entrance, extended lounge area with external veranda and two gazebos, day beds and cushions for daydreaming or star watching. The suite has two luxury bedrooms, each one with its private vast bathroom, king-size double beds and a minibar with your favourite choice of drinks for each of the two bedrooms.

With fine furniture’s and a unique view on the desert guests can use the private lounge as an extra space for their preferred activities: yoga, meditation, reading or just sipping that well-deserved cold drink.

Relax in the bathtub or choose between indoor and open-air shower, in the morning you can do your toilette in the finely decorated bathrooms with double basins and mirrors reflecting the sunrise in the magic valley.

Seven independent Luxury Chalets, two with wide, three-quarter, twin beds and five with double king-size beds, each one with its private bathroom with double basins, inside and outdoor showers, bathtub and something no one else can spoil you with: an astonishing view on the oldest desert of the world.

King-size bed and decorations in a rich and sensuous fusion of ochre, honey and sand colours, create a unique atmosphere that will let immerse yourself in absolute silence and complete privacy. The terracotta double chalet is a luxury 70 square meters cottage with en-suite large bathroom and a spacious private gazebo with a sun bed.

There is nothing better than an outdoor shower in the desert’s afternoon, but for relaxing in the evening you can choose between the indoor shower and the bathtub to completely relax.

Guests can fly in by private charter to the local airstrip, or board a scheduled flight to the closest serviced airstrip and then join a road transfer to lodge. Self-drivers can also leave their vehicles at an agreed point and transfer to the lodge. The lodge also provides a transfer service between the two sister camps, one of the most and scenic drives in Africa!

The devil is in the detail. The lodge likes to spoil their clients with great service and great attention to the smallest details. The only regret almost all guests have?

Not having booked another day to just relax and enjoy the silence and beauty of the desert…

Why we like it

  • The location and design provide that unique combination of vast space and ultra-luxury.
  • Romantic and special service/treatment for honeymooners or couples.
  • Unique wildlife and varied activities.
  • Great Italian inspired Namibian cuisine.
  • Authentic Himba experience.

Come and experience one of the most memorable stays in Africa!

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