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Opuwo Country Hotel

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- Large pool
- Himba activity
- Accommodation and campsite available

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Opuwo means “finished” or “up to here and no further” Opuwo is the gateway to Kaokoland, the small town is the administrative hub of the Kunene Region. It has a few shops, filling station, a school and houses. Although the lodge is accessible by normal 2×4 sedan vehicle there is also a gravel airfield in town from where the lodge will collect guests staying over. Opuwo Country Lodge is situated on a hilltop just outside of town and provides luxury and standard accommodation with air conditioning, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, and camping sites, it’s the ideal base from where to explore Kaokoland. The lodge is within easy reach of Kaoko-Otavi, Epupa Falls and Swartbooisdrift. Road conditions between Kamanjab and Opuwo are in excellent condition (tarmac). The remaining 85 km gravel road to Ruacana is also in an excellent condition.The 28 luxury rooms consist of 21 Twins, 1 luxury double room and 3 sets of inter-leading twin rooms (6 rooms) and 12 standard twin rooms. All the rooms have air conditioning and en-suit shower, toilet with complimentary amenities. Deck chairs and umbrellas set the scene for a relaxed day around the pool or cool off after a hard day’s drive. Next to the pool is the Bar and Restaurant where guests can crack a cold one and enjoy mouth-watering meals. Facilities include swimming pool, restaurant, small spa and curio shop. Wi-Fi is available inside and outside the main area. Provisions and fuel are available in Opuwo Town. The Lodge has 24hours electricity (220v). Children of all ages are welcome and are required to be accompanied by their parents at all times.

Camping at Opuwo Country Lodge, the campsite is also situated on the hill, +/- 500 meters away from the lodge. The 12 large have 220v electricity (24 hours), ablution facilities with hot and cold water, each with barbeque area and a communal wash up facility.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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