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      Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

      The Desert Home of Elephant, Lions, & Nomadic Himba on the Purros Conservancy of Namibia

      Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is located in the Purros Conservancy, 35 miles from the skeleton coast of Namibia. Often described as one of the last true wilderness areas, the Kaokoveld is home to the nomadic Himba tribe as well as uniquely desert-adapted elephants, lions, black rhinos and giraffe. Perched on a hill above the banks of the ephemeral Hoarusib River, Okahirongo Elephant Lodge fulfills the promise of absolute silence and complete privacy - at the same time dazzling your senses with its mix of stylish tranquility, eccentric architecture, ultimate comfort and excellent service. Terracotta buildings are cleverly positioned to make the most of the grand views over the rugged Purros valley – blessed with its lush green river bed and purple mountains in the distance. Each of the nine units looks out over the boundless wilderness and has been fitted with pure luxury: en-suite bathrooms with an inviting bath tub and two showers, one of which is outdoors. A private gazebo with day beds and cushions extends an open invitation for relaxing in the shade, daydreaming or star watching. 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. Laze by the turquoise infinity pool, read in the cool comfort of the library or merely relax in one of the open air lounges. At some point in the evening candles will lure you to the elegant dining table in one of the two airy dining rooms or the traditional boma (African meeting place), where you will indulge in sumptuous Italian-Namibian fusion food, complemented by excellent South African wines. The menu changes daily with many of the fresh ingredients grown on site. Explore the true untouched wilderness area of the Purros Valley in an open safari vehicle and discover the area’s bountiful surprises in terms of wildlife. Morning, afternoon and night game drives take you through lushly vegetated riverbeds and scraggy mountains, home desert adapted flora and fauna. You might catch sight of the rare desert-adapted elephants and lions as well as various antelope, giraffe and even black rhinos. Morning walks and visits to the local Himba village, sundown cocktails and special breakfasts in the most spectacular settings can also be organized.

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      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $825 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Namibia
      • Age Minimum: 6 years old
      • # of Beds: 18 beds
      • Amenities: Ensuite Bathrooms, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Lodge
      • Included: Accommodation, meals, soft drinks, house wines during meals and game drives, scheduled guided activities: game drives, night drives, morning walks, laundry, satelite internet wi-fi, VAT
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        Premium brand drinks, cocktails and cellar wines, scenic helicopter flights, visits to the local Himba village

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        Cultural Connection

        A True Taste of Local Culture

        Get a better understanding with another culture. You're invited in to connect with a completely different lifestyle…a rare opportunity in life.

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Night Drive

        At night, the nocturnal animals awaken and treat you to a show that daylight game drives miss.

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

        Buzz above the scenic landscape and get a bird's-eye view of wildlife. A scenic helicopter flight is a unparalleled way to experience Africa.

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        Walking Safari

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