In summary… wow! We did not expect such luxury amid the Kunene wilderness. And the activities really are awesome, ensuring guests get the most from their stay.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Okahirongo River Camp is situated in the Kaokoland West area of north-west Namibia, within the stunning Marienfluss Valley.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Many visitors are astounded at the level of luxury the Camp provides in the heart of the Kunene wilderness. The communal areas are chic minimalist, so the emphasis is on the surrounding nature. Traditional local lightings are used to sprinkle a little magic and to keep the place as unspoiled as possible. There is a swimming pool at the centre of Camp – this is the perfect place to relax, either in or around the water. The dining experience is highly sophisticated, as the owners take the attitude that elegance is everything, even in this most remote of locations! Healthy and incredibly tasty food is prepared with amazing attention to detail, fusing local and Italian cuisine.
Okahirongo River Camp contains six luxury guest rooms and a family suite. All are spaced out across the rocky hillside, overlooking a set of rapids in the river below. Constructed from wood and canvas, each room has its own special viewing point from a private veranda, with comfy chairs providing a relaxing environment from which to enjoy the view! Inside, the bedrooms are classed as minimalist African chic, with nods to the indigenous culture amid a warm and comforting décor. The beds are king sized and very comfy! All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with twin washbasins, an indoor chromotherapic shower, and an outdoor shower boasting a panoramic vista of the surrounding areas. The family suite supplies a large living space, with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a spacious private veranda.
Okahirongo River Camp is excellent for activities that take you very close into nature, as it is so remote. The property’s expert guides are on hand to ensure a thrilling adventure, whether you are exploring the Marienfluss valley, going on a day or night drive, checking out the area’s hiking trails, or even boating along the Kunene River! The river, which borders Angola, is well known for its impressive population of crocodiles – your guide can get you as close as possible to these fascinating creatures in complete safety. There is plenty of other wildlife in the Marienfluss Valley, which is home to springbok, ostrich, fox, and a vast variety of birdlife. Guests at the Camp are also invited to take a trip to one of the local Himba villages. The Himba are one of the last semi-nomadic tribes of the desert and it is very interesting to see how they live – additionally, guests are treated to some traditional singing and dancing!