Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
No. of rooms 40
Last updated 17-Sep-2014

Main description of Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Secure Parking
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Shower
Available services Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Walks, Mountain Biking, Rhino Tracking

Room types at Opuwo Country Lodge

Campsite

Campsite

Campsite

Luxury Double Room

Luxury Double Room

Luxury Double rooms

Luxury Twin Room

Luxury Twin Room

Luxury Twin Room

Standard Twin Room

Standard Twin Room

Standard Twin Room

Activities at Opuwo Country Lodge

Epupa Falls Excursion

Epupa Falls Excursion
(The road might become inaccessible during parts of the rainy season between Dec to April)
This is a full day excursion, which departs at 08h00 from the lodge after breakfast. The excursion is conducted in a 4x4 vehicle. Driving time is approximately three hour to reach Chief Kapika’s village. After visiting the village you will continue for another 35 km to Epupa Falls where you will enjoy your picnic lunch packs on the bank of the Kunene River while marvelling at the white water rushing over the Falls. Return to the lodge just before sunsets.

• The activity includes bottled water and picnic lunch packs.
• Not included – are extra soft or alcoholic drinks. Please request the lodge to pack extra if you wish to have a larger choice.
• Minimum number of guests per tour are
4 x full paying adults.
• Maximum number of guests per tour per day are 6 per vehicle.

Guided Excursion Package for Fly-inn Charters

Guided Excursion Package for Fly-inn Charters

Pick-up at Opuwo run way at +/- 11h00 by Lodge transfer.
Arrive at Opuwo Country Lodge for a welcome drink and toilet stop. Depending on your time of arrival, lunch can be served before or after the Himba village excursion, which normally takes +/- 1 to 2 hours. The lodge will provide the pilot with a complimentary day room whilst clients are on the excursion, alternatively he/she may join the excursion at no extra charge. Transfer back to the Opuwo airstrip between 14h30 and 15h00 for your return flight.

• Light lunch is included in the price
• Duration of Himba drive will depend on your time of arrival. Departure time should not be later than 15h00. Late arrival will result in a shorter excursion.
• The excursion is based on a minimum of 2 guests per excursion.

Himba Excursion

Himba Excursion

Meet the Himba people of Kaokoland with our guide / interpreter on an excursion to a traditional Himba village. Interact and photograph one of the last remaining nomadic tribes of Africa. You will have time to ask questions while your guide answers and explains the Himba`s intricate traditions, customs and beliefs.

The following vehicles are used for the Himba excursions:
2 x 6 seater Condors (4x4)
1 x 25 seater Excursion Truck (only used for big groups)

• Morning departure is at: 8h30 after breakfast.
• Afternoon departure is at: 14h00 during summer and winter.
• Mineral water is included.
• Duration is approximately 3 - 4hrs.
• Private Himba excursions have to be booked in advance to ensure vehicles and guide availability.

Ruacana Falls Excursion (All year activity)

Ruacana Falls Excursion (All year activity)

The dramatic Ruacana Waterfall was once a natural wonder, but all that changed when Angola's Calueque Dam, 20km upstream, and NamPower's Ruacana hydro power plant was built to generate electricity. When there's a surfeit of water, Ruacana returns to its former glory as one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia.

The Ruacana Falls form part of the Kunene River in Northern Namibia. The waterfall is 120 meters (390 ft) high and 700 meters (2,300 ft) wide in full flood. It is among the largest waterfalls in Africa, both by volume and width. The falls can be visited throughout the year. If the water is not enough for the Calueque Dam to open its floodgates, the falls and surrounding scenery still remain a wonderful sight.

• The activity includes bottled water and picnic lunch packs.
• Not included – are extra soft or alcoholic drinks. Please request the lodge to pack extra if you wish to have a larger choice.
• Minimum number of guests per tour are
4 x full paying adults.
• Maximum number of guests per tour per day are 6 per vehicle.