Khowarib Lodge

Khowarib Lodge: Our full report

14 Tented Rooms
Traveller's rating
Good (80%) From 4 reviews
All year

Khowarib Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Hoanib River where it runs through the dramatic Khowarib Gorge in north west Namibia. The lodge is well situated for travellers who want to explore this spectacularly remote corner of the country.

None of the Expert Africa team have visited Khowarib Lodge yet, but here is what we know about it:

A large rock kopje creates an impressive back drop to the main area of Khowarib Lodge. The mid-section of this large thatched structure forms a viewing platform overlooking the gorge and the riverbed. There is a dining area to one side and a lounge to the other. Each space appears to be well designed and has lots of extra touches such as a small library, a bar made from raw materials and local artwork on the walls.

A short walk away from the main area, and towards the river bank, is the 14 tented rooms. These are built on wooden platforms which extend to form a private viewing platform over the riverbed. Each tent is simply but stylishly furnished with twin or double beds and has an en suite open-air bathroom.

There is water in the Hoanib River here year round, fed by natural springs upstream, so there's always plenty to see from the camp in terms of birdlife and even some animal life. In addition, Khowarib Lodge offers a range of activities including excursions in search of desert-adapted elephants, rhino tracking, nature walks, half day birding drives, day trips to the Twyfelfontein rock engravings and visits to a local Himba village. Co-owner of Khowarib Lodge, Caesar Zandberg is one of Namibia's well-known guides and can be booked in advance for longer multi-day safaris.

Our view

Khowarib Lodge is situated remote and stunning area of Namibia. The surrounds can be explored independently by travellers with a 4WD vehicle or on one of the activities from the lodge.


Location: Damaraland, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: Expert Africa would recommend two to three nights at Khowarib Lodge allowing visitors to make the most of what the area has to offer.

Directions: Khowarib Lodge is situated 1km off the main road between Palmwag and Sesfontein on the D3706 road.

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Drinks included: House wine is included with dinner but all other drinks are payable locally.


Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Khowarib Lodge.


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: Moderate Risk


Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: Not included.

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