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Khowarib Lodge
Khowarib Lodge
Khowarib Lodge
Khowarib Lodge

Reviews of Khowarib Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

5 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Khowarib Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Oct-2018, 2 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Khowarib Lodge.
Lion

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Elephant

50% success

Giraffe

50% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Oryx

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Wildebeest

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Zebra

0% success

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Arrival date
Mrs M & Mr S
USA

"Khowarib Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 18 Oct 2018
"The lodge at Khowarib was trying hard to be good.

Took visit trip to Himba village, for cultural exchange. Well worth the excursion. Not sure how this could have been improved, it was a bit awkward, the women seemed to just be enduring the exchange. The children were adorable. Not sure what their collective future will be. There were no men in the village.

Fascinating part of Namibia, I would have liked to spend more time a bit further north & west, next time!. Even though the development is more rudimentary. I read a great book, An Arid Eden by Garth Owen-Smith about the history of this area, highly recommend it." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr G & Mrs S
NOT.

"Just ask Waylon !!!!!"

2 nights Arrived 15 Sep 2014
"We read some reports about this place that were not very flattering ,But we had a great time and it was all because of Waylon

WE had a full day rhino tracking in the palmwag concession with Waylon Alas we saw not one rhino but we did see leopard two groups of lions and loads of other wildlife and we did some walking in some of the most beautiful places imaginable A real Gem of a place !!

But the star of the show was the boy Waylon his knowledge and enthusiasm were boundless" See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Ms S
Abingdon

"A Luke warm welcome!"

2 nights Arrived 2 Sep 2014
"When we arrived at Khowarib Lodge we loved the setting.

However we were unimpressed with the welcome and the manageress Bianca." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Activities:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
D party
Belgium

"Khowarib Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 19 Jul 2011
"Khowarib lodge is beautifully situated and of the highest standard. The new lodge has been lovingly built by the owner with wonderful taste and attention to detail. Service and food were excellent, the bar was well stocked, and just a great place to unwind.

Cesar , the owner, treated to us to a day-long safari in beautiful Kaoko land. He impressed us with his knowledge of the terrain and wildlife. Cesar is an engaging and highly energetic person and a joy to spend a day with. The Himba visit lacked authenticity and was overly commercial.

Overall highly recommended." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs R
UK

"Khowarib Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 16 Oct 2010
"This is a fairly new lodge which at first sight looks very impressive but they need to iron out a couple of problems.

It was the only location where we were troubled by mosquitoes and the open air bathrooms had no protection. There seemed to be a high turnover of local staff and there seemed to be too many managers who liked to stand drinking at the bar.

The owner seemed to have vast experience and skill in running safari trips and we had the most wonderful day driving down the Hoanib river bed. The trip to the Himba village was a little disappointing with no sign of normal village life and the impression was of a place to sell trinkets.

We left here a day early.

Elephant tracking - Hoanib Riverbed: This was a superb day out. 2 of us with a knowledgeable driver and Landcruiser.

He was unstinting with his time and information and was able to find the elephants although they had moved around quite a bit. Nice lunch as well.

Himba excursion: We felt that this was all a bit false and it might be being overdone now. No sign of village life but plenty of trinkets for sale. The guide had a good knowledge of the culture." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
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