Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Reviews of Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 1 of our travellers who have visited Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs T from Oxon
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Local guides work best

We had (long time ago) been in the Wilderness camp at Skeleton Coast. We wanted to revisit the area, so picked this camp. It is very good and we had a great time.

The camp is just outside Purros, but that is still pretty remote. (The 'town' has a couple of stores and a good school - I say again, it's pretty remote!) I know Expert Africa have not yet been here, so I will try to describe in some detail:

We flew in to this camp. It is possible to drive, but the roads are not friendly to new-to-Africa drivers (a couple staying with us were stuck in sand south of the camp and after this only stayed one night - it seemed quite stressful for them to drive that route), plan well and expect sand. It may be possible with a 'standard' car but a 4x4 seems more sensible.

The look of the camp is wonderfully kooky - as our pilot said, "I think of Star Wars". And yes, it looks like Mos Eisley. In fact, given Mos Eisley is based on a desert environment, that's not a bad thing! I have to say, that has stuck in my head...

The chalets are easily accessible via a gravelled road/path, Ours had a bedroom with king-sized bed on the left, bathroom with bath, shower, toilet well laid out on the right of the entry. There is a stoop/lounge area with a day bed in the middle area looking across the desert.

Our guide was local to the area (he had worked for Wilderness previously, so we know people in common) and that local relationship really worked well. The trip to the Himba village is great if your guide really knows the people (we have done this same visit before and it was good, but local knowledge is better!).

We really enjoyed our stay here and would certainly visit again.

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