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Okahirongo Elephant Lodge


Immersed in the great wilderness of Kaokoland in Namibia sits Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, a magnificent camp on the banks of the Hoarusib riverbed. Offering a captivating blend of luxury and immersion in the desert, the enchanting surroundings, paired with the lodge's commitment to celebrating local customs and culture, create an unforgettable experience for those seeking a unique and breathtaking retreat in the heart of Namibia's stunning wilderness.

Reopened in April 2023 after an extensive refurb, this lodge comprises of seven suites, a two bedroom private villa with open lounge area, numerous social spaces and a spectacular infinity pool. The lodge blends seamlessly with the otherworldly terrain, ushering in dramatic views of rugged mountains, shifting sand dunes and curious rock formations.

This oasis is rendered in an organic architectural style that echoes the topography of the desertscape and makes fantastic use of local materials – think driftwood, clay and stone. Local customs and culture are referenced in the design, as seen in the striking dome roof, which is styled after a traditional Himba home.

The main lounge and dining room walls are open to evocative views, a perfectly peaceful setting for a delicious meal and fine wine after a day of adventure. The infinity pool has a practically infinite panorama over the mountains on the horizon and there’s a traditional boma, where you can gather around an evening fire for conversation or stargazing.

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7 Suites
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Private Villa
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Game Drives
Scenic Drives
Walking Safari
Cultural Experience
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General Manager
Pollen Karutjaiva
Himba by tribe, Pollen was born in the village of Sesfontein, roughly 110 km from Okahirongo Elephant Lodge. Pollen fell in love with Namibian nature and wildlife and from then on, his mind was set on wanting to show the wonders of Namibia to the rest of the world. With a lifetime of experience in the travel industry and 16 years at the lodge, Pollen's knowledge of the region is unmatched, as he put it "At Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, the setup, architecture, and decorations are special. The camp encompasses the beauty and spirit of this part of Namibia, and guests feel that during their stay here".


The best of Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

  • Few people have set foot in this remote location– or experienced the extraordinary desert safaris
  • Encounter desert-adapted elephants and giraffes, and meet local tribespeople
  • Exclusive lodge has just seven well-appointed cabins with four-poster beds and private terraces
  • Enjoy delicious food and drink in extraordinary locations: brunch in the bush, sundowners on the dunes or picnic lunch in the Hoarusib Valley


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The exclusive lodge has just seven well-appointed suites, each designed as a sanctuary from the harsh desert environment with soothing tones to inspire relaxation.
Bedroom Okahirongo Elephant Lodge Safari Namibia

Private Villa

The private villa consists of two ensuite bedrooms featuring large free-standing baths to encourage rest and relaxation after a day in the desert, a private terrace, open bar and boma.
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Extraordinary cuisine at Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Outdoor Dining Okahirongo Elephant Lodge Safari Namibia
Dining in the Desert
High standards of exquisite cuisine persist throughout this lodge, from delightful meals with breathtaking views to sundowner drinks atop the dunes. With the dining room walls open to the stunning vistas, linger over a delectable meal and fine wine in a tranquil setting after a day of adventure. The intimate lodge, accommodating a mere 18 guests, fosters a warm and convivial atmosphere during evening meals, while the option for in-villa dining is also available.
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What to expect
We are excited to provide our guests with an exceptional culinary experience during their stay in this exclusive location. With so many fresh ingredients and innovative dishes to try, guests are sure to find something that they love.

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Namib View Okahirongo Elephant Lodge Luxury Safari Namibia
Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:
  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%
To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.