Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge
Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge, new establishment
north of Etosha National Park in arid
Kunene Region, offers
travellers a chance to follow the desert-dwelling black rhino on foot, and see
the wildlife of northern Namibia.
Visitors to the 6,000 ha Uukawluudhi conservancy can set out on a guided adventure in search of the amazing desert-dwelling black rhino. Along the way explorers may also see giraffe, kudu, Burchell zebra, springbok and black-faced impala. Mountain bikes are available for more active travellers.
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The eight twin Meru tents with en-suite facilities give travellers a sense of
adventure and still offer familiar comforts. The tents have solar power which
enables guests to charge laptops. The central facilities and tented units are
set on a hill overlooking a wide plain below. The open central facility and
pool provide excellent opportunities for relaxation returning from adventures.
Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge is an excellent opportunity to discover a little known area of Namibia.
Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge is located on a 6,000 ha wildlife reserve within the Uukwaluudhi Conservancy. The wildlife resort is home to black rhino, giraffe, kudu, Burchell zebra, springbok and black-faced impala. Ideal for self-drive and small groups.
Convenient for onward travel into Kaokoland, Etosha National Park, Damaraland and Oshakati. Well developed set of activities, including sunrise and sunset game drives, rhino tracking on foot, guided hikes and mountain biking.
Attractions in one day proximity
Etosha National Park (Andersson Gate)
8 Meru style tents:
8 x twin tents (3 x tents can be converted into double tents)
2 x single tour guide tents (not same standard as guest tents)
All tents offer:
En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin
Tents are mosquito proof and repellent spry is provided
Power is supplied by solar energy strong enough to charge laptops, but not to use hairdryers.
Laundry facilities are provided at an extra cost.
The thatched veranda-like main area is situated on top of a small knoll:
Overlooking a large savannah plain
Restaurant with individual tables
Activities & vehicles
Early morning sunrise game drive
Rhino tracking on foot
Afternoon sundowner game drives
Half day and full day Mountain biking
Activities conducted on foot are safe as there are no resident predators, however caution is advised due to the presence of rhinos on the reserve.
Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge can be reached in a 2 X 4 sedan from the C41, but if clients travel further into Kaokoland a 4x4 is recommended.
Although the Lodge lies in an arid area, rain in other parts of the country can cause rivers to flow. The onset of the flow is very rapid.
As a large part of the journey takes place on gravel roads, consultants should switch to an 4x4 vehicle during the rainy season (October to April).
Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge offers transfers from / to the Opuwo Airstrip.
Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge uses the Opuwo (Ohopoho) Airstrip
Opuwo (Ohopoho) Airstrip (FYOP)
South: 18 degrees 03’ 48”
East: 13 degrees 51’ 09"
Elevation: 3,700 feet
Cautions/Warning: Stock frequently grazing on runway.
Food & drinks
European & Southern African influences, no 'unusual' ingredients
Dinner: buffet or set menu
Breakfast & lunch packs on advance booking
Children of all ages are welcome
Suitable for the aged
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge falls in the malaria area. See basic Malaria precautions and guidelines
During rainy season a 4x4 vehicle is recommended.
Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge is part of a joint venture agreement between Opuwo Country Lodge and the Uukwaalhuudi Conservancy. Opuwo Country Lodge manages both the wildlife assets and tourism development within the Uukwaalhuudi Conservancy. Through this joint venture not only the protection of the biodiversity of the area is enhanced, but economic empowerment of the community is developed.
Rates per tent per night: on request
|Dinner, bed and breakfast|
|Single/double standard room||-|
Activities per person:
|Mountain biking self-cycling full day||-|
|Mountain biking self-cycling half day||-|
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