Lodge And Activity Highlights
- Epupa Falls and Kunene River
- Birdlife along river banks is exceptional
- Kaokoland scenery is absolutely breathtaking
- Himba Village tour
- Large outdoor pool for those summer days
- A delicious breakfast buffet
- Did we mention Epupa Falls?
General Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Epupa, Kaokoland
- Lodge size; 14 Tented Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
An Epupa Falls Safari Lodge: Omarunga On The Banks Of The Kunene River
Without question, a visit to Epupa Falls is a highlight/ bucket list destination for the more adventurous travellers out there. A truly spectacular and isolated destination in the far north of Namibia awaits, with Angola, the Kunene, a mountain backdrop, and the Himba people all being highlights.
Omarunga Lodge is located around 200m upstream from the famed Epupa Falls on the banks of the Kunene. The Epupa Falls are easily accessible from the lodge, a mere 2-minute meander, and one is photographing one of Namibia's top attractions.
The journey getting to Epupa Falls from Opuwo is nothing less than spectacular. This region of Namibia will impress all travellers; it truly is impressive.
Rooms And Suites
Fourteen tented and thatched suites await with bedding that is comfortable and draped in mosquito nets.
All tented suites offer en-suite bathrooms with toilet and shower, a small verandah with two outdoor chairs and a table, as well as a safe, luggage tables and an air cooler.
Fourteen tented suites at Omarunga consist of the following options;
- 12x Twin Rooms (twin 3/4 beds)
- 1x Double Room (double bed)
- 1x Family Room
Note; all tented suites at Omarunga Lodge are positioned rather close to each other, and only a handful of these offer river views.
Cuisine And Wine
Dinners are served in the main dining area; dinner options include a la carte or buffet-style options. No matter the choice available, the food itself at Omarunga is delicious, as are the desserts.
The buffet breakfast comprises both hot and cold options.
Lunches are available on request should one require mid-day sustenance; ask for the menu at reception or the bar. Lunch is not included in the lodge rates.
The central guest area is all under thatch and offers up a bar area with views of the Kunene, an indoor dining area as well as outdoor seating in the shade of palm trees.
The outdoor pool area is situated away from the main lodge offering up the perfect place to cool off in the heat of the summer sun. Bordering the swimming pool is a large and impressive array of solar panels; yes, Omarunga is an eco-lodge.
WiFi is available, but it must be pointed out that this feature is a paid service, and the service is not particularly fast.
- Bar area with a Kunene view
- Curio shop / gift shop
- Restaurant, bar
- Outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
- Secure Parking
- Multilingual staff (English, German and Afrikaans)
- Laundry facilities
Omarunga Lodge offers numerous tour and activity options for guests, especially for guests staying for two days or more. On a recent stay at Omarunga, we partook in the Himba Village tour and the sunset drive; both were excellent in the experience offered and guiding.
The other option that would be well worth the effort would be the nature walk, as birding along the banks of the Kunene River is exceptional.
- Visit a Himba Village
- Sundowner Drive
- Rafting Tours and Excursions
- Nature walk (guided)
- Excursion for Fly-In Day Visitors
Optional activities can be booked in the reception area or at the front desk.
Children of all ages are most welcome at Omarunga Lodge, with a suitable family unit (subject to availability), meals and activity options. However, it must be noted that there are no dedicated options and services for the very young ones.
Children up to 5 years old are free of charge.
If you're looking for an amazing and off-the-beaten path safari destination in Namibia, look no further than Omarunga Lodge!
This eco-friendly lodge is located on the banks of the Kunene River, just upstream from Epupa Falls - one of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of Africa.
With 14 comfortable tented suites, a delicious restaurant, a swimming pool, and plenty of activities to choose from, Omarunga Lodge is perfect for anyone looking for an adventure!
There are no safety measures around the falls, please be very aware of this and no getting close to the edges
Rates from NAD$ 2 469.00 per person
Omarunga Lodge Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- Breakfast and Dinner
- All drinks
- Any other meal
- Activities and tours
- Travel Insurance
- All flights