- Epupa Falls
- Kunene River
- Himba Village tour
- Did we mention Epupa Falls?
- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Epupa Falls
- Lodge size; 14 rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
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 River, a mountain backdrop, the Himba people all being highlights.
Omarunga Lodge is located around 200m upstream from the famed Epupa Falls on the banks of the Kunene River. 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 in 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 suite await with bedding that is comfortable and draped in mosquito netting.
All tented suites offer en-suite bathrooms with toilet and shower, a small verandah with two outdoor chairs and table, as well as safe and air cooler.
Fourteen rooms consist of the following options;
- 12x Twin Rooms
- 1x Double Room
- 1x Family Room
Note; all tented suites 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 is delicious as are the desserts.
Breakfast comprises of 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.
A swimming 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.
- Curio Shop
- Swimming pool
- Secure parking
Omarunga 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
Children of all ages are most welcome at Omarunga Lodge with suitable accommodation, 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.
Rates from NAD$ 1 840.00 pp
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