Otjiwa Safari Lodge
Otjiwa is one of the most diverse Namibian destination and not only an stop-over or gateway en-route the world famous Etosha National Park and Damara- or Kaokoland in the west or the Water-berg Plateau in the east.
Otjiwa Safari Lodge offer much more than our unique and fragile nature that vary from savannah to acacia forest. Otjiwa enhance animal welfare of not only some endangered and several rare species as as well as an tremendous bird life collection. We encourage also day visitors to share our interest in Game drives, Angling, Canoeing, Mountain biking, Star Gazing, Hiking Swimming and Rhino tracking. Otjiwa sets the stage for unique romantic Weddings, Team Building, other special events and Conferences. Our superb restaurant serves gourmet dishes as well as a variety on excellent home-style Namibian meat.
Hidden in the vast expanse of Otjiwa Safari Lodge, are four distinct locations, each with its own character, providing high-quality Accommodation and opportunities to experience outstanding safari-style wildlife-viewing opportunities.
Eagle's Rest is the Hub of Otjiwa Safari Lodge, comprising Reception, Administration, Dining Room, and Entertainment facilities, plus a range of Accommodation units including Elegant Rooms.
The Nest is an isolated, modern, self-contained 'oasis' in the bush, open to wildlife and suitable for a small to medium sized group of Guests.
Mountain Lodge is a small, extremely well equipped hilltop complex suitable for small to medium sized groups of Guests.
Our Campsites are clean, easily accessible and well-equipped, in their own secluded area, with excellent facilities.
Eagle's Rest is a resort in itself. A large, modern Reception complex houses a comfortable Lounge with Satellite TV, a stylish Dining-Room, Bar, delightful shaded Outdoor Lounge Area, a beautiful Swimming Pool, and a large Boma (open fireplace and seating area) all surrounded by a lush, well tended garden.
Seven Family Chalets stand well-spaced around a tree-lined grassed area close to the Reception buildings available on either Self-Catering, Bed & Breakfast, and Bed, Breakfast & Dinner. Each chalet sleeps a maximum of 6 people and has a warm African-style open-plan kitchen, with fittings made from railway sleepers, a lounge with sofa/couch, and two bedrooms opening on to a private verandah, with open fireplace and uninterrupted views of the bushveld and sunsets.
Seventeen Elegant en-suite Double or Twin bedded Rooms each sleep two adults on either Bed & Breakfast basis or Bed, Breakfast & Dinner basis. 17 All units are privately situated, with en-suite full bathroom, mini-bar, air-conditioning, and Satellite TV with hotel package. Each room sleeps maximum of 2 adults and has private verandah for uninterrupted views of the bushveld and sunsets.
The Nest is an isolated, spacious, fully-equipped, self-catering modern house situated in a secluded area of bush, and features an illuminated water-hole - to ensure you don't miss the thirsty rhino passing by during the night! Five bedrooms can sleep a group numbering 6 to 16 people. An open-plan kitchen, and a cosy braai area with swimming pool all make this the ideal accommodation for a group of friends or a large family.
Mountain Lodge is an exceptionally well-designed and equipped complex capturing Namibia's natural beauty with fascinating scenery and the charm of rustic luxury. Accommodation comprises 5 Modern 2 Bed Chalets, Lounge & Bar and a Swimming Pool. All rooms are secluded but with amazing panoramic views, and boast en-suite bathroom, mini-bar, air-conditioning and indigenous African style decor.
Ten Campsites are well laid out on clean river sand, under acacia trees, with modern facilities, ablution blocks, hot and cold water and braai areas - but no electricity (to ensure a more authentic African adventure). Three campsites are large, the other seven are smaller and more private. All campsites can be accessed in normal vehicles (4x4 not needed).
The Otjiwa Experience offers a wide variety of activities to satisfy many wildlife related interests.
Otjiwa Safari Lodge is one of the oldest game farms in Namibia, which offers about 25 different game species, this includes the White Rhino. Otjiwa is 12,000 hectares in total and have up to 22 water dams, each with its own natural habitat. To enjoy Otjiwa to its full potential we offer the following:
Game Drives: 2 hours (adults only) / 1 hour (children under 12). Spot some of the more unusual antelope and even perhaps experience the excitement of an encounter with rhino. Your guide will point out a multitude of animals, birds and other flora and fauna as they appear along the way. Drink included.
Night Game Drive: 2 hours (adults only). During the hours of darkness, many animals and creatures come out of hiding to hunt for food. This is a fantastic opportunity to glimpse what happens, normally secret and unseen by humans.
Bird-watching: The game reserve is home to vast numbers of birds and waterfowl, drawn to the large number of attractive dams (artificial lakes) in the reserve. Guests may spend as long as necessary waiting to see the unexpected.
Rhino Tracking on foot: a unique opportunity to track one of today's most endangered large mammals. Learn at close quarters about these amazing animals, why they must be protected, and what is being done to save them from extinction. An adventure of a lifetime, not to be missed. Solo or adult group, minimum 4 people. Pre-book at least a day in advance.**
Game-Watching: Guests are welcome to come and go as they please at any of Otjiwa's three floodlit Waterholes which are frequented by many of the birds and mammals.
In addition, Guests staying at Otjiwa Safari Lodge are welcome to ask our advice on any of the activities below . . .
Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails are way-marked and available for anyone to use. Mountain Bikes available for hire.**
Star-Gazing: Take advantage of our brilliantly clear skies!**
** Special Request - please inform us of your interests / please book in advance.
Otjiwa Safari Lodge also has the perfect facilities for events. Whether it is a wedding or business conference, we can accommodate your needs.
Wedding Facilities: Otjiwa's beautiful gardens provide the perfect backdrop for a truly romantic wedding ceremony and reception - with two outdoor venues.
Conference Centre: Indoors we can provide ideal Wedding facilities which also serve as a fully equipped Conference Centre. Contact us for more details.
Special Events: Otjiwa Safari Lodge is ideally situated as a fantastic venue for a wide variety of outdoor and competitive events for groups of any size. Examples include Cycling, Horse-Riding, Children's Parties and Celebrations of any kind.
Otjiwa is also home to the Rare & Endangered Species Trust (REST) a vulture research and education centre.
The region around Otjiwarongo is commonly known as the Cheetah Capital of the World.
Both the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and Okonjima are dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of large cats and may be visited during a morning or afternoon drive from Otjiwa.
Welcome to Otjiwa Safari Lodge
Set amidst the unspoilt beauty of Namibia's oldest game farm, Otjiwa Safari Lodge is the ultimate holiday destination for travellers in search of an authentic African experience that meets the very best in international tourism standards, together with true Namibian hospitality and personal service - which goes without saying . . .
Otjiwa's vast 12,000 hectare expanse of bushveld conceals a treasure trove of African wildlife boasting some 25 free-roaming game species including one of the country's largest herds of Sable Antelope and a number of precious White Rhinoceros, both of which offer Guests excellent chances of outstanding sightings. Roan Antelope and big herds of plains game are also frequently spotted. Otjiwa is also renowned for its beautiful dams (artificial lakes) which are home to a rich variety of bird life, chief amongst which must be the majestic African Fish Eagle whose chilling shriek is often heard long before the bird is seen.
Here adventure meets tranquility with the Otjiwa Safari Experience offering Romantic Sundowners, Walking Trails, Game Drives, Bird-watching, a Vulture Hotel and, by special request, Rhino Tracking.
And at the end of the day, accommodation ranging from luxury hide-aways to campsites offers facilities for self-catering and the traditional braai, or the option of dining in style in a top-flight restaurant, followed by the assurance of a good night's rest - before tomorrow's new adventures.
From its central location to the west of the B1, just 35 km south of Otjiwarango and about 2 hours' drive from Windhoek, Otjiwa provides a perfect base for Guests to make day trips to the famous Etosha National Park, the Waterberg Plateau nature conservancy, a Cheetah Sanctuary, Dinosaur Tracks (also known as 'spoor') and, of course the Namibian capital, Windhoek.