Breathtaking Namibia lies in front of you, spreading its golden hair throughout savanna. Herds of black-faced impala and zebra are around a pond speckled with last red and orange rays of the setting sun.
Tranquility overwhelms you. A beautiful and unique picture of Africa. Unblemished. Namibia takes good care of its natural resources. This is not surprising at all because Namibia is the first country in the world where environmental protection is an essential part of the Constitution.
You can rest assured that all the money you leave here is well-spent. All those local communities and amicable people, traditional culture and customs, true wisdom from ancient times make an astonishing mixture.
There is so much to be seen, and Uukwaluudhi SafariLodge personnel is here to offer you some directions. Our lodge is in the midst of approximately 14,826 ac (6,000 ha) of the pure African savanna.
Organized activities include a visit to Onduli Hide, the Uukwaluudhi Royal Homestead, mornings in the Himba Village, hot-air balloon sightseeing. Apart from these standard activities, there are also adventure packages that include safari guided tours and hunting tours.
Near the main watering point in savannah lies Onduli Hide. The hide is very creatively incorporated in the surrounding landscape. It is a charming arbor-looking place with benches and windows, where you can enjoy in silence. Take a moment to snap a picture of zebras, springboks, or kudu.
The visit to the hide by minibus starts every day at 5 p.m. and lasts around two hours. Drinking water is secured. Further information is available at the reception desk.
Uukwaluudhi Royal Homestead
Lying near Tsandi Village, the traditional residence of Uukwaluudhi kings is mainly in a typical Ovambo style. The entire homestead, as well as the associated huts, is surrounded by mopane palisades. Here, you can learn about Uukwaluudhi customs, rituals, and feel the presence of their forefathers.
The departure from SafariLodge starts every day at 8 a.m. The tour lasts around three hours. Water supplies are provided. A day before the scheduled visit, you can order lunch-boxes at the reception desk. For any other information, feel free to ask our receptionist.
We strongly advise you to step outside the box and visit the traditional Himba Village. Spend the morning hours with settlers, learn their ways, learn about how their huts are organized, and experience life in harmony with nature. This tour includes food which you can bring to the village.
The minibus leaves every morning at 7:30 a.m. We expect to return around 1 p.m. We carry bottled water for your usage. You can order lunch or snack-boxes if you will, but we recommend you to try traditional food in the village. We supply groceries for meals.
Fly with us over the vast savanna into the memorable sunset. Feel the light breeze and take a look at the wildlife from another perspective. The air-balloon baskets made from the most durable modern materials can carry eight passengers at the time. The flight will be organized for at least two people at a time.
A hot-air balloon lifts off every day at 5 p.m. The flight lasts approximately two hours, and it depends on the weather. You can apply for this tour at the reception. Also, you can ask for a snack-box. We carry enough bottled water. Receptionists are at your disposal for any further questions.
SafariLodge is proud to announce that from the season of 2019, we have two new special offers for our respected guests. These specially organized trips last three to five days.
Apart from other activities, these quests take you further from the hotel complex and near savanna. But rest assured, your safety is our priority.
This trip allows you to visit one of the most distinctive places in Namibia. The Etosha National Park is well-known and one of the most important national parks in South Africa. It has had that status since 1907. Its name, loosely translated from the Ovambo language, means “the Great White Place.”
Today, this nature reserve covers 35,397 ft2 (22,270 km2). Its most distinctive features are Etosha Pan and waterholes. The salt pan is even noticeable from space. Waterholes are gathering places for animals. The greatest waterholes are Okaukuejo, Okondeka, Halali and Goas, Sueda, and Salvadora.
The wildlife in Etosha includes some 114 species of mammals. Among large mammals, there are leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions, mountain and plains zebras, springboks, kudus, gemsboks, and elands. You can find smaller species like a jackal, bat-eared fox, honey badger, ground squirrel, and warthog.
The park area is malaria-free. Great accommodation, as well as restaurants, viewing decks, a petrol station, and shops, are at your convenience. Also, you can take advantage of six camps.
There is an entry fee, and it depends on age and the type of vehicle you are traveling in. Opening and closing hours are based on sunrise and sunset.
We also offer to organize your trip to this park. It includes accommodation for three or five days with all the fees. Three-day tours last from Monday to Wednesday, while five-day tours are from Tuesday until Saturday.
The departure time is 8 a.m. from SafariLodge. Feel free to inform yourself at the reception desk.
Due to its strict hunting laws, Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) requires registration of every hunting farm. Also, all types of hunting guides, as well as hunters, are required to follow these strict rules and regulations.
Trophy hunting is available on private guest farms between February and November. There are four types of game, i.e., huntable game, specially protected game, protected game, and huntable game birds.
For the huntable game, you must obtain written permission from a farmer who has the approval issued by MET. The season is open from April until August. It includes hunting kudu, gemsbok, springbok, warthog, and bush pig.
The specially protected and protected game require a permit issued by MET. The special game includes elephants, zebras, impalas, and hippos, and protected game species are the cheetah, steenbok, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, and more.
With a growing number of farms managing their game bird, this type of hunting is gaining in popularity. Government Gazette publishes lists of bag limits for the respective species. From farm to farm, the number of available species varies, but most of them have Egyptian goose, cape, and red-billed tea, Burchell’s and Namaqua sandgrouse.
Also, bow hunting is available. Several farms have approval for this from MET. Some of these farms even have Bushmen or San trackers. They are famous for their mastery in bow hunting.
If you are interested in this type of tour, you can get all the information at the reception of SafariLodge and from our guides in Hunters Office. All fees and permits are included in the prize.
Departures are on Tuesdays for a three-day tour, and on Wednesdays for a five-day trip. The minibus leaves at 7 a.m.
As you can see, there is a wide selection of activities on offer. Everyone can find something to do in the beautiful Namibia’s countryside.