Taking its name from the word for rhinoceros in the local Oshivambo language, Omaanda Lodge is set in the semi-arid scrub of Zannier, a private 9,000-hectare private reserve, 25 miles from Windhoek.
Using traditional Ovambo building techniques and materials, Omaanda Lodge consists of a main lodge and 10 thatched accommodation huts. The main lodge includes a restaurant, bar, decking, spa, and infinity pool that overlooks the savannah.
Food and Service
The food at Omaanda is varied and can range from homemade and wholesome to small and refined dishes as well as locally sourced meats grilled on a spit or barbecue.
The sleeping huts at Omaanda Lodge include eight double rooms and two family suites. All are spacious with armchairs and have en suite bathrooms with a deck at the front with sun loungers overlooking the vast expanse of scrub below. Each guest accommodation is spaced far enough apart for a private safari experience.
Excursions to see local wildlife can be tailored to guests’ requirements and can range from safari drives to treks organised by local experienced guides. There is a spa with two rooms and range of treatments inspired by local traditions and a pool in front of the main communal area for those in search of a more laidback safari experience.