where the true adventure begins

Khowarib Lodge nestles on the banks of the Hoanib river in the magnificent Khowarib Gorge in north west Namibia. 14 tented chalets project out from the river bank on stilts over the river bed providing unrivalled, shady views of the cliffs opposite. On the fringe of Kaokoland, the lodge offers a perfect jumping off point to explore the remote north west of the country, either independently or on one of the lodge’s extensive guided tours. The immediate surrounding area of Damaraland has many rich and interesting activities including desert adapted elephant and Himba settlements within easy reach.

The centre-piece of the Khowarib Lodge complex is the lapa, an immense thatched structure constructed in traditional style from local materials. A large kopje creates an impressive backdrop to the reception, bar, lounge, dining area and curio shop.

Visitors relaxing on the veranda enjoy a panoramic view of the gorge, cliffs and surrounding area.

The restaurant at Khowarib Lodge offers a three-course and set menu for dinner, ensuring a delightful taste under the usually clear and star-struck Kaokoland skies. Breakfast is a buffet, promising healthy fruits and cereals, freshly home-baked breads, cold meats, various cheeses and a menu of bacon, eggs of preference, sausage, fried tomatoes or mushrooms, or omelettes of choice. 


There are 12 en-suite tented twin or double rooms, as well as 3 slightly larger family units. Each has a veranda overlooking the Hoanib riverbed and the beautiful cliffs opposite. They have rustic, open-air bathrooms.


Khowarib has 9 camping sites on the banks of the Hoanib River. Each campsite has got a shade veranda, braai-pitch, wash-up basin and 24/7 220v electricity, with shared ablutions.


Khowarib offers a number of activities in the local area, including:
Desert Elephant Tracking
Morning/Afternoon Nature Drive
Nature Walk or Birding Walk
Meet the Himba
Rock Art Excursion


We offer a range of trips in the Kunene region including:
Desert Elephant Discovery
Kunene Explorer Safari
Kaokoland Classic Safari
North-West Adventurer
or tailor-make your own tour.


We would be delighted to discuss any aspect of your Namibian trip, whether specific to Khowarib Lodge or more general questions. We will be happy to help you with transport arrangements from Windhoek to the lodge or your onward destinations. .

Also on offer are multi- day safaris in Kaokoland & Kunene

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