• Nearest Airport

    Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, Namibia

  • Location

    100km north of Etosha National Park

  • Property Access

    Self drive to northern Namibia, approximately 642 kms from Windhoek. Self-drive 4×4 vehicles are recommended to reach the lodge in the rainy season.

  • Best time to travel

    With its low rainfall, Namibia is generally good to visit all year round.  Rain fall can be expected between the months of December to March but it’s generally localized, afternoon thunderstorms.  The winter months of June to August are generally pleasant during the day but very cold to freezing at night, especially in some desert areas.  These are generally also considered the best months to visit Etosha as animals congregate around available water resources.  The summer months between November and April are especially good for bird watching.

Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge is located in a 6,000ha wildlife reserve within the Uukwaluudhi Conservancy. This is situated in the Omusati Region of northern Namibia. Enjoy wildlife viewing of the pan and waterhole from the comfort and safety of the lodge. A worthwhile stopover in its own right, it provides an ideal setting for self-drive travellers and small groups heading into Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Kaololand and Oshakati. Uukwaluudhi offers travellers a chance to follow the desert-dwelling black rhino on foot, and see the wildlife of northern Namibia. The lodge is no further than an hours drive from the small town of Opuwo. Guests hoping to experience a memorable getaway in Namibia will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge. It is located between the towns of Opuwo and Okahao and is surrounded by a seemingly endless landscape of rugged beauty.


Accommodation is in 8 Meru style tents. Up to 3 of these tents can be converted into doubles. Each unit is equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin, fan and private veranda. Repellent spray is provided and every tent is mosquito proof.


The thatched main area at Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge is set with an open sided veranda, situated on top of a small knoll, overlooking a large savannah plain. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be ordered from the chef’s ‘a la carte’ menu.


Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge offers morning and afternoon drives where wildlife activity and interaction takes. The preferred time for the ones with the photographer’s eye as well. Those that would like to do something that requires some exercise can enjoy a half or full day mountain biking trip. Learn the flora and fauna on the reserve with the possibility to get in close proximity with the animals, by taking part in the guided hikes offered.

What we think of it

The game drives is a birders dream when experiencing the open Savannah.