Opuwo Country Hotel
Travel Blogs from Opuwo
Another early departure - 8 am - and on the road to Opuwo. Fortunately, it was mostly tarmac roads today. We stopped for lunch by the side of the road and were immediately joined by three kids who came out of nowhere, kept their distance but seemed very happy to receive the food we didn't eat ie., surplus sandwiches, juice, apples etc. Our driver …
Today was a cultural eye opener with visits to Himba and Zemba tribes. These villages are perhaps 40 minutes from the lodge and we do see Himba ladies in the town of Opuwo and walking back to the villages. The Himba raise cattle and sheep with the men taking the herds to greener pastures for months at a time. In the meantime, the ladies stay in the …
That doesn't look right
Before leaving home we acquired a book of "Off road journeys in Southern Africa". As it has turned out many of these routes are indeed roads. It's just that we don’t think of two days driving down a dried out river bed as a road in the UK. There again what’s the chance of a dried out river bed in the UK. Sesfotein to Purros was our next trip. The first third of the trip was truly great. Interesting driving included river crossings sand ...
Next morning we got going slightly later but still made good time. Sesfontein was next (via Anabeb) as we had to have the tyre repaired. But first we stopped at Camel Top Camp Site just outside Sesfontein. Carlos had this marked as a possible stay over point. We met the owner and he was proud to show us the camp. (see photos) What do you think of the ablutions?
Sesfontein is not much bigger than Mooinooi. Actually – Mooinooi ...
Day : 446
Temperature : 30 degrees
Weather : Sunny, clear skies
The long drive up to Opuwo is certainly worth it. We'd come here to see the Himba people…nomadic tribes who are famous for covering their bodies with a mixture of ochre, butter and herbs, turning their skin a deep orange colour, serving as a sunblock and insect repellent.
We stayed in a ...
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By far the best place we have stayed on our Namibian trek.
Fantastic location overlooking the valley, infinity pool, and great dining room.
Rooms in blocks of 4 or 6 and we had room 40 right at the end - quite private
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