Otjiwa Safari Lodge is a 30-minute drive from Otjiwarongo, less than an hour from Waterberg and close enough to Windhoek (on tarred roads) to make this your first or last destination in Namibia.
This game farm has numerous accommodation options:
At Eagle's Rest there are the family units and the elegant rooms.
The family units have two bedrooms, a kitchenette, a lounge, parking and since you probably want family time. It is also self-catering, which is ideal since we know that kids can be fussy eaters and mom knows best.
The elegant rooms, on the other hand, are not self-catering. You can lounge around on the private patio or in the room itself in front of the TV and air conditioning. If we're being honest, these rooms are more standard than they are elegant but offer the necessary comforts and some finer elements of luxury.
All the rooms come with access to a pool, WiFi (at the business centre) and the restaurant.
Large groups or families can stay at The Nest, a self-catering cottage with views over a floodlit waterhole. This house has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 12 people on beds and sleeper couches. The kitchen is big enough for everyone to feast, but dinner is best served with the view at the outside 'braai'. To keep yourself busy (and great for the kids) there is a small shaded pool for you to take advantage of.
Otjiwa Lodge is an oldie but a goodie. This is a place to just kick your feet up with a book and a drink or bond with your entourage by the pool while you enjoy a barbeque. The simple pleasures are all you really need here anyway.
For something more upmarket, you can stay at the Mountain Lodge - a more intimate and luxurious option with only 5 chalets, each with its own private patio and plunge pool.
You can go fishing, bird watching and of course join in on a memorable game drive. For something a bit more active and adventurous you can go rhino tracking on foot, mountain biking (bring your own bike) or for a night walk.
You can also visit the local Ombu Village (just 20km away) to gain insight into the Ovaherero culture. Transfer by game drive vehicle to the village where your experienced local guide will share stories of the Ovaherero culture and heritage whilst your lunch is prepared.
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