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Tucked away in the heart of a private reserve, Omaanda offers guests not only front-row access to Africa’s most emblematic wildlife, but also a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of how humans are working to protect these precious animals from poaching and extinction.

Stylish and quite elegant, the stunning brand new Omaanda Lodge is located on the 9,000-hectare private Zannier Reserve to offer a tremendous diversity of wildlife, a mountainous backdrop, and beautiful Namibian landscapes. The lodge’s 10 luxurious round thatched huts are inspired by traditional Owambo architecture; the Owambo people are the largest ethnic group of Namibia. Bedrooms are split into eight one-bedroom huts and two-bedroom huts, ideal for families.

The huts have been built in a traditional Namibian style, with rounded walls and a hand-finished thatched roof. Each hut has its own private terrace for guests to enjoy wonderful views of the distant Khomas Hochland plateau and a nearby dam, offering the perfect spot for spending a quiet afternoon. The resort also features a cozy bar, a restaurant, a spa, a boutique, and a heated infinity pool overlooking the majestic savannah. Guests can take advantage of twice-daily excursions and safaris to quench their thirst for adventure.

This beautiful Zannier Hotels lodge has partnered with the Na’ankuse Foundation to contribute to conservation and regulation of flora and fauna in the area in order to protect the biodiversity of plant life and animals. The Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, located inside the reserve, includes a hospital funded by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation (Shiloh is the name of one of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughters), where wild animals such as injured or abandoned rhinos or elephants are treated under optimal conditions.


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