Zannier Reserve, Namibia
At a Glance
A perfect place to start or end your Namibian adventure conveniently located 30 minutes from Windhoek Airport.
Relax and unwind soaking up the elevated views across the savanna from your panoramic terrace.
Sit by the infinity pool and spot animals coming to drink from the nearby watering hole.
Be sure to book yourself in for a spa treatment where massages are inspired by local Namibian beliefs.
Appreciate the exclusivity with your own private vehicle in this 9000 hectare private reserve.
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit Windhoek is between May and September, when it's cool and dry. Summer (November to March) is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.
December and January see the main school holidays: much of the populace heads to the coast, so if you visit during this time you may find some shops and restaurants closed.
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Stylish and 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.
With magnificent views across the Zannier Reserve, Omaanda has been built to maximise the surrounding Namibian wilderness. Designed with neutral earthy tones, the whole lodge complements the natural environment to create a luxurious and authentic stay.
Bedrooms are split into eight one-bedroom huts and two-bedroom huts, ideal for families. Huts have been built in a traditional Namibian style, with rounded walls and a hand-finished thatched roof. Each hut has it's 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.
Omaanda's stylish design continues throughout the lodge with natural materials framing the pool area and neutral tones to create a relaxing ambience and a feeling of being immersed in nature. The beautiful outdoor infinity swimming pool is heated and offers unbeatable views across the savannah while the restaurant next door serves up delicious food in a tranquil and intimate setting.
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. This, along with the relocation and reintroduction of endemic species such as rhino, elephant, and caracals demonstrates the Foundation's successes. Guests can get involved themselves to participate in an immersive experience across the reserve by heading out on game activities such as drives to find the Big Five, as well as tracking animals like rhino, elephant and leopard to learn more about how the Foundation strives to improve on its conservation efforts.
Accommodation at Omaanda comprises eight one-bedroom huts as well as a two-bedroom hut for families. Built in the traditional Namibian style, the huts have rounded walls and a hand-built thatched roof. Bedrooms have been designed and decorated in warm earthy tones to complement the surrounds and local environs, with rare objects and precious antiques offering some culture and authenticity to the space. Huts are fitted with a king sized double bed, desk, sofa and a large dressing room as well as an en-suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower, a double sink and beautifully large bath. Modern amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, an LCD television, mini-bar and integrated sound system complete the huts.
Omaanda is dedicated to the comfort and happiness of each guests and offers a tailor-made bespoke concierge service to organise any trips or experiences during a stay. A chauffeur service also provides transport from and to the Windhoek airports.
The 15m by 4m heated infinity swimming pool has been placed so guests can enjoy majestic views across the reserve at any point of the day. A wonderful spa offers a range of relaxing treatments in traditional huts which have been designed to fit in with the natural vibe of the lodge and the Ambo Delights Restaurant serves up a range of delicious food, with the main event being the three-course dinner served next to the roaring fire.
A range of exciting game activities and relaxing experiences are on offer at Omaanda. Shared and private game drives are available, with plenty of opportunity to find the Big Five and much more. For those looking for something more specific and specialist, there is elephant, rhino or leopard tracking where you could learn more about these magnificent animals. Other activities include visiting meerkat colonies and going behind the scenes of the Shilow Wildlife Sanctuary.
Meg Shepro (Staff)
A brand new property just outside of Windhoek, Omaanda makes for an excellent rest stop at the beginning or end of an itinerary. The cuisine is unbeatable and the lodge has been designed to the highest quality. The emphasis here is on relaxation and enjoying your natural surroundings, with game viewing coming as a bonus. During my stay the managers put it perfectly that the reserve is a home for animals in need of a second chance as they are placed here after rehabilitation and before being reintroduced into the wild in Etosha. With quick access to Windhoek International Airport I highly recommend this luxurious lodge for any trip to Namibia.
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Location & directions
Zannier Reserve, Namibia
Omaanda is located on the Zannier Reserve on the Khomas Hochland plateau not far from Windhoek International Airport.
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