Zannier Hotels Omaanda

Namibia, Africa

Composed of ten huts inspired by traditional Owambo architecture, Omaanda is an exceptionally appealing lodge, whose discrete elegance and timeless appeal take you on an unforgettable journey. Discover the singular beauty of the Namibian savannah, in the very heart of a private animal reserve of over 9,000 hectares surrounding the capital Windhoek. Omaanda owes its name to its exceptional situation, lying right in the heart of a private animal reserve, the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê.
Countryside
Honeymoon & Romance
Eco-friendly

Hotel guide

Facilities

  • The bedroom has a king-size bed and a walk-in dressing room, and an open fire place. All huts offer a bathroom with separate toilet, walk in shower, double sink and a large bathtub with a view. Every hut has a tv, free Wi-Fi, an integrated sound system, a safe, a minibar, and is equipped with air conditioning
  • 9,000-hectare game reserve, open-air lounge
  • SPA: The rustic, open-sided treatment rooms overlook the desert. The treatments are inspired by Namibian wellness culture, with the therapists incorporating techniques that have been handed down over the centuries. The oils and spa products are made by local specialists and are full of indigenous botanicals like the Marula tree, which produces a skin-enlivening oil that’s high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and amino acids

Our Favourite

  • The 15m infinity pool overlooks the scrubby savannah and distant slate-grey hills. It’s on the edge of the large sun deck near the lobby, and has a line of sunloungers running along one side

Wine & Dine

  • From breakfast all the way through to dinner, their aim is to promote the use of local and sustainable produce. Sourcing with passionate producers, and to prepare simple yet distinguished dishes, reflecting a deep respect for nature and the ingredients that it gives
  • A la carte’ breakfast. From fresh juices and fruit, warm baked breads with jam, granola and health bowls, pancakes and waffles to savory dishes such as eggs, bacon, sausages, vegetables and charcuterie, a wide selection is available
  • Lunch is made up of mezze-style sharing plates and copious salads
  • The pool bar can be found on the edge of the heated swimming pool overlooking the savannah
  • The lounge bar serves refreshing homemade juices, a wide variety of cocktails, fine wines, exclusive gins and vintage liqueurs
  • Every evening, a refined 4-course menu is offered, including an amuse bouche, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes

Dresscode

  • Because some evening/nights can be fresh and it can get windy in the desert, we advise you to pack a scarf, coat, hat or cap, swim suit, lip balm, sun cream and good shoes

Budget

  • Rooms from EUR. 550 (NAD12,000)

Local guide

Concierge

  • The dedicated concierge team is at your disposal to improve your comfort. They will offer bespoke support to organise any activity, booking or transportations for you. They will happily try to respond also to any other need or requirement

When to go

  • With 300+ days sun per year, Namibia is country that can be visited all year round. Winter season starts in April and ends in September. Temperatures are between 20-25 Celsius, but evening and nights can be fresh. October to December has little rain and average temperatures around 25 Celsius. December until end of March can be very warm between 25-34 Celsius but chilling nights

Activities

  • Numerous excursions and safaris are offered to experience the African Savannah, all supervised by local and experienced guides from the N/a’an ku sê Foundation. Programmes are designed according to your desires and your thirst for adventure. They can be customized upon request to make them totally unique
  • Conservation drive, Private Savannah watch, Rhino, Elephant & Carnivore tracking

Eco-friendly

  • Nestled on a 9,000-hectare family owned land, the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê is blessed with a great biodiversity of habitat and wildlife. Founded by Dr. Rudie van Vuuren and his wife Marlice, the N/a’an ku sê Foundation (meaning “God will Protect us” in the San language) aims to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia, and rescue species threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat. “Maintaining and promoting the fragile ecosystems remains the primary concern for the conservation teams of Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê.”

How to get there

  • Fly into Namibia’s Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport; direct flight from Frankfurt. Flights from major cities in the UK, US and further afield usually stop over in Johannesburg
  • Private transfers for two are included in the all-inclusive rate; otherwise, they’re NAD1,500 each way