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The recently opened Uukwaluudhi Safari Camp is situated on a small 6 000ha reserve in the Omusati region that forms part of the core wildlife area of the conservancy, its fenced in to protect its valuable endemic wildlife and small Black rhino population.

Wildlife at the tented camp range from Black Rhino, black-faced impala, kudu, duiker, hartebeest, eland, plains zebra, giraffe, springbok and elephant (elephant roam the Conservancy but, not within the reserve).

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The open veranda-like main area is thatched and situated on top of a small knoll, overlooking a large savannah plain, periodically dotted by antelope, zebra and giraffe that brows along the fringes of the surrounding Mopani and Terminalia woodland.

There are eight well-appointed Meru tented units, all en-suite with a view over the Uukwaluudhi planes. Accommodation includes breakfast and dinner; lunch is optional and can be ordered from the a-la-carte menu.

  Activities include:

  • Guided hikes
  • Morning or afternoon sundowner game drives on the reserve
  • Uukwaluudhi Royal Homestead, Culture & History Excursion (Half Day)

Activities conducted on foot are safe due to no resident predators but, we do however practice caution due to the presence of Rhino on the reserve.

 
Uukwaludhi tented accommodation

Uukwaluudhi tented accommodation

 More about the Uukwaluudhi conservancy: 

Named after the Uukwaluudhi ethnic group meaning “small group of one clan”:

  • Region – Omusati
  • Area size – 1 437 sqkm
  • Routing – C41 road, +/- 80 km east from Opuwo  
  • Languages – Oshiwambo; Otjiherero and Himba
  • Cultures – Wambo; Herero; Himba; Dhemba and San.
  • Geographical Features – Small hills dot the flat landscape of savannah woodland.
  • Annual Rain Fall – 350-400 mm.

Uukwaluudhi Conservancy is in a Joint Venture agreement with Opuwo Country Hotel who also manages the wildlife assets and the Tourism side of the business. Below is a brief explanation of this symbiotic relationship:  

Tourism concessions can empower rural communities

Tourism concessions not only empower rural communities but also increase the economic value of protected areas and other state land.

Communities, through the Community Based Natural Resources Management program (CBNRM), must have direct control over the utilization of the land so that they too can benefit financially.

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Concessions to the communities are a mechanism that will bring about economic empowerment to the rural population of our country and will bring about a balanced sharing of our natural resources. Concessions also increase the economic value of proclaimed protected areas and other state land including communal areas and they also maintain and strengthen conservation of biodiversity as well as the maintenance of the ecological integrity.

In order to benefit from the concessions, communities have to mobilize and enter into agreements to gain capital investment.

Therefore, by signing these concessions – Conservancies and communities can now enter into partnership with the private sector. These partnerships are subjected to government approval.  Concessions are awarded for periods of 20 years and are expected to create permanent jobs and generate income from concession fees and taxes.          

Marketing Company:

  • Frans du Raan: marketing@journeysnamibia.com
  • Windhoek Office: Tel: ++264 61 228 104 / Fax to e-mail: ++264 886546675; Cell: ++264 811 222 626
  • Po Box 91045 Klein Windhoek Namibia      
All photos courtesy of Journeys Namibia. 

See more Journeys Namibia accommodation on Travel News Namibia:
Fish River Lodge
Grootberg Lodge
Opuwo Country Hotel
Hoada Camping Site

 

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