- Type: Luxury Lodge
- Summary: A luxury safari lodge in a pristine conservation reserve
- Feature: Remarkable wildlife experiences on a variety of excursions
- Rooms: 10 huts
- Star rating: 5 Star
- Nearest airport: Windhoek Airport
Location and transfer
Located in the Namibian savannah within a private animal reserve east of Windhoek, Zannier Hotels Omaanda can be reached by road or small aircraft. The two nearest airports are Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport, from which it is a 20 minute flight, and Windhoek Eros Airport, from which it is a 35 minute flight. It is also possible to fly between Zannier Hotels Omaanda and Zannier Hotels Sonop.
Ten luxurious huts are built in a traditional Namibian style, with rounded corners, an earthy feel and traditional thatched roofs. Offering eight huts with one bedroom and two with two bedrooms, accommodation caters to a variety of guests including larger families or groups of friends. All huts come with a private outdoor terrace perfect for relaxing on and taking in the views, whilst inside African artifacts and an open fireplace bring the space to life, complemented by deluxe furnishings and a luxurious bathroom with double sink, walk in shower and a large bathtub with a view. All huts include a flat screen television, complimentary Wi-Fi, an integrated sound system, a safe, a minibar, and air-conditioning system.
- Rooms: 8
- Size: 60㎡
- Room View: Lake and hill view
- Facilities: One-Bedroom Huts boast a 60㎡ interior and 20㎡ private terrace with views of the nearby ‘dam’ (small lake) and the distant hills of the Khomas Hochland plateau.
- Rooms: 2
- Size: 120㎡
- Room View: Lake and hill view
- Facilities: Two bedrooms accommodating up to four adults and two children (over 6 years old) are on offer in these spacious huts, complemented by a 26㎡ private terrace with seating area and stunning views.
Local and sustainable produce is at the forefront of the cuisine at Zannier Hotels Omaanda, where simple yet impressive dishes are created by the team of expert chefs. From the tasty à la carte breakfast, to the mezze-style sharing plates at lunch, to the refined four-course dinner menu, every meal is crafted with care and expertise. The evening meal is something special, with an emphasis on delicious local meats, seasonal and organic ingredients, it promises to reveal some of Namibia's many culinary wonders. The Pool Bar offers a range of drinks and snacks all day, which can be enjoyed by the shimmering swimming pool overlooking the savannah, and the Lounge Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner or nightcap, perhaps settling down under the stars next to the 'boma', a traditional African outdoor firepit.
Set within a 9000 hectare conservation reserve, the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku se^, the lodge promises an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary beauty and diverse wildlife of the area in exquisite luxury. Initially intended to be developed into an urban area, the creation of the conservation area has not only saved the wildlife that called the area their home, but has also helped regenerate and reintroduce species. Local guides relay their expertise on a variety of excursions and safaris into the plains surrounding the hotel, travelling in open safari vehicles at sunrise or evening when the animals are at their most active. Searching for rhinos, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, and leopards is an exciting and memorable experience, as well as spotting a variety of other wildlife. Private tours offer the opportunity to track rhinos, elephants, and leopards, and a visit to the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary is sure to inspire, as you hear all about the work they do rescuing and taking care of endangered creatures. Enjoy the unique opportunity to walk with cheetahs and baboons here and visit the anti-poaching unit to learn about how they protect the reserve.
The entire ethos of the lodge focuses on personal wellbeing in a space that allows you to be completely at one with nature. Disconnect from everyday life and let the tranquil surroundings ground you, connect with the beauty all around, and allow your body and mind to rest and refresh. A serene spa in a traditional hut building offers two double treatment rooms with therapies inspired by Namibian culture. Embracing age-old healing techniques, beauty recipes that replicate ancient Namibian beliefs, and cultural traditions with therapies designed to encompass mind, body and spirit, the fantastic menu of treatments promises to relax and rejuvenate in a nurturing, restful environment.