Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge is situated on a small 6 000ha reserve that forms part of the core wildlife area of the conservancy. The reserve is fenced to protect its valuable endemic wildlife and small Black rhino population. 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.
Uukwaluudhi Reserve is a sanctuary for a variety of antelope species such as Eland, Red-hartebeest, Wildebeest, Springbok, Oryx, Kudu, Black-faced impala and larger herbivores such as Giraffe and Black Rhino. Smaller species are made up of the array of different birds that live on the ground and high up in trees and between shrubs throughout the reserve. The wildlife is endemic to Namibia and can also be found in other unprotected wilderness areas where there are no fences and where they roam free. Uukwaluudhi reserve however is fenced, to keep its valuable wildlife within a buffer zone. It is the Conservancies responsibility, together with the Ministry of Wildlife and Conservation to manage this valuable natural resource for the benefit of the community. Conservancies often utilise the wildlife through hunting quotas that earn them revenue. Uukwaluudhi Conservancy however chose to go into a joint venture with a private entity that specialises in Tourism.
Our game drives on the reserve generate income for the Conservancy while affording our guest the unique opportunity to see the wildlife from close-by in their natural environment.
Your designated guide will do an introduction of the route to be taken on the reserve and explain what kind of animals you might encounter on the way. Information on the animal will be shared and discussed as well as the birdlife and surrounding flora.
Summer time we will change our afternoon drive to 16h00 departure.
Two Game Drives are conducted per day:
Half Day Culture & History Excursion:
Directions to Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge:
From Kamanjab drive on the C35 north for 186km until you reach the turnoff to the right hand side on the MR122 Road to Litananga.
This road also leads to Omakange and Oshakati.
Once you have turned right on the MR122, continue for 6km until you reach a sign board for Omakange on your left, do not turn off, continue for another 10km until you see a sign board on your right indicating Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge.
Follow the gravel road for another 7km until you reach the gate of Uukwaluudhi reserve. The gate is manned by a security guard who will give directions to the lodge.