It was none other than Angelina Jolie who recommended to Arnaud Zannier during her stay at Phum Baitang that he flew to Namibia in order to see if he may wanted to open a lodge there. She made the introduction to Dr. Rudie van Vuuren and his wife Marlice, founders of Naankuse foundation, who assisted Zannier in the purchase of the 9000 hectare Zannier Reserve and today are our partner in regards to animal excursions. A second lodge in the South of the country, Zannier Hotel Sonop followed in summer 2019.
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Main Strengths, Special Touch
The huts are built in traditional Namibian style, with rounded corners and a hand-finished thatched roof. The design is simple and understated; the deep, warm colors are evocative of the earth, sand, and natural environment. The interior decoration is composed of rare objects and precious antiques from African culture. All huts offer modern amenities such as air-conditioning, heating, fire places, separate shower and large bathtub with view, flatscreen TVs, minibar.
Located 30 minutes from Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and 1 hour from Windhoek city. Set in a 9000 hectare private reserve with plenty of wildlife to watch.
Key sites/activities in the area
A non-private sunrise and sunset conservation drive is included in the All-inclusive rate. Cheetah walks, rhino tracking, elephant tracking, leopard tracking, watching meerkats, visiting the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, a clinic for sick or injured rhinos and elephants, are also possible.
Omaanda is the only lodge in Namibia with a heated infinity pool.
For safety reasons children under 6 years are not permitted at Omaanda.
Number of suites: 10 huts
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 10
Restaurants & Bars
« Ambo Delights » overlooking the infinity pool and with amazing views of the savannah. Serves a la carte breakfast, mezzeh for lunch and a 4-course menu for dinner, including game meat, fish and vegetarian options.
Spa with 2 double treatment rooms
60 sqm heated infinity pool
Corporate & Celebration Events
Available for buy-outs for up to 28 guests.
Extra Notable Features
Scenic drives to discover the savannah at sunrise or sunset observing the wildlife and flora.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
World Travel Awards – Namibia’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge
AEAD Global Awards – Best Guest Room
World Travel Awards – Africa’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge 2019.
World Travel Awards – Namibia’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge 2019
The International Hotel Awards
– Namibia’s best lodge of the year 2019
– Namibia’s sustainable hotel of the year 2019
– Africa’s sustainable hotel of the year 2019
– World’s sustainable hotel of the year 2019