Come and experience the warm hospitality and tranquil setting of OMAHA Guest Farm & Estate situated at the base of Mt Etjo!
OMAHA is conveniently located 2 hours NW of Windhoek en route to a number of Namibia`s primary tourism destinations: Etosha and Waterberg National Parks, Damaraland, Bushmanland, Kavango Region and the Caprivi Strip. Located nearby are the Erindi Game Lodge, Omaruru Game Lodge, Mt Etjo Safari Lodge, Dinosaur Tracks, Okonjima Lodge/Africat Foundation, and Cheetah Conservation Fund.
“Omaha” in the Herero language means "the place where one can live".
OMAHA offers its guests the utmost in peace, tranquility, and privacy. The 10,000 acre estate has a natural beauty that is virtually unsurpassed. With a landscaped garden, numerous hiking trails, and splendid vistas of Mt Etjo at the doorstep, one can become lost in space and time…no red lights, no shops, no petrol within 75 km!
Mt Etjo is a “sister mountain” to the famed Waterberg Plateau/National Park lying 120 km to the NW. They share a similar geological history and are capped to a depth of 70 meters with the distinguishing red “Etjo sandstone” formed during millions of years of severe desert conditions. Mt Etjo harbors several protected species including Hartmann’s Mt. Zebra, Damara Dik-dik, Leopard and Klipspringer.
OMAHA has a number of other wild free-ranging species such as Kudu, Oryx, Cheetah, Burchell`s Plains Zebra, and Bat-eared fox. Seasonally, over 250 bird species occur, including waterfowl. Farm drives, guided hikes to the top Mt Etjo, and limited hunting can be arranged.
OMAHA has completely shifted its mode of operation to self catering with attention to those who want the very best value for their vacations. Firstly, this means that when a booking is made (1-5 rooms), IT WILL BE THE ONLY BOOKING for those dates. This offers you, your family, or your friends, the utmost in privacy! Secondly, it means that daily rates are highly discounted for staying and enjoying the beauty of OMAHA.
Included are all linens, a fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool and walking trails. There will be a clean-up staff for your dishes and daily house cleaning. Wi-Fi and laundry can be arranged at a slight fee. Tips are welcomed for the staff. A 2-day minimum stay for 2 persons is required. The daily rate is N$ 600/person/night (two night minimum stay), except during prime season 13 Dec-19 Jan when the rates are N$ 800/person/night (three night minimum stay).
You may bring your own provisions or we will stock the pantry, refrigerator and bar for you at cost + 20% + transport.
Farm drives & hunting can be arranged.
Omaha Guest Farm & Estate Activities:
All of Omaha’s game are natural free-ranging species. Often seen are Warthog, Kudu, Oryx, Damara Dik-dik, Steenbok, Duiker, Jackal, Ostrich, Bat-eared fox, and Hares. Also on the farm are Leopard, Cheetah, Caracal, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Springbok, Hartebeest, and Porcupine. Abundant bird life occurs in the bush, at the dams, as well as in the garden at the lodge.
Excursions and activities:
* Swimming & relaxation at the pool
* Farm drives with a guide
* Hikes to the various dams or game viewing stands
* Guided hikes to the top of Mt Etjo plateau, over 2,000 m above sea level
* Experience daily farm life
* Excellent bird-watching
* Archery & Target shooting (away from the sanctuary of the lodge)
* Day trips to nearby facilities
* Full photographic tours and hunting safaris can be arranged
* Limited hunting on the property (inquire)
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Clothing & Accessories:
Guided hikes up Mt Etjo are rigorous. The climb is “straight up” 500 meters in elevation over rough terrain to a height of 2000 meters above sea level, typically taking 2+ hours up and 2+ hours down. It is recommended that hikers have a light snack before the climb, depart by sunrise, carry adequate water, and have appropriate footwear and clothing.
Health & Climate:
The rainy season is typically from January through mid-April. Evenings can be cool, but not uncomfortable. Winter is from May through August, and night-time temperatures can be near freezing.
The hottest months are October through December, with daytime temperatures near 30-35 C.