Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag Lodge is nestled amongst the tall, swaying palms of a desert oasis on the banks of the dry Uniab River in Damaraland in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia.
Birding Daydrive Nightdrive Walk Swimming

Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Palmwag Lodge is one of Namibia's oldest and most popular tourist destinations, which are recognized internationally for its spectacular scenery, the host of incredible desert-adapted wildlife in close proximity and the exciting possibility of encountering the endangered black rhino. Palmwag Lodge is an ideal stop-over en route to the Skeleton Coast, Kaokoveld, Etosha National Park and the remote Epupa Falls.



Accommodation at Palmwag Lodge consists of tasteful thatched bungalows (two bed & four bed) and luxury canvas tents (two bed & one double-bed honeymoon suite), all with en-suite facilities and furnished with insect repellant. Intrepid explorers can take advantage of the nine camp sites located nearby.



Palmwag Lodge boasts an 'a la carte', licensed restaurant under thatch as well as a quaint bar and lapa at the swimming pool.



Activities at Palmwag Lodge revolve around daily game drives in open 4x4s into the vast 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession and its surprising array of arid-adapted wildlife. A trip to vahimba village is an option where guests can experience first hand the daily life of these desert nomads - who still live by their ancient cultural traditions and rituals and a series of guided nature walks for the intrepid is also on offer.



Large populations of Hartman's Mountain Zebra, giraffe, Oryx, springbok and kudu exist within the Palmwag Concession. A healthy population of elephants and desert adapted black rhino, under the management of the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), move freely around the concession. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park, with over 100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolific and diverse around Palmwag Lodge, with most of Namibia's endemics present.