Palmwag Lodge

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Game Viewing
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Palmwag Lodge: Our View

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.

Palmwag Lodge is one of Namibia's oldest and most popular tourist destinations, and is  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 repellent. 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 the Himba people - who still live by their ancient cultural traditions and rituals. A series of guided nature walks is also on offer.

Palmwag Lodge: Quick Facts 

  • 13 standard rooms and 10 tented chalets
  • 2 family units and 4 safari tents
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Guided walks
  • Games drives
  • Scenic drives
  • Cultural visit
  • Birding

Palmwag Lodge: The Details

Large populations of Hartman's Mountain Zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu exist within the Palmwag Concession. A healthy population of elephant 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 lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolific and diverse around Palmwag Lodge, with most of Namibia's endemics present.