Hobatere Lodge is a photographic hotspot for wildlife lovers, nestled in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Otjovasandu River. Situated on a 8,808 hectare concession area on the western border of Etosha National Park, the name Hobatere means 'Find me', and once you do, you will enjoy a warm welcome and personalised service throughout your stay here. The proximity of a waterhole ensures an exceptionally intimate experience with the wild creatures that frequent the area.
Early morning and night drives on the concession are two of the activities on offer. The concession is home to a wide selection of game, including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, eland and Hartmann's Zebra. On night drives, many nocturnal animals, such as aardvark, cape fox, bat-eared fox, aardwolf and genet are encountered. Bird-watching enthusiasts will also delight in the variety of species found in the concession.
If you want to explore further into the incredible Etosha Park itself but don’t feel like driving in your own car, you can join a guided full day Etosha drive with one of the experienced guides. This gives you the opportunity to relax in an open game viewing vehicle and just absorb one of the most beautiful game Parks in Southern Africa through your camera lenses. The excursion starts early in the morning (between 06:00 and 07:00) and includes a picnic lunch to ensure that you make the most of your day in the Park. The vehicle takes a maximum of 9 guests.
12 rooms in total provide comfortable accommodation. Thatched roofs keep the well-appointed rooms cool and offer shade against the heat of the African savannah.
There is a swimming pool next to the main area with sun lounges for relaxing under the Namibian sun and washing away the dust after a day of game viewing. A spacious restaurant is complimented by a lounge, bar area and an outside veranda with seating allows for viewing the waterhole.
The Tree House offers the amazing experience of spending an evening and night completely alone in an exclusive wildlife area to feel in touch with nature and being surrounded by the African Bush. Watch the sunset and the animals at the waterhole from the privacy of the balcony, and take in the tranquility, silence and beauty of the surroundings.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Hobatere Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
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A 13 night itinerary where the main focus is on wildlife and getting back to nature. Enjoy game drives across Etosha's vast plains, walk as the sun rises through the bush, track leopard and desert elephants, and visit Bushmen rock art sites.
This is a 13 night itinerary including Windhoek, The Erongo Mountains, Etosha National Park, Damaraland and Okonjima Nature Reserve.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
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General Information For Guests
All of the rooms are en-suite with a shower, W/C and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities. They also have a writing desk, bedside lamp, a small viewing deck and tea/coffee making facilities.
The lodge has a restaurant, lounge, bar area, curio shop, swimming pool with sun loungers, and an outside veranda.
Activities that are available include morning/afternoon game drives, night drives and full day excursions into Etosha National Park returning in time for dinner.
Departures time from the lodge for morning game drives and full day excursions is between 06:00 and 07:00. Afternoon drives depart between 16:00 and 17:00. Night drives depart at 20:00. All times depend on the season. Each vehicle carries a maximum of 9 guests.
For the Tree House experience, guests will depart the lodge 45 minutes before sunset. They will be driven to the Tree House and the guide will help them to familiarise themselves with the accommodation. A radio will be provided in the room, and part of the familiarisation and safety talk will be to instruct guests on how to use the radio in case of an emergency. The guide will leave a cooler box stocked with preferred choices of drinks, sundowner snacks and a standard cold dinner platter. Before leaving, the guide will serve a sundowner drink to the guests on the balcony so they can enjoy the view of the sunset over the waterhole. The guests will be picked up in the morning at a pre-determined time - suggested between 07:00 and 08:00.
The lodge belongs to the Khoadi/Hoas Conservancy. One of the primary objectives of the lodge is to increase the benefits to the local community, reducing human wildlife conflict and also the conservation of the area.
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