One of the highlights of Kaokoland in the far northern reaches of Namibia, Epupa is a magical belt of makalani palm forest on the perennial Kunene River.

There’s something special about this Kaokoland refuge 180km north of Opuwo, where the Kunene River plunges into the gorge below. Baobab trees cling to the rocky slopes as torrents of water rumble and tumble down the rocks with a flash of rainbow and an invigorating burst of wonder.

Two hundred metres upstream from the cascading falls, Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp is a cosy thatched lodge on the riverbank set under the palms, and the perfect place from which to experience Epupa enchantment. Dine with a river view and wake to the music of the falls and the sound of palm thrushes singing in the trees. Let Epupa lull you into a peaceful reverie.

In between rest and relaxation, there is much to experience here. Take the golden opportunity to visit the Himba, one of the last semi-nomadic groups in Africa; get your courage in check for a guided walk in search of the Kunene crocs or a rafting trip on the river (seasonal); and follow trails downstream keeping eyes open for our avian friends who favour this riverine habitat. And at sunset join the sundowner drive to a hill overlooking Epupa Falls for that time of day when everything pauses for beauty and celebration.

Drink in the African ambience and magic of Epupa.

GPS Coordinates -17.00222, 13.24611

Facility Information

Property Facilities
Solar power
Laundry service
Secure parking
Wi-Fi available
Mobile connectivity
No curio shop
Cold water swimming pool
Bar (with big LCD TV)
Available Services
24-Hour security
Credit card: Visa, Master
Child Policy
Children are most welcome at all our venues. Children up to 5 years old are free of charge; for children between the age of 6 and 13 years we charge 50 per cent of the B&B rate.
+264 (0)61 427 200
Tel (Alternate):
+264 (0)84 0007307 or +264 (0)81 145 8302
After Hours:
+264 (0)81 129 2424


The en-suite tented chalets are all equipped with mosquito nets and offer a beautiful river view. (Bed & breakfast included) Check Availability
The family unit is equipped with one double bed and three single beds, all of them have mosquito nets. (Bed & breakfast included) Check Availability


Visit to a Himba Village
A close up guided experience of the traditional lives of the Himba in the Epupa area. Duration 3-4 hours.
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 825.00 pp
Sunset Drive/Walk
Enjoy a guided walk or drive to a beautiful scenic sundowner hill above the Epupa Falls where snacks and drinks will be provided. Duration: approximately 2 hours.
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 374.00 pp
Walking Trail
A scenic and beautiful 2 hour guided walk upstream along the Kunene River. You might also see the vervet monkeys. This is also a great walk for bird enthusiasts.
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 352.00 pp
Rafting Tours and Excursions
Fun and excitement! Explore the Kunene River by rafting boat. This activity is seasonal. Please request durations and information at reception. May only be booked directly at the lodge. Rate available at the lodge.
Excursion for Fly-In Day Visitors
Join an excursion to the Epupa Falls and a Himba village. Please request durations and information at reception.
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 1408.00 pp


Check Availability & Rates Starting from N$ 1 840.00 - Enquire