Experience true farm life in
Namibia at Omaha! Omaha Guest Farm is situated at the foot of Mount Etjo only a 2-hour
drive NW from Windhoek. Omaha is conveniently located en route between
Windhoek and a number of Namibia's primary tourism destinations: Etosha and
Waterberg National Parks, Damaraland, Bushmanland, Kavango Region and the
Caprivi Strip. “Omaha” in the Herero language means "the place where one can
A large part of the farm is taken up by Mt Etjo, a geologically unique feature of the Namibian landscape. Mount Etjo is an erosional relic dating to the time of Gondwanaland, 500 million years ago. The mountain is a narrow plateau 16 km long with a maximum width of 3 km, standing 2086 m above sea level at its highest point. Mount Etjo is capped with a layer of hard sandstone, measuring up to 70 meters deep. The saddle of the mountain forms the watershed between the Omaruru River running west to the Atlantic Ocean and the Omatako River that runs to the northeast into the Kavango River, historically draining into the Indian Ocean by the Zambezi River.
Earthen dams have been built on the farm to retard erosion caused by the enormous amount of water rushing down Mount Etjo after rainfalls. The dams provide drinking water for game as well as for the domestic animals on the farm. Indigenous free-ranging game and a very diverse bird fauna, including waterfowl, are attracted to the impoundments. Warthog, Kudu, Oryx, Damara Dik-dik, Steenbok, Duiker, Jackal and Suricates are often seen, while leopard, cheetah, jackals, hartebeest, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra also occur.
Rhenish mission station ruins at Waterberg:
Cattle, goats and sheep are farmed at Omaha. Leopard and cheetah occur naturally on the farm, so calves and lambs have to stay in kraals at the house for about three months to minimize their predation. Lambs are protected by an Anatolian shepherd dog native to Turkey.
Excursions and Activities at Omaha
* 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
* Enjoying our library…or TV
* Archery & Target shooting (away from the sanctuary of the lodge)
Full tour & Safari services
Omaha has expanded its services in affiliation with Bushveld Safaris CC to offer a wide diversity of activities for its guests. Notably, guests may now book their entire visit to Namibia through Omaha to include photographic tours and hunting safaris. These increased services include, but are not limited to
- Transfers to and from the Hosea Kutako and Walvis Bay International Airports;
- Half-day or short overnight excursions to visit the dinosaur footprints, Twyfelfontein and other rock paintings, Spitzkoppe, Skeleton Coast, Cape Cross, Okahandja curio shops, Cheetah Conservation Fund;
- One to 3-week photographic tours to Sossusvlei, Kuiseb Canyon, Welwitschia Plains, Etosha and other National Parks, Damaraland, Caprivi Strip, Chobe & Okavango Delta (Botswana), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). Cape Town (South Africa); and
- Hunting for a variety of antelope and big game.
No credit cards are accepted.
Rates per room per night: on request
|Dinner, bed and breakfast|
|Pool room & tower room|
|Cheetah room & Gecko room|
|African room with private bathroom, not en suite|
|Activities per person, minimum 2 persons|
|Hike to the top of Mount Etjo||-|
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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