Zannier Hotels Omaanda: a collection of huts overlooking the savannah
Omaanda (meaning rhinoceros in Oshiwambo) owes its name to its incredible location, in the heart of a private animal reserve, the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê.
Composed of ten huts inspired by traditional Owambo architecture, Zannier Hotels Omaanda is an exceptionally appealing lodge, whose discrete elegance and timeless appeal take you on an unforgettable journey. Guests will be amazed by the singular beauty of the Namibian savannah, in the very heart of a private animal reserve of over 9,000 hectares nearby the capital Windhoek.
Omaanda will invite its guests to return for a short while to the source of life and experience nature at its wildest. The tranquillity and the isolation, the fauna and flora, the pure and wild beauty of the landscape stretching as far as the eye can see, will make this destination unforgettable – a timeless break suspended in rich authenticity.
All the huts are built in traditional Namibian style, with rounded corners and hand- finished thatched roof. The design is simple und understated; the deep, warm colours are evocative of the earth, sand and natural environment. The interior decoration is composed of rare objects and precious antiques from African culture.
These huts are spacious and boast a private terrace with magnificent views overlooking the nearby ‘dam’ (small lake) and the distant hills of the Khomas Hochland plateau.
All the bedrooms have king-size bed, walk-in dressing room, air conditioning and an open fire place.
From breakfast all the way through to dinner, Zannier Hotels Omaanda promotes the use of local and sustainable products, reflecting a deep respect for nature and the ingredients generously given.
The team of passionate chefs will be happy to offer a selection of gourmet menu options and to accommodate any particular diets or nutritional requirements.
Numerous excursions and tours, included in the services offered at the lodge, make a change between adventure and rest. Programmes are designed according to the individual desires of the guests and their thirst for adventure. Each excursion offered at Zannier Hotels Omaanda is a totally unique, distinctive and magical experience, and is realised in partnership with N/a’an ku sê by local and experienced guides.
The Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê actively contributes to the conservation and regulation of the flora and fauna, protecting biodiversity and fighting the extinction of threatened species.
Located on the Khomas Hochland plateau, with a magnificent mountain range as a backdrop, it is characterised by its vast diversity of animals (giraffes, warthogs, a wide variety of antelopes, ostriches, jackals, leopards, baboons, birds…) and landscapes (hills and valleys, vast plains and an enormous lake surrounded by vegetation and African bush).
Lead by a research of authenticity and a genuine dedication for preserving and sharing natural beauty, Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê aims to be the custodian of a fragile environment at the gates of the expending capital Windhoek. The relocation and reintroduction of endemic species such as white rhinos, elephants or caracals are great examples of this vast reserve’s missions. The aim is to ensure the preservation of the reserve’s natural life cycle.
In the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, wild animals such as rhinos or elephants are treated under optimal conditions. Within the walls of the ten-hectare sanctuary, the animals can convalesce in a way that will enable most of them to be reintegrated back into the nature reserve. It is equipped with the most up-to-date technology and can offer effective protection against poaching. This gloriously rich sanctuary of fauna and flora is also an ideal environment for research, particularly those focussed on human vs wildlife conflict resolution.
To really offer a complete immersive experience of the reserve to visitors, various excursions and safaris are organised. Programmes are personalised according to the guests’ thirst for adventure, always maintaining a deep respect for the natural environment and local traditions, so each expedition becomes an unforgettable, individual and magical experience.
WELLNESS & SPA
Guests will find a space that is at one with nature, with the singular aim of promoting a holistic sense of wellbeing and disconnect with the outside world, so as to connect with their inner selves.
The Spa fits harmoniously with the rest of the resort. Its treatments, provided in a traditional hut, are inspired by local Namibian beliefs. Comprising two double treatment rooms, this space is dedicated to care of the body enabling perfect union of body, spirit and soul.
The goal is to enhance the life and well-being of everyone who enters this space.
The Spa treatments are all designed to purify and rejuvenate. They embrace age-old healing techniques, beauty recipes that replicate ancient Namibian beliefs, and cultural traditions with therapies designed to encompass mind, body and spirit. Experienced therapists, with well- honed skills in the modern-day interpretation of treatments that have been handed down through the centuries, create a natural, relaxing and heartfelt spa encounter.