Patrick Durkin – With 18 years’ local and international experience in the hotel & hospitality industry in 5-star establishments, his assets mainly focus on Food and Beverage and General Management. He was the General Manager of Country Boutique Hotel White River, Mpumalanga, Olarro Lodge & Olarro Plains by Hermes Retreat and &Beyond.
ZANNIER HOTELS OMAANDA
History & Story
It was none othert han Angelina Jolie who recommended to Arnaud Zannier during her stay at Phum Baitang that he flew to Namibia in order to see if he may want to open a lodge there. She made the introduction to Dr. Rudie van Vuuren and his wife Marlice, founders of Naankuse foundation, who assisted Zannier in the purchase of the 9000 hectare Zannier Reserve and today are our partner in regards to animal excursions. A second lodge in the South of the country will follow in summer 2019.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Local architecture inspired by the Ovambo tribe. Traditional constructions method sused, round huts made of sandbags covered by pigmented mud and hand-thatched roofs. All huts offer modern amenities such as air-conditioning, heating, fire places, separate shower and large bathtub with view, flatscreen TVs, minibar.
Located 30 minutes from Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and 1 hour from Windhoek city. Set in a 9000 hectare private reserve with plenty of wildlife to watch.
Key sites/activities in the area
Game drives (included in the rate), cheetah walks, rhino tracking, elephant tracking, leopard tracking, watching meerkats, visiting the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, a clinic for sick or injured rhinos and elephants, visiting local schools.
Omaanda is the only lodge in Namibia with a heated infinity pool.
For safety reasons children under 6 years are not permitted at Omaanda.
Number of suites: 10 huts
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 10
Restaurants & Bars
« Ambo Delights » overlooking the infinity pool and with amazing views of the savannah. Serves a la carte breakfast, mezzeh for lunch and a 4-course menu for dinner, including game meat, fish and vegetarian options.
Belgian Chef Annelie Maes is Michelin-star trained and provides a creative gourmet cuisine at Omaanda.
Spa with 2 double treatment rooms
60 sqm heated infinity pool
Corporate & Celebration Events
Available for buy-outs for up to 28 guests.
Extra Notable Features
Scenic drives to discover the savannah at sunrise or sunset observing the wildlife and flora.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
World Travel Awards – Namibia’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge
AEAD Global Awards – Best Guest Room
World Travel Awards – Africa’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge 2019.
World Travel Awards – Namibia’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge 2019
The International Hotel Awards
– Namibia’s best lodge of the year 2019
– Namibia’s sustainable hotel of the year 2019
– Africa’s sustainable hotel of the year 2019
– World’s sustainable hotel of the year 2019