Igowati Lodge Description
iGowati Lodge is situated in Khorixas in Damaraland. It is the perfect stopover when you are on your way to see the wonders of Damaraland. iGowati means desert dunes. The Lodge is build and decorated in the colors of the Namib dessert. The roofs are of natural thatching that is so commonly seen in Namibia. Our lodge offers you the amenities of a city hotel but in a rural setting. We offer a friendly and efficient service. The Damara people that work at iGowati are believed to be one of the first ancient groups to settle in Namibia and are of Bantu origin. They are friendly and helpful. Damarland and Khorixas have a slow African rhythm with friendly people and a welcoming environment to all guests visiting our town and lodge. We have 29 en-suite rooms equipped with telephones/fans and coffee/tea making facilities. Our restaurant offers and ala-carte menu as well as buffets for large groups and our bar are open during the day. At night the Aba’s khab traditional group entertains our guests and Mr. Michael Doeseb cultural historian shares some interesting facts about the Damara people and their traditions most evenings. We have a swimming pool to cool off in and our curio shop have some of the interesting arts of Damaraland and the rest of Namibia. We also offer some necessities to travelers and campers. Daytrips can be organized to all sights in our area at a reasonable price and includes an air-conditioned vehicle, guide/driver, lunch packs and soft drinks. At the reception we are willing to organize trips and do bookings for you at other lodges. Our aim is to help make your dream of an unforgettable African holiday a reality.
In the area a wide variety of sights are on offer. Twyfelfontein with its more than 2000 rock engravings are said to be the largest outdoor art gallery you will find in the world and definitely in Africa. At Petrified Forest you will be taken on an interesting trip to see the ancient fossilized tree trunks as well as the welwitchia mirrabiles (the fossil plant of Damaraland). Also informative and interesting are the Organpipes and burned mountain. iGowati Lodge is also in close vicinity to The Rock finger, White lady and Etosha. When staying for a few days it is easy to visit all these sights as well as the Himbas at Kamanjab. We also offer overnight trips for small groups to remote places in Damaraland. Go looking for elephants or just camp under the stars. Visit Brandberg or swim in some of the many pools and fountains found by only the knowledgeable guides of Damaraland. Go fishing in the desert for fresh water fish. Any thing is possible. Give us a call or e-mail. Khorixas is named after the Khori bush growing in the area. The town is very small but necessity’s can be bought at the local supermarket. We have a post office but letters and postcards can also be given at the reception of iGowati for posting. A bank is available on weekdays from 9 to 12H30 in the mornings. Petrol/tyers and a car repair shop are also in town.
Igowati Lodge Directions
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