Your hosts at Hobatere Lodge are members of the #Khoadi//Hoas conservancy in which the lodge is located. Hobatere Lodge is managed by Journeys Namibia, a reputable management company known for its work in conservancy and local communities.
The lodge is situated in a concession area of 8 808 hectares, which is home to a rich diversity of game, including elephant and lion. With conservation in mind, the lodge is actively involved in promoting the peaceful co-existence of man and nature. Thatched roofs keep the well-appointed chalets cool and offer shade against the heat of the African savannah. A dip in the pool refreshes after a day of game viewing. Friendly staff prepares delicious meals.
Nestled on the banks of the Otjovasandu River in the country’s north-western parts, Hobatere Lodge promises uniquely Namibian encounters. A private airstrip makes access even easier for guests with little time to spare for long distance driving. Hobatere, due to its location on the western side of Etosha National Park, is known as ‘little Etosha’. Apart from its abundance of game species it is a paradise for birdwatchers, too.
A fire destroyed the lodge in 2011. It was rebuilt, also thanks to funds provided by the Millennium Challenge Account, and opened its doors again in June 2015. Journeys Namibia was awarded the contract to manage the lodge, which is 100% owned by the local ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy.
The ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy stands proudly as an international case study of how conservation efforts can be successful and sustainable in the long run. By visiting this part of the world and enjoying all it has to offer, you are contributing to the long-term sustainability of the area, its animals and its people.