Palmwag Lodge is an oasis in the arid landscape of the Damaraland region (or Kunene region, as it is now called) of Namibia.
Palmwag Lodge, one of Namibia’s most well-known tourist lodges, is situated on the Uniab River in a concession area. This means that you will be able to find a number of plant and animal species unique to Damaraland, including desert elephant, desert black rhino and mountain zebra.
The lodge changed owners in 2012. The new owners and managers, Fritz and Birgit Schenk live on the premises and their hospitality is clear to all visitors. The result is excellent service in a beautiful and well maintained lodge.
Wildlife and especially elephants, zebra and black rhino are quite common in the area. Palmwag area also boasts with the largest population of predators (leopard, lion, cheetah and spotted hyena) outside the borders of the Etosha National Park.
Palmwag is connected to the national electricity grid of Namibia. However the new owners are very concerned about both their guests' and the lodge's eco-impact. They have therefore invested substantially in their own solar power developing facilities. Palmwag can clearly claim to be environmentally friendly.
You can reach Palmwag Lodge by gravel road or by air. Palmwag is situated just 7 km north of the junction of the C43 and the C39. If you come from the South, you will pass the small village of Bergsig before heading north. It is on the left, immediately after the veterinary fence, and its concession stretches off to the west as far as the Skeleton Coast.
Fuel is available, but again be aware this is a remote area. Deliveries are normally reliable, but your specific choice of grade of fuel or diesel might not be available. The fuel station accepts N$ and ZAR as well as credit cards (when the system works). They don’t accept foreign currency.
GPS Lodge: 19° 53´ 59"S 13° 56´ 13"E
GPS Vliegveld:19° 52´ 48"S 13° 56´ 47"E
At Palmwag Lodge, guests are accommodated in thatched bungalows and luxury tents. Each luxury tent is protected from the sun by its own thatched roof. In additions two Meru tents are available in or very near the reeds, where the elephants are regular visitors.
A child-friendly 8-bed unit is ideal for the travelling family. All accommodation is en-suite.
Discover the beauty of the Namibian landscape on one of the numerous hiking trails. No visit is complete without a morning and evening game drive, and if you book early, Palmwag Lodge also offers guided day trips or overnight visits into the breathtakingly beautiful Damaraland region of Namibia.
Unwind from city stress at the swimming pool beneath waving palm trees, whilst enjoying refreshments from the pool bar. Enjoy the glowing Namibian sunsets before dining in style at Palmwag Lodge’s fully licensed a la carte restaurant.
Palmwag Lodge now offers rhino tracking as a joint venture with three community ventures. The communities benefit from these excursions since part of the income goes directly to them.
Rhino tracking excursions are a real adventure and if not done correctly led by qualified guides and a qualified tracker they can be dangerous and fruitless. Palmwag will make your rhino tracking a pleasant adventure. However please remember to book this well in advance. Palmwag cannot arrange this on short notice.