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!Uris Safari Lodge Etosha Namibia
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Welcome to! Uris Safari Lodge - "in the footsteps of the diggers" A treasurable discovery on your way to Etosha National Park - Namibia. Uris Safari Lodge is situated about 20km outside of Tsumeb.
Surrounded by the ancient Lake Otjikoto and the famous wildlife conservation area, Etosha National Park, !Uris Safari Lodge also attracts tourists en-route to the Kunene-, Kaokoland and Southern Angola.
For visitors with an interest in gemstones and minerals !Uris Safari Lodge borders a number of historic German and Artesian mines namely Alt Bobos, Karavatu, Omeg II and Uris.
They resemble trails "in the footsteps of the diggers" who, over one hundred and twenty years ago spent their days in the relentless Namibian sunshine exploring the possibilities of mining precious minerals to satisfy the needs of Europe.
As one drives through this raw and unspoiled land one can see the remains of stripped mine headgear and other remnants relating to the old mining operations on lime rock and dolomite formations, established in days gone by. Modern day Bushmen will greet you from their homes, inquisitive of intruders in their quiet lives.
As evident in the Tsumeb history and tribal background, Uris is a Heikom/Bushmen
word, meaning, "head lice" and with the addition of the "!"
refers to a small white hill containing metal.
These houses were revamped and now !Uris Safari Lodge features these cosy houses as comfortable furnished brick and thatch-chalets, each with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. All room names refer to current and previous existing mines.
We accommodate a maximum of 42 guests in 14 rooms consisting of seven semi-detached chalets. There are seven queen bedrooms. The other seven family bedrooms are furnished with four three quarter beds, of which two beds are fitted on a loft for the fit traveler wishing to climb a steep ladder.
All beds are of extra length and the inviting bohemian looking rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, hair dryer, electric kettle, digital safe and telephone facilities. Electric appliances all run on 220/240 volts.
!Uris Safari Lodge Features
Facilities at !Uris Safari Lodge
In the Footsteps of the Diggers" runs like a delicate string of copper throughout the lodge. If it is not at the cozy fireplace in the lounge area, mining history is available at the small scale library, as well as small bits of mineral collections are displayed in the foyer. "Dig" for wine, as you have to go down in the wine cellar with resemblance to the mining era or round off your day with a cigar from our distinctive collection.
!Uris Safari Lodge is designed to accommodate the disabled traveler and all facilities are wheelchair accessible. A fantastic designed swimming pool is available for guest's relaxation. The lodge masseuse, who is available on request, can offer relaxation packages at her small scale salon.
Campsite 1 – up to 12 pax.
Campsite 2 – up to 18 pax.
Both Campsites are big enough to accommodate multiple vehicles and large groups of people. Each site has its own, “on suite” toilet, shower and basin as well as outside basin, extra tap and built in table – so sharing with another group will not work.
Wood is supplied for the hot water “Donkies”, but for fire wood, guests can buy wood at N$15 per bundle.
Campers can make use of the lodge facilities like the bar and swimming pool, they can also have meals (dinner, lunch or breakfast) at the lodge, but this is subject to restaurant space and lodge guests activities, so it has to be booked – either in advance, or with reception on check in.
To experience the Namibian nightlife, no electricity is available at the campsites and lapa.
Conference & Special Function Facilities
Ideas of things to do at !Uris Safari Lodge:
Activities - !Uris Safari Lodge
The Tschudi area in the Otavi Mountain land is renowned as a natural breeding area and habitat of the famous Eland antelope. Before sunset when the burning heat of the African sunshine has diminished one can take a nature drive through the bush to observe some of Africa's most majestic antelopes such as eland, kudu, duikers, steenbok and a variety of nocturnal animals.
Sightseeing trips to Tsumeb and the Etosha National Park can be arranged. Geological tours are also done on request. Tsumeb Museum & Mining tours can be booked. The Tsumeb Museum, with its comprehensive historical and geological displays, is a major tourist draw card which attracts between 12,000 and 15,000 visitors annually.
Uris Safari Lodge is situated about 20km outside of Tsumeb. From Windhoek follow the B1 north towards Tsumeb passing through Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Otavi, at the four way crossing 3km before you reach Tsumeb turn left still following the B1 to Ondangwa.Keep to the road for about 14km towards Etosha, past the turn-of at Punyu Crushers, turn left then onto a dirt road another 14.4km straight would lead you to the lodge.
Fauna & Flora
Guided walks enable you to view warthog, jackal, baboon and getting closer
to wonderful examples of Namibia's exquisite trees:
Sight-seeing activities in the vicinity
Sporting activities in the vicinity
Photographs of !Uris Safari Lodge
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