!Uris Safari Lodge is located 20 km west of the town of Tsumeb, a legacy of being a mineral fascination. Surrounded by the ancient Lake...
!Uris Safari Lodge is located 20 km west of the town of Tsumeb, a legacy of being a mineral fascination. 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. As you drive through this raw and unspoilt land, you can see the remains of stripped mine headgear and other remnants relating to the old mining operations on lime rock and dolomite formations.
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 Bushmen word, meaning ‘head lice’, and with the addition of the ‘!’ refers to a small white hill containing metal.
Historically, there were eight existing houses which accommodated the mineworkers in the early 1900s. These houses were revamped and now !Uris Safari Lodge offers these cosy houses as comfortable furnished brick and thatch chalets, each with air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom, with all room names referring to current and previous existing mines. All beds are of extra-length and the inviting bohemian-looking rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, a hairdryer, electric kettle, digital safe, and telephone.
There are also two different campsites available, both big enough to accommodate multiple vehicles and large groups of people. Campers can make use of the lodge facilities including the bar and swimming pool, and they can also have meals if booked in advance. To experience the Namibian nightlife, no electricity is available at the campsites and lapa and wood is supplied for the hot water ‘donkies’.
!Uris Safari Lodge boasts delicious Pan African meals, including full breakfast, lunch and dinner by candlelight. Dinners are either served in the lounge area or for guests favouring the bush experience, the boma is a favourite. The thatched dining, lounge and bar areas open onto spacious wooden decks, affording views over Namibia's world-renowned sunsets.
!Uris Safari Lodge is also designed to accommodate the disabled traveller, and all facilities are wheelchair accessible. In addition, a fantastic designed swimming pool is available for guests' relaxation.