Being established in Europe and Asia, Zannier Hotels started to expand to Africa in July 2018 with Omaanda, a brand new lodge in the savannah that perfectly embodies the criteria of exceptional character. In Namibia, as elsewhere, Zannier Hotels is guided by the same philosophy: magnify the timeless quality of a location in discrete sophistication while maintaining the highest respect for the natural environment and local traditions. Omaanda (inspired from the word “Omhanda” meaning rhinoceros in Oshiwambo) owes its name to its exceptional location, in the heart of a private animal reserve, the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê. Lying on some 9,000 hectares in the savannah near the capital city of Windhoek, this vast, soberly luxurious and yet completely unique site will offer guests an exquisitely peaceful sojourn surrounded by the natural beauty of the area.
The lodge is composed of ten luxury huts inspired by traditional Owambo architecture. This ethnic local majority is known for its secular and sober know-how inspired by and yet respectful of the environment that surrounds it. Thanks to Omaanda and the three projects coming, Zannier Hotels aims to offer a unique experience and comfort level in a country where the luxury hotel industry is still in its birthing phase.
In July 2019 the next lodge saw the light of day in Karas region, Sonop. Perched on top of a group of boulders, in the middle of the desert, ten luxury tents offer a stay that ideally match the surroundings, in a spirit of British colonialism. Located one and a half hours by plane and a few hours by car from Omaanda, Sonop proves itself to be a new haven of peace and rest, a contrast of surprising sophistication with the powerful surrounding environment offered by this new pearl in the Zannier Hotels’ crown.
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