Angelina Jolie was charmed. Exploring Namibia, particularly the Namib savanna with its cavorting rhinoceros, leopards and elephant herds, the intensely-committed environmentalist and actress spoke to the founder of Zannier Hotels about establishing a safe animal conservancy. It ultimately was.
Now adventure looms at the Zannier Hotels Omaanda. A true immersive travel experience, offering superbly-created indigenous cuisine, an infinity pool, and the sensuous delights of staying in well-appointed thatched roof huts, the Omaanda is living in the wild. It is unspoiled, majestic Africa, a swath of 9,000 hectares where animal protection and “sustainability” rules.
“Paying tribute to the rhinoceros and other animals, we are offering guests the opportunity to watch 500 closely-protected animals at play,” exults Quentin Guiraud, Zannier’s Communication Manager. “Preserving fauna and flora is in our DNA…at the same time we provide unforgettable luxury”…and pampering.
Along with safari drives, guests are treated to a spa perfumed with Namibian myrrh (“enabling perfect union of body, spirit and soul” ), a pool bar serving exclusive gins and a “cocktail journey,” four-course dinners featuring Oryx steaks, mezze lunches, and of course lounging areas affording sweeping views across the savannah towards a distant mountain range.
All that is the Omaanda.
Written by Edward Kiersh