The lodge is situated on the bank of the Kunene River which forms the north-western border between Angola and Namibia. A lush canopy of indigenous trees provides shade for chalets and campsites, while the swimming pool has its spot on the sunny lawn.
From the bar and restaurant, a deck extends over the river, making for a spectacular location to enjoy a drink or a delicious meal with overlooking the river opportunities to boot.
In the vast wilderness of north-west Namibia, this remote lodge is situated on the bank of the mighty river and overlooks Angola. Here, where the winding river flows down to the Atlantic Ocean, adventure and tranquillity meet.
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A lush canopy of indigenous trees shades the terrain, accommodation and campsites, while the swimming pool has its spot on the sunny lawn. From the bar and restaurant, a deck extends over the river making a spectacular location for a relaxing drink, delicious meal and bird watching as you allow yourself to wind down to the pace of the river.
Eight comfortable rooms, complete with air-conditioning and decks facing the lawn, en-suite showers, separate en-suite toilets and washbasins set in large dressing tables, ensure a comfortable stay. Each room has a small refrigerator and safe to store valuables.
Rustic stone chalets lend a hint of the simplistic lifestyle in this remote area. An adjoining shower, separate toilet and air-conditioning add a touch of bliss to the simplicity.
Most campsites boast a view of the river and are shaded by old leadwood and jackalberry trees that will appeal to travellers who want to be close to nature. Electric outlets and braai facilities are available at each site with communal bathrooms with hot water.
Whether you are seeking adventure or simply wish to break away from your daily routine and just relax, Kunene River Lodge will meet your needs. Birding enthusiasts will love it here. With the discovery of the first two Cinderella Waxbill nests in the wild, the sighting of this elusive species has become a regular treat. There are many other species of interest that abound in the area, including the rare Grey Kestrel that resides nearby.
Africa’s fabulous sunsets are legendary, and the reflection in the water further enhances each colourful hue. Guests can experience this on a sundowner cruise, with a refreshing drink in hand. Birdwatching from the water is a leisurely sunrise pastime as the boat meanders along the current. Your eagle-eyed guide will point out the local feathered inhabitants as another day dawns on Africa. Venture into a Himba Village where the inhabitants still practise their traditional way of life. These remarkable people will teach you more about their customs and culture. The Kunene is one of Namibia’s foremost rafting locations where you can experience the thrilling rapids of the Ondorusu Gorge, either a day expedition or a tailor-made expedition that includes the Epupa Falls with an expert guide. Camping under the stars is all part of the adventure. The soothing sounds of the river and birdsong will capture your heart. You will long to linger a little longer.