Kunene River Lodge - Namibia
Directions to Kunene River Lodge
Kunene River Lodge is located in the furthest north-western corner of Namibia. Situated directly on the banks of the Kunene River, it is only 100 km from the Epupa Falls and 50 km from the Ruacana Falls.
There are three types of accommodation on offer:
Eight air-conditioned deluxe rooms set in the lush gardens near the swimming pool. Each room is fully equipped with an en-suite shower room and separate WC, fitted wardrobes and storage space, mosquito nets, bar refrigerator, safe, tea- and coffee-making station, veranda with furniture to enjoy the garden, and power plug sockets. Check availability of a room with two double beds, triple single beds, or a double bed and two bunk beds according to your preference.
Four A-frame chalets built from stone are set among the lush trees and shrubs. The interior reflects the ruggedness of the area, reminiscent of the lifestyle of pioneers who first set foot in this part of Africa. Each chalet has an en-suite shower room with WC and washbasin, a ceiling fan, wardrobe and storage, mosquito nets, safe, tea- and coffee-making station, shaded seating outside, and power plug sockets. Choose between a chalet with a double bed, or one with twin single beds.
Twelve campsites are located next to the river with leadwood and jackalberry trees casting their shade over the lawns. Facilities include an electric power point, a braai area, as well as well-maintained ablution blocks.
A 24-hour laundry service is available for guests’ comfort.
Enjoy the Kunene Region at its best with all the different activities on offer. White-water rafting is suitable for both beginners and expert adventurers with experienced guides. With a wide variety of endemic and near-endemic bird species, it is the ideal place to tick off some more aviary creatures, so bring your bird book and binoculars along. Avid birders can book a birding cruise at dawn for the full experience. No trip is complete without a sundowner cruise by boat with your favourite drink in hand. Get to know the last true nomads, namely the Himbas, with an excursion to the Ovahimba Living Museum or a local family kraal. Other activities include hiking, taking a swim in the pool, canoeing and fishing.
An airstrip at Swartbooisdrift, only 12 km from the lodge, makes it possible to reach the lodge by chartered aircraft.