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Accommodation in Caprivi & Kavango

includes: Rundu, Katima Mulilo and the Chobe, Kunene, Zambezi & Kwando Rivers

The far north eastern areas of Namibia are called the Caprivi Strip & Kavango - here the dusty dry desert climate that is the rest of the country gives way to wetter, greener tropical conditions. Many of the lodges, hotels & accommodation establishments found in these areas are situated on the banks of one of the regions main rivers (the Kwando, Kavango & Zambezi) or one of their tributaries.

Activities from these establishments is often water based, with game viewing by boat and sundown river cruises being particularly popular at most lodges. The wildlife found in the area is also strikingly different to that which one would expect to find in the rest of Namibia - here hippos and waterbuck are likely to roam past your lodge room, while crocodiles rest on sandbanks along the rivers.

In order to help you choose the best place to stay during your visit to the Kavango & Caprivi areas we've compiled write ups on several of our favourite accommodation options, this list is by no means complete and if you would like to book somewhere that does not appear please email us.

The majority of our clients use our full range of car rentals in Namibia, itinerary planning and accommodation bookings when planning their self-drive | fly-drive holiday in Namibia. The easiest way to do this is to send us an email with a brief outline of what you would like to see, date of travel, accommodation requirements and any other information and one of our consultants will get back to you about arranging an itinerary

To view descriptions, photos, rates and more details of a particular establishment click on it's name.

Caprivi Map
Camp Chobe

A rustic tented camp, built on raised decks overlooking the Chobe River and Chobe National Park.

Camp Kwando

On the Kwando River, perfectly situated to visit the Nkasa Rupara (Mamili) & Mudumu Reserves

Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge

Just outside the town of Katima Mulilo lies this small river front lodge. The accommodation is rustic, the food awesome and the situation idyllic - resulting in some of the best value for money accommodation in Namibia

Caprivi Houseboat Safaris

Explore the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers on an adventurous houseboat holiday. Certainly one of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways of exploring the waterways of this area

Chobe Savanna Lodge

Overlooking the vast Chobe floodplain from its situation in the east Caprivi this lodge has a lot to offer visitors

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

One of the best lodges in this area has accommodation in both traditional land based units as well as on two houseboats.

Ichobezi Houseboats

Two luxurious houseboats operate from Impalila Island and offer the opportunity of overnighting on the river in the Chobe National Park

Impalila Island Lodge

This is the only place in the world where four countries meet. A wonderful Chobe destination with eight luxury chalets.

Kalizo Lodge

A tented lodge on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Offers both self catering facilities and restaurant meals. Excellent for fishing.

Lianshulu Lodge

Traditionally one of the east Caprivi's most popular lodges

Mazambala Island Lodge

Situated on an island in the Kwando river around 4km from the trans-Caprivi highway

Nambwa Lodge

Located on the banks of the Kwando river in the heart of the Mashi Conservancy, within Bwabwata National Park. This is a sanctuary for more than 35 game species and upwards of 330 bird species. Animals move freely throughout the area which creates a mecca for wildlife viewing

Namushasha River Lodge

A popular and well appointed lodge near Kongola

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

A wonderful lodge in an extremely remote location, this is a must for anyone wanting to get of the beaten track and experience Namibia at her best. Offers game viewing in the Nkasa Rupara (formerly Mamili) National Park and boat trips on the Linyanti River.

Ntwala Island Lodge

situated on three small islands this is an ultra-luxurious Chobe destination, with four suites, each with plunge pool and private guiding

Pride of the Zambezi Houseboat

A small luxurious houseboat, offers awesome game viewing, bird watching & fishing experiences on the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers

Susuwe Island Lodge

in the Bwabwata National Park this is a perfect land and water camp with six luxury suites, each with private plunge pool

Zambezi Lodge

Close to the town of Katima Mulilo in the east Caprivi

Zambezi Queen

A luxurious house boat on the Chobe River

Zovu Elephant Lodge

In the far eastern Caprivi this lodge offers lots of water based activities on both the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers

Divava Okavango Lodge

An upmarket lodge and spa on the banks of the Kavango River

Hakusembe River Lodge

Small lodge situated close to the town of Rundu

Kaisosi River Lodge

Another lodge close to Rundu, offers good fishing

Kavango River Lodge

Situated on the banks of the river (hence the name) in Rundu

Mahangu Safari Lodge

Situated close to the Mahangu Park in west Caprivi - this is an excellent stop-over between Namibia, Maun (in Botswana) and the Victoria Falls

Ngepi Camp

A rustic river side campsite and lodge offering excellent value for money

Nunda Lodge

Close to Popa Falls and the Mahango Reserve this lodge offers stunning river views

Ndhovu Lodge

Refreshingly, and surprisingly for the area, this lodge does not have the word 'River' as part of its name. Do not be misled it is situated on the banks of the river opposite the Caprivi Game Park (Bwabwata National Park)

Popa Falls Rest Camp

Close to the Popa Falls, this rest camp was renovated in 2013

Rainbow River Lodge

on the Kavango River banks this lodge offers plenty of water based activities

RiverDance Lodge

A new lodge on the banks of the Kavango River, near the village of Divundu, offering mokoro trips, fishing and sunset river cruises

Sarasungu River Lodge

On a beautiful plot of indigenous plants and trees overlooking the river

Shamvura Camp

One of the best lodges for birders visiting Namibia - but also great for fishing, chilling or generally becoming part of the family

Taranga Safari Lodge

A small lodge a short distance east of Rundu. The rooms have river views and guests can choose from a range of activities