Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge
Katima Mulilo - Namibia
Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge is situated a few kilometres east of the Caprivian town of Katima Mulilo. It is nestled amongst a lush green garden overlooking the banks of the Zambezi River and is the ideal stopover location when travelling to or from Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. The name of the lodge may be a bit confusing, this lodge is based on the banks of the river and is not a houseboat, the reason for the name is that as well as being one of the finest small lodges in the Katima area this is also the starting point for the excellent Caprivi Houseboat Safaris.
This lodge is also the perfect base for self-drive tourists who wish to explore some of the region's other main draw cards: Mudumu and Mamili National Parks as well as Bwabwata National Park. Transfers from Katima Mulilo, Kasane, Livingstone and Victoria Falls airports can also be arranged.
Facilities at Caprivi Houseboat Lodge include a a rose wood deck with lounge bar and swimming pool. Breakfast & dinner are available and highly recommended as the food here is of an exceptional standard and must rate as some of the finest lodge food we've experienced at any lodge in Namibia. The decor of the the rooms and communal areas is simple and of a high standard and perfectly reflects the simplicity and elegance of the lodge.
The main communal area which encompasses a bar, lounge area and dining table is on an open deck overlooking the river. It is an excellent place to sit and watch life on the river go by. From you perch on the deck you can expect to see plenty of birds, the occasional hippo, jumping tiger fish and local people going around their business on the river. Fascinatingly river transport is largely by means of mokoro, a hollowed out tree trunk canoe.
Accommodation is in five chalets. Each unit is rustic but well decorated and equipped, situated on the water's edge. Every chalet has an open front which looks onto the river. This can be closed at night using reed blinds, but expect to be lulled to sleep by the sounds of grunting hippo and woken by the early chorus of Namibian birds. En-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee station, mosquito nets and a ceiling fan are standard.
The peaceful waterside location lends itself for boating and cruising at a leisurely pace. Fishermen should note the best angling months are from late April through to January for tigerfish and catfish and June to November for bream. Boats are accompanied by a skipper and knowledgeable angling guides are on hand.
Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge offers superb value for money and is certainly a top choice for anyone requiring accommodation in the Katima Mulilo area.
- The Zambezi River is famous for tigerfish and bream. Morning and afternoon excursions to the Wanela Rapids and other suitable rock beds will challenge anglers of all standards.
- Day/night trips:
- For anglers who wish to travel further a field then day trips can be arranged. Known tigerfish and bream angling spots some 40 - 60km away offer an exciting alternative.
- Overnight boat safaris on the lodge's houseboats, sleeping in a roof-tent for a couple of nights can be arranged.
- Sunset Cruises:
- These are a popular and relaxing way to enjoy the spectacular Zambezi River sunset.
- Half/full day cruise:
- Hop onto a boat and cruise the river for a picnic or braai lunch on the riverbank.
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