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Hakusembe River Lodge

Rundu - the Kavango - Namibia

Hakusembe River Lodge enjoys a picturesque riverine setting ideal for self-drivers, families and those on a romantic honeymoon getaway in Namibia. As it is only 15km west of the northern Namibian town of Rundu it provides an ideal stopover for a couple of nights on the way to the Zambezi Region from Etosha National Park or other ares in central / northern Namibia.

Guests can look forward to a warm and jolly welcome from their hosts after a hard, dusty day's drive. The thatched main lodge area has a reception, restaurant and bar. Enjoy dinner on the large deck after a champagne 'sunset' cruise. An English breakfast, light lunch, and the more traditional fare of fish, venison or game steaks are served for dinner. The lodge pride themselves on their 'gordon bleu', specialty cooking, and a buffet style service will be introduced for larger groups. There is also disabled access, a laundry service and an Internet connection.

Accommodation is in either river facing en-suite bungalows or a floating chalet. Children of all ages are welcome here. There are:

  • Rooms: 24 rooms set between large acacia trees and overlooking the Kavango River. Air-conditioning, a fridge, fan, mosquito nets, a tea/coffee station and an in-room safe are standard
  • Family Rooms: 2 family units, one that sleeps 2 adults and 4 children and 1 that sleeps 7 people

Activities from Hakusembe River Lodge include guided river safaris, an early morning guided bird watching walk, (over 400 species have been spotted locally), bream and tiger-fishing, (you can have your tiger fish mounted by the lodge!!) and the very popular champagne sunset cruises. Water ski-ing can also be organized on request.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Bedroom
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  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Dining
  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Game Viewing
  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Lapa
  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Lodge From River
  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Mokoro
  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Pool
  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Twilight
  • Hakusembe River Lodge: Walkway
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Set out for a full day boat tour on the Kavango River fishing for the renowned tigerfish amongst other. Skipper and fishing equipment provided.
Many birds frequent the river themselves searching for fish and insects as well as nesting in riverine vegetation. Cruise the waterways for approximately 1.5hrs.
Sunset Champagne Cruise
Watching the sun set over the still waters of the Kavango River is an ideal way to end your day. Join other travellers and enjoy a drink and a snack as evening falls.
Picnic safari
Cross the border into Watu, Angola for lunch on this 2hr trip.
Canoe Safari
Paddle up the river and enjoy a picnic lunch en-route.
Cultural tour
Visit the Living Museum - an active and authentic way of presenting ancient traditional culture. Ukumwe, a local group of drummers and dancers, will perform for you during or after dinner
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Directions to the lodge

Approaching from the west
Just before Rundu turn left onto the B10 (C45) and drive approximately. 10 km
Turn right and drive approximately 2km to Hakusembe Lodge

Approaching from the east
From Rundu drive east on the B10 (C45) and drive approx. 10 km
Turn right and drive to the Lodge (approx. 2 km)

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