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Nunda Lodge

Kavango Region - Namibia

Nunda Lodge is set on the Kavango River only two kilometers east of one of the highlights of the Western Zambezi Region, the Popa Falls (more rapids than falls). It offers an excellent base to explore the area, notably Mahango Park and the Falls themselves. Stopover here before travelling on to the Okavango Delta, Zambia, Victoria Falls or onward to the interior of Namibia.

Nunda is the local Thimbukushu name, given to the fruit of the Jackalberry tree. The proud Hambukushu people are ruled by their Fumu (King) and largely maintain a traditional way of life.

Guests check in at reception at the main lapa complex, which consists of a furnished thatched restaurant and bar, offering a variety of Namibian cuisine, complemented by fine wines from their cellar. Breakfast is served buffet style and dinner is ordered from their 3 course set menu. There is also a curio shop and the lounge is a perfect setting to unwind and catch up on all the latest travel and safari news with other guests.

The large wooden deck overlooks the river, a splendid location to enjoy a sundowner, whilst admiring the spectacular sunsets and the snorting hippos as they head to their own feeding grounds downstream. The large swimming pool, a favourite at the lodge, is set amongst a magnificent grassed garden, and is the second stop after arriving from a dusty day's drive or activities. (The bar being the first stop of course!)

The accommodation at Nunda Safari Lodge is set amongst huge trees and shrubs, offering both privacy and seclusion. Both the tents and bungalows have covered decks that overlook the river. There are:

  • Luxury Tents: 7 large tastefully furnished, twin bed, en-suite Meru tents, built on wooden decks. Each tent has en-suite facilities with a fan, mosquito net, in-room safe and plug-in points to charge up camera's and cell-phones.
  • Bungalows: 3 x thatched, twin bed, bungalows with similar facilities to the tents.

Activities at Nunda Safari Lodge include guided game drives, morning and afternoon boat cruises, traditional Mokoro canoe trips along the river and fishing expeditions. (Some fishing equipment is available.) Camping excursions to the Khaudum National Park can also be organized. There are also cultural walks to traditional villages.

The daily game drives to the Mahangu and Bwabwato National Parks, in the lodge's own open safari vehicles, are a real African adventure. African Wild Dog, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, letchwe, sitatunga, hippo, crocodile and a host of other antelope species, as well as large herds of sable and roan antelope, can be found.

Anglers casting their lines into the river can expect to hook various species of fish including tilapia, sharptooth catfish, nembwe as well as the legendary tigerfish.

Life on the river would not be complete without an abundance of birdlife to spot and photograph, accompanied by the lodge's knowledgeable guides. The region is home to an estimated 430 species of birds, with over 20 endemic or near endemic species, including the yellow wagtail, wattled crane, great snipe, African rail and African skimmers.

Nunda Safari Lodge. For a true Namibian experience.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Nunda Lodge: Tent From The Water
  • Nunda Lodge: Sunset Boat Trip
  • Nunda Lodge: Bar Area
  • Nunda Lodge: Lodge From The River
  • Nunda Lodge: Bedroom
  • Nunda Lodge: Alfresco Dining At Popa Fals
  • Nunda Lodge: Main Lodge
  • Nunda Lodge: Chalets From The Water
  • Nunda Lodge: Deck Looking Over The Kavango River
  • Nunda Lodge: Chalet Interior
  • Nunda Lodge: Boat Trip
  • Nunda Lodge: Chalet
  • Nunda Lodge: Mokoro Trip
  • Nunda Lodge: Pool Area
  • Nunda Lodge: Tent Bathroom
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guided game drives
Daily game drives to the Mahangu and Bwabwato National Parks in an open vehicle offer an exciting game viewing experience
boat cruises
along the Kavango River
angling expeditions
Various species of Tilapia, Sharptooth Catfish, Nembwe as well as the legendary Tigerfish are some of the fish species which you can expect to catch near Nunda Safari Lodge
Mokoro trips
explore the river in a Mokoro - a traditional canoe carved from a single tree trunk
Guided birding and nature walks
are a rewarding experience,
Cultural visits to traditional villages
Learn about the traditions and lifestyles of the Hambukushu people who own the land around Nunda Safari Lodge
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Directions to the lodge

Driving between Rundu and Katima Mulilo on the B8, take the C48 (previously D3404) and drive 7.5kms, at which point you will find the turn off for the lodge on your left. Nunda Lodge is a further 1km down this road and is accessible by 2x4 vehicles.

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