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Sarasungu River Lodge

near Rundu - Namibia

Sarasungu River Lodge is set on the banks of and overlooks the Okavango River. It is built on the outskirts of the small town of Rundu and provides a convenient stopover for tourists on their way to the Zambezi Region and Popa Falls.

Relax and unwind in the grounds of the lodge, mostly shaded by a variety of indigenous trees. The restaurant at Sarasungu offers excellent food and all meals can be ordered from the chef's set menu. Traditional ethnic food can be served on request, including mutete, a delicious dry cooked spinach, with mahangu, a filling millet meal dish. Complement your fare with a drink from the bar. They boast a comprehensive wine list.

Facilities at the lodge include an inviting swimming pool which offers a welcome respite from the hot Namibian sun. The outside guest lounge affords great views of the river. This provides the perfect venue to chat with fellow travellers and exchange tips and adventure whilst sipping a sundowner or having a bite to eat. Other facilities include a laundry facility and an internet connection.

Accommodation is in bungalows and self-catering units. There are:

  • Thatched bungalows: 21 x standard double or luxury double. En-suite bathrooms, a TV, air-conditioning, refrigerator, mosquito nets, a tea/coffee station and an in-room safe are standard.
  • Self-catering units: 5 x units for up to 4 people. The same facilities as the thatched bungalows apply with the addition of a hotplate, cutlery and plates.

Activities at Sarasungu River Lodge revolve around the river include canoing, boat and sunset cruises, and fishing trips, are wonderful occasions to view and photograph the local wildlife, including crocodiles. Many guests fit in a guided tour to Calai, a local authentic Kavango village. Here they can discover how the local people prepare food, use the local flora to make medicines, and perhaps enjoy a session of tribal dancing. There are some great birdwatching opportunities in the area, including in and around the bungalows, where the Meyer's Parrot can be observed.

Rundu has its own airport, and Air Namibia fly in from Windhoek several times a week. English, German, Portuguese and French are fluently spoken here.

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