Hakusembe river lodge

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.

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Fishing: Set out for a full day boat tour on the Kavango River fishing for the renowned tigerfish amongst other. Skipper and fishing equipment provided.

Birding: Many birds frequent the river themselves searching for fish and insects as well as nesting in riverine vegetation. Cruise the waterways for approximately 1.5 hours.

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 2 hour 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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Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Turner, Chris

28 Mar 2018

Very beautiful, great bird watching trip. But not near any game parks to see larger animals and not near hippos

Reggio, Chiara

26 Aug 2011

A bit overpriced for what we got- we stayed in the floating home on the river and it was not a great experience.

Burnett, Stephen

12 Jun 2017

Great lodge and wonderful location. Sunset cruise was somewhat disappointing after boat trips on the Chobe River.

Lera, Beatriz

9 Sep 2011

The food was VERY GOOD! And the platform they have over the river is great. We saw one of the most beautiful sunsets there!

Eslick, Steve

11 Jul 2014

really enjoyed this place. The staff were great and the river cruise was enjoyable saw a lot of birds which I enjoy.Food tasty

Howard, Jenny

26 Aug 2016

Beautiful lodge, great location, lovely staff - who took us on an impromptu boat trip to see a croc. Great food in a lovely restaurant.

Hoke, Steven

30 Jul 2015

This was a good stopping off place and it is difficult to assess it as we just spent one night here. The accommodation was very good as well as the food.

Brink, Ulla

8 Oct 2009

A very nice place. We lived in the floating chalet, which was a wonderful experince. Both owner and staff were friendly and nice. We would like to go there again.

Koch, Albert

26 Nov 2015

This was a very pleasant surprise. The location on the Okavango River, the grounds as well as the whole facility was fantastic. The rooms were very comfortable and beautifully furnished.

Morrisey, Don

1 Jan 2016

We were double booked but staff sorted the problem with no fuss and put us in 2 cottages. Relatively upmarket, with big restaurant and bar. Trips on the river were not operating because of low river levels, which was disappointing.

Speck-hergenroeder, Jochen

10 Aug 2016

was our surprise - we knowed this lodge from a former stay - TOP level service - complete renewing - 6 Top chalets - 1-6 in the river front ; 7-12 behind 2nd row. We stayed in Nr. 1 - modern - large space - AC;new restaurant with open deck - excellent dinner - top range.

Stansfeld, Peter & Anne

5 Nov 2015

Very relaxing & we could easily have spent a couple of nights there. The setting on the Okavango River is beautiful. The rooms were nice. The food was good & they catered well for the gluten free. A lovely sundowner cruise on the river. We could easily have spent a couple of nights there.

Auge, Michael

22 Dec 2015

A cool place to explore the Caprivi strip. If you're a bird-watcher, this place would be paradise. The number of different types of cool birds that we saw was unbelievable. Be sure to bring ear plugs if you want to sleep at night as the bird-life apparently stays up all night chittering away.

Directions

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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