NORTH­ERN NAMIBIA

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76 places to stay, from the Kunene River to Twyfel­fontein, the Caprivi Strip to Etosha, and Groot­fontein to the Water­berg

Com­mu­nity camps – Kaokoland & Kunene River – Opuwo – Oshakati & Ong­we­diva – Rundu & Oka­vango River – Ses­fontein & War­mquelle – Palmwag – Ka­man­jab – Etosha – Otavi – Tsumeb – Groot­fontein – Tsumkwe – Twyfel­fontein – Khorixas & Vingerk­lip – Otji­warongo & Water­berg – Brand­berg & Uis – Caprivi: Oka­vango River – Caprivi: Kwando River – Caprivi: Chobe River – Caprivi: Zam­bezi River

COM­MU­NITY CAMPS

Sev­eral camps

There are many com­mu­nity-run camp­sites in Da­ma­r­a­land and Kaokoland. Th­ese camp­sites of­ten come and go, and it’s point­less to try and phone to book. (It’s usu­ally not nec­es­sary ei­ther.) Spitzkoppe Reser­va­tions now do bookings for some of th­ese camp­sites. Go to

spitzkop­pereser­va­tions.com and click on “Com­mu­nity Camp­sites” for the full list. Con­tact: 00 264 81 211 6291;

in­for@spitzkop­pereser­va­tions. com

KAOKOLAND

Epupa Falls Lodge

It’s on the banks of the Kunene River, very close to the falls. Camp­ing costs R110 p.p. (six peo­ple per stand; seven stands only). The five chalets have great views – from R1 050 p.p. shar­ing (with meals – rate goes up to R1 200 p.p. dur­ing peak sea­son). Note: They have a spe­cial SADC rate – en­quire di­rectly. Kids get dis­count. They of­fer Himba tours (R500 p.p.) and sun­set tours (R200 p.p.). GPS: S17.00242 E13.24450 Con­tact: 00 264 81 149 2840 (Mar­iëtte); epu­pafall­slodge.com

Omarunga Lodge

At the Epupa Falls with a restau­rant and a swim­ming pool. Camp­ing R120 p.p. Lodge ac­com­mo­da­tion from R1 345 p.p. shar­ing (DB&B). Half-price for chil­dren un­der 12. You can go on Himba tours (R510 p.p.); sun­downer drives (R180 p.p.) and a crocodile trail (R180). GPS: S17.00241 E13.24617 Con­tact: 00 264 64 403 096;

omarun­ga­lodge.com

Epupa Camp

A pretty camp about 1 km up­stream from the Epupa Falls. There are five stands, each with a pri­vate ablu­tion – R120 per adult; kids un­der 12 R60 each. Sa­fari tents cost R1 323 per per­son shar­ing, break­fast and din­ner in­cluded. Himba tour R420 p.p.; sun­downer drive R170 p.p. and half-day raft­ing trip R420 p.p. GPS: S16.99964 E13.25373 Con­tact: 00 264 81 366 4003 (lodge); epupa.com.na

Kapika Wa­ter­fall Camp

This lodge has 10 chalets: R1 570 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). Chalets have great river views. Himba tours (R495 p.p.); sun­set drives (R150 p.p.) of­fered.

En­quire about raft­ing trips on the river. GPS: S17.00278 E13.25266 Con­tact: 00 264 81 470 9312;

kapikafalls.com

Kunene River Lodge

The lodge is 50 km west of Rua­cana and it’s one of the best places to stay on the Kunene River. Camp un­der lead­wood and jackal-berry trees for R150 p.p. Rustic chalets R695 p.p. (with break­fast); more lux­u­ri­ous chalets from R895 p.p. (with break­fast; it’s cheaper when you stay for two nights or more). Kids get dis­count. You can go on a boat cruise (R310 p.p.), watch birds, do a pad­dle tour or hire a fish­ing rod. GPS: S17.35439 E13.88129 Con­tact: 00 264 61 224 712;

kunener­iver­lodge.com

Eha Lodge

The camp­site in Rua­cana has stands on grass with power and braai spots – R85 p.p. (up to four peo­ple per stand). Chalet (two sin­gle beds) R251 p.p. Dou­ble room R1 027 per night (break­fast in­cluded); sin­gle room R737 per night (break­fast in­cluded). Dis­count for chil­dren. There is also a swim­ming pool and a restau­rant. GPS: S17.43724 E14.35863 Con­tact: 00 264 65 271 500;

www.ru­a­canae­halodge.com.na

OPUWO

Opuwo Coun­try Lodge

It’s just out­side the town of Opuwo (a good place to stock up on food be­fore you head deeper into Kaokoland). Each stand (R140 p.p.) has its own braai, power point and light. Stan­dard lodge rooms from R818 per adult shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Chil­dren get dis­count. You’ll love the pool af­ter a long day. GPS: S18.04481 E13.83363 Con­tact: 00 264 64 418 661;

op­u­wolodge.com

Ohakane Guest House

In town next to the main road (be­hind the Shell ser­vice sta­tion). Bed and break­fast costs R417 p.p. shar­ing. They also have a restau­rant and pool. GPS: S18.05920 E13.84051 Con­tact: 00 264 65 273 031 (Suzanna); ohakane@gmail.com OSHAKATI AND ONG­WE­DIVA

Oshakati Guest House

Lo­cated at 917 Leo Shoopala Street. (Turn off the main road at the En­gen with the Wimpy.) Neat rooms with air con­di­tion­ing. Dou­ble rooms R900 per night (break­fast in­cluded). Con­tact: 00 264 65 224 659;

os­haka­tiguest­house.com

Chee­tah Back­pack­ers and Sa­faris

Lo­cated at 3079 Onguti Street, Ong­we­diva (this lit­tle town is right next to Oshakati). Camp­ing R60 p.p. Sin­gle room R260 per night; dou­ble room R390 per night (ba­sic break­fast is in­cluded). Con­tact: 00 264 65 231 530 (Deb­bie); chee­tahbs@iway.na RUNDU AND OKA­VANGO RIVER

Hakusembe River Lodge

It’s on the river, 16 km west of Rundu. Camp­ing R150 p.p. Chalets cost R1 169 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). Try your luck at tiger fish­ing on the river – R120 p.p. per hour. This is a Gond­wana Lodge; you get dis­count with a Gond­wana Card (see web­site). GPS: S17.85215 E19.67213 Con­tact: 00 264 61 427 200;

gond­wana-col­lec­tion.com

Sara­sungu River Lodge

On the Oka­vango River about 2,5 km from Rundu. Camp­ing (with power) costs R75 p.p. Lodge rooms cost R600 per night for two peo­ple; R765 for three or R978 for four, in­clud­ing break­fast. They of­fer fish­ing and river trips. GPS: S17.89111 E19.78098 Con­tact: 00 264 66 255 161;

sara­sung@mweb.com.na

Kaisosi River Lodge

Kaisosi is on the bank of the Oka­vango River, about 8 km north­east of Rundu. The camp­site has 16 stands. Each stand has power, pri­vate ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties, a ce­ment ta­ble and a braai spot. Camp­ing R105 p.p. Dou­ble room R1 080 per night (break­fast in­cluded). You can go on a boat cruise at sun­set (R200 p.p.). GPS: S17.87391 E19.83219 Con­tact: 00 264 66 267 125 (Juan­dra); kaisosiriver­lodge.com

Shankara

On the bank of the Oka­vango River, about 85 km east of Rundu. Camp­ing R100 p.p. Six-sleeper bun­ga­lows R1 000 per night. Chalets R300 p.p. shar­ing. Fish­ing out­ings R350 per hour for up to 10 peo­ple. GPS: S17.96435 E20.50660 Con­tact: 00 264 85 554 8051;

shankararest­camp81@gmail.com

Shamvura Camp

This is a great fish­ing des­ti­na­tion – tiger fish, nem­bwe, three-spot ti­lapia, African pike, thin-faced large­mouth… It’s an ideal stopover en route to the Caprivi Strip as it is 120 km from Rundu and 80 km west of Divundu. Pri­vate camp­ing stand R160 p.p. (own ablu­tion fa­cil­ity). Other stands R120 p.p. Tent R420 p.p. shar­ing. Chalet from R520 p.p. GPS: S18.03423 E20.86098 Con­tact: 00 264 66 264 007 (Char­lie); shamvura.com SES­FONTEIN AND WAR­MQUELLE

Fort Ses­fontein Lodge

About half­way be­tween Palmwag and Opuwo. The lodge of­fers great tours – en­quire at re­cep­tion. Lodge rooms R1 150 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Four-sleeper fam­ily unit R3 000 per night (B&B). You will love their swim­ming pool af­ter a hot day. Also visit nearby War­mquelle – there’s a hot spring. GPS: S19.11956 E13.61903 Con­tact: 00 264 65 685 034;

fort-ses­fontein.com

Khowarib Lodge

The lodge is 35 km south of Ses­fontein (a small town where you can get ba­sic sup­plies), next to the C43. Camp­ing (with power) R150 per adult; R75 for kids aged 7 – 12 years old. Kids un­der 7 camp free. Lodge ac­com­mo­da­tion from R1 394 (din­ner and break­fast in­cluded; off-peak sea­son); R922 per child aged 12 and younger. There’s a restau­rant and a pool. You can book a range of guided ac­tiv­i­ties here: look for desert ele­phant or rhino, or see rock art. You can also ar­range to meet the Himba. GPS: S19.25996 E13.87738 Con­tact: 00 264 64 402 779;

khowarib.com

PALMWAG

Palmwag Lodge

You’re al­most in Kaokoland now! Palmwag is a small set­tle­ment about 120 km west of Ka­man­jab. The camp­site has eight stands next to the Uniab River. Each stand has its own braai, shade tree and a sink un­der an awning (power avail­able). It costs R150 per stand per night plus R180 p.p. Lodge rooms from R1 345 p.p. (din­ner and break­fast in­cluded). GPS: S19.88570 E13.93706 Con­tact: 00 264 61 234 342 (Bar­bie); palmwa­glodge.com

KA­MAN­JAB

Oppi-koppi Rest­camp

A solid place for overnight­ing in this fron­tier town. Camp­ing R90 p.p. Bun­ga­lows range from R280 p.p. (ba­sic) to R830 p.p. (B&B). GPS: S19.62070 E14.84764 Con­tact: 00 264 67 330 040 (Mar­ian); oppi-kop­pika­man­jab.com

ETOSHA

Toko Lodge & Sa­faris

A good ac­cess point for Etosha’s An­der­s­son and Gal­ton gates. Camp­ing (three stands) costs R90 p.p.; rooms from R790 p.p. shar­ing (self-cater­ing, but meals

are avail­able). You can go on a guided game drive (R170, min­i­mum two peo­ple) or a bush walk (R120, min­i­mum two peo­ple). GPS: S19.38063 E14.85052 Con­tact 00 264 67 330 240;

tokolodge­sa­faris.com

Mond­jila Sa­fari Camp

A good base if you want to ex­plore Etosha via the An­der­s­son Gate (near Okaukuejo) – it’s 32 km to the park gate. Meals are avail­able and there’s a swim­ming pool. Camp­ing (eight stands) R110 p.p. Sa­fari tents from R615 p.p. B&B (high sea­son 1 Au­gust – 31 Oc­to­ber 2015). GPS: S19.57684 E15.90580 Con­tact: 00 264 61 237 294;

mond­ji­lasa­fari­camp.com

Etosha Sa­fari Lodge and Camp

About 10 km from the An­der­s­son Gate; per­fect if you want to visit Etosha but want to stay out­side the park. There’s a swim­ming pool and a restau­rant. Camp­ing R150 p.p. (power points avail­able). Other ac­com­mo­da­tion at Sa­fari Camp from R853 per adult shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Half-price for chil­dren un­der 13. Sa­fari Lodge: chalets from R1 169 p.p. shar­ing (with break­fast). GPS: S19.41061 E15.92402 Con­tact: 00 264 61 230 066;

gond­wana-col­lec­tion.com

Taleni Etosha Vil­lage

Only 4 km from the An­der­s­son Gate, with a restau­rant and a swim­ming pool. Sa­fari tents, each with a self­ca­ter­ing kitchen, R609 per adult shar­ing (un­til end June, there­after R713). DB&B: R945 p.p. shar­ing (R1 058 from July). Dis­count for kids. Game drive R475 p.p. GPS: S19.35190 E15.92983 Con­tact: 021 930 4564;

etosha-vil­lage.com

Etosha Na­tional Park Main camps: Okaukuejo, Halali & Na­mu­toni

The camps are get­ting a rep­u­ta­tion for bad ser­vice, but the gameview­ing is the best in the coun­try. Camp­ing R220 per stand per night, plus R121 p.p. Rooms from R715 p.p. shar­ing. Chalets from R847 p.p. shar­ing. Th­ese are off-peak rates, valid un­til June 2015. Guided game drives from R330 p.p.

Pri­vate camps: Dolomite & Onkoshi

No camp­ing, but th­ese two camps give you ex­clu­sive ac­cess to spe­cial parts of the park. Dolomite R1 100 p.p. (DB&B). Onkoshi R1 250 p.p. (DB&B). Th­ese are the off-peak rates, valid un­til June 2015. Con­tact: 021 422 3761 (bookings); ct­book­ings@nwr.com. na; nwr.com.na

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Right by Etosha’s Von Lin­d­eq­uist Gate; ideal if you’d like to do day trips into the eastern sec­tion of Etosha. Rooms from R988 p.p. shar­ing (rates go up in July 2015). Kids get dis­count. There’s a rep­tile park, pool and spa on site. GPS: S18.81498 E17.04866 Con­tact: 00 264 67 229 084;

moku­ti­etoshalodge.com

Onguma Game Re­serve

The re­serve is next to Etosha – about 8 km from the Von Lin­d­eq­uist Gate. Camp­ing (six stands; four peo­ple per stand) R190 per adult; dis­count for chil­dren un­der 12. Power points and pri­vate ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties. Other ac­com­mo­da­tion from R990 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). GPS: S18.73174 E17.04892 Con­tact: 00 264 61 237 055;

onguma.com

Mushara Lodge

This luxury lodge com­plex is 8 km from Etosha’s Von Lin­d­eq­uist Gate. Full-board lodge rooms from R3 040 per night for two. Kids un­der 3 stay free. Luxury tent at Mushara Bush Camp from R2 320 per night for two (DB&B). Kids un­der 12 can share a room for R380 each (up to two). GPS: S18.81164 E17.11913 Con­tact: 00 264 61 240 020;

mushara-lodge.com

OTAVI

Zum Potjie Rest Camp

Yes, they have potjiekos on the menu, but phone and or­der well in ad­vance. They’re 8 km north of Otavi next to the B1. Camp­ing (eight stands) R100 p.p.; R35 ex­tra for a power point. Self-cater­ing R250 p.p. shar­ing. Bun­ga­low R380 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). GPS: S19.59792 E17.41307 Con­tact: 00 264 67 234 300;

info@zumpotjie.com

Gabus Game Ranch

It’s 12 km from Otavi along a gravel road. Visit the cave on the farm. Lodge rooms from R1 790 for two peo­ple (B&B). Game drive R350 p.p. Guided hike R150 p.p. GPS: S19.55254 E17.30848 Con­tact: 00 264 67 234 291 (Heidi/Heinz); kuehl@mweb. com.na

Khorab Lodge

Next to the B1, just south of Otavi. The lodge has a swim­ming pool and a restau­rant. Camp­ing R120 per adult; half-price for chil­dren aged 6 – 12, free for chil­dren un­der 6. Bun­ga­low R550 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). Chalet R725 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). GPS: S19.66361 E17.32844 Con­tact: 00 264 67 234 352 (Ro­manda); khorablodge.com

!Uris Sa­fari Lodge

About 24 km from Tsumeb off the B1. There’s a restau­rant and a swim­ming pool at the lodge (not the camp­site). Camp­ing (five stands) R165 p.p. Lodge ac­com­mo­da­tion from R675 per adult shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded); dis­count for chil­dren un­der 12. GPS: S19.27492 E17.52594 Con­tact: 00 264 67 221 818 (Freddy); uris-sa­fari-lod­ge­namibia.com

Guest­farm Ghaub

Visit Ghaub for a farm hol­i­day – you can see how they farm mielies and Brah­man cat­tle. You can also go see the Ghaub Cave (day vis­i­tors wel­come) – R180 p.p. for a twohour tour. Camp­ing R200 per adult; free for chil­dren un­der 12. Guest rooms from R1 800 per night for two peo­ple (B&B). Dis­count for chil­dren. GPS: S19.47242 E17.74917 Con­tact: 00 264 67 240 188; 00 264 81 288 8442; ghaub.com

Mi­nen Ho­tel

Tsumeb’s town ho­tel; pop in for great Ger­man cui­sine. Stan­dard rooms from R840 per night for two peo­ple (break­fast in­cluded) or luxury rooms from R1 050 per night for two peo­ple (break­fast in­cluded). Dis­count for chil­dren. Ask about spe­cial week­end rates for Namib­ians. GPS: S19.24323 E17.71832 Con­tact: 00 264 67 221 071;

mi­nen-ho­tel.com

GROOT­FONTEIN

Sei­darap Guest­house

On the C42 be­tween Groot­fontein and Tsumeb, near the Hoba meteorite. The guest­house has six dou­ble en suite rooms from R500 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). Kids get dis­count. They have a beau­ti­ful gar­den; it’s a great fam­ily des­ti­na­tion. GPS: S19.54553 E18.07452 Con­tact: 00 264 67 242 817;

www.sei­darap.com

Meteorite Camp­ing

Only 3 km from the world’s big­gest meteorite (Hoba). The camp­site has six stands (with wa­ter and power points), hot wa­ter and a swim­ming pool. Camp­ing costs R70 per adult; R30 per child (3–12); free for chil­dren un­der 3. Fire­wood is avail­able for R20 per bun­dle. GPS: S19.62124 E17.93983 Con­tact: 00 264 67 242 094 (Klaas/Madelein);

malanjn@iway.na

Bush­baby Camp­ing

The camp­site has power points and ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties: R90 per adult; R45 per child aged 6 – 12. Self-cater­ing bun­ga­low R250 per adult; R100 per child aged 6 – 12. Sa­fari tent R200 per per­son shar­ing. Lodge rooms are also avail­able. There’s a swim­ming pool and a restau­rant. There are also game drives on of­fer – you can see eland, kudu, ze­bra and gi­raffe. GPS: S19.52639 E18.01985 Con­tact: 00 264 67 243 391 (Bene­dicta);

bush-baby­camp­ing.com

Kam­rav

This great guest farm is 68 km south-west of Groot­fontein on a gravel road. There is a swim­ming pool and a restau­rant. Camp­ing R100 p.p. Full board R540 p.p. ( Th­ese are spe­cial rates for South Africans.) GPS: S19.99366 E17.80362 Con­tact: 00 264 67 231 564;

kam­rav@iway.na

Roy’s Rest Camp

A popular place about 58 km north-east of Groot­fontein next to the B8. Stay here if you’re trav­el­ling to the Caprivi or east to Tsumkwe and the Khaudum.

Camp­ing (16 stands) R100 p.p. – dis­count for groups with more than seven peo­ple. Other ac­com­mo­da­tion from R544 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Swim­ming pool and a restau­rant. GPS: S19.23304 E18.50012 Con­tact: 00 264 67 240 302 (Pi­eter); roys­rest­camp.com

TSUMKWE

Var­i­ous bush camp­sites

The Tsumkwe Coun­try Lodge has closed down, but along the C44 – be­tween Roy’s Camp (see no. 38) and Tsumkwe – there’s a com­mu­nity camp­site at the Omatako River (GPS: S19.29026 E19.32818).

If you have a 4x4 you should try the wild bush camp­sites in the Nyae Nyae Con­ser­vancy south of Tsumkwe at the Hol­boom baobab (GPS: S19.67743 E20.61856) and Makuri (GPS: S20.71086 E20.71081). North of Tsumkwe lies the Khaudum Game Re­serve. The south­ern camp in the park is called Sik­ereti (GPS: S19.10469 E20.70501) and the north­ern­most one Khaudum (GPS: S18.50341 E20.75346). You don’t have to book for th­ese, just rock up.

TWYFEL­FONTEIN

Aba-Huab

Noth­ing fancy, but a great lo­ca­tion – right next to the Aba-Huab River, so you might see the desert ele­phants that pass by from time to time. (If you do see them, keep your dis­tance – re­mem­ber that ele­phants are danger­ous.) It’s also close to the Twyfel­fontein rock en­grav­ings, and other at­trac­tions like Burnt Moun­tain and the Or­gan Pipes. Camp­ing R156 p.p., plus R50 en­try fee per ve­hi­cle (once-off). Chil­dren aged 4 – 13 pay half-price. Meals, ice and fire­wood are avail­able. It can be dusty, so pick a shade tree away from the road. GPS: S20.54900 E14.39851 Con­tact: 00 264 81 211 6291;

in­for@spitzkoppe reser­va­tions.com

Mowani Moun­tain Camp

This camp is about 16 km from the Twyfel­fontein rock art site. There are seven pri­vate stands. Each stand has a bath­room, braai, shade netting and a sink. Camp­ing R210 per adult; R100 per child un­der 12. Lodge rooms from R2 200 p.p. (DB&B). GPS: S20.50992 E14.42978 Con­tact: 00 264 61 232 009;

mowani.com

Twyfel­fontein Coun­try Lodge

This lodge has one of the best lo­ca­tions in the coun­try, close to the Twyfel­fontein rock en­grav­ings. Rooms from R2 220 for two peo­ple shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). GPS: S20.57086 E14.36955 Con­tact: 021 855 0395;

twyfel­fontein­lodge.com

KHORIXAS

Da­mara Mopane Lodge

About 24 km east of Khorixas next to the C39. R1 006 per night for two peo­ple shar­ing (B&B). There’s a swim­ming pool and restau­rant. GPS: S20.30186 E15.17531 Con­tact: 00 264 61 427 200;

gond­wana-col­lec­tion.com

Vingerk­lip Lodge

Day vis­i­tors can see Vingerk­lip for free. Ac­com­mo­da­tion in one of the 11 thatched bun­ga­lows at the lodge costs R1 145 per adult (DB&B); R572 per child aged 4 – 14; free for tod­dlers. If you stay over, dine at their Ea­gles Nest Restau­rant for a sun­set view over the Ugab Ter­race. GPS: S20.39478 E 15.43068 Con­tact: 00 264 67 290 319; 00 264 61 255 344; vingerk­lip.com.na

Ugab Ter­race Lodge

The lodge restau­rant has a spec­tac­u­lar view. Guided stargaz­ing tours and game drives are also on of­fer. The camp­site is small (five stands) with ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties. Camp­ing R130 p.p. Lodge ac­com­mo­da­tion from R1 100 p.p. shar­ing (din­ner in­cluded). GPS: S20.34622 E15.44930 Con­tact: 00 264 81 140 0179;

ugabter­racelodge.com

Bam­batsi Guest Farm

This guest farm is about 60 km east of Khorixas along the C39. It is the best place to camp near the Vingerk­lip for­ma­tion. There are stands for about four fam­i­lies. Camp­ing R130 p.p. Hot wa­ter comes from don­key boil­ers. Bun­ga­lows

OTJI­WARONGO AND WATER­BERG R800 p.p. (break­fast in­cluded). Din­ner R180. GPS: S20.24552 E15.47235 (turn-off from the C39) Con­tact: 00 264 67 313 897;

bam­batsi.com

Okon­jima Lodge

The turn-off is about 44 km south of Otji­warongo on the B1. There are four ex­clu­sive camp­ing stands, each with its own bath­room and cov­ered stoep area. Camp­ing R250 p.p. Kids 16 and younger pay half­price. There’s a swim­ming pool a short stroll away.

Lodge rooms are pricey, but there’s a spe­cial for SADC cit­i­zens un­til the end of June 2015: stan­dard room R1 140 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast and din­ner in­cluded). Kids get dis­count, and you get a dis­count when you stay for more than one night. They of­fer loads of ac­tiv­i­ties – see their web­site. There are chee­tahs, leop­ards and lion you can visit on guided tours. GPS: S20.84996 E16.66591 Con­tact: 00 264 67 687 033;

okon­jima.com

Otjiwa Lodge

About 37 km south of Otji­warongo next to the B1. The camp­site has 10 stands with power. Camp­ing R120 p.p. Self-cater­ing op­tions from R510 p.p. shar­ing. More lux­u­ri­ous rooms from R890 p.p. shar­ing (DB&B). There’s a swim­ming pool and a wa­ter­hole with flood­lights where you can watch game at night. GPS: S20.75619 E16.80688 (turn-off) Con­tact: 00 264 67 306 671;

otji­walodge.com

Frans In­dongo Lodge

The turn-off is about 28 km north of Otji­warongo along the B1. Tackle one of the hik­ing trails or visit the vul­ture restau­rant. Rooms from R1 810 per night for two peo­ple, break­fast in­cluded. Game drives R230 p.p. GPS: S20.28935 E16.95822 Con­tact: 00 264 67 307 946;

in­don­golodge.com

Aloe­grove Sa­fari Lodge

The turn-off is about 22 km north of Otji­warongo along the B1. B&B from R1 600 per night for two peo­ple. You can watch li­ons, chee­tahs and leop­ards be­ing fed (R220 per per­son). GPS: S20.38368 E16.91658 Con­tact: 00 264 81 127 4103 (Jo­han); aloe­grove.com

Oka­puta Guest Farm

This guest farm is 52 km north of Otji­warongo next to the B1. You can view game (also Ara­bian horses) and walk around on the farm. Guest rooms from R380 per adult shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Chil­dren un­der 16 pay half-price. GPS: S20.13403 E16.99974 Con­tact: 00 264 81 250 0131;

oka­putaguest­farm.com

Weaver’s Rock Guest Farm

Turn off the B1 onto the C22 in the di­rec­tion of the Water­berg – you’ll soon spot their turn-off on the right. The camp­site has 12 stands with power points. Camp­ing R125 per adult and R75 for kids un­der 12. Chalet ac­com­mo­da­tion R300 p.p. shar­ing (max two peo­ple). Self-cater­ing lodge rooms R430 p.p. for four peo­ple shar­ing. B&B: R480 p.p. for four peo­ple shar­ing. Chil­dren and pen­sion­ers get dis­count. Meals avail­able; book be­fore­hand. Fire­wood and braai packs are for sale. You can go horse rid­ing or do a game drive. GPS: S20.69743 E16.84308 Con­tact: 00 264 67 304 885 (Na­dia); weaver­srock.com

Water­berg Guest Farm

Sit­u­ated next to the C22 just be­fore the turn-off to the Water­berg Plateau Na­tional Park. Rooms from R805 per adult shar­ing; R368 per child aged 3 – 11 (break­fast in­cluded). Chee­tah feed­ing R550 p.p. or rhino game drive R120 p.p. GPS: S20.64589 E17.10047 Con­tact: 00 264 61 237 294;

reser­va­tions@ex­clu­sive.com.na

Water­berg Plateau Na­tional Park

The camp­site has power points, neat ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties and braai spots. The park has a fill­ing sta­tion, a restau­rant and a swim­ming pool. Make sure you do one of the short hikes. Camp­ing costs R110 p.p., plus R100 per site. Dou­ble room R440 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Chalets from R540 per adult shar­ing; half-price for chil­dren un­der 12 (break­fast in­cluded). Game drives on the plateau R550 p.p. GPS: S20.51651 E17.24573 Con­tact: 021 422 3761 (bookings); ct.bookings@nwr. com.na; nwr.com.na

Water­berg Wilder­ness

The two camp­sites (12 stands in to­tal) have no power, but there’s a gas fridge, swim­ming pool and hot wa­ter. Camp­ing R150 per adult (bun­dle of fire­wood in­cluded), free for chil­dren un­der 12. Wilder­ness Lodge rates from R1 150 p.p.; Plateau Lodge R1 400 p.p. (din­ner and break­fast in­cluded). Ac­tiv­i­ties: Guided hike on the plateau (R140 p.p.); game drive (R400 p.p.); Herero cul­tural tour (half day) R1 600 for the first two peo­ple, R150 per ex­tra per­son. GPS: S20.47727 E17.30455 Con­tact: 00 264 67 687 018;

water­berg-wilder­ness.com

Wabi Game Lodge

Sit­u­ated at the eastern tip of the Water­berg Plateau – fol­low the D2512 gravel road. They of­fer a spe­cial deal if you stay for two nights: R475 per per­son shar­ing (B&B), of­fer valid un­til end of June 2015. Dis­count for chil­dren. Night

game drives, hik­ing tours and a sun­set visit to a hippo pool. GPS: S20.34464 E17.53273 Con­tact: 00 264 67 687 102;

wabi.ch

BRAND­BERG AND UIS

Brand­berg White Lady Lodge

There are 30 large stands in the riverbed. Each stand has a braai, a tap and a shade tree. Campers can use the lodge pool, and there is a restau­rant. With luck you might see the desert ele­phants pass­ing by. Camp­ing R90 p.p.; R30 per ve­hi­cle. Sa­fari tents from R550 per night for two peo­ple (self-cater­ing). Lodge ac­com­mo­da­tion from R1 255 for two peo­ple (meals in­cluded). GPS: S21.02200 E14.68271 Con­tact: 00 264 64 684 004 (Steven);

www.brand­berg­wl­lodge.com

Brand­berg Rest Camp

On the main drag in Uis. Camp­ing R100 per adult; R60 per child un­der 12. Power avail­able. Dou­ble rooms fac­ing the pool R450 p.p. (break­fast in­cluded). Self-cater­ing units from R300 per adult; R200 per child aged 4 – 12. GPS: S21.21938 E14.86844 Con­tact: 00 264 64 504 038;

brand­ber­grest­camp.com

Uis White Lady Guest­house and Camp

On the out­skirts of Uis. Each stand has a braai, a power point and a light. The camp­site has shade trees and a swim­ming pool. Camp­ing R100 p.p. En suite dou­ble room from R936 (break­fast in­cluded). GPS: S21.21687 E14.86900 Con­tact: 00 264 64 504 102 (Ana­lene); white­lady@iway.na CAPRIVI: OKA­VANGO RIVER

Popa Falls

The camp­site has 10 stands with power. Camp­ing R150 p.p. Dou­ble room R350 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). Be on the look­out for hip­pos (es­pe­cially at night) and do not swim in the river: There are croc­o­diles in all the rivers in the Caprivi Strip. GPS: S18.12178 E21.58316 Con­tact: 021 422 3761;

ct.bookings@nwr.com.na

Nunda River Lodge

The lodge is 8,5 km south of Divundu. The camp­site has nine stands with power. Camp­ing R120 p.p. Bun­ga­lows from R712 p.p.; sa­fari tents from R623 p.p. (with break­fast). You can go on a boat cruise and view game in the nearby Ma­hango and Bwab­wata na­tional parks. GPS: S18.10547 E21.59431 Con­tact: 00 264 81 310 1730;

bookings@nun­daon­line.com

Ngepi Camp

This popular camp is 16 km south of Divundu. The stands are spread out along the river with power, grass and shade. Camp­ing R120 p.p. Bush huts R660 (break­fast in­cluded). Tree houses R790 per per­son (break­fast in­cluded). There’s a croc-proof pool in the Oka­vango and a restau­rant, plus there are boat cruises on of­fer. You can also visit Ma­hango and Bwab­wata na­tional parks from here. GPS: S18.11686 E21.67027 Con­tact: 00 264 66 259 903 (Shaun); ngepi­camp.com

Ma­hangu Sa­fari Lodge

Sit­u­ated 19 km south of Divundu. The camp­site has seven stands, all with power. Camp­ing R100 p.p. Spe­cial rates for SADC cit­i­zens: rooms R600 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast and din­ner in­cluded). There is a restau­rant and a swim­ming pool. Fish­ing out­ings and game drives are avail­able. GPS: S18.13841 E21.68066 Con­tact: 00 264 66 259 037 ( Wal­ter); ma­hangu.com.na

Nd­hovu Sa­fari Lodge

One big camp­site (max 10 peo­ple) with power, 19 km south of Divundu. Camp­ing R125 p.p. Luxury sa­fari tents from R1 060 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast and din­ner in­cluded). Dis­counts for chil­dren. House­boat sa­fari for up to four peo­ple (in­cludes meals and ac­tiv­i­ties) R4 920 p.p. (two nights), R6 674 p.p. (three nights). Go on a sun­set cruise and view game in Ma­hango (4x2). If you have a 4x4 you can also ex­plore the eastern shore of the river (the Bwab­wata Na­tional Park). GPS: S18.13596 E21.67877 Con­tact: 00 264 61 224 712 (Melissa); nd­hovu.com CAPRIVI: KWANDO RIVER

Nambwa Com­mu­nity Camp

About 20 km south-west of Kon­gola, on the west­ern bank of the Kwando. You need a 4x4. The camp­site has six stands and hot wa­ter, but no power. Camp­ing R110 per adult; half-price for chil­dren aged 6 – 12. Lots of game move through the area and it is con­sid­ered one of the best bird­watch­ing spots in the coun­try. GPS: S17.87499 E23.31760 Con­tact: 00 264 61 400 510

Mazam­bala Is­land Lodge

About 9 km west of Kon­gola, on the eastern bank of the Kwando River. The camp­site is a 15-minute boat cruise from the lodge. Campers may use the lodge restau­rant. Camp­ing (seven stands) R80 p.p. Bun­ga­lows from R590 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). Half­price for chil­dren un­der 12. View game, go on a boat cruise, fish, do a guided hike or a bird­watch­ing tour. GPS: S17.82191 E23.33563 Con­tact: 00 264 66 686 041 (David); mazam­bala.com

Na­mushasha River Lodge

About 25 km south of Kon­gola. The camp­site has no power, but there is

a swim­ming pool and a restau­rant. Camp­ing R150 p.p. Chalets from R1 168 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). Have sun­down­ers on the deck high above the Kwando River. Fish and go bird­watch­ing. GPS: S17.98616 E23.29548 Con­tact: 00 264 61 230 066;

gond­wana-col­lec­tion.com

Camp Kwando

An ex­cel­lent lodge and camp­site about 30 km south of Kon­gola. (It’s easy to reach, like most places on the eastern side of the Kwando River.) Pri­vate stands with ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties R190 p.p. Other stands R140 p.p. Other ac­com­mo­da­tion from R820 per adult shar­ing (break­fast and din­ner in­cluded). Half-price for chil­dren aged 4 – 8; free for chil­dren un­der 4. The restau­rant serves all meals. ( The deck over­looks the river.) Fish­ing, mokoro and game-view­ing out­ings are avail­able. Close to the Mudumu Na­tional Park. GPS: S18.04298 E23.32226 Con­tact: 00 264 66 686 021;

camp­kwando.com

Ma­lyo Wilder­ness Camp

A lekker low-pro­file place about 30 km south of Kon­gola, on a bend in the Kwando River. The camp­site has no power points, but there are ablu­tion and braai fa­cil­i­ties. Camp­ing R120 p.p. Self-cater­ing sa­fari tent R240 per adult. Kids un­der 12 get dis­count. Ac­tiv­i­ties of­fered in­clude fish­ing and gameview­ing boat tours. The Mudumu Na­tional Park is also close by. GPS: S18.05212 E23.33585 Con­tact: 00 264 81 124 1436 (Deon); deon@ karam­bareser­va­tions.com

Nakatwa

About 48 km south of Kon­gola, in the Mudumu Na­tional Park. This place is wild and pris­tine – for the ad­ven­tur­ous trav­eller. Ask for stand 3 on the bank of the Hippo Pool (4x4 only) if you’re keen on a proper bush ex­pe­ri­ence. Bring your own drink­ing and wash­ing wa­ter. There are only toi­lets. Camp­ing about R100 per per­son. GPS: S18.17158 E23.42070 Con­tact: We can’t get hold of them, but don’t worry – just ar­rive, there will be some­one to as­sist. CAPRIVI: CHOBE RIVER

Camp Chobe

Near Ngoma Bor­der Post, on the Chobe. The camp­site has three pri­vate stands with no power, but their own ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties – R130 per adult. Luxury sa­fari tents from R700 per adult shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Dis­counts for chil­dren un­der 8. You can fish, go on a game-view­ing boat tour or ride a moun­tain bike. Or just sit back and wait for a herd of ele­phants to play in the river. GPS: S17.89835 E24.72535 Con­tact: 00 264 81 800 0762 (Char­maine); cam­p­chobe.com CAPRIVI: ZAM­BEZI RIVER

Caprivi River Lodge

The lodge is only 5 km east of Ka­tima Mulilo. It has a restau­rant and a swim­ming pool. You can fish, pad­dle in a kayak or go on a sun­set cruise. Ba­sic cabin (shared ablu­tions) R651 per night for two peo­ple. En suite dou­ble rooms from R1 497 per night, or R2 381 per night for four peo­ple (break­fast in­cluded). Dis­counts for chil­dren if they share a room with their par­ents. GPS: S17.49133 E24.31581 Con­tact: 00 264 66 252 288 (Brenda); capriviriver­lodge.com

Caprivi House­boat Sa­fari Lodge

About 6 km east of Ka­tima Mulilo. Camp­ing (four stands) R100 per adult. Chalets from R450 per adult shar­ing (self-cater­ing). Dis­counts for chil­dren. Sun­set cruise R320 p.p. There is a restau­rant and a deck. Fish­ing out­ings (half day or full day) and sa­fari boat out­ings (1 – 3 nights) on the Zam­bezi and Chobe for up to six peo­ple. GPS: S17.49515 E24.32406 Con­tact: 00 264 66 252 287;

capriv­i­house­boat­sa­faris.com

Namwi Is­land Lodge

About 10 km east of Ka­tima Mulilo. Camp­ing (31 stands) R100 per adult; R75 per child. Self-cater­ing chalets from R450 per night for two peo­ple. The lodge has a swim­ming pool and of­fers braai packs, fire­wood, ice, cooldrinks and beer on re­quest. Go on a sun­set cruise or a fish­ing out­ing. GPS: S17.49292 E24.34489 Con­tact: 00 264 81 127 4572 (Lizelle); namwi­is­land.com

Is­land View Lodge

The lodge is 30 km east of Ka­tima Mulilo. Camp­ing (27 stands, max eight per stand) from R125 per adult; half-price for chil­dren un­der 13. Self-cater­ing chalets R450 p.p.; R740 p.p. full board. The shop sells fish­ing tackle, and boats can be rented per hour, for half a day or a full day. GPS: S17.54306 E24.52289 Con­tact: 00 264 66 252 801 ( Tina); is­landvl.com

Kal­izo Lodge

If you’re trav­el­ling from the Ngoma Bor­der Post (from Botswana), you’ll see the turn-off to Kal­izo Lodge af­ter 56 km on the B8. The lodge is a favourite among an­glers, as the river is full of tiger fish and bream. Camp­ing (18 stands) R110 per adult. Campers may also use the swim­ming pool and restau­rant. Self-cater­ing cot­tages R490 per adult. Dis­counts for chil­dren. Ac­com­mo­da­tion with din­ner and break­fast R860 p.p. The lodge of­fers sun­set cruises, guided hikes and day out­ings to Chobe and Vic Falls. GPS: S17.54036 E24.56663 Con­tact: 00 264 66 686 802 (Michelle); kali­zolodge.com

A BOAT TRIP ON THE KWANDO RIVER

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