RUNDU & OKAVANGO RIVER
Hakusembe River Lodge
It’s on the river, 16 km west of Rundu. Camping R175 p.p. Chalets cost R1 435 p.p. sharing (B&B). Try your luck at tigerfishing on the river – R140 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 15 Sarasungu River Lodge On the Okavango River about 2,5 km from Rundu. Camping (with power) costs R95 p.p. Lodge rooms cost R750 per night for two people; R900 for three or R1 050 for four, including breakfast. They offer fishing and river trips. GPS: S17.88618 E19.78315
Contact: 00 264 66 255 161; sarasunguriverlodge.com 16 Kaisosi River Lodge Kaisosi is on the banks of the Okavango River about 8 km northeast of Rundu. The 16 stands (with power) each have their own ablution facilities, plus a cement picnic table and a braai. It costs R145 p.p. per night to camp. Other accommodation from R1 220 per night for a twin room (B&B) and R1 670 per night for a family room that sleeps four (B&B). A sunset cruise costs R200 per person. GPS: S17.87391 E19.83219
Contact: 00 264 66 267 125; kaisosiriverlodge.com 17 Shankara Rest Camp On the bank of the Okavango River, about 85 km east of Rundu. Camping R120 p.p. Two-sleeper chalet R900 per night. Six-sleeper bungalows R1 800 per night. Fishing trip R400 per hour for four people; R150 per extra person (maximum six per boat). GPS: S17.96435 E20.50660
Contact: 00 264 81 240 2933 (Sonja); shankararestcamp81@ gmail.com 18 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 Zambezi Region as it is 120 km from Rundu and 80 km west of Divundu. Private camping stand R160 p.p. (own ablution facility). Other stands R140 p.p. Tent R470 p.p. sharing. Chalet from R570 p.p. Fishing R550 per hour (up to seven people allowed on the boat; four can fish). They also offer birding excursions in the woodlands and on the water. GPS: S18.03423 E20.86098
Contact: 00 264 66 264 007 (Charlie); 00 264 81 241 7473;