River Dance Lodge

The Caprivi, Namibia

At a Glance

  • Watch the mighty Okavango glint in the sunlight from the dappled shade of your room's private deck while fish eagles cry from the trees.

  • Surrender to serenity as the tension melts away during a massage in the bush spa. Overlooking the river, the musical rushing water gently soothes away cares.

  • From the shores of a private island watch the sun lazily sink over the horizon as the sky catches fire, freshly made cocktail in hand. A sundowner boat cruise on the Okavango is unmissable.

  • Listen to the hypnotic sounds of the African bush in the flickering lamp light as you dine under the blazing stars on the deck.

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Summer is the best time to visit the Caprivi Strip for bird watching, but visitors should be forewarned that the heat and humidity can be unbearable unless they are at least partially alleviated by rain. Winter (April to October) are the best time to travel for game viewing as it is much cooler and drier, with virtually no rain falling at this time.

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Tucked away in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, River Dance Lodge is beautifully located on the banks of the Okavango River and has been jointly built with help from local craftsmen and the community to create a luxurious and serene lodge.

Nestled under a canopy of trees along the waterfront, each bedroom has stunning views and offers a beautiful space in which to relax in. Each room comes complete with locally sourced and made linen and throws in natural colours, a 'mokoro' inspired bath and bio-degradable toiletries. Large doors open out onto a veranda where the sounds of birds, frogs and wildlife serving as background music. Delicious food is made with locally sourced ingredients, with River Dance having their own orchard and greenhouse, as well as a supply of goat's milk cheese, freshly caught fish, honey, wild fruits and much more.

The Caprivi Strip is both lush and green with the Okavango River providing a constant supply of water, making it a paradise for wildlife. Spend your days on a fishing trip or boat cruise, do some night time stargazing and spot some incredible birdlife or animals in the river like hippos, crocodiles and even otters. You could even venture into the Mahango Game Reserve to track some elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog and buffalo to name a few, or cruise along the river to the picturesque Popa Falls.

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Holiday Ideas

  • Epic Southern Africa

    South Africa, Namibia, Victoria Falls

    from £7500 pp inc flights & transfers for 31 nights

    • This month-long itinerary is the ultimate tailormade adventure for those who have a lot of time to play with.
    • Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town, before escaping to take on the lesser travelled Northern Cape.
    • Journey through Namibia, immersing yourself in the otherworldly, arid landscapes and desert adapted wildlife before enjoying water-based activities in the contrasting Caprivi Strip.

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The Caprivi, Namibia

Perched along the banks of the Okavango River, River Dance is perfect for breaking up the drive between Etosha and the eastern Caprivi.

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