Hakusembe River Lodge

The Caprivi, Namibia

At a Glance

  • Float down the lazy currents of the Okavango River on a boat cruise as fish eagles call from the banks and hippos snort in the distance.

  • Immerse yourself in the magic of the Caprivi on Hakusembe's floating deck, where all the colors of the sunset are painted into the water all around.

  • Try your hand at catching the river's voracious predator, tiger fish, as the sun slowly starts to set in the golden afternoon light.  

  • Slide into relaxation by the pool in the cool shade of palm trees, as the gentle hum of the African bush serenades and the Okavango River glimmers close by.

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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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Description

Sitting along the Okavango River, Hakusembe River Lodge is located around 16km west of Rundu. Surrounded by lush greenery, the lodge is ideally located as a beautiful stop for those entering or leaving the Caprivi region.

The lodge itself is a collection of twenty thatched chalets along a strip of sparkling river. This tranquil location offers a calm respite from the dusty roads of the rest of Namibia and is the perfect place to sit and watch river birds and locals heading up and down the river. Floating decks provide a peaceful spot to watch the world go by and a swimming pool located in the gardens is a great place to cool off. The rest of the main area comprises a restaurant and a bar with a small seating area. All chalets are overlooking the Okavango River, offering guests stunning views throughout their stay.

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, and the very popular sunset cruises where refreshments and sundowners are included.

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Vacation Ideas

  • Northern Namibia & Beyond

    Okonjima, Etosha, The Caprivi, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

    from $5900 pp 14 nights

    • Experience the arid, vast wilderness of Etosha, coupled with the lush, verdant landscapes of the Caprivi Strip.
    • Out in the wilderness of Namibia, undisturbed by light pollution, gaze up at the midnight sky brimming with star constellations.
    • Get some spectacular photos as you observe herds of animals in Etosha’s salt pan, which seems to shimmer in the sun as a result of a mirage effect.

Location & directions

The Caprivi, Namibia

Hakusembe overlooks the lush Okavango River at the mouth of the Caprivi, 16km from Rundu.

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