In the vast wilderness of north-west Namibia, this spectacularly remote lodge is situated on the bank of the mighty river, overlooking Angola. Here, where the winding river washes down to the sea, adventure and tranquility meet.
Staying with us
A lush canopy of indigenous trees shades the grounds, accommodation and campsites, while the swimming pool beckons from a sunny lawn. From the bar and restaurant, a deck extends over the river making a spectacular location for a relaxing drink, delicious meal and birdwatching while winding down to the pace of the river.
Eight comfortable rooms, complete with air-conditioning and decks facing the lawn, en-suite showers, separate en-suite toilets and washbasins set in large dressing tables, allow an enjoyable stay. Each room has a small refrigerator and safe for valuables.
Rustic chalets built from stone lend a hint of the pioneering lifestyle in this remote area. Adjoining shower, separate toilet and welcome air-conditioning bring a touch of bliss to the simplistic style.
Campsites in the shade of old leadwood and jackalberry trees, will appeal to rugged travellers with most of them offering a view of the river. Electrical outlets and braai facilities are available at each site with communal ablution blocks for men and women with hot water.
Whether you are seeking adventure or wish to break from your daily routine and just relax, Kunene River Lodge will meet your needs.
Birding enthusiasts will love it here. With the discovery of the first two Cinderella Waxbill nests in the wild, the sighting of this elusive species is a regular treat. There are many other species of great interest to be found in the area including the rare Grey Kestrel which is resident nearby.
Africa’s fabulous sunsets are legendary, and they look even better from the water during a Sundowner Cruise, especially with a refreshing sundowner in your hand.
Birdwatching from the water is a leisurely pastime as the boat meanders along the current. Your eagle-eyed guide will point out the local feathered inhabitants as a new day dawns over the Kunene.
Later that day, venture into a Himba Village where the inhabitants hold fast to their traditional way of life. These remarkable people will teach you more about their proud customs and culture.
As one of Namibia’s foremost rafting locations you can experience a thrilling ride through the rapids of the Ondorusu Gorge, a day long adventure or a tailor-made expedition to Epupa Falls, camping under the stars, with full backup and an expert guide.
The soothing sounds of the river and birdsong will capture your heart. You will long to stay here where adventure meets tranquility.