What to Expect

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.

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.