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Kunene River Lodge

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Kunene River Lodge is an exceptional destination situated in remote north-west Namibia, overlooking Angola on the opposite river-bank. The Lodge boasts luxury accommodation, rustic chalets and riverside camp-sites, and offers a range of activities including white-water rafting, birding, sundowner and early morning birding cruises, hiking, fishing, challenging 4x4 routes or simply relaxing in the tranquil shaded surroundings of the Lodge itself. Established in 1997, Kunene River Lodge has earnt itself an enviable reputation as the foremost Namibian White-Water Rafting Centre. KRL is a Birding Hotspot with several endemics, most notable is the Angolan Cave Chat located late in 2012 in the Zebra mountains 40kms away.Kunene River Lodge is proud to work closely with the Kunene Conservancy in developing and promoting this precious area of Namibia.
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Free Internet
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Refrigerator in room
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On Kunene River, Ruacana Namibia
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Ongiva Airport122 mi
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We had an awesome experience at Kunene River Lodge & Camping. The campsite are lovely under the big trees, shrubs and bushes, enough shade. Ablution block clean and neat. Had some visitors, blou apies and Iguanas. We also visited the a Himba Family, which as a nice experience.
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Absolutely incredible visit as always. This was my second visit to this picturesque lodge on the banks of the Kunene River and although Pete Morgan is no longer around, the new management and staff are equally superb and friendly and the warm hospitality hasn’t changed one bit.
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We have really enjoyed our stay at the Kunene River Lodge. The location is beautiful. We enjoyed the activities, the swimming pool, having enough shadow, grass and power. We will definitely recommend your place.However, the extra activities (canooeing and the sundowner
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Once again one of the better camping sites in the country.This is the 3rd camping visit in 15 month at Kunene river Lodge, once again we had a pleasant stay and had only small complains but of guests and not the lodge.Will definetaly recomend it if you are visiting Kaokoland.
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We spent three lovely days at Kunene River Lodge. The staff were friendly and attentive, the meals delicious. It is worth the trek to reach the lodge. Our room was spacious and we were happy to have air conditioning.
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Sunrise River View
The bungalow
The kunene river with the boot for sun downer
One of our neighbours. Woodland Kingfisher.
Our neighbour the Four-striped Squirel.
Hi. I can't remember the price but it included a short transfer to visit a local family unit. We had a guide/interpreter and sat in a hut with family members learning about the himba culture. We also saw their kitchen hut. We asked lots of questions and this wasn't a problem. It's clearly a culture and way of life that's under pressure. I think we were there for about an hour and a half. I'm sure you can get the price from the lodge.
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Dear Erle Our Camping costs are NAD 160 Per person Per night. and Yes you do need to made a booking in advance for the lodge to prepare you camping site. As it stand we do have availability and you can go ahead to reserve your campsite. Thank you regards kristian
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when last was Cinderella Waxbill seen in the area
Was the trip to see the cave chat a hard, rough one?
The drive to see the Cave Chat takes about 2 hours as it is located in the Zebra mountains. It is over some fairly rough terrain in a remote and beautiful area. Once at the Zebra mountains it is possible to see the Chat from the ground but it may be necessary to climb up on some of the rocks to locate it. Obviously the guide does his best to find the bird for you. We usually leave at around 5am and return about 1pm.
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"We were camping - campsite 7 had a great view over the river."
"Get a river view"
"We believe this is one of the best places to stay along the Kunune river for camping or lodging."
"We only used the campsite, so can't comment on rooms"
"All campsites are nice but chose one not too far from the restaurant"
$151 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NamibiaOmusati RegionRuacana
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