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Kunene River Lodge

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On Kunene River, Ruacana Namibia
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#1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Ruacana
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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 parking
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On Kunene River, Ruacana Namibia
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Hosea Kutako Intl Airport425 miSee all flights
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hofmatal wrote a review Sep 2020
Mariental, Namibia1 contribution
Every thing was fine and we can not claim any thing that was wrong. We shall stay any time again their when we are in that region.The boat trip was a very special and we never will forget. It was our third stay at the Lodge.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Andrewschoeman wrote a review Aug 2020
Skukuza, South Africa700 contributions54 helpful votes
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We spent one night at Kunene River Lodge, the campsite is beautiful with big green trees and the campsites look out over the Kunene river and into Angola, the Campsites and ablutions were clean and neat and we really enjoyed our stay here. We tried to find the Cinderella waxbill but no luck unfortunately, we did however see the Rufous Tailed Palm Thrush in the Gardens, we hope to be back one day !
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Hillary Morgan, Owner at Kunene River Lodge
Responded Aug 29, 2020
Cindies are elusive at present but as we explained we are expecting them to return to the lodge as the bush continues to dry out. Thank you for your review, we would, of course, love to welcome you back and hopefully pick up the Cinderella Waxbill on your next visit! With best wishes from Kunene Hillary
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Dawid F wrote a review Jan 2020
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa109 contributions6 helpful votes
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No person going on a birding trip to Namibia should ever miss this incredible place. Peter was an excellent host who ensured we got to see all the birds we wanted, especially the Cinderella Waxbill. The sunset cruise with Peter was also excellent and we got to see and photograph the most beautiful sunset. The facilities was great and we especially enjoyed the beautiful swimming pool during the heat of the day. Breakfast and dinner on the deck with the most stunning views over the Kunene River was wonderful. The best however was the wonderful service we received from all the personnel. Raurinda, Freddie, Jenisa and Frandina, you were all wonderful and we enjoyed your friendliness and conversations every time we met. We especially enjoyed the mulberries that Freddie got specially for us. Its that kind of service that makes one remember a place and its people forever. The chefs did a wonderful job and we could not believe the quality of the Chicken Cordon Bleu that was served on our last evening. Out of this world "lekker". We enjoyed every moment of our stay and if we ever get the chance we will definitely be back. The only thing that we really battled with was the quality of the WiFi reception. Thanks very much Peter. This was brilliant and one our most memorable stays in Namibia.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Hillary Morgan, Owner at Kunene River Lodge
Responded Aug 29, 2020
What a great review, thank you so much for taking the time to submit it. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass on your message to the staff. With many greetings from Kunene Hillary
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pieterverster wrote a review Jan 2020
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Wow the place and the hosts were just incredible. The amount of effort Pete put in to try and help us connect with our target birds were second to none. We really enjoyed our stay and also learnt a lot from nature, conservation, and all that is good about life. Really enjoyed it! Well done guys!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge
Responded Jan 10, 2020
Thanks for your review, it was a pleasure having you here. Glad we got 'most' of the target birds You certainly have some amazing pictures of the Angola Cave Chat.
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X1150AKdavid wrote a review Jan 2020
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The view, swimming pool, boating and food were exceptional. The bedroom were too hot. Blankets not pleasing. Mobile network was in short range, not accessible from bedrooms. WiFi was too expensive which supposed to be a free service to tenants.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge
Responded Jan 8, 2020
Delighted you enjoyed our pool, boating and our food. Many of our rooms are air conditioned and the remaining rooms have fans. The beds all have fitted and flat sheets, duvets and there are blankets available should it be very cold. In very warm weather it is only necessary to use the sheets. MTC has limited connectivity. We do have a booster in reception for both MTC and the upgraded WiFi system. It is restricted to the reception, lapa, bar and restaurant area so people will not be disturbed in their rooms or campsites with people using their phones. As a new WiFi sytem has been installed, which gives a faster connection, it has been necessary to make a nominal charge for this enhanced service. Thank you for taking time to send in your review
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$131 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaOmusati RegionRuacana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kunene River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Kunene River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kunene River Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kunene River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Kunene River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kunene River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kunene River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.