(14 chalets) PO Box 634, Rundu; tel: 066 255244; fax: 066 255013; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: discover-africa.com.na
Situated in a superb (and very secure) spot on the western edge of Rundu, overlooking the river, Kavango River Lodge has been here for years, but was recently taken over by owners, Jackie and Tulio Parreira. Most of the camp's fully equipped bungalows are designed for two people – though a few are for families. These have AC and a ceiling fan, direct-dial telephones and a TV. All have en-suite facilities, and a small kitchen. Linen and cutlery are provided.
Although the chalets are fully equipped for self-catering, with braai facilities and braai packs, dinner and breakfast is available in the restaurant. That said, self-catering is easy here, and you can't beat your own braai overlooking the river for dinner. Simply pick up a few steaks and vegetables during the day, and get the fire going at sunset. The lodge is classed as a restcamp – and earned an award as Namibia's best restcamp in '97.
There's a small conference room below the chalets, and the tennis courts next door can usually be used by arrangement. Sundown cruises and canoeing can be organised when there's enough water in the river.