(9 bungalows) PO Box 414, Rundu; tel: 066 255161; fax: 066 256238; email: email@example.com
Just outside town, Sarasungu is well signposted by the river. It is one of the oldest and best lodges around Rundu, and is still run by Eduardo and Ines. They are welcoming hosts who, between them, speak fluent English, German, Portuguese and French – and make a good effort at a few other languages too! The turn-off from the main road by the river leads down a hill, passing Ngandu on your left, before reaching the lodge a kilometre or so later.
Sarasunga's nine bungalows are all spread out on green lawns. Each is individual and slightly different, named after a different animal. All are large reed and thatch structures with en-suite shower and toilet, usually a small sitting area with chairs and coffee table, and double or twin beds (beneath mosquito nets when needed). These are rustic but very comfortable, and beautifully furnished with local fabrics and African artefacts.
Sarasungu's restaurant and bar are the focal area for the lodge, and its pizzas and pastas are certainly the best for hundreds of kilometres. This is the most atmospheric place in Rundu for a good meal and a quiet drink; Eduardo and Ines are on hand and it is always friendly. Canoes can be hired for N$35 per person per hour, and boat trips arranged for around N$70 per person.