(10 rooms plus dormitory) PO Box 519, Rundu; tel: 067 255911; fax: 067 255910
The turn-off to Mayana, not to be confused with Mayana Happy Lodge, is just 1km further northeast along the old gravel road than the turn signposted to n'Kwazi. It is about 4km off the gravel road, overlooking the river.
Mayana has five simple chalets, which share their showers and toilets, as well as a dormitory sleeping twelve, and a family room for four. All are basic thatch-on-brick structures with few frills. If arranged in advance, the lodge can do spit roasts (20 people or more), boat cruises, village hikes and fishing, and arrange 'tribal dancing' evenings – and hence is an ideal stop for large overland trucks, whose occupants find the small plunge pool irresistible.