(11 chalets) PO Box 142, Katima Mulilo. Reservations: PO Box 90391, Windhoek; tel: 061 254317; fax: 061 254980; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.lianshulu.com.na
Lianshulu was one of Namibia's first private lodges to be built inside a national park. In the 1970s there was an old hunting lodge here but, when Mudumu Reserve was created in 1990, the lodge was taken over and gradually made it one of the country's best lodges. It's since faded from those dizzy heights, but remains a good lodge.
The lodge stands on the banks of the Kwando River, about 5km down a good bush track off the D3511, 40km from the B8 turn-off. Accommodation at the main lodge is in one of 11 thatched A-frame bungalows, complete with en-suite facilities, a veranda overlooking the river, and lots of space. Meals are normally eaten together with the managers and guides in the dining-room/bar area.
Excursions vary from game walks and drives through Mudumu, to exploring the river's channels afloat.