(23 twin rooms) PO Box 1120; tel: 067352 685
Situated east of town (and just beyond the turn to Caprivi Cabins), Hippo Lodge opened in 1989 and is 2km off the main road. It has some of the lushest gardens in Namibia and a gaggle of aggressive geese, which don't reflect the lodge's relaxed atmosphere at all. This is a very laidback place.
Hippo's rooms are carpeted, with brick walls and thatched roof. All are built in a line overlooking the river, with a couple of chairs in front of each. The rooms have en-suite shower and toilet, mosquito nets and fans – perfectly adequate, but slightly dingy and in need of sprucing up.
Basic meals are available, and there is a pool to swim in, surrounded by green lawns and colourful herbaceous borders. Canoes are available for residents to explore the river, at their own risk.