Where to eat
If you are staying in Katima Mulilo, then you'll probably eat at your lodge. Those who are just passing through might also consider:
The Golf Club Close to the Zambezi Lodge, this serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It is conveniently next to the place where the lodge's new campsite is likely to be.
Zambezi take-away and mini-market In the centre of town, near the stadium, this serves a wide range of snacks, pies and pre-prepared sandwiches.Mad Dog McGee's
(aka SOS club) PO Box 70, Katima Mulilo; tel/fax: 0677 2021
Tucked away down a side street, between the Zambezi Lodge and the main town shopping centre, Mad Dog McGee's appears reactionary at first. However, it's the busiest bar and restaurant in this frontier town, and attracts safari operators who come to Katima for supplies, as well as an assortment of interesting bush characters and travellers.
Good lunches and dinners are served every day except Sunday, steaks and burgers being the house speciality, though vegetarian travellers might just use the swimming pool, pool tables and bar – and eat elsewhere.
What to see and do
Katima has few intrinsic attractions, although the lodges along the Zambezi are very pleasant places to stay. If you do have time here, then use it for trips on the river, or as a base for longer expeditions into Mudumu, Mamili, the Upper Zambezi and Lake Liambezi.
Although closed when I last visited, the Caprivi Arts Centre (Olifant Street, Ngweze–Katima Mulilo, tel: 0677 3378) is a good outlet for the many local crafts and well worth visiting.