Kunene River Lodge
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  • Longitude: 13.880875
  • Latitude: -17.354558
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Kunene River Lodge

Kunene River Lodge began life as an impromptu rest camp on the long, arduous 4x4 trail from Epupa to Ruacana. In 2005, Pete and Hillary Morgan fell in love with the Lodge, took it over and have since devoted themselves to improving its facilities and reputation. White-water rafting activities contribute significantly to the success it now enjoys as one of the most desirable tourist destinations in this remote corner of Namibia. In addition to its idyllic setting, facilities and in-house activities, the Lodge also serves as an ideal gateway for those setting out to explore the rugged and beautiful Kaokoland region of Namibia to the north-west - indeed many ardent 4x4 drivers enjoy tackling the notorious river road to Epupa Falls.

Kunene River Lodge is a Birder's dream! With the discovery of the first two Cinderella Waxbill nests in the wild, we usually achieve high success rates with sighting this elusive species . There are many other species of great interest to be found in the area including the rare Grey Kestrel which is resident nearby.

In conjunction with the local Conservancy, of which the Lodge is a prominent member, the World Wildlife Fund has re-introduced a limited range of mammals to the region and some might be lucky enough to spot kudu, zebra, black-faced impala or giraffe while driving in the area.

Or what better way to start the day than to steer silently along the river at dawn with a knowledgeable guide pointing out - who knows what? Includes welcome refreshment. Africa's fabulous sunsets are legendary - and they look even better from the water during one of our Sundowner Cruises - especially with an ice-cool sundowner in your hand!

During the day, you can take the opportunity to experience first-hand a way of life which dates back centuries. Visit a traditional Himba family living as they always have - and as they wish to continue.

Other activities available to you during your stay at Kunene River Lodge include Walking, Hiking, Swimming, Canoeing or Fishing. A wealth of opportunities await you, so make sure you stay long enough to enjoy them all!


Overlooking the river shaded by trees each site incl. a power point, water point & braai (BBQ) area. Separate male & female communal ablutions blocks each have 4 WC's, 4 hot/cold showers and washbasins.

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GPS: 17° 21' 16.41" S / 13° 52' 51.15" E

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