Hakusembe River Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHakusembe River Lodge Rundu
What a relaxing place after a long days drive. Right on the banks of the Kavango River it is a quiet and relaxing place to overnight. We stayed here on our return journey as well. The staff are very friendly and get it right most of the time. The food in the restaurant is basic but very good and the bar caters for a wide variety of drinks.
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What a contrast this was! From Namibian Desert to salt pans to a completely flooded river lodge.
We had been warned that we couldn't drive up to the lodge because of the heavy rains and flooding so we took the signs to the temporary car park by the side of the river.
A launch took us the 15 minute trip to Hakusembe River Lodge. The edge …
Tuesday we headed back west again and to Rundu for an overnight stop at Hakusembe Lodge again.
After breakfast we had a final stroll around Kalizo Lodge and got close to a Vervet monkey monkeying around in a tree near our camp. Then on the road.
Sometime around 3 we stopped at Poppa Falls on the banks of the Kwando River. A recently …
... no terminal for a credit card. I almost had to leave Sara at the border as collateral and drive 130km round trip to pick up the 20CDN dollars ! Thank goodness for a nice Namibian couple who let me buy the money off them for euros, all full well knowing that they would have a hard time themselves exchanging the euros... Way too nice of them. The camp itself was awesome, and sat on the top of ...
... at Khaudum National Park in the Northern Section where deep sandy dystrophic soils predominate, with broadleaf savanna woodland interspersed with omiramba. The first animals we see are Gemsboks and soon after Eland and then Roan Antelope. The river beds are bone dry. The heat shimmering off the ground looking like a mirage of water, and then further on we find a puddle of water and stop for lunch with not a tree in sight. We carry on along the dry ...
... a nice swim, a good meal and enjoyed watching the huge full moon come up in the horizon. The giant kingfishers were fun to watch, as well as flocks of egrets and noisy weavers. People from Angola were paddling their mokoros (dugout canoes) across the river and fellow guests at the lodge were heading out on pontoon boats for sunset or fishing cruises.
The next morning after a filling breakfast, we left the lovely Caprivi area.