Hakusembe River Lodge

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Best rates for your Namibia safari at Hakusembe River Lodge.

Hakusembe River Lodge is the ideal overnight accommodation stop for travellers en route to the captivating Caprivi Strip at the tip of Namibia or vibey Victoria Falls in heavenly Botswana. We have the best rates for your Namibia safari and our lodge and hotel packages are created by experts for your Hakusembe River Lodge holiday. Choose the luxury of 20 chalets with their contemporary mod cons or opt to rough it in one of the 4 campsites that sleep 8 guests each.

What a beautiful destination, a lush green oasis on the banks of the Okavango River where happy travellers can put their feet up and absorb river peace from one of the 20 chalets, hop aboard the Hakusembe River Queen to indulge in flora and fauna sightings and the silence of pristine habitat, or stroll to the cultural village nearby. Tiger fishing is a huge plus for visitors who want to stay longer, sundowner cruises with champagne and birding safaris – but only when the water is high.

We recommend this Namibian safari lodge for its high standards and attention to the guests who can gather around the sparkling swimming pool, bar and restaurant every evening to share their stories and watch the sun go down crimson into the floodplains before them. Large suites cater for families and groups, some with 2 beds, some with 3 and the family suite boasts two double rooms, a loft containing two beds and two ensuite showers and air conditioning. 

One family bungalow has 4 beds in the loft and all these main cottages are perched on the edge of the river for maximum game viewing opportunities, immersion in the stillness of nature, and awe-inspiring river and floodplain views. Enjoy limited Wi-Fi in the main areas but most of their time guess will be guys chatting, game viewing and boating.

The Caprivi Strip is basically the Okavango Delta in Namibia, brimming with wildlife, and promising the same off-the-beaten track and mind-blowing game viewing as the Okavango Delta. It’s bordered by the Okavango, Kwando, Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. Voyage2Africa combines safaris to this region with a Botswana odyssey, a Zimbabwe adventure and a Zambian epic tour. Chat with us about your African tours today.



A honeymoon and family destination with romantic views of the Okavango River, Hakusembe River Lodge is the ideal dreamy Namibian overnight stop for travellers en route to the Caprivi Strip or across the border to Victoria Falls. Only 12 km west of Rundu, these ‘floating chalets’ will capture the memories of every visitor to Namibia’s Caprivi Strip region, perched on the water, some in the water, under huge old acacia trees with stunning river views.

We recommend this authentic Namibian-style accommodation in 10 picturesque chalets situated right on the river, one actually floating, havens of absolute luxury and comfort. Rich birdlife in the large shady acacia trees adds character to already atmospheric lodgings with private verandas, minibars, double beds, bathtubs, generous mosquito nets, air-conditioning and a delightful French touch. Different family bungalows include two to four extra single beds for children in a superb loft room while the floating houseboat is the perfect romantic Honeymoon suite, privacy on the water, surrounded by birds, hippos and frogs.

Hakusembe River Lodge overlooks Angola to the north and seems to be an oasis of greenery amid the continuing dryness of the Namibian terrain around it!  We choose this lodge for its gorgeous accommodation in river chalets, the sparkling swimming pool in the central guest area and plenty of river-based activities on the Hakusembe River Queen boat such as boat trips, tiger fishing, sunset champagne cruises and visits to local villages. Wave boarding, water skiing, breakfast cruises, speedboat fun, paddling a watu (dugout canoe) to an island on the Angolan side and awesome game drives fill your days with safari sensations. Dine in style on delicious food specially prepared by the resident chef and dine under the stars. 

Start your Caprivi safari at the Hakusembe River Lodge for a definitive riverside escape on the way to the meeting of Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Enjoy these luxury bungalows with their air conditioning, ensuite showers, private decks and fab facilities. Saunter down to the swimming pool later for a dip and grab a drink at the bar. The best Namibian holiday destination in the compelling Caprivi Strip and one of our favourite lodges to add to your summer tour in Africa.  

Sustainable travel means a lot to Hakusembe River Lodge which uses a committed ecotourism model – no single-use plastics are used at all, in place of recycled and glass containers,  water is consciously saved, LED bulbs are used for lighting and food wastage is reduced. Community projects, cultural and heritage tourism and employment opportunities are provided in the region. Nature conservation is the bottom line!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Hakusembe River Lodge

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  • Sunset champagne cruise, river safaris
  • Fishing for bream & tigerfish
  • Birding
  • Picnic safaris
  • Cultural tours
  • Water sports such as skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast

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  • 20 Rooms, one houseboat
  • Ensuite showers, airconditioning 
  • Restaurant, bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in Reception Area


  • Situated on the south bank of the Okavango River, in a lush landscape of water, birds, incredible plants and mammals
  • Experience the river world on a boat trip, cruising in silence as birds sing and fit, hippos roll around and crocs sunbathe
  • Provides an oasis of greenery amid the dry Namibian terrain around it, on the edge of a multi-river system
  • The lodge welcomes children of all ages who will love their loft rooms, river views and amazing food.

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