Like a picture postcard image, Hakusembe River Lodge sits on the south bank of the Kavango River in area of lush vegetation and ample bird life.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of twenty-two luxury thatched chalets. Guests have a choice between double rooms with one large king-bed, twin rooms with two beds, and a family bungalow with four-beds. Each spacious room features mosquito nets, air conditioning, coffee and tea station, minibar, and a room safe for valuables. The en suite bathroom comes with a sink, shower, and flush toilet. Every room overlooks the picturesque Kavango River and includes a private wooden deck for relaxing and taking in the pristine views.
The lodge is ideally located in the Hakusembe river oasis in the north of Namibia. It is only nine miles from Rundu and makes the perfect stopover on the way into Caprivi and Victoria Falls. The Kavango River also known as the Okavango flows for 1,000 miles south-eastward from Angola to form part of Namibia’s northern border before running into the Kalahari Region of Botswana and the Okavango Delta. Huge herds of elephant congregate along the Kavango River, and there are frequent sightings of lion, buffalo, African wild dog, the rare sable, and roan antelope, bushbuck, reedbuck, and tsessebe. Of course, hippos and crocodiles can be spotted in the river itself. Moreover, the region is home to an estimated 430 species of birds including the yellow wagtail, wattled crane, great snipe, African rail, and African skimmers.