Ndhovu Safari Lodge
At a glance
In true Safari tradition, Ndhovu offers 10 luxury tents, of which one is anchored on the river, each fully equipped with its own en-suite bathroom facilities and a bedside view over
the Okavango River. Reservations for the one campsite will ensure your party privacy and exclusivity whilst enabling you to enjoy all the benefits the lodge has to offer.
A charming thatched Lapa with a bar and wooden deck also overlooks the banks of the river, where elephant and hippo are known to congregate, providing residents outstanding game and
bird viewing opportunities, whilst enjoying sundowners at the bar or buffet-styled meals in the dining area. Enjoy the swimming pool surrounded by a large area of lawn and indigenous trees.
Activities offered at the lodge include boat trips, fishing excursions and game drives toMahangu and Buffalo Game Parks, where you can view over 400 different bird species.
What is unique at Ndhovu Safari Lodge ?
Ndhovu Safari Lodge is the oldest lodge on the okavango river in the caprivi and was established just after Namibia gained its independence in 1989. For two to three month of the year
we are an island due to the fact that the flow of the river is faster than the Okavango delta can absorb the water, and it is thus forced to overflow the banks of the river into the floodplains.
In our lttle shop you can purchase “Penzo” handpainted crockery.
Accommodation & Facilities
We offer ten luxury tents, of which one is anchored on the river, each fully equipped with its own en-suite bathroom facilities and a bedside view over the river.
Our one exclusive campsite, for up to 15 people in your group is situated along the river under shady trees, the swimming pool is surrounded by a large area of lawn and indigenous trees.
A charming thatched lapa with a bar and a wooden deck also overlooks the river. Meals are served on rosewood and kiaat tables from penzo tableware
Activities & Attractions
Activities include boat trips along the border of the Caprivi National Game Park, where you could see: hippo, elephant, buffalo, crocodile and birds which include the White backed Night Heron
and possibly the Pels Fishing Owl.
We could also take you to the Mahangu National Game Park where you could see: Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Letchwe, Reed Buck, Tsessebe, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard.
Or you could take a full day Game Drive into the Buffalo Game Park where you have a chance to see bigger herds of buffalo, breeding herds of elephant and the Sharp Tailed Starling.
We also offer fishing trips where you have a very good chance to catch Tiger fish, Barbel and Nembwe
If you want to stretch your legs you could join one of the local guides to take you on a 2hour village tour where you could see how the Hambakushu people live everyday.
Ndhovu Safari Lodge is situated halfway between the Etosha game reserve and the Victoria Waterfalls in the northeastern part of Namibia , namely the caprivi on the Okavango River,
225 km east from Rundu and 340 km west from Katima Mulilo.
From Rundu you travel along the B8 for 200 km and then head south at Divundu onto the D3403 for 20 km before your turn left for 2 km whilst following the elephant signposts. Coming
from Katima Mulilo, after you have crossed the Okavango River on the B8 you turn left at Divundu and after another 20 km turn left again at the signposts of the lodge
The driving time from Rundu is about 2 ½ hours and from Windhoek ( 900km ) about ten hours.