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October 8, 2011

Hakusembe River Lodge

Hakusembe River Lodge enjoys an idyllic location on the south bank of the Okavango River, overlooking Angola to the north.

In stark contrast to the arid terrain found in many parts of Namibia, our verdant green lawns and plentiful trees characterise this region.

Luxury is foremost in all we offer and all we do at Hakusembe River Lodge. Luxurious, cool, air-conditioned chalets with magnificent views of the river . . . Sumptuous cordon-bleu cuisine prepared with fresh fish, game and beef, complemented by a fine wine for your dinner under the stars . . .

We also offer an outstanding choice of river-based activities along with rewarding game drives and excursions, manywith the emphasis on discovering local wildlife in all its forms.

For the ultimate riverine escape, look no further than Hakusembe River Lodge . . .

What is unique at Hakusembe River Lodge

The magnificent Okavango River is the lifeblood of our region, bestowing plentiful vegetation and trees, which in turn attract an abundance of wildlife, game and birds, not to mention the fish in the river itself.

Our accommodation is mainly air-conditioned, double-bedded Luxury Bungalows overlooking the river, all with en-suite shower facilities. We also offer a romantic Honeymoon Suite and a Floating Chalet for those who want to get really close to the life of the river.

Our exceptional river based activities range from wave boarding and water ski-ing to a breakfast cruise, fishing or birding trips, fun in our speedboat, an all-day cruise, even a picnic safari in a Watu (a dug-out canoe) to have a braai (barbecue) lunch on an Angolan island. We also provide a comprehensive programme of game drives and excursions for Guests to enjoy during their stay with us.

The Lodge facilities allow for complete relaxation in their peaceful surroundings, with the opportunity to cool off in the delightful swimming pool, or with an equally cooling drink at the bar.

A wonderful way to round off the day is to take our Champagne Sundowner Cruise, before enjoying dinner under the stars, when you can indulge in our splendid cordon-bleu home cooking.

Activities & Attractions

Our extensive programme of in-house activities ranges from the energetic and sporting, through less intense, special interests to relaxing and informative – or even indulgent!

Those with energy to burn can enjoy Wave-Boarding or Water Ski-ing, while a Canoe Safari combines exercise with discovering nature, wildlife, flora and fauna.

Fishing offers enthusiasts the exciting chance to hook the famous Tiger Fish or Bream. The Lodge can even mount your catch for you to show off when you return home!

Birders will never tire of the abundance of bird-life with over 400 species sighted in the vicinity. We also organise birding trips for those who prefer some help in spotting and identifying the rarer varieties.

Safaris can be taken by road or river with the usual thrill and excitement of spotting something new or unexpected. Perhaps our ultimate safari trip is via dug-out canoe, known as a Watu,
which will carry you off to an Angolan island for a braai picnic lunch – and who knows what you may see on the journey.

Start the morning with a Breakfast Cruise, an ideal time for spotting birds and animals as they begin foraging or hunting for food, while you enjoy your own specially prepared meal on board.

Just sit back and enjoy the ride, during a slow, relaxing, all-day river trip, or enjoy the adrenalin rush of a speedboat outing.

Finally, indulge yourself at the end of the day with a Sundowner, this time with a special touch of style and sparkle – our Champagne Sunset Cruise.

o From Grootfontein: take the B8 north-east
o From the Caprivi Strip (Katima Mulilo): take the B8 west
o At Rundu take the B10 (previously the C45) west for about 10 km
o Take the right turn sign-posted to Hakusembe River Lodge, then
drive for another 4.5 km where you will see more signs to Hakusembe River Lodge
NOTE: C45 road signs have been removed and not yet replaced by signs for the B10!
If in doubt, ask for the Nkurukuru Road. Road maps printed in 2010 and earlier will still
name the road C45.

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