After an awesome stay in Ngepi Camp I wasn’t sure if I should expect that type of amazing accommodation everywhere I was going in Namibia, or if that was just a lucky deal. However, when I got to Kaisosi Lodge, just outside of Rundu, to end my trip down the Caprivi Strip, I knew that I could probably expect comfort, cool destinations, and great prices just about anywhere in Namibia. Nkwazi Lodge is just 7 kilometers outside of Rundu and offers traditional lodge rooms, as well as some perfect campsites. It’s location is right on the Okavango River just across the water from Angola. It’s a great place to rest weary bones after a long day driving through the Namibian countryside.
Getting to Kaisosi River Lodge
If you’re driving down the highway, you’ll find the turnoff 1-2km east of Rundu. It is very well signed, and you can’t miss it. From there, you’ll drive down the gravel road to a t-intersection. Once you hit the T-intersection, you’ll need to turn right and travel another 2-3 kilometers until you reach the gates for the lodge.
If you’re arriving via public transport, you’ll need to catch a taxi from Rundu.
There are campsites available for about $10 per person a night. They are fantastic spots and come fit with their own private bathrooms, braai pits, and electricity. It’s probably the best value campsite I found in all of Africa.
Of course, there is also the lodge, but I have no idea the price as it was likely way out of my price range. The rooms, though, look fantastic! I’d fashion a bet that they’re about $100 a night.
Facilities at Kaisosi River Lodge
- Wifi: There’s good wifi on the premesis but it really only works at the main building of the lodge. It is quite fast though.
- Swimming Pool: There are a couple good pools on the river.
- Restaurant and Bar: There is a beautiful rustic bar at the lodge and the food is unreal.
- Tours: There are a couple tours available from the lodge including canoe rides on the Okavango.
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