Kaisosi River Lodge: Rundu, Namibia

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.

Kaisosi River Lodge

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.

Accommodation Available

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.

Kaisosi River Lodge

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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