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Located where the borders of Botswana and Angola begin  to squeeze their neighbour Namibia into the narrow but fertile Caprivi Strip, Hakusembe River Lodge is a welcome sight for self-drivers who will appreciate its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The Okavango River provides a haven for myriad bird species, hippos and crocodiles, and is the perfect spot for champagne sunset cruises aboard the Hakusembe River Queen.

Back on land, visit the Mbunza village to meet people from the Kavango community.

This lodge is as comfortable welcoming larger groups on safari as it is with couples or families, and children of all ages will easily make themselves at home.

Hakusembe sits on the Okavango River as it meanders its way through the Caprivi to later empty out into the Okavango Delta in neighbouring Botswana. Set in lush, bird-filled gardens, the lodge has 20 air-conditioned suites, including two rooms that can take three guests each.

It also has a swimming pool and restaurant and takes full advantage of its riverside setting to offer exciting water-based activities ranging from champagne sunset cruises and fishing trips to bird-watching outings. Back on land, you can take a stroll to Mbunza to learn more about village life in Namibia.


  • Serene riverside setting
  • Child-friendly lodge with family suites
  • Fishing, birding & sunset cruises
  • Swimming pool & village visits


  • Fishing
  • Sunset cruises
Tranquil retreat on the Okavongo River, be wowed by the views and friendly accommodating staff. Relax by the pool or enjoy a sundowner cruise on the river. The perfect spot to catch ones breath on a Caprivi circuit.
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The lodge’s 18 thatched suites are appointed with either twin or double mosquito-netted beds. Air conditioned and complete with a ceiling fan, electronic safe, mini-bar and a tea-and-coffee station, they provide all the creature comforts you need with decorative touches like Nguni cowhides and African drums. Each has its en suite own bathroom with a shower. Outside you find a private veranda with a seating area; nine of the suites have river views.

The other two suites each have a single bed for an extra guest.


Hakusembe River Lodge's communal area is made up of a thatched reception with a small safari shop, a bar with an intimate lounge, and a restaurant. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the reception area and mobile phone connectivity is found throughout the property.

The lodge is surrounded by lovely gardens and there is a welcome swimming pool with scattered sun loungers and shade umbrellas, the perfect sight on a hot Caprivi summer’s day from about November to March.

There is secure parking for your rental car.


Breakfast is included at Hakusembe River Lodge and consists of fruit, yoghurt and cold meats as well as fruit juices and hot beverages. A cooked breakfast is also available.

The lunch menu features light dishes while dinner is a hearty buffet affair with vegetarian meals available. Dining is at individual tables in an indoor or outdoor setting at the restaurant, depending on the weather.

General facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Secure parking
  • Wi-fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe


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Dates Board Price
2021-11-01 — 2022-10-31 Bed & Breakfast $135

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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