Perched high on a slope of the Okavango riverbank sit Kayova River Lodge. The view of the Okavango also known as the Cubango river is strikingly lush and peaceful. It’s the largest waterway and border between Namibia and Angola. The river system sustains a prolific ecosystem of many bird species, fish, hippo, and largest crocodiles.
Affectionately known by the locals as “shiwangundu” (pearl) of the Okavango. Kayova Lodge is situated between the towns of Rundu and Divundu, Kayova River Lodge is perfectly positioned for guests to explore the natural beauty of the Zambezi region.
Kayova River Lodge was officially opened in 2012 and is a 100% community-based lodge, with all the profits from the lodge going directly back to the Kavango community close to the lodge. Built with a purpose to attract and host tourist to the beautifully location, the lodge also caters for small break-away conferences and corporate visitors in a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere.
Lodge accommodation comprises of two styles:
Eight chalets – 4 Queen & 4 twin rooms. One unit can be converted into an inter-leading family room with separate bathrooms
Four rooms have Queen size double beds
Four rooms are twin rooms with two single beds
All the rooms have mosquito nets and air-conditioners. The bathroom has a shower, washbasin, and flush toilet with amenities included. There is a small writing desk, international power sockets, coffee, and tea station. The rooms have large glass sliding doors that open onto an outside deck with furniture. Each room has a telephone for guests to reach reception for orders or assistance.
Ten Meru Safari Tents – 4 Queen, 1 double 5 twin rooms with a closeup garden river view
The tents are spacious and airy with flaps that can sip shut as required. The tents are mosquito and insect proof while the gauze net is kept closed. Each tent has an air-conditioner.
The bathroom is en `suite with a shower, washbasin, and flush toilet and are amenities included. A chest drawer with coffee, tea station, international power sockets. The patio in front of the tent has furniture where guests can sit and relax while they take in the view. Telephones in each room to reach reception for orders or assistance.
Housekeeping is available daily with fresh towels on request. Laundry can be arranged an additional cost
Families with Children:
Children of all ages are welcome. One inter-leading room is available for parents and children to share
Extra single bed or baby cot can be added in the room at extra cost
Children from 0 to 3 years are free of charge
Children 4 to 11 years pay a discounted rate while sharing with their parents
Children 12 years and older pay adult rate
Facilities and Services:
The lodge features a large area under lawn with large shady trees close the rooms and main area that overlook the river. The bright blue pool has a deck area with pool loungers and part roof covering for shade during the midday. The second pool is located closer to the tented units.
The main area has a Bar and Restaurant with inside and outside seating. The facilities are open during the day with a scrumptious choice from the menu.
Breakfast and dinner are served at the main area
Buffet dining is possible for groups from 15+
Room service is available from 07h00 to 22h00
Wifi is available at the main area
Smoking is not allowed inside the buildings
Water inside the buildings are safe to drink from the tap
Water from the taps in the garden are not drinkable and for gardening only
The main activity consists of doing as little as possible. Let your body and soul unwind as you enjoy the soft sounds of nature with a good book or binoculars in hand.
If drifting away is not for you, hop on the boat to explore the waters or try your luck at a spot of fishing. Early morning boat trips are ideal to catch a glimpse of the feathery and scaly creatures amongst the reeds. Late afternoons are reserved for the most iconic sunsets over the Zambezi landscape from the boat.
The reason for operating the lodge hits close to home when we speak about Hompa Shiyambi Childrens Home. This is a special project under the custodianship of Kayova River Lodge`s Social & Community Responsibility efforts to make a difference. Guests are welcome to pre-arrange a visit to the school and orphanage to learn more about our upliftment program that touch the lives of these vulnerable children in the community. 100% of the proceeds generated by the lodge are contributed to this care facility.
Road Directions – GPS Coordinates: Lat -18.02055, Long 20.75233
From Rundu drive 110km on the B8 tar road, turn left at Ndiyona, 3km dirt road till T-junction turn right, 5km to Kayova river Lodge, situated on your left hand side
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