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loomis ca
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While we found the road to be slow and not great once outside of Ruacana, it also had lots of charm seeing authentic himba villages along the way. Everyone was friendly. Spacious Campsites right on the river. Tons of shade. Ablution blocks were clean and nice. Outside that area there was an area to do dishes. Nice pool with sun...

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Mashabei Sadeh, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive the roads of Namibia you also need some luck, we drove mostly off road without asfalt, one of our cars had an breakdown about half an hour before we arrived at the hotel, people fixed the car enough to get it to the hotel. And here the staff help to get in touch with the rental company,. It is...

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at Kunene River Lodge. The campsites right at the river are spacious and and everything is clean- the pool is wonderful and we enjoyed the shade at the pool house immensely! The sundowner trip on the Kunene with Peter the owner was a high-light, we were amazed at how he handled the boat and...

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Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge, responded to this review

Pete does enjoy doing the sundowner boat trips and am pleased you enjoyed the trip. We are lucky to have water to keep the gardens fresh and green especially at this time of the year when everywhere is so dry. With greetings from us all Hillary

Windhoek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't count the times I've been at Kunene River Lodge! When we used to be based in the area, we would come to relax in the green for a weekend. Now that we moved back to Windhoek, it is of course more difficult to visit. My parents came to visit Namibia, so I took them to the places I...

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Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge, responded to this review

It is so lovely to have return visitors and thank you for your many visits and for taking the time to send in a review. We hope on your next visit you will try a sundowner boat trip or even the white water rafting! With best wishes from us all Hillary

Heerlen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a few days on Kunene River Lodge and Campsite. We had a lovely campsite direct along the river with lots of shade. The staff was very friendly, the campsite clean as well as the toilet building. Allthough it's a very remote campsite we had good wifi and they have a special place with a lot of electricity point...

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Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your taking time to send in a review and are delighted your enjoyed camping with us. Having mains electricity is wonderful and does make life more comfortable. Best wishes from Kunene Hillary

Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

After a rather corrugated approach on the last kilometre we were positively surprised by the friendliness of the staff and the high quality of the campsite. I decided to return with my family. Friends from Germany were absolutely chuffed.

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Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we were chuffed to see you and your friends. A new road is currently being constructed which will bypass the kilometre of corrigations so that will make it easier to get to KRL in future. With best wishes from us all Hillary

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Everything was o.k.! The service was not unfriendly, but you have to ask for everything. When you ask, you get everything. The rooms are ok.! So, I missed a little bit the feeling, that the people care about their guests. We booked the kanu. They dropped us somewhere at the river, and told us we will find the lodge on...

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Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge, responded to this review

We apologise if you did not find us attentive. We do try and look after our guests but clearly you did not experience this. People take a canoe and sometimes stay out for 5 hours and sometimes comes back within 1 hour. We do look out to make sure our guests have returned and again apologise that you were asked...

Cape Town
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We recently returned to KRL for a 4 day visit which turned out to be just as wonderful as the first time a few years ago . Our superior room , although not luxurious , was very comfortable with 2 double beds , shower and toilet ensuite , plus a fridge and aircon . Our main reason for visiting the...

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Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind comments. The trip to see the Angola Cave Chat is quite an expedition and we are delighted you enjoyed it so much and got some good views of the bird. Not many people venture into the Zebra Mountains so it is an opportunity to visit a little known area as well as hopefully...

Reviewed 9 October 2016

My 1st ever review, and only because, in re-living my brief and wonderful time there, in googling info about Kunene and the Morgans post-trip, the 1st review that came up was very negative. Different folks travel for different reasons. If you want the pampered perfection that some '5-stars' attempt to offer, best not to go to this remote and beautifully...

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Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge, responded to this review

What a stunning review, thank you so much. We certainly do not claim to be a 5 star establishment and are very much a 'bush' camp with lots of greenery and water. We enjoy some wonderful bird life and are privileged to have the 'luxury' of an unlimited water supply. The Zebra mountains really are stunning, so majestic and 'untamed'...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

From the start we received a warm welcome from the owners Hilary and Pete plus staff which continued throughout our stay.Dining on the open deck above the Kunene river provided a perfect setting to enjoy the outdoors. Food was home style cooking and delicious. Pete's knowledge of nature is excellent and his guided walk and patience in locating the rare...

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Hillary M, Owner at Kunene River Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and thank you for your review. We are delighted you found the Cinderella Waxbill with Pete. It is a lovely way to spend an early evening out on the river watching the sun go down and we are pleased you enjoyed it. With best wishes from all at Kunene Hillary

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Kunene River Lodge is an exceptional destination situated in remote north-west Namibia, overlooking Angola on the opposite river-bank. The Lodge boasts luxury accommodation, rustic chalets and riverside camp-sites, and offers a range of activities including white-water rafting, birding, sundowner and early morning birding cruises, hiking, fishing, challenging 4x4 routes or simply relaxing in the tranquil shaded surroundings of the Lodge itself. Established in 1997, Kunene River Lodge has earnt itself an enviable reputation as the foremost Namibian White-Water Rafting Centre. KRL is a Birding Hotspot with several endemics, most notable is the Angolan Cave Chat located late in 2012 in the Zebra mountains 40kms away.Kunene River Lodge is proud to work closely with the Kunene Conservancy in developing and promoting this precious area of Namibia. ... more   less 

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Address: On Kunene River, Ruacana, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Omusati Region > Ruacana
Price Range: $123 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kunene River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Rooms are all nice”
 of 5 bubbles 216gillj, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are similar but the camp sites have the best river views”
 of 5 bubbles 919peterf, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in block B are quiter and cooler. But rooms with half-tented walls are great for your African adventures experience”
  • Banana fruit
  • Half tented, walls only for bathroom
  • Half tented, walls only for bathroom
  • Campsite showers
  • Rooms in block B and other have air-conditioner and they quiet
  • Just a nice view with old wood
  • View to the Kunene River
  • View to the Kunene River
 of 5 bubbles KZTulip, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“River View Room !!!”
 of 5 bubbles SafariM, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“don't go for the "luxury rooms" because they are dated”
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  • bathroom
  • shower cabin
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 of 5 bubbles katjan356, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
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