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Caprivi River Lodge is situated on the lush banks of the mighty Zambezi River on the outskirts of Katima Mulilo, nestled under the shady canopy of tall indigenous trees; surrounded by green lawns and beautiful gardens that attract a wide variety of birdlife.

A theme throughout the lodge is the unique furniture and carvings. Incorporated in the main building is the lounge, bar, and kitchen, flowing from this is our dining Lapa and an extension to this are the decks and walkways overlooking the waters of the Zambezi. Last but not least is our boma fireplace with its’ African chairs where one can relax after dinner, chin wag, and finish off the evening.

Situated in the heart of the KAZA (Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area); Caprivi River Lodge is an ideal place in which to unwind and relax and experience true Zambezi Tourism, and plan excursions to the national parks of the Zambezi region (Nkasa Lupala, Mudumu and Bwabwata); or to the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe with world-renowned attractions such as the Chobe National Park or the world heritage site the “Victoria Falls’.

ACCOMMODATION in Katima Mulilo

Caprivi River Lodge is a small exclusive lodge with only eight river-facing chalets (regrettably no camping facilities). Wake up to the chorus of bird calls early in the morning in one of our cool, comfortable thatched chalets. All chalets are en-suite and have a tea and coffee station, Wi-Fi,  as well as complimentary toiletries. Our chalets have unique hand-made and hand-carved furniture all from local woods and carved by local artists.

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The Zambezi (Caprivi-region) is  Namibia’s wetland paradise and  surrounded by the Kavango, Kwando, Zambezi, and the Chobe Rivers with their vast swamps and floodplains. Caprivi River Lodge is ideally situated almost in the center of this paradise and in the heart of KAZA. Caprivi River Lodge is located a mere 4.5kms from the town of Katima Mulilo with all the amenities of a modern town.

So whether you are a first-time visitor to the region, an avid birder, fisherman, nature lover, or interested in African culture and traditions; then the Zambezi (Caprivi) and its surrounds have it all in abundance. Built in 1997, the Caprivi River Lodge has developed and become part of the Zambezi Regions Tourism attractions. A good source of regional information on local attractions, game parks, and local conditions be it roads, cross border updates, and conditions.

Proximity to international borders


Wenela Border Post 9km


Ngoma Border Post 60km


Kwando River 120km

Proximity to National Parks

Namibia (Zambezi Region)

Nkasa Lupala Park and the Linyanti area of the Kwando River - 160km

Mudumu National Park - 130km

Bwabwata National Park East (Kwando Core) - 120km

Bwabwata National Park West (Buffalo Core) - 300km

Mahango Core Area of Bwabwata National Park & Popa Falls - 330km


Chobe National Park - 64km

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Zambezi National Park - 130km

Victoria Falls National Park - 200km

Katima Mulilo is almost in the centre of the KAZA TFCA (Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area), the biggest Peace Park in Africa.


Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Livingstone) - 190km

Victoria Falls (part of Mosi-oa-Tunya) - 210km

Sioma Ngwezi National Park - 25km

Sioma (Ngonye) Falls - 160km

Liuwa Plain National Park - 450km


Looking for a cafe?


At Caprivi River Lodge we have a fully serviced bar and restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious breakfasts, snacks and flavourful home-cooked dinners. Should you look to grab the best coffee in the Zambezi, breakfast or lunch en route; The Green Basket Café is a must-stop.

The Green Basket Café offers a great variety of breakfasts, lunches and the best burgers around. We also have a variety of traditional meals from the Zambezi Region - come to try our "Zambezi Bream"; "Pap & Stew" and many more. We also offer sweet treats to go with your mid-morning cuppa or late afternoon well-deserved treat. Come for a coffee and relax whilst listening to the local birds and feeling the fresh breeze! Some local birds in the garden include the Bronze mannikin; blue waxbill; Northern grey-headed sparrow; Brown Firefinch; Red-billed Firefinch; Coppery Sunbird and many more! We also cater for functions and events and have a range of platters available. Please contact us for a quote! 

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