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Location:Caprivi, Namibia

Caprivi

Riverdance Lodge

Lodges like Riverdance Lodge make us hate our job and love it at the same time. We hate it because we want to be there ourselves; we love it because we can book our clients there knowing they will absolutely love it.

The Kavango River is a big, important river in southern Africa. Feeding the Okavango Delta in Botswana and sustaining life along its 1,600km floodplain, this gentle giant of a river is an African gallery of wildlife, birdlife, people and scenery.

In comes Riverdance Lodge, a new luxury safari lodge in northern Namibia right on the edge of this beautiful river, its lifeblood. The Kavango features in every aspect of life in this idyllic piece of nowhere: from the seasonal produce on your table to the exquisite sunset cruises and fun-filled fishing days, the Kavango River provides.

Karin and Tino own and run Riverdance lodge and their love for the river, its people and wildlife is evident in every carefully crafted view, the eco-sensitive activities, the complete luxury and the smiles their staff members’ wear with ease.

Accommodation is in large wood-and-glass structures built from local timber by local hands. Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors open on to a private deck at the water’s edge peeking through a dense riparian tree canopy. The en suite bathrooms offer private views of the river and trees and the furnishings and decor stop at nothing right up to and including your choice of pillow type.

Riverdance Lodge is at the western edge of the Caprivi, about 170km from Rundu and a short drive from Popa Falls and Mahango Game Reserve. Its location opens up the Caprivi as a genuine alternative safari destination to the pricey and oft-booked out Delta further to the southeast.

Facilities

7 chalets all with wonderful, private river frontage; luxury en suite bathrooms with free-standing bath and separate shower; extra-length beds; private deck; swimming pool; dining area; lounge and river deck. Good news for you self-drive campers: RiverDance Lodge has a wonderful grassed campsite beneath the trees with private ablutions and a river deck; you can even order pizza from the lodge if you’re tired of beans from the tin.

Activities

Activities include birding; fishing; sunset river cruises; river safaris; river excursions on a mokoro (traditional dugout canoe with a local poler/guide); guided game drives into Mahango; day visits to Popa Falls and the charming Andara village. Nights are spent on the river deck around an enormous fire bowl beneath a panoply of Namibia’s incredible stars accompanied by the whirring, chirping singing sounds of the bush.


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About Us

Staff party photo from 2019 showing all staff smiling
  • Wilmari Wilmari
  • Bianca Bianca
  • Ulrike Ulrike
  • Chantelle Chantelle
  • Ashlee Ashlee
  • Bonique Bonique
  • Tessa Tessa
  • Janine Janine
  • Carmen Carmen
  • Anja Anja
  • Kirsti Kirsti
  • Petra Petra
  • Leandrie Leandrie
  • Jessica Jessica

“NTS was AMAZING! Special thanks to Wilmari for the best trip we have ever taken. 100% recommend!”

“This was a "bucket list" trip for us. It could not have been better. HIGHLY recommend you ask for Bianca.”

Ulrike helped us plan our safari for 2 years... patience of a saint and the insight and knowledge of a true local.”

“Ask for Chantelle, a true legend of patience, availability and efficiency. Will highly recommend.”

“I cannot say enough about this great company and Ashlee herself... best honeymoon we could have wished for!”

Bonique's recommendations were perfectly tailored to our needs with foresight and local knowledge... flawless.”

“The service and help we got from Tessa was fantastic, as a result we had a tremendous trip.”

Janine proposed us a great trip and it was nice to meet with her in Swakop. Definitely recommend!”

“I have no words to express my gratitude to Carmen and the NTS team for their excellent work.”

“Our family would like to thank Anja and everyone at NTS for organising such an incredible trip for us.”

Kirsti arranged the best family holiday we have ever had... highly recommended.”

“We worked with Petra and everything went flawlessly... can't recommend NTS highly enough!”

Leandrie was very patient listening to my needs and catering to my budget... Everything worked perfectly!”

Jessica was AMAZING and so helpful with all of our concerns and questions - we had the most amazing trip.”