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Location:Caprivi, Namibia

Caprivi

Taranga Safari Lodge

With just two deluxe tented suites and eight classic tents, built on high stilts and tucked into the dense riverside forest, accommodation at Taranga is secluded, tranquil and thoroughly relaxing.

The river glides by under your private balcony, birds call and in the distance local fishermen pole themselves through the channels on dugout canoes - the genuine article for a refreshing change.

The four-poster beds (if you choose a deluxe tent that is) are dwarfed by the octagonal tent with floor to ceiling gauze windows you can roll up for the full show. A large and secluded en suite bathroom extends back into the trees and includes a free-standing slipper bath and a steaming hot shower.

The classic tents, more basic and a tad smaller, still offer equal river views and a private wooden deck out front to enjoy the bush. Minus the bath tub, the en-suite bathroom still provides a shower with separate toilet.

It can be hot along the banks of the river, but the standing fans do their level best against the heat amply aided by the generous shade of teak, jackalberry and mopane trees typical of this lush region.

The main lodge is an equally cavernous tented structure on a large platform with a viewing deck and the river below dominating the scene. The interior is elegant with white linen drapes and table clothes and leather chairs reminiscent of an East African safari scene from yesteryear.

Activities at Taranga Safari Lodge focus on the rather large river winding its en route to form the Okavango Delta: fishing (seasonal), scenic river cruises, birdwatching and guided nature walks (included in your stay). You can also take a stroll up-river with a pair of binos looking for any number of birds including fish eagles, kingfishers, jacanas and many, many more.

Situated 35km west of Rundu, Taranga Safari Lodge makes for a wonderful stopover between Vic Falls, Botswana and Caprivi to the east and Etosha and the rest of Namibia to the south.

Facilities

Two deluxe tented suites - en suite bathrooms with shower and tub
Eight classic tents - en suite bathrooms with shower only

Private wooden decks out front with river views; standing fans; coffee and tea facilities

Ten private grassed campsites under shade; light; power points; tap and fire place at each site; shared ablution facilities (campers can make use of lodge facilities)

Restaurant; lounge, dining room and viewing deck; swimming pool

Activities

River cruises; fishing (seasonal); birdwatching and guided nature walks


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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.”