Nunda River Lodge

Zambezi Region

Nunda River Lodge

Located just 2 kilometres away from Popa Falls, the Nunda River Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore both the falls and the Mahango Park. It is also a great stop over on the way to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Zambia or the interior of Namibia.

“Nunda” is the local Thimbukushu name given to the local Jackalberry tree’s fruit – these trees are plentiful around the camp and provide ample shade in the heat of the day. The lodge is set on the banks of the Kavango River, and the thatched main lodge (consisting of lounge area, dining room, restaurant, bar and wooden deck) looks out over the beautiful river below.

Set amongst huge trees and riverine forest, this homely lodge is private and secluded and guests can see how the heat of the day with in the main lapa, the gorgeous swimming pool or the cool of their spacious rooms.


There are three accommodation options:

  • Luxury Tents: These spacious luxury tents are built on wooden decks in the Meru style and overlook the river below. Twin beds, mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms and private decks are offered in the tents.
  • Bungalows and chalets: With similar facilities to the tents – the bungalows are a bit larger and are solid rather than canvas. All have a private balcony – some have river views and others look out over the garden and bush.
  • Camping: Campsites are spacious and covered in lawn with plenty of shade. Plug points and braai facilities are available.


  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • Wooden deck
  • Laundry facilities


  • Guided Game Drives
  • Boat Cruises
  • Angling Expeditions
  • Mokoro Trips
  • Guided Birding And Nature Walks
  • Cultural Visits To Traditional Villages



Activities include guided game drives, boat cruises, angling expeditions and traditional Mokoro canoe trips down the river. Guided birding and nature walks are a rewarding experience, as are the cultural walks through traditional villages. Various species of Tilapia, Sharptooth Catfish, Nembwe as well as the legendary Tiger fish are some of the fish species that entice anglers to wet their lines at this popular spot. Daily game drives to the Mahangu and Buffalo Core Areas in an open vehicle is a truly magnificent experience. Various wildlife species that one can expect to see are wild dog, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, Letchwe, Sitatunga, hippo, crocodile and a host of other antelope species. The area is also home to the largest herds of sable and roan antelope in Africa. The region is home to an estimated 430 species of birds with over 20 endemic or near endemic species. Many special species include Rock Pranticole, Yellow Wagtail, Wattled Crane, Great Snipe, African Rail and African Skimmers.

ACTIVITIES ( per person ) N$/ZAR
Boat Cruise (1-1,5hours) Morning Cruise or Sundown Cruise  N$ 230.00
Fishing Trip (incl. guide and fuel) – max 3 people per hour N$ 290.00
Game Drive – Mahangu (includes entrance fees) – min 2 people N$ 410.00
Game Drive – Buffalo (includes entrance fees) – min 2 people N$ 465.00
Village Walk – min 2 people N$ 130.00
Birding walk to Popa Falls – min 2 people N$ 145.00
Mokoro Trip (Popa Falls to Nunda) – min 2 people N$ 290.00


RATES (per person) N$/ZAR
Meru Tent Double (Dinner,Bed & Breakfast) from N$ 1095.00
Meru Tent Single (Dinner.Bed & Breakfast) from N$ 1335.00
Chalet (non river facing) Double (Dinner,Bed & Breakfast) from N$ 1095.00
Chalet (non river facing) Single (Dinner,Bed & Breakfast) from N$ 1335.00
Bungalow Double (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) from N$ 1211.00
Bungalow Single (Dinner,Bed & Breakfast) from N$ 1580.00
Children 0-3 years from F.O.C
Children 4-12 years from (Sharing with parents) 50% of adult rate
Camping N$ 125.00
Camping children 0-3 years from F.O.C