Ndhovu Safari Lodge is the oldest lodge on the Okavango River in the Caprivi and was established just after Namibia gained its independence in 1989. For two to three months of the year they are an island due to the fact that the flow of the river is faster than the Okavango Delta can soak up the water, and it is thus forced to overflow the banks of the river into the floodplains.
Activities at Ndhovu Safari Lodge include boat trips along the border of the Caprivi National Game Park, where you could come across hippo, elephant, buffalo, crocodile and birds! They could also take you to the Mahangu National Game Park where you could see Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Letchwe, Reed Buck, Tsessebe, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. Or you could take a full day game drive into the Buffalo Game Park where you have a chance to see bigger herds of buffalo, breeding herds of elephant and the Sharp Tailed Starling. They also offer fishing trips where you have a very good chance to catch Tiger fish, Barbel and Nembwe. If you want to stretch your legs you could join one of the local guides to take you on a two hour village tour where you could visit with the Hambakushu people.
The accommodation at the Safari Lodge includes 10 luxury tents, one of which is anchored in the river, and each is fully-equipped with its own en-suite bathroom facilities and a bedside view over the Okavango River. An attractive thatched Lapa with a bar and wooden deck also overlooks the banks of the river, where elephant and hippo are known to congregate, providing guests outstanding game and bird viewing opportunities, whilst enjoying sundowners at the bar or buffet-styled meals in the dining area. Enjoy the swimming pool which is surrounded by a large area of lawn and indigenous trees.
Ndhovu Safari Lodge is situated halfway between the Etosha game reserve and the Victoria Waterfalls in the northeastern part of Namibia , namely the Caprivi on the Okavango River, 225 km east from Rundu and 340 km west from Katima Mulilo. From Rundu you travel along the B8 for 200 km and then head south at Divundu onto the D3403 for 20 km before your turn left for 2 km whilst following the elephant signposts.Coming from Katima Mulilo, after you have crossed the Okavango River on the B8 you turn left at Divundu and after another 20 km turn left again at the signposts of the lodge The driving time from Rundu is about 2 ½ hours and from Windhoek ( 900km ) about ten hours.