After a long day of driving in the heat of the African sun, it was hard not to fall in love with Nunda River Lodge’s campsite near Divundu in the Kavango region of northeastern Namibia. Part of Open Africa’s Four Rivers Route (Kavango, Kwando, Zambezi and Chobe) this was one of the nicest campsites of our two-month, 11 000-kilometre roadtrip in Namibia.
We’d been to the Kavango-Zambezi area before and I was recovering from a stomach bug so not keen to go running around being busy, but there’s lots to do here:
- mokoro or boat trips on the river
- game drives to Mahango Game Reserve or the buffalo core area of Bwabwata National Park
- a visit to Popa Falls about 1.5km away
- birding – there are some 430 bird species in the area, from babblers to bee-eaters and ‘specials’ like rock pratincole, yellow wagtail, wattled crane and African skimmer
- guided nature walks
- a cultural walk through a traditional village
- fishing for tilapia, catfish or tiger fish in the river.