Surrounded by the Zambezi floodplains in a small riverine forest, Caprivi Mutoya Lodge is haven to an abundance of bird species, including a beautiful pair of resident Schalow’s Turaco. Situated on the backwaters of the mighty Zambezi River, the lodge is only a short drive to the largest southern Africa Carmine Bee-Eater colony, where visitors flock from all around the world to view this spectacular phenomenon. The birds turn up in their thousands between August and September for the start of the breeding season.
From the lodge bird activities can be arranged such as boat cruises, canoeing on the river and floodplain drives to explore the surrounding backwaters. The floodplains are home to a large number of species including the African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, Lesser Jacana, Greater Painted-Snipe and Black Coucal. With up to 450 species, birdwatchers and birding enthusiasts from around the world should include this small part of Namibia to their birding destinations.
The lodge offers a variety of accommodations including en-suite self-catering tents, self-catering chalets, and a campsite. For those not wishing to cater, delicious meals are available in the restaurant.
Accommodation is as follows:
All accommodation offers lake views except for one of the chalets and the campsite, which are further back on the property, but situated under massive indigenous trees, offering plenty of shade on grassy areas.
From the B8 Katima – Ngoma tarred road, turn off onto the Kalimbeza dirt road (tar road currently under construction), 12km east of Katima Mulilo. Travel a further 12km and just past Lisikile Fish Farm turn left at the Caprivi Mutoya sign. Follow the track 300m to the lodge.
Lat: -17.556599 (S17 33’23.755)
Long: 24.474000 (E24 28’26.403)
Zane & Zina Swanepoel
Address: Kalimbeza Road, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Tel: +264 66 253 553
Mobile: +264 81 287 5438
Namibia is a vast land full of contrasts, from spectacular scenery and desolate beauty, to vibrant swamp-lands and dazzling wildlife. Kunene River Lodge is a Birders' Paradise. The region hosts some endemic species, and several near-endemics, making it a very exciting area for bird enthusiasts to visit and explore, alone or with a guide.
Dawn is an ideal time to glimpse bird-life and at Kunene River Lodge we love to offer our Guests an early-morning Birding Cruise. Pete's enthusiasm for birding led to the discovery of the first Cinderella Waxbill nest in the wild, and a number of rare bird sightings.
The following bird specials occur in the area:
Kunene River Lodge provide the highest possible standard of accommodation and facilities for all our Guests. The Reception Area, Bar, Restaurant, Lodge Grounds and Activities are open to all, but to satisfy the diverse needs of travellers in this remote area we currently provide three distinct types of overnight accommodation :
The Deluxe Rooms overlook a substantial lawn surrounded by trees and shrubs, near the secluded swimming pool set in its own lawn.
Each Rustic Chalet is situated in its own beautiful plot, amongst the lush trees and shrubs which characterise Kunene River Lodge.
Many of our camping Guests comment on the quality, cleanliness and amenities of our campsites, most of which overlook the river.
Pete and Hillary Morgan
Kunene River Lodge, PO Box 373, Opuwo, Namibia
Reservations: +264 (0)61 224 712 or
Tel: +264 (0)65 274 300
Fax: 08865 03885
Sat: +264 (0)65 685 016