Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Tropical Outpost

Rundu, a sultry tropical outpost on the bluffs above the Okavango River, is a major centre of activity for Namibia’s growing Angolan community.

Although the town has little of specific interest for tourists, the area is home to a number of wonderful lodges where you can laze along the riverside, and spot crocs and hippos doing pretty much the same.

Take a stroll around the large covered market, which is one of Africa’s most sophisticated informal sales outlets. From July to September, don’t miss the fresh papayas, sold straight from the trees.

 Alternatively, head for the Khemo Open Market, where you can shop for both African staples and Kavango handicrafts. Very reasonably priced woodcarvings from a sustainable source are on offer at Ncumcara Community Forestry Craft Centre, a neighbourhood craft shop. The carvings are high quality with proceeds going back to the local community. 
Places around Rundu

Built on the banks of the Kavango River, this Namibia holiday resort is in the ideal location for a safari in Mahango Game Reserve.


 Kayova River Lodge
In northern Namibia lies a beautiful, untouched area known as the Kavango region. It is here, right on the banks of the Okavango river, that you will find Kayova River Lodge. Affectionately known by the locals as 'shiwangundu' (pearl) of the Okavango and situated between the towns of Rundu and Divundu, Kayova River Lodge is perfectly positioned for guests to explore the natural beauty of Northern Namibia.  

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