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DESTINATION 27: Okavango Panhandle

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Your Kavango Experience !


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Accommodation: Standard Chalets ; Luxury Chalets  ; Luxury Safari Tents ; Private Camping.

Shametu River Lodge Luxury Chalets are nestled between lush trees. 

Each of the 11 Chalets are beautifully furnished and offers guests an en-suite bathroom, Mosquito Net, Coffee Station and Lounge area.

During the day you can visit our coffee shop where we over a delightful variation of light meals from breakfast up to 3pm. The coffee shop also offers delicious imported coffee and scrumptious cakes and tarts baked by our experience baker. End of a long day with your feet up on your personal porch enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching the infamous Namibian sun set. At night you can drift off to sleep with the calming sound of the Okavango River in the background.

All of the comfort of the Chalets, the Luxury Tents are built on stilts on the banks of the Okavango River offering a spectacular view of the Popa Falls.

The Luxury Tents offers guests beautifully furnished permanent tents which are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, Mosquito Net, Coffee Station and Lounge area. 

At Shametu River Lodge you will not just be experiencing the tranquillity of the Kavango River on your doorstep, just around the corner are two parks forming part of the Bwabwata National Park - Mahango Game Park and Buffalo Core Area, where you are guaranteed to see at least 2 of the big five.

Activities: Traditional Watu Trips to Poppa Falls ; Boat Cruises ; Fishing Trips ; Game drives ; Village Walks or the birding enthusiasts you can spot the Wattled Crane, Pel’s Fishing Owl and African Skimmer to just name a few.

Tiger Fishing for the more adventures, or treat yourself to a well-deserved massage or manicure in our mini spa.

Wake up to the singing of the birds and roaring sound of the Poppa falls - what more can you ask for, you are in Namibia!

Come and enjoy true Namibian hospitality where owners Louis & Amori make you feel right at home. As some say: “At Shametu River Lodge you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.”


You will find us on the B8 road between Rundu and Katima Mulilo. From Rundu drive 210km to Divundu, turn South onto the D3403 towards the Mahangu Game Park and the Mohembo border post of Botswana. From the turn onto D3403 it is 7km to the left turn towards Shametu which is a 1km gravel road to our gate. Our village is the Divava Village. There are no road names.

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