Photo album Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge
Katima Mulilo
Accommodation Namibia - Northern Region

Experience a Unique African Adventure


Caprivi Houseboat Lodge & Safaris is an exclusive lodge nestled amid a lush green garden on the banks of the Zambezi River, a few kilometers east of Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi Region of Namibia, offering genuine hospitality in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The lodge offers five rustic en-suite chalets on the water's edge, a rose wood deck with lounge bar and swimming pool to relax in.


Let hosts' angling guides take you to the rapids for the best tiger fishing in the Upper Zambezi, join for a night boat cruise to spot resident Pelís Fishing Owl or relax with a refreshing sundowner on a sunset cruise.


Depart from the lodge on one of specially designed safari boats for a safari down the Zambezi and/or Chobe Rivers to enjoy the spectacular views and an abundance of game and birdlife this region has to offer.

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Rustic thatched en-suite chalets on the banks of the Zambezi River - equipped with coffee station, ceiling fan and mosquito nets.
Bed and breakfast, dinner bed and breakfast and self-catering options available.


With a myriad of fish species abundant in the Zambezi River, ample angling opportunities are on offer. Famous for its tiger fish and bream, the river promises to challenge and enthrall both the angling enthusiast and the novice.

In close proximity to the lodge there are excellent tiger waters at the Wanela rapids and other rock beds. By staying at the lodge these waters prove an easy morning / afternoons angling.

Other angling waters are 40 - 60km from lodge's base with good tiger and bream angling spots. This is possible to do in a day trip returning to the lodge at night or otherwise to camp for a night or two with the houseboats as base camp along the Zambezi River.

Best angling times run from late April through to January for tiger fish and catfish species and from June through to November for the bream species.

Angling boats can be rented on a half or full day basis. All boats hired are accompanied by a skipper. Knowledgeable guides for specialized angling safaris can also be arranged.

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Sunset Cruises

Relax with a refreshing sundowner whilst enjoying a spectacular sunset over the Zambezi River.


Enjoy a leisurely day on the Zambezi and a picnic or braai lunch along the riverbank.


In close proximity to three other countries, day trips and transfers can be arranged to the Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Ngonye Falls and the Bwabwata, Mamili and Madumu National Parks.

Houseboat Safaris

Overnight safaris on lodge's houseboats will take you down the Zambezi and/or Chobe Rivers to enjoy, with the river as your platform, the fascinating array of fauna and flora this region has to offer. Travel at a leisurely pace down the expanse of these mighty rivers with its endless floodplains and breathtaking sunsets. In the evening relax around the warmth of a campfire on a secluded white sandbank before heading to the comfort of your tent, gently rocking to sleep to the sounds of an African night.


Camping safari boats are 7.5m aluminum Outback Safari Boats (a waterborne 4x4 safari vehicle), powered by 75hp outboard engines. With two roof top tents and a bunk bed on the lower deck each boat can accommodates up to six guests. On board is a small kitchenette with a gas stove, basin and fridge, a dining area, shower and toilet. The boats are equipped with all the necessary kitchenware and camping equipment. An assistant will accompany you and will mainly serve as skipper, assisting in other duties where and when possible (i.e. setting up camp, making fire etc).


The Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is the fourth largest river system in Africa. Beginning its journey as an insignificant little spring in the northwest corner of Zambia it runs for a length of 2700km through six countries before finally completing its fascinating journey in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. For 130km this river forms the border between Namibia and Zambia.

The Chobe River

Forming the southern border between the Eastern Caprivi and Botswana, the Chobe River meanders eastwards through the Chobe National Park to meet up with the Zambezi River at Kazungula.



The clients supply own foodstuff and beverages and prepares all the meals themselves.

Assisted self-catering

Hosts supply all the necessary foodstuff accompanied by a guideline menu. Meals are all prepared by the clients themselves. The skipper will assist with the cooking duties where and when possible.

Beverages can also be supplied according to your specifications.


The lodge is easily accessible by road with good tarred roads leading in from Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. Follow the B8 en route to the Botswana (Ngoma) border, turn left on the gravel road, our entrance is 800m on your left.

GPS Coordinates

E 024.32411

S 17.49507

Airports in the vicinity:

Mpacha Airport, Katima Mulilo, Namibia - transfer 25km

Kasane Airport, Kasane, Botswana - transfer 120km

Livingstone Airport, Livingstone, Zambia - transfer 200km

Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - transfer 120km

Rates per room per night: on request

Chalets x 5, accommodation only, B&B or DB&B

Single/double/triple -

Meals per person

Breakfast -
Dinner 2 course set menu -

Activities per person

Boat cruises: sunset (1.5 hours), half day (4 hours) or full day (8 hours)
Angling: up to 4 hours/8 hours with skipper or angling guide
Angling: up to 8 hours with skipper or angling guide: long distance full day





Contact & reservations:

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy

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