I have prioritised domestic travel these past few years, and what I have found in those few years of travel is not only that Namibia is gorgeous, of course, but also that this country has many beautiful and underexplored areas; areas that are full of character, greenery, forestry, almost heavenly.
For those who may have missed the hint, I’m referring to the Kavango regions. I remember my first time in north-eastern Namibia ever so vividly. I had just about booked one of my very first domestic travel experiences. Young, excited, a little scared, maybe fighting some anxiety, but oh so chuffed to finally be exploring.
There is something about the air in the two Kavango regions; it is different. The animals seem happier, livelier and healthier.
The trees carry so much green, it could be Hawaii! I’m not kidding, the greenery is amazing. Picture a somewhat young, Oshiwambo girl seeing water so aggressively flowing from one unknown destination to another for the very first time!
The mighty Kavango River; oh, the sweet wonder!
My focus today will be on some of my favourite lodges on the banks of the river, in a little town called Divundu, just 200km from Rundu itself.
I rave about Ngepi Camp quite often.
The camp has a simplistic approach to travel which, during my visit, I really enjoyed.
The food is amazing, the people are warm and waking up to the sound of the river from your treehouse? Top to-beat feelings in the world.
My favourite thing about RiverDance Lodge is the stunning, modern, stand-alone tubs in the room that give the feel of a spa.
The room also has glass windows, which give the illusion of having the outside inside; does that make sense?
It’s beautiful, the beautiful view of the river just outside your room? Stunning!
Divava Okavango Resort & Spa
Keeping it short and sweet, and ending the article with the amazing Divava Okavango Resort and Spa.
Service is one thing, but personalising a guest’s experience is what keeps them coming back. Divava always gets that right.
If you are ever in Divundu, consider these three for a worthwhile visit.
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