Taranga Safari Lodge
With just four enormous tented suites, built on high stilts and tucked into the dense riverside forest, accommodation at Taranga is secluded, tranquil and thoroughly relaxing.
The river glides by almost under your private balcony, birds call and in the distance local fishermen pole themselves through the channels on dugout canoes - the genuine article for a refreshing change.
The four-poster beds in each room (if you choose a double that is) are dwarfed by the octagonal tent with with floor to ceiling gauze windows that can be rolled up for the full show. A large and secluded en suite bathroom extends back into the trees and includes a free-standing slipper tub and a steaming hot shower. Portable air conditioning units do their level best against the heat amply aided by the generous shade of teak, jackalberry and mopane trees typical of this lush region.
The main lodge is an equally cavernous tented structure on a large platform with a viewing deck and the river below dominating the scene. The interior is elegant with white linen drapes and table clothes and leather chairs reminiscent of an East African safari scene from yesteryear.
Activities at Taranga Safari Lodge focus on the rather large river winding its en route to form the Okavango Delta: fishing, scenic river cruises, birdwatching and cultural tours. You can also take a stroll up-river with a pair of binos looking for any number of birds including fish eagles, kingfishers, jacanas and many, many more.
Situated 35km west of Rundu, Taranga Safari Lodge makes for a wonderful stopover between Vic Falls, Botswana and Caprivi to the east and Etosha and the rest of Namibia to the south.
Full board accommodation in four tented suites; en suite bathrooms with shower and tub; private balcony with river view; air conditioning; lounge, dining room and viewing deck; swimming pool; campsite
River cruises; fishing; birdwatching; nature walks; village tours
Page last updated: 3 Oct 2014