The floating sundowner bar will have you slapping each other on the back and congratulating yourselves on a fine choice of stopover en route to somewhere else.
For the rest, you'll appreciate the air conditioning, river views, swimming pool and restaurant at Zambezi Lodge on the outskirts of Katima Mulilo - Caprivi's main town and bustling border post between Namibia and Zambia.
The lodge has a standard chain-hotel appearance with a strong Caprivi influence - tiled floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, an enormous swimming pool, and open-sided thatched lounge area. This last houses the restaurant and hotel bar - for when the floating one kicks you off at 9pm.
Air conditioned en suite rooms; direct-dial telephones; hair dryer; tea/coffee stations; swimming pool; two restaurants; private bar; floating bar; babysitting service; conferences; car rental; campsite
The two bars, restaurant and enormous pool should keep you happy enough; boat cruises; excursions to the nearby game parks
In addition to its spectacular location on the banks of the Zambezi River, the lodge is in a convenient halfway point between Zambia, Chobe, Victoria Falls and western Caprivi. If you want an easy and relaxed stopover on your self-drive safari, you could do worse things than book into the Zambezi Lodge - like fall into the river.
Page last updated: 6 Sep 2013