Shakawe River Lodge

Okavango Delta

Shakawe River Lodge
Okavango Delta
3 stars

Shakawe River Lodge is a breath of fresh air and a comfortable safari lodge just 10 km south of the village of Shakawe. On the banks of the Okavango River, the tip to the panhandle of the mighty Okavango Delta.

Shakawe River Lodge
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As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

Although not offering the full Okavango Delta experience, so to speak, this is the first real taste of the Okavango River and the incredible birdlife prolific to this area. That’s if you are entering into Botswana from the Caprivi Region. A destination in itself or as a stopover when travelling in the northern parts of Botswana or Southern Africa, just 20 km from the Mohembo Border Post into Namibia.

Overlooking the river, the 10 thatched rustic chalets are spread out under the riverine forest, but don’t be fooled by the initial façade as the décor is stylish and sophisticated. Modern and tasteful, whilst still retaining a down to earth African feel, this lodge is ideal for relaxation and to simply “get away”.

From the main lodge area, it’s a view out over the manicured lawn onto the river. Enjoy the garden but best not wonder too far or you’ll be taking a swim. (Not recommended. Watch out for the hippos). Plus there’s a pool for that, one that is much more inviting and offers far better odds at not being eaten.

Privately owned and run, you are in good company and that you will be well looked after from the moment you arrive. Attention to detail. Fine dining and a sundowner as good as any (we're referring to the actual sunset and the drink you'll have in hand).

Facilities

10 luxury suites (3 double with King size bed & 7 twin) en-suite; air-conditioning; minibar; coffee & tea facilities; flat screen LCD TV with DSTV bouquet; bath robes; umbrellas; writing stationery & private deck

Honeymoon Suite – situated further from main area for privacy, has an additional outside shower, an extended private deck and a day bed.

Dining area; bar; lounge; deck; swimming pool with deck; fire pit and boma.

10 campsites (8 with river views); braai facility with grid & wash up basin with cold water; lights; electrical plug points; ladies & gents ablutions with hot water showers & basins; small bar area with restaurant.

For those who don’t have their own camping gear – 4 dome tents on decks with twin beds, bedding & separate private ablutions.

Activities

Fishing offered from one of five well equipped fishing boats skippered by an experienced fishing guide. Head out onto the River and try your hand at Tiger Fishing.

Birding. Enjoy a guided boating excursion (or should we rather say cruise) to marvel at the abundant birdlife that can be found in the area including rare and endemic species. A true twitcher’s paradise.

Day trips (preferably booked in advance) - a visit to Tsodilo Hills and the Bushman paintings found in the area or perhaps a guided day trip to the Mahango National Park in Namibia for a game drive and wildlife experience. Whichever, it’s a full day outing and will include a picnic lunch along the way.

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