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Kunene

Namibia Travel Guide

Practical information about Kunene

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Desert
  • River
  • Waterfall
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
92 ml between Opuwo and Sesfontein by car
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Kunene

Emmanuelle Bluman Travel writer
163 travel articles

All the way in the north of Namibia the Kunene River is one of the rare rivers that is not dried up and that really has a good hydrometry level.

My suggestion:
Be careful there are crocodiles hereabouts. 
Summary:

After having travelled a very difficult and chaotic road, I come to a lodge located on the bank of the Kunene. Here, desert Namibia seems forgotten in the middle of a luxuriant forest and a river overflowing with water!

For two days on the bank of Kunene River the programme boiled down to moments of lounging around, rafting and ending up in the water a few times, followed by a sundowner in a boat, on the river. There, I learn that there are crocodiles, and I can see and hear them! A few hours earlier, I was in these same waters! Apparently, crocodiles do not like the swirling parts so I could swim without fear... It is better to find this out after swimming, as I am not sure I would have done so after all!  

It is time to leave this very pleasant place, to see while on a trip to Namibia.