Rainbow River Lodge


Rainbow River Lodge is located in north-eastern Namibia, 1km from Popa Falls on the banks of the Okavango River in the Kavango-Zambezi Region.

About Rainbow River Lodge:

Its prime location en-route to Popa Falls, Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta make Rainbow River Lodge an unmissable treasure. The area around Rainbow River Lodge is abundant in birdlife with as many as 339 recorded bird species–a birder’s dream! Guests can venture out of home base to nearby Buffalo Park and Mahango Parks in search of some of the Big Five, including African Elephant, African Leopard, and Cape Buffalo. Just down the road, Popa Falls presents a feast for the eyes, and guests can spot crocodiles and hippos in various parts of the Okavango River. In addition to unforgettable wildlife sightings and admiring the mighty rivers of southern Namibia, guests at Rainbow River Lodge can also immerse themselves in local culture by taking a a guided village tour to the Mbukushu tribe.

Accommodation at Rainbow River Lodge consists of:

22 En-suite chalets with double, single, and family units, 7 superior chalets overlooking the Okavango River with 2 single beds each, and 11 riverside campsites with green lawns and shade trees.

Amenities at Rainbow River Lodge include:

En-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, fans, and electricity, free wi-fi, hot and cold water. Campsites have their own braai areas and electrical outlets, and there are 4 shared ablution blocks with hot water and electricity.

Attractions and Activities to enjoy at Rainbow River Lodge include:

Boat trips, breakfast cruises, fishing trips, guided Village Tours, game drives, and makoro trips.

Other Facilities at Rainbow River Lodge include:

Laundry facilities, a garden, restaurant braai/barbecue facilities, swimming pool, and parking on the premises.

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  • Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation Types

Standard Chalet
Deluxe Room

Accommodation Info

Rainbow River Lodge

22 En-suite chalets that consist of double, single and family units. All chalets are equipped with linen; towels; mosquito nets, ceiling fans and en-suite bathrooms consisting off a shower & toilet, a further 7 X Deluxe chalets are situated on the lower river bank, overlooking the Okavango River.

The 11 x river facing camping spots are covered under lawn and a canopy of large trees.
Each campsite has its own braai area, fitted with electrical outlets and water points.
The 4 x ablution blocks are equipped with hot water showers and electricity, and furthermore a communal scullery equipped with hot water and electrical points.

Room Features

Seating Area
Complimentary Toiletries
Mosquito Net

Property Amenities

Bar / Lounge
Breakfast Available
Outdoor Dining Area
Wine / Champagne
Outdoor Furniture
Sun Terrace
Laundry Service


Boat Cruise – Starting from N$600

Activities include boat trips to Popa Falls where you can easily spot hippos and crocodiles.

Fishing – Starting from N$700

Feisty tiger fish and a variety of bream species live in the river. Fishing is done on a catch and release basis for the more adventures guest.

Game Drive Mahango Park – Starting from N$ 770

Game drives to the Mahango, with the possibility of spotting four of the Big Five (African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard)

Game Drive Buffalo Park – Starting from N$900

Game drives to the Buffalo Park, with the possibility of spotting four of the Big Five (African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard)


Is exceptionally good with around 84 bird species around the lodge and 339 recorded in the Kavango region

Price Breakdown

2023 Rates
Standard Chalet per person sharing
N$ 1 550.00
Deluxe Room per person sharing
N$ 1 650.00
Campsite per person
N$ 290.00


GPS Coordinates: -18.111024,21.591432

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0-12 years - Free of charge

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