The riverside town of Rundu, on the banks of the Okavango River, is situated in Kavango, the home of Namibia's well-known Kavango woodcarvers.
It's close to the Popa Falls and the Mahangu Game Reserve. Because of this unique location and the distances to get to these areas, it's a good stopover place.
Local woodcarvers market
The town has a few choices for eating out as well as a tourism center, a bank, fuel station, supermarket, post office and a woodcarvers market. They are also the suppliers for the craft market outside Okahandja, which you may well pass on your trip to or from Windhoek.
Although not the most interesting of towns, the area around it holds a few good lodges that offer good game viewing and comfortable accommodation. This is usually a stop to break the journey toward or from the lodges closer to the attraction areas. We do recommend stopping here to re-fuel as there isn't fuel after Rundu until Katima Mulilo.
Suggested itinerary featuring Rundu
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Rundu, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Rundu
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Places near Rundu
- Khaudum National Park 167 kilometers away
- Popa Falls & Mahangu Game Park 208 kilometers away
- Northern Namibia 281 kilometers away
- Waterberg Plateau 381 kilometers away
- Etosha National Park 404 kilometers away
- Mudumu & Nkasa Lupala National Park 407 kilometers away
- The Caprivi Strip 419 kilometers away
- Katima Mulilo 482 kilometers away
Accommodation choices for Rundu
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