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 centre, 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 towards 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 Rundu itinerary
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
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Rundu
- Khaudum National Park 104 miles away
- Nyae Nyae Conservancy 127 miles away
- Popa Falls & Mahangu Game Park 130 miles away
- Northern Namibia 175 miles away
- Waterberg Plateau 237 miles away
- Etosha National Park 251 miles away
- Mudumu & Nkasa Lupala National Park 253 miles away
- The Caprivi Strip 261 miles away
- Katima Mulilo 300 miles away
Accommodation choices for Rundu
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Rundu. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.