Fodor's Expert Review Lianshulu Lodge

Mudumu National Park, Zambezi, Namibia

You might be lucky enough to encounter wildlife in and around this unfenced, thatched lodge that’s located under huge jackalberry and mangosteen trees in a private concession within Mudumu National Park. As you sip on a G&T from the lodge’s elevated wooden deck, you can watch hippos wallow amid water lilies and crocs float along the backwaters of the Kwando River. Even if you don’t partake in the daily water cruises and game drives, the owner-run lodge is a peaceful place to relax and offers superb birding with more than 400 species. The chalets are spacious brick and thatch en-suite units that are suitably comfortable but somewhat dated, especially when compared to newer lodges; it can be booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.


  • exclusive use of the river (the nearest lodge is over 20 km (12 miles) away)
  • by far some of the best food you’ll find in the region, with some hints of German influence
  • spectacular riverside location, superb for bird and game watching


  • generator noise may be audible from some rooms
  • expensive, paid-for Wi-Fi (mobile reception is patchy)
  • unable to charge electronics in rooms




Phones: 264-81-377--7621-mobile (reservations) | 264-66-686--073-landline


10 chalets, 1 family unit
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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