Fodor's Expert Review Protea Hotel by Marriott Zambezi River Lodge

Caprivi Strip, Zambezi, Namibia

Set on the banks of the Zambezi River, bordering Katima Mulilo in the Eastern Caprivi, Protea Hotels by Marriott Zambezi has rooms amid colorful bougainvillea bushes and flame trees that attract abundant birdlife. Look for the Cape clawless otters playing in the river. But far from the traditional sounds of Africa, the sounds you are most likely to hear are rap, hip-hop, and hard rock from the radios in the Zambian riverside villages just across the river. It's a convenient stopover offering clean, comfortable, tiled rooms with windows and double doors facing the river, garden, or pool areas. Food is quick and palatable, but don't hold your breath for something special.


  • conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport
  • offer short cruises on the river
  • modern conveniences like satellite TV, a/c, and room service


  • though clean and comfortable, it lacks the charm of a smaller hotel
  • location can be loud at times
  • inconsistent service




Phones: 264-66-251–500


42 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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