Rundu

Travel Guide Africa Namibia Rundu

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Introduction

Rundu is the capital of the Kavango Region in northern Namibia and roughly has 50,000 inhabitants. It is situated at the northern border of Namibia with Angola. The border is formed by the Kavango river which flows from Angola towards the Zambezi river.

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Sights and Activities

You can do Kayaking on the Kavango river. For example a good start is from Tambuti Lodge at Rundu Beach. Kanus and Kayaks are safe and less polluting than motorboats and ideal to explore the peace of the riverbeds, go bird watching and spot a hungry snake or crocodile on the shore (the latter do not attack boats).

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Getting There

By Plane

Rundu Airport (NDU) doesn't have any commercial flights, but is mainly used for small tourist planes that fly in.

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Sleep

  • Tambuti Lodge, at Rundu Beach in Rundu Town (The B8 is the main artery on which people arrive and depart, though it actually skirts the town of Rundu. You must turn off at the buzzing Shell petrol station to get right into Rundu itself. Taking this turn brings you right past the sports stadium on your right and to a four way stop junction (having the main Engen fuel station on your left hand side.). Tambuti is only 1,2km from here. After 500m you meet another four way stop. On both your left and right you have many shops, with another petrol station and a new shopping mall on your right hand. Continue straight on, and you eventually meet the old river road at a T-junction facing Omashare Lodge. Turn straight to your left and follow the signboards of Tambuti Lodge which is only 400m form here on. After 200m you turn right to a small gravel road leading down to the river. You will pass the Ministry of Forestry’s nursery before reaching Tambuti Lodge on your left hand side.), ☏ +264 66 255711, fax: +264 66 255131, ✉ tambuti@iway.na. from N$ 255 (22 EURO pps.

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are Internet cafes in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Opuwo, and hostels often have access as well. Wifi is on the rise, but still not on the level of neighbouring South Africa.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Namibia's country code is 264. Each city or region has a two-digit area code. When calling long distance within Namibia, prefix the area code with a '0'. Mobile phones are very common and run on the GSM network, using the same frequency as Europe and the rest of Africa. Be aware that when you get off the beaten track signal can be erratic.

To avoid high costs, switch off data roaming and/or buy a local SIM card instead. Internet rates especially are extremely high still, but you will also save money on calling costs.

Post

Nampost is the national postal service of Namibia. It has post offices in most major cities and towns or postal services are incorporated within small shops in the smallest settlements. As for many countries in Southern Africa, services are actually fairly reliable but not very fast. Count on 2 weeks or more for postcards or letters to be send to countries in Europe or North America. Most post offices are open from 8:00 or 9:00am to around 4:30pm, with shorter hours (mornings) on Saturdays. Note that local variations may apply. For parcels, you might choose more expensive but faster companies like DHL, UPS, FedEx or TNT.

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