|Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge|
Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge is situated on the bank of the Zambezi River bordering Katima Mulilo, the administrative capital of the Caprivi region. The lodge is centrally located to attractions such as the Victoria Falls, Chobe, Bwabwata and Mudumu National parks.
Recently refurbished, the 38 standard twin rooms and four luxury double rooms all feature en-suite bathrooms, DSTV, air-conditioning and telephones (luxury rooms also have a bath). The Tafule Yaka restaurant and Kashabati bar overlook the Zambezi and offer the perfect perch to enjoy a meal or a sun downer.
GPS co-ordinates - 17˚29΄10.54˝S and 24˚17΄10.63˝E
The Airport is 22km from lodge and offers commercial flights from and to Windhoek on Mondays and Thursdays.
The Caprivi region is well known for the rivers that flow through the area namely The Zambezi, Kwando, Mashi, Linyanti and Chobe Rivers. It is also home to 4 National parks, Bwabwata, Mudumu, Mamilli and Mahango National parks which are home to Elephant, Buffalo, Hippos, Lions, Leopards, Wild dogs, Lechwe, Reed buck and a variety of other common plains game species as well as over 400 bird species.
The Caprivi is also a well known angling destination with Tiger fish being the most sought after species. There are several fishing tour operators in the area that offer either half day, full day or two-three day fishing packages. Tackle, refreshments and lunch are usually included.
Chobe National Park is only 70km from the hotel and with excellent game viewing opportunities is definitely worth visiting. Victoria Falls is 200km from Katima Mulilo. Activity operators do day trips from Katima Mulilo to this world wonder. Day trips include refreshments and exclude entrance fees at the falls and visas. The guides will also do a lunch stop at one of the restaurants or hotels in Livingstone or Victoria Falls on request.