Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Namibia: Simanya River Lodge - new establishment in Kavango West | Симания Лодж Намибия

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The lodge should be completed towards the end of the year.

I would like to shortly summarize the current development:

1.       Strategic Location.
·         The lodge is near Nkurenkuru, the capital of Kavango West Region on the B10 trunk road between Rundu and Ovamboland.
·         The trunk road is newly developed and links the West and East of Namibia as well as link with Angola at Katwitwi Border post.
·         The lodge will currently be the only accommodation in Kavango West.
·         The lodge is located high above the flood planes in a very scenic part of the Okavango River.
·         Many tour groups and tourists travelling from Etosha to Vic Falls see it as a halfway sleepover point
·         Many tour groups travelling to and from Angola currently stop over. The border post is only 23 km away

2.       What to Offer
·         The lodge will provide a conference facility for up to 120 people. This is in big demand for the Region.
·         A chapel for weddings is in planning
·         The lodge will be the only place in the North of Namibia where people can see footprints in rock and fossils, etc
·         Visitors will have a bird’s eye view on the Kavango River with Hippos and crocodiles patrolling the border.
·         The lodge will provide restaurant and camping facilities
·         Visitors can enjoy sundowners on a river boat or can take an alternative boat for tiger fishing
·         Depending on the management company, spa facilities can be added. A rock swimming pool is nearly completed.


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3.       Buildings
·         20 luxury rooms – can accommodate disabled people
·         Restaurant with bar for more than 100 people
·         10 private Camping sites each with own ablution and built-in braai
·         Reception building
·         Supervisors accommodation with 2 bedrooms
·         Tour guide accommodation
·         2 stores
·         Directors accommodation
·         Workers accommodation ( 4 bedrooms with kitchen, bathroom TV room, etc)
·         Own tower for telecom communication to outside world
·         Borehole with bottle quality water developed and tested by Geo-hydrologist - 18  000 liter/hour capacity (90 000 liter storage)
·         Electricity from grid
·         50 kVA solar electricity additional
·         Irrigation and municipal standards services
·         110kVA stand by generator


Simanya River Lodge Namibia




Simanya River Lodge Namibia

Simanya River Lodge Namibia

Simanya River Lodge Namibia

Simanya River Lodge Namibia

Simanya River Lodge Namibia

Simanya River Lodge Namibia
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