Tambuti is a small Lodge beautifully perched above the Kavango River overlooking the floodplain. We are one of the rare lodges looking at the river without getting wet feet, thus we are also open during the flood season, all year round.
We are part of the FOUR RIVERS ROUTE linking the north western Omulunga palm route and Etosha to the water ecosystems leading to the eastern Kavango Okavango pan handle in Namibia and the Okavango delta in Botswana as well as the Zambezi wetland paradise and Livingstone with the mighty Victoria Falls.
Conveniently located on the small road leading down to the river from the center of Rundu town (400m from most Banks and shops).
Tambuti is the ideal stop over before heading to the deeper Kavango and Zambezi (former Caprivi) wild bush the unique KAZA area (Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area).
We have a Small restaurant specializing in local traditional African cuisine and drinks sourcing local ingredients. This gives the lodge guests the opportunity to explore local flavors, add value to local products, and support the local communities providing the ingredients while considerably reducing the food miles. (pre-booking of dinners recommended).
A small CONFERENCE ROOM takes care of your business amenities, ideal for small workshops.
Sun set cruises can be organized in advance in partnership with the Samsitu camp 15km outside Rundu located directly in the Kavango floodplain. See Rates page. (Departure 16.00hrs local winter/17.00hrs local summer times)
Tambuti is encouraging self drive tours to the nearby living museum which can be combined with the above sun-set cruise or on its own.
We have a Swimming pool available to guests. Kayaks are available for self-exploring the floodplain.
A laundry service is available at an affordable price, (by prior arrangement with the staff).
On-site secure parking.
The B8 is the main artery on which people arrive and depart, though it
actually skirts the town of Rundu.
Tambuti LODGE DIRECTION SIGN BOARDS ARE WELL POSTED STARTING ON THE MAIN ROAD TILL YOU REACH US.
You must turn left before the buzzing Engen service station and Wimpy shop to get right into Rundu itself. Taking this turn brings you right past the sports stadium on your right and on to a TRAFFIC CIRCLE (having another two petrol station, one on your right hand side before entering the circle (TOTAL Bonjour) and one on your left after the circle (Engen) . Here you see the next two big signboards for Tambuti Lodge .
Tambuti is only 1,2km from here. After 500m you meet a three way stop.
On both your left and right hand you have many shops.
Continue straight on, and you eventually meet the old river road at a T-junction facing Omashare Hotel. Turn straight to your left and follow the signboards of Tambuti Lodge which is only 400m from here on.
After 200m you turn right to a small road (in the process of being
upgraded) leading down to the river. You will pass the Ministry of Forestry’s nursery on your left before reaching Tambuti Lodge on your left hand side.
We are also on Tracks4Africa and any good GPS device by typing in "Tambuti Lodge"
GPS 17°54'34.72" S and 19°45'50.73" E
|Exclusive / preferred service providers on call|
|Audio – visual equipment (request details)|
|Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes|
|Crockery and cutlery available for hire|
|Catering done in-house|
|Designated parking area|
|Sufficient parking space|
|Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)|
|Wireless internet connection|
|Good lighting that can be operated independently|
|A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading|
|A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely|
|Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight|
|Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items|
|Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside|
|Kennels must be used|
|Other animals on the property|
|Horse stables – bedding provided|
|Horse stables – bedding not provided|
|Parking area for horse box / float|
|Area for wedding ceremony|
|Undercover area for signing the register|
|Couple must provide own catering|
|In house events coordinator (compulsory)|
|In house events coordinator (not compulsory)|
|Fully stocked bar|
|Cutlery and crockery rental|
|Cleaning / serving staff|
|Ramps provided in close proximity to stairs|
|Textured surfaces, such as roughened finishes, on all ramps, stairways and main circulation paths|
|Route surface firm and even – surface should be hard with no gravel or cobble type finishes|
|Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility|
|All areas well and evenly lit|
|Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm|
|Signage displaying the international symbol of accessibility at the accessible pickup/drop-off point|
|Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm|
|Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements|
|At registration any guest with a functional limitation [or any guest requesting such facility] is highlighted in the system, so that in the event of an emergency, special procedures can be taken to locate and evacuate these guests|
|Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference|
|Floor surfaces at wheelchair areas should be level, stable, firm and slip-resistant. Carpet or carpet tile used on the floors must be securely attached, and be of a low pile type (1.3cm thick or less) with a firm pad|
|Hand rails in the bathrooms|
|Stable seating area in the bath / shower|