We camped 2 nights at Mukolo Camp and enjoyed the sound of the hippos.We pitched our tent on site number 1. A shaded site with view on the Kavango River. You have private “bushy” ablutions and hot water shower. All you need is there: a warm welcome, the wildlife around you, the view on the river and all the attention of your hosts Hennie and Veronica. If you arranged it in advance you can have a home cooked meal and cooked breakfast. There is also a bar and a little swimming pool. If you want to make a boat trip on the river or a gamedrive just ask the day before and Veronica will arranged it for you. We loved the place and the way it is managed. Here you have value for money. All what Caprivi can provide you find it here in an authentic way. We will come back.
Excellent value for money. Splashpool. nice and familiar atmosphere, not fancy. spacious campsites and simple clean tented chalets for couples or family with little outdoor kitchen and riverview. Solar powered camp. Excellent boat cruises with owners local guide Admire. Must do! Many hippos around. Good breakfast and dinner, 24 hours notice in advance required. Hiking at riverside at daytime is possible.
We were in campsite 1 - by the river - unfortunately the water was very low due to season and late rains - not the fault of Mukolo Camp. The private ablution blocks for each campsite were a plus. Hot water was hot, showers were quaint, and the set up was well thought out. Wifi in the bar area was unexpected and another plus. Swimming pool was small, but more than adequate as only the 2 of us were in there. Good shade in that area.
We travelled to Mukolo Camp from Botswana and spent 4 nights there from the 16th to the 20th October with our friends. What a complete delight. Hennie and Veronica made us feel so welcome. We really loved the eco feel of the camp. No hairdryers to be used (liberating), wifi available but only in the main reception/restaurant area (again liberating to have to switch off when you go to bed), a lovely little pool to dip into when you are feeling hot and sticky. Hot water via a "donkey" and wonderful, clean, simple cottages with views over the river. Even though the region was in the grip of a real drought and the river was very low it was still wonderful. The peace and quiet is so special. Red Letchwa out on the grasslands behind the river and walking back to our cottage in the evening and spotting a large hippo grazing. The sounds of the birds amazing and the stars at night were amazing. We had all of our breakfasts and dinners in the dining room and the home cooked food was delicious and couldn't be faulted. Lovely staff who were always friendly and the two family dogs were an added bonus. We had a great game drive with Eric, to Mudumu National Park which was great fun. The vehicle may be dated but it was such a good experience and we saw a huge herd of elephants along the Kwando River. We also had a great day on a self drive in Bwabwata National Park. So many elephants and a wealth of buck. We went on a sunset boat cruise which gave us a wealth of birdlife, fabulous hippo sightings and a stunning sunset. Sitting in my office right now under a pile of paperwork, I close my eyes and go right back to the lovely deck where we sat at night and remember feeling so relaxed and at peace. To Hennie and Veronica, a huge thank you for a very special time. We will be back....we fell in love with the place!…
We had a wonderful stay at Mukolo lodge. The accommodation (chalet) was very comfortable and Veronica and Hennie were the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. A delicious home cooked meal is prepared every evening (for those that request in advance) and a hearty breakfast in the morning. We went on a sundowner boat trip one afternoon and saw an abundance of wildlife, including hippos and elephants. The setting of the lodge itself is wonderful and to sit enjoying a drink on the deck watching another incredible Namibian sunset made for the perfect way to end each day.