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About Shankara Rest Camp

Shankara Rest Camp is located at the Kavango river, 81 kilometers east (B8) from Rundu. Approxiamately 4 km off the B8 on the D 3402 road. GPS S-17 96.435 E20 50.660. Shankara Rest Camp offers a full relaxing atmosphere, beautiful garden with luscious lawns, under huge shady indigenous trees. Perfect for nature photography and bird watching.At Shankara Rest Camp we have 6 fully equipped self catering chalets & 15 camping facilities with electricity. Outdoor relaxing facilities with river view, swimming pool, BBQ areas and free parking.For the bird watchers we have more than 90 different species of birds residing (e.g. the Sharp tailed Starling and Sousa’s Shrike nearby).We offer sunset cruises, hippo, crocodile & otter viewing and fishing trips. We are well known for our successful fishing trips. Our guide has more than 25 year experience, knowledge of the river system and fishing methods and is well known all over the world. Tiger fish, many Briem species and catfish are the most popular amongst the anglers. Biggest fish caught and released: Tiger 8.5 kg, Nemwe 3.5kg and Catfish 14 kg.

Covid Safety Approved: Facilities are cleaned according to Covid Safety Approval. Covid safety rules adhered to by all staff members.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 114
  • Check-in: 11:30
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • 24H. Security
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

All chalets and camping facilities are self catering only. Child policy: Special camping rates available. (Note: campers only). Kiosk facilities with all essentials available. If pre-arranged with management, you are welcome to bring your own boat.

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  • Camping Sites Camping Sites Sleeps 6 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 15 Numerous campsites are available. Camp on lawn under huge shady trees.Campsites equipped with an electricity point and... see more Features:  Shower only, Fireplace, Separate toilet
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      • Double Chalet Double Chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 The comfortable self-catering chalets contain 2 single beds with an en-suite bathroom. Fully equipped kitchenette (mini... see more Features:  En-suite, Self-catering, Single beds, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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          • Family Chalet Family Chalet Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Each family house has an open plan lounge/kitchen area, two bedrooms, one bathroom (shower, bath, toilet).One room with... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
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              Reviews for Shankara Rest Camp

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              Charmaine Diener
              21 May 2019

              They moved us to a better room without extra costs. thanks

              Lara de Matos, South Africa
              18 October 2017

              We wish we had booked more days at Shankara rather than Kwando, where we stayed right after. Lovely, right on the Okavango, possibility of tiger fishing...Amazing, welcoming, gracious hosts. Lovely lush lawns and shade from the trees makes for a great camping spot. Bathrooms were not my best but I'm squeamish so the bug/spider situation was a bit hectic for me.Would definitely recommend but make sure you arrive with all supplies as they are not close to any shops, though they do sell ice and wood on site.

              Tanja Salje- Behncke
              18 August 2017

              Wonderful Location, helpful People

              Wiebke Friederich, Namibia
              10 January 2017

              Excellent stay over before starting or ending a Caprivi Trip. Ideal for bird watching.

              Jennifer Pockrandt, Germany
              28 November 2015

              We stayed at Shankara mid-November 2015. Coming from Etosha, it was wonderful to be surrounded by green here. The camp is beautifully located on the banks of the Kavanga River, with Angola on the other side. The reception was friendly and the pool looked inviting. However, we arrived together with the first thunderstorm of the season so didn't go in. We had booked two family units, which had adequate cooking facilities (plus a nice braai facility on the verandah)and a fridge. The bedrooms were very basic indeed, though spotlessly clean. As in so many places in Namibia, just a very small financ...
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              Shankara Rest Camp is 84.2km from the centre of Rundu , the nearest airport 86.9km (Rundu Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling