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Okavango river activities

Mobola Lodge offers activities such as boat cruises on the Okavango river with breathtaking sundowners, fishing trips to the Mobola rapids, tours to a traditional village and walks on our beautiful island.

You can also do self-drive tours to close-by Namibian highlights such as the Buffalo Park, Mahangu Park and the Popa rapids.

Okavango river boat cruises

A holiday at the Okavango river without doing a boat cruise is like staying in Paris without seeing the Eiffel tower.

Mobola Island Lodge offers early morning or late afternoon boat trips - a great chance to experience the life of the Okavango.

The boat cruise can also be booked in combination with the guided island walk.

Boat Cruise on the Okavango RiverBoat cruise on the Okavango River

Please note that for fishing trips and boat cruises only the boats of Mobola Lodge may be used. Private boats are not permitted.

Fishing from the boat at sunsetFishing from the boat at sunset

Our boats for cruises on the OkavangoOur boats for cruises on the Okavango

Okavango sundowners

Have you ever had the chance to enjoy a sundowner at the Okavango river? There is nothing better!

Sunrise at the Okavango riverMobola Island Lodge Sunrise

Our bar offers refreshments like local beer, amongst others freshly tapped Hansa Draught, a variety of cool drinks and a selection of the typical Namibian sundowner drinks like Gin-Tonic etc.

Okavango Island Bar at sunsetOkavango Island Bar at sunset

Beautiful Okavango river sunsetBeautiful Okavango river sunset

Okavango Island walk

We offer a guided walking trail on an idyllic island a bit downstream the Okavango river. You can experience the nature of the Okavango close-by while our guide explains the fauna and flora of this habitat.

The island walk can also be booked in combination with the boat cruise.

Okavango Island walkOkavango Island walk

Swimming Pool

After a hot and dusty Namibian day our natural pool with filtered Okavango water is the perfect refreshment. Jump into the cool water or relax at our deck which is overlooking the majestic Kavango river.

Mobola Island Lodge swimming poolMobola Island Lodge swimming pool

Water is pumped from the Okavango river into the pool and flows from there into a small biotope


Refreshment in our swimming poolRefreshment in our swimming pool

Okavango fishing trips

A fishing trip with Mobola Island Lodge is always a great experience whether or not you are an experienced angler.

Please be aware that at Mobola Island Lodge we stricly do catch-and-release fishing.

Catch and Release

Georg has caught a remarkable NembweGeorg has caught a remarkable Nembwe

The Okavango river has some great fishing spots for Tiger fish, Nembwe and Tilapia.

The famous tiger fishThe famous tiger fish

Large NembweLarge Nembwe

Okavango River - A paradise for fishermenOkavango River - A paradise for fishermen

Okavango Fishing ExperienceOkavango fishing experience

Safaris and excursions

You have the possibilty to do self-drive excursions to nearby game parks, for example the Mahango National Park (40 km) or the Buffalo Game Park (40 km). These parks are home to numerous rare antilopes as well as elephants, crocodiles, giraffes, buffalos and more than 400 different bird species.

Elephants in the Buffalo Game ParkElephants in the Buffalo Game Park

The Okavango river system and its close-by game parks are home to numerous wild animals. The whole region is a fantastic area for game observation.

African Buffalo in the Buffalo Core AreaAfrican Buffalo in the Buffalo Core Area

Hippos in the Mahango Game ParkHippos in the Mahango Game Park

Traditional village

For guests who want to learn about the traditional culture of the Okavango people we offer tours to a nearby traditional village. These cultural tours are interesting and support the villagers.

Traditional Kavango villageTraditional Kavango village

Guests can learn about the culture of the Kavango in a traditional village.

Traditional houses and maize plantsTraditional houses and maize plants

Local guides show their villageLocal guides show their village