Mutoya is the local name for “Waterberry Tree”, owing to the presence of these trees found along the shores of the lagoon. Surrounding the lodge are ancient Jackalberry Trees (African Ebony) as well as numerous other indigenous trees, which are home to squirrels, monkeys, a large variety of birds and other small species. Due to the quiet waters of the hippo pools there is also a profusion of water birds, which Caprivi is renowned for.
From the B8 Katima – Ngoma tarred road, turn off onto the Kalimbeza dirt road (tar road currently under construction), 12km east of Katima Mulilo. Travel a further 12km and just past Lisikile Fish Farm turn left at the Caprivi Mutoya sign. Follow the track 300m to the lodge. GPS:S17 33’23.755 E24 28’26.403.
A variety of accommodation is available, which includes en-suite self-catering tents, self-catering chalets, and a campsite. For those not wishing to cater, delicious meals are available in the restaurant.
Caprivi Mutoya Lodge chalets includes 2 family chatets with a bunk bed and a queen-sized bed, each with an outside self-contained kitchen overlooking the lagoon. Provided in each room is a small fridge, tea/coffee facilities, desk and chair, fans, mosquito nets and power points, which are for 3 round pin wall plugs.
Twin chalets offer two single beds, each with an outside self-contained kitchen overlooking the lagoon. Provided in each room is a small fridge, tea/coffee facilities, desk and chair, fans, mosquito nets and power points, which are for 3 round pin wall plugs. For couples requiring a double bed the single beds can be pushed together to make a king-sized bed. The en-suite bathroom has a hot shower, basin with a mirror and a toilet.
The double chalet offers a queen-sized bed. Provided in the room is a small fridge, tea/coffee facilities, desk and chair, fans, mosquito nets and power points, which are for 3 round pin wall plugs. This unit is tucked further back within the forest with great views of the gardens. The en-suite bathroom has a luxurious bath with open views of the forest, a hot shower, basin with a mirror and a toilet. Even though this chalet does not have the great views of the lagoon the other chalets offer, it more than compensates by having the natural forest serenity. Guests wake up to the sounds of a myriad of forest birds in the morning.
Caprivi Mutoya Lodge 3m x 3m safari tents, under shelter, each has two single beds with bed linen, a power point, bedside lamp, mosquito net and fan. Attached to each tent is an open air shower with towels, hot water, a basin with a mirror and a toilet. Even though the showers are open air they still offer complete privacy. Each tent has a view of the lagoon. Within the same area of the tents is a communal kitchen, which has on offer:Table with benches, barbeque/braai facility, 2-plate gas burner, fridge/freezer, kettle, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery Power points (3 round pin wall plugs).
Campsites at Caprivi Mutoya Lodge are further back on the property, under massive indigenous trees, offering an abundance of shade. Each campsite has on offer a barbeque/braai facility, a light and a power point. The whole campsite is fenced off for privacy. The large ablutions, a ladies and gents, has toilets, hot showers and basins with mirrors. Outside sinks, under cover, that are attached to the back of the ablutions has a washing line for hanging up laundry.
On offer are a variety of water activities. Bicycles are available for guests wishing to explore the surrounding bush and forest areas. Guests can row out on canoes to view crocodiles, hippos and the myriad of birds the lake has to offer. For the more adventurous we can arrange a traditional Makoro (African canoe) ride for a bit of cultural experience. Boat outings are also on offer for fishing, sundowners and bird viewing. This can be done from either motorboats or canoes on the lodge’s backwater.