Reviews of Divava Okavango Lodge & Spa
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Excellent facilities, great food and bar and very good activities.
We were not told of the cost of the activities on our arrival, so when we did find out it was a bit of a shock.. but in the scheme of things did not detract from our enjoyment of divava one bit. The activities themselves on the river and on land were excellent.
Luxury by the river
Superb location and outstanding rooms with excellent views over the river. Outdoor showers with a river view available for exhibitionists...
The small game reserve nearby- Mahango- was surprisingly good and we saw lots of wildlife in a few hours of slowly driving around. It was not busy, just a handful of other people there. The river trip is worth the effort, very relaxing and a nice sunset view over the local Popa Falls (more like small rapids than a waterfall).
Note that the Falls were inaccessible when we were there since a new government complex was in the process of being built there.
There was no opt out of the native dancing/singing- not everyone wants to see this. Food was generally good, but like many places they did not cater at all for vegetarians.
Internet available only in the reception area and like most connections in Namibia you can expect only the slowest of connections, but fast enough for our teenage sons to use Facebook etc.
Stunning vistas at Divava lodge
Wonderful central restaurant perched above the river with lovely views.
Beautiful large individual thatched accommodations all with river views and outside private decks. Bath with a view!
The staff entertained us with their own show of African music.
The lodge is well placed for Mahango game park which is easy to self drive and is a good place to see riverine wildlife.
We enjoyed the sunset cruise to the Popa falls.
Steep steps so not suitable for people with mobility problems.