Home of the famous Kavango woodcarvers, Rundu sits on the banks of the Okavango River in the north of Namibia. It is the most northerly town on the B8, which then goes on to head east into the Zambezi. Rundu is a good stopover spot to fill up on groceries and fuel.
As you explore the northern part of Namibia, you will come across a riverside town called Rundu, the largest town in the Kavango Region located on the beautiful Okavango River. Rundu is a great place to stop for a quick rest with interesting sights to see and plenty of shops for necessary supplies. This rapidly growing town borders Angola and is home to several markets selling local goods. It is also especially famous for its beautiful woodwork crafted by the Kavango people.
Admire and purchase beautiful woodwork crafted by the famed Kavango woodcarvers.
Enjoy a bird watching or sundowner boat cruise on the Okavango River.
Go to Rundu Beach for a tranquil picnic on the riverbank.
Visit the Living Museum of the Mbunza and learn about the Kavango people’s culture.
Browse the local goods of the biggest open market in the area.
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Best time to go to Rundu
The best time to visit Rundu is in the wet season, from November to April, when the area is lush and green, and multiple bird species are present. The rainiest months are January and February, and then there is a dry period from May to October. May to September is also a good time to go as it can be a bit cooler than usual, although it can get very hot all year round, especially before the rainy season. The lowest temperatures are in June and July, and the highest temperatures are in October.
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