Fiume Lodge Grootfontein
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Fiume Lodge in northern Namibia is owner managed establishment and it is situated just 35 km north from the town of Grootfontein and 3 km from the B8. Fiume Lodge is an ideal stop over for travellers en-route to the north of Namibia, the Caprivi as well as Botswana and Victoria Falls. The Lodge’s ideal location also provides easy access to Bushman land, Khaudum National Park and Etosha National Park.
YouTube video of Bushmen Living Museum:
The lodge is situated on a 1400
hectare private game farm with more than 11 different big game species and
smaller mammal species.
Fiume's comfortable accommodation is offered in 7 stylish chalets, all equipped with air-conditioners, en-suite bathroom, twin beds, mosquito nets, television with DSTV as well as built-in cupboards to lock valuables for peace of mind. Each chalet is built from stone and topped with thatch with interior designed with rose pine wood to create that cosy “warm” feeling people appreciate when travelling far from home.
Hosts offer the following activities:
Bushmen Excursion: photo album
With lodge's own Bushman translator Jörn Gressmann (who speaks the language fluently) the lodge offers full day Bushmen activities into Bushmen land which provides a glimpse into the lives of this ancient civilization. Full day tours include breakfast and lunch prepared by the Bushmen using their natural methods and ingredients. Clients will arrive back at the lodge just before sunset. Clients can expect the most informal, liberating learning experience about these people, their history, lifestyle and culture.
Morning or afternoon game drives can be done on the 1400 hectare privately owned land. Some of the game on the lodge includes Eland, Oryx, Zebra, Kuku, Hartebeest, Impala, Springbok, Blesbok, Giraffe and Ostrich as well as many different bird and smaller mammal species. Game drives are about 1½ - 2 hours in duration exploring the bush and its inhabitants.
“A day in the life of a Namibian Farmer” Excursion
A half or full day including breakfast and lunch with the farmer and his wife. During breakfast the farmer will explain what’s on the agenda for the day as well as a bit of history about the farm and the animals farmed with. From there guests will accompany the farmer observing and taking part in the duties assigned for that day. If clients decide on a half day activity they will leave after lunch and the full day clients will leave the farm just before sunset.
Rates per room per night, bed and breakfast: on request
|Activities per person|
|Game drive PM/AM/sundowner||-|
|Half or full day Bushman excursion, max 4 persons||-|
|Half or full day farm excursion||-|
|Meals per person|
Contact & reservations:
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|Etosha National Park||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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