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Bumhill Camp

Community Campsites - Namibia

This campsite in the Caprivi Region of Namibia offers an opportunity to sleep close to lions, elephants and hippo as well as countless other species of Namibian wildlife in a completely unfenced environment

Why visit Bumhill Campsite?

This new camp is situated in the Caprivi Game park, on the banks of the Kwando River, and built according to ecological responsible principles. Enjoy the wildlife in and around the river while having a sun downer.

In the BwaBwata National Park (previously Caprivi Game Reserve), a unique Agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the adjacent communities. This agreement allows the communities through their respective Conservancy structures to develop and manage two campsites in a National Park for the first time in Namibian history. In addition, conservancy management is in place to manage the wildlife in communal areas outside but adjacent to the park and to see to it that benefits from these two camps will flow back into conservation and improve local livelihoods.

To emphasise the significance of these developments, the two campsites have been constructed in a way in which design and eco-responsible building practice ensures a unique product, which will provide you with a memorable experience. In a combined effort of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, IRDNC, NACOBTA and the two conservancies, with these two new and exciting campsites, a real asset for the tourism industry in Namibia has been developed.

What can you experience?

  • Enjoy abundant and exciting wildlife (especially hippo and elephant roam the area in and around the campsite)
  • Go on day drives into Bwabwata National Park

What facilities are available?

  • Standard Campsite:
  • Three standard campsites sharing one ablution/kitchen block
  • Braai areas
  • No electricity, water is provided, however bring own drinking water
  • Exclusive Campsite:
  • Three exclusive sites with en-suite facilities (toilets, washbasins plus hot showers) with their own braai areas
  • Each exclusive site has its own 3 metres-high deck, from which you overlook the river

Nearby attractions include:

  • Mudumu National Park (45 min, 4x4 required in parts)
  • Regional capital of Katima Mulilo (1 hr )

Where is it?

  • Bumhill Campsite is situated on the banks of the Kwando River, close to the turn-off from the main Trans Caprivi Highway, 2 kilometres west of Kongola.

How do I get there?

  • The turn-off to the campsite is along the the main Trans-Caprivi Highway, just 300 meters west of the eastern gate of the Bwabwata Park. The campsite is close to the turn-off from the main road and is very well accessible with 2 x 4 vehicles.


  • Please take note that wild animals are freely roaming area and that hippos do graze on the river banks at night. The animals should not be disturbed. Wandering around the campsite at night should be done with great caution. Furthermore, monkeys should not be given any kind of food.

Unfortunately we are not able to book community campsites as there are no reliable contact numbers or booking offices in places.
The only way to get a site is to arrange it on arrival at the campsite.

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