Namushasha River Lodge
Caprivi Strip - Namibia
Namushasha Lodge lies in a great location for day trips and safaris into Bwabwata Park and for boat trips along the Kwando River. It is set on the banks of an oxbow lake and enjoys an elevated position to view the water through a thick canopy of dense Jackalberry and Mangosteen trees. Here individual self drive travellers and families happily stay alongside to larger Namibian safari groups. The lodge is situated 24kms south of Kongola in the eastern confines of the Zambezi Region. It is bounded on all sides by wild game parks.
Mainly buffet meals are served in the restaurant. The small pool is ideal for a dip after a long drive or day's activity. Locally made arts and crafts can be purchased in the curio shop. An added attraction is that Namushasha overlooks a hippo pool. The view also takes in river, the game-spattered floodplains and the bird-filled riverine forest.
Accommodation in Namushasha River Lodge is in 27 luxury en-suite bungalows, all fitted with elegant mosquito nets draped over sleigh beds, and granite tiled floors. They are beautifully set along the water's edge, and each unit has a private balcony that peek through the trees.
Activities in the area, include boat and fishing trips on the Kwando river, and 4x4 game drives in the West Caprivi Game Park. A spotlit night ride by boat or vehicle into the wild African night will certainly get the adrenalin pumping, as guests can observe crocodiles and nocturnal animals at close quarters. (Not too close of course!)
There is also a 4km hiking trail, with the potential to spot an interesting variety of birdlife and flora. With over 400 of Namibia's bird species recorded around here, the river's rich birdlife includes dazzling colonies of migrant carmine bee-eaters, and endemic coppery-tailed coucals.
There are wonderful photographic opportunities from in and around Namushasha Lodge. Game concentrations are excellent, with incredibly large numbers of elephant and buffalo, with common sightings of lion and red lechwe. Hippo, sable antelope, tsessebe are frequent visitors to the area.
Not too distant attractions include the Mudumo and Nkasa Rupara Parks, (12km and 70kms away by road respectively) Lizauli Traditional Village and Mashi Craft Centre. The Bwabwata Park is only a few minutes away by boat or 30kms by road.
There is a gravel airstrip nearby, and a low level flight over the camp, indicates a pick-up.
- Boat Trips
- a leisurely cruise down the Kwando River. The guide will introduce you to local fauna & flora
- Fishing Trips
- Fish specise include nembwe, brown spot large mouth, red breast & three spot tilapia
- Nature Drives
- a boat trip accross the Kwando River is followed by a game drive in an open 4x4 vehilce in the Bwabwata National Park
- Nature / Walking Trails
- various walks around the lagoon
- Guided Horse Trail
- Lizauli Traditional Village Tour
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