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Zambezi Mubala Camp

Zambezi Region - Namibia

Zambezi Mubala Camp is set beautifully under tall, shady trees, overlooking the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It is a short distance from the larger and more luxurious Zambezi Mubala Lodge, both approximately 40kms east of Katima Mulilo. Self-drive tourists to Namibia who wish to add a bit of adventure to their itinerary should stay here for a couple of nights on the northern leg of their Namibian holiday. Not just because of the stunning location but because it is the first of the Gondwana Collection properties to offer glamorous camping, or glamping as it is popularly known.

As you might expect from such an excellent riverside location, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing and birding rate highly on many a tourist's itinerary. Game sightings are frequent and guests will experience first-rate guiding on every activity. This camp is also ideally positioned for those on the way to or from Kasane, Victoria Falls and Livingstone, not to mention Botswana's top tourist destinations Chobe NP , Moremi GR and the world-famous Okavango Delta.

Wine and dine in the camp's a la carte restaurant and bar. The riverbank provides a peaceful and idyllic setting, which enhances your Gondwana dining experience. Expect tasty, yet fairly simple breakfasts and main meals. Escape from the hot afternoon sunshine with a dip in the inviting pool. In the evening gather round the fire-pit with fellow guests to exchange your travel and wildlife stories and sightings. Braai packs and firewood are also available at reception. A laundry service is available. Mobile connectivity allows the camp's guests to keep in touch with loved ones at home.

  • Guests stay in 8 Safari Tents: Each one is equipped with en-suite bathrooms and 4 beds with overhead mosquito nets. The self-catering kitchens offer an alternative to the restaurant for guests who wish to prepare their own meals. Enjoy a refreshing sundowner as the beautiful Namibian sunsets on your private verandah, whilst savoring the tranquil river atmosphere.

Small tender boats or mokoros are often the best way to get close to large herds of elephant and buffalo, pods of hippo and crocs without disturbing them. Frequent sighting of lion, zebra, giraffe and puku add to the excitement. Other visitors to the region include sitatunga, spotted-necked otters, Roan antelope, African wild dog, red lechwe and waterbuck. Seasonal tiger fishing is a major drawcard to the region with anglers coming from far and wide.

The region is home to colourful carmine bee-eaters. Colony's that congregate on the riverbanks are some of the largest in seen in all of southern Africa. They are just one of over 450 species of birdlife that have been recorded here. Pel's owl, rock pratincole, African skimmers and Pygmy geese can also be observed.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Tent Interior
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Beds
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Boat Cruises
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Pool
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Carmine Bee-eater
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Zambezi River
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Bathroom
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Deck
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: River Views
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Tent
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Hippos
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Dining Area
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Fish Eagle
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: River Clouds
  • Zambezi Mubala Camp: Boat Landing
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Guided Birding Walks
A guided birding walk to observe and photograph bird colonies rates very highly on any ornithologists itinerary.
Sundowner Cruise
Refreshments and snacks included as you cruise the river in search of mammals and birds, whilst the admiring a beautiful Namibian sunset.
Guided Fishing Trip
A fishing license can be obtained from the main lodge. (On own account). Maximum 2 anglers per boat. Tackle and bait included.
Fishing Excursion
Tailor made excursions can be arranged. A number of boat rental options are available.
Birding/Photography Cruise
There is no better way to capture that special Zambezi River moment than a combined birding/photography cruise. Your guide knows every hotspot along the river. Refreshments and light snacks included.
Day Trips
One of the most famous landmarks in the region, Victoria Falls, can be visited on a Zambezi Mubala Camp day trip
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Directions to the lodge

Zambezi Mubala Camp is 40km east of Katima Mulilo off the B8

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