Nambwa tented lodge

The Lodge offers ten luxurious tents nestled high in the majestic Jackalberry, Sausage and Knobthorn trees. Respecting the elephants’ right of way, the lodge is built in exquisite comfort above the African Wildlife. As night falls experience the drama and spectacle as it unfolds beneath you. Our unquenchable desire to create the most authentic African experience takes you drifting down the unspoilt Kwando River. Explore the fauna and flora up close and personal on a bush walk or a game drive with our experienced guides or paddle through the safe backwaters of the Kwando River in a traditional hand crafted mokoro.

A visit to a traditional village allows you the opportunity to understand the local life and culture of our people. The infamous Horseshoe Lagoon is the ideal spot for a sundowner after a riveting game drive. Soak up the breathtaking sunsets together with hippos and large herds of elephants silhouetted in purple hues over the water. An exclusive night drive to view the nocturnal wildlife takes you back home where a bubble bath awaits

The only lodge and camp inside the Bwabwata National Park, in the heart of KAZA, in the Zambezi Region

Bordering the banks of the Kwando River and it’s floodplains

14km sand road from the entrance of the park to Nambwa

ACCOMMODATION

10 tented suites with 2 single beds which can be converted to a King Size bed

2 Meru Guide/Pilot ensuite tents

The Lodge can accommodate 20 guests

TENTED SUITE DETAILS & AMENITIES

Tented Luxury Suite built 4-6 meters above the ground on wooden platforms

En-Suite bathroom with Shower, Free standing Bath Tub, double hand basins and a private toilet

Fans in all tents

220V plug points for charging equipment 

Outside viewing deck

Private Lounge

Personal laptop safe

Tea/Coffee station with hot water and home made biscuits personally delivered to your tent in the morning on request

Complimentary in-room mineral water

CAMP DESCRIPTION

The area is renowned for it’s large herds of elephant and their regular visits under the walkways seemingly unperturbed by our guests who are so privileged to get that close to Africa’s largest mammal.

Nambwa Tented Lodge boasts a viewing deck and an al fresco dining area with a large seated fire pit area, which is ideal for watching game on the floodplain below.

LODGE AMENITIES

Wifi accessible at the Nambwa Tented Lodge main area

All major credit cards accepted

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Game Drives: Morning and afternoon game drives into Bwabwata NP can be arranged.

Boat Cruise: A different perspective to wildlife interaction can be experienced on a Kwando River boat cruise which meanders in and around peaceful backwaters. Mokoro trips can also be organized.

Night Drives: Nambwa Lodge can offer approved night after dinner game drives and walks in search of elusive, shy nocturnal animals.

Guided Bush Walks: An armed ranger/guide can lead you to all the well-known wildlife hot-spots on foot.

Cultural: A visit to a traditional Mayuni Village and craft market enlightens tourist of their way of life and gives them the opportunity to display some of their home-made souvenirs.

Fishing: Limited angling trips are conducted on the Kwando River on a catch and release basis only.

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Directions

The entrance to Nambwa lodge is to the south of the B8 highway a 6.5km west of Kongola. Driving west from Kongola along the B8 you will enter the Bwabwata park through a gate and the turnoff to the lodge is around 300 meters past this gate - the turnoff is well marked. If driving from Rundu to Kongola the turn off is just before you exit the park. The last 13.6km is through very soft sand so you need a 4×4: it is not passable with a two-wheel drive vehicle. This last stretch of road can take up to 45 minutes.

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