Nambwa lagoon camp

These are the only lodges uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park. The camp offers five Meru style tents nestled along the backwaters of the Kwando River with a view across the vast floodplains beyond. Nambwa Lagoon Camp guests are hosted at Nambwa Tented Lodge for all their meals. The lodge boasts an elevated viewing deck and an al fresco dining area with a large seated fire pit area, which is ideal to watch the game on the floodplains below.

The area is renowned for its large herds of elephant, which are regular visitors to the camp. They come in search of the Camel Thorn trees, which they gently shake to release the pods. The elephants are seemingly unperturbed by guests who are privileged to get up close to Africa’s largest mammal. Nonetheless, guests are escorted to their rooms after dinner.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. A visit to a traditional village allows you the opportunity to understand the local life and culture of our people. The famous 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.


Accommodation consists of 5 Meru style tented en-suite bedrooms, built on elevated wooden platforms. Each tent has its own viewing deck, allowing you to awake to breathtaking views of the sun rising over the vast floodplains, spreading its pink hues before reflecting off the Kwando River. The camp can accommodate 10 guests.


Wifi accessible at the Nambwa Tented Lodge main area

All major credit cards accepted


Meru style tents built on wooden platforms

En-Suite bathroom with Shower, single hand basin and a toilet

220V plug points for charging equipment

Outside viewing deck looking onto the Kwando River and floodplains beyond

Personal laptop safe

Complimentary in-room mineral water

Nearby attractions include:

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

Where is it?

Nambwa Campsite is situated on the banks of the Mashi River, south of the eastern gate of Bwabwata National Park.

How do I get there?

The turn-off to the campsite is found along the the main Trans-Caprivi Highway, just 300 meters west of the Eastern Gate of the Bwabwata Park. After having turned off, the campsite is only a 20 minute drive over a sandy road. Access by 4x4 vehicles only.

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Boat Cruises on the Kwando River

Game Drives in the Bwabwata National Park

Guided bush walks with one of our experienced guides

Visits to the Mashi Traditional Village and Craft Market

Evening drives back to the lodge after sundowner


Immelman landing strip (no floats)

Co-ordinates S 17° 46’ 500” E 023° 18’ 300


The entrance to Nambwa Lagoon Camp includes 13.6km of sand road. A four-wheel drive vehicle is required. Guests should not attempt to reach the lodge with a two-wheel drive vehicle. We provide complimentary transfers from the park entrance for the clients without a 4x4.

It will take approximately 14 hours from Windhoek to Nambwa Tented Lodge by road travelling at a speed of 100km/h

Road transfers are available from Vic Falls, Livingstone, Kasane and Katima to NLC (Rates on request)

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Inside 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. Nambwa Lagoon Camp is located approximately 1114km northeast of Windhoek.To reach the lodge, visitors take the B1 from Windhoek to and until Otavi.At Otavi, turn right on the B10 and go northeast until Rundu.At Rundu, go east on the B8.The lodge is approximately 14km south of Kongola.You continue on the B8 and will see your turnoff to the Nambwa Campsite (it is also the park entrance) – it is well signposted from the main road.You should expect to drive about 14 hours from Windhoek and then another 45min drive from the point where you leave the B8.4x4 vehicles are required for the last 14km to the lodge.For the guests who do not have a 4x4, their car can be parked safely at the police checkpoint where a guide of NLC will collect them and bring them to the lodge.

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