Sharwimbo river camp

Sharwimbo River Camp offers exclusive self-catering chalets on the Kwando river, Caprivi. The camp is elevated high on the banks of the Kwando river and offers an exclusive, eco-friendly and affordable stay with spectacular views of this wonderful wetland with its abundance of birds and wildlife. The Caprivi  have been renamed in 2013 to the Zambezi region.

Accommodation: 

Looking for accommodation or campsites in the Caprivi region? Stay in the tranquility of nature in one of our self-catering pole and canvas chalets overlooking the river. Capture the breathtaking sunsets from your porch.

Two ¾ beds with mosquito nets

Extra camp beds for two children can be utilized on request

Each chalet has 12 v solar lighting

En-suite bathroom with hot water

Fully equipped kitchen nook with scullery, all utensils and two plate gas stove.

Individual braais

Communal ablution facility

12v solar lighting 

Due to the sensitivity of nature and abundant bird life in and around the camp pets are not allowed. 

Child Policy: 

Children are most welcome. Children up to 5 years are free of charge. 
Children between 6-13 are charged 50% of the adult rate. 

Rates (2020): 

Chalets – N$900-00 p/p/p/n 
Camping – N$200-00 p/p/p/n 

Camping Site: NAD 150 PPPD 

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Boat Cruises:

The boat cruises on the Kwando River are very popular 

Boat Trip: NAD 200 PP, per hour

River trips: 

River trips are a popular opportunity to experience the abundant bird life, watch the hippos, crocodile and game on the western banks and experience the privacy and tranquility of unspoiled nature. 

Nature Drives in the nearby Mudumu National Park

Culture Visits:

The Lizauli Traditional Village within walking distance from the camp is a must on the ‘’ to do ‘’ list during a stay

Sharwimbo river camp lies on the elephant migrating routes between Botswana and Angola with sightings of huge herds during the winter months.

Bird Paradise

Looking for the perfect bird paradise (over 350 species) is an experience not to be missed for  the novice bird watcher and the die hards alike. African Purple Swamphen (Purple Gallinule), the Majestic Fish Eagle, Pygmy Geese, Pied and Malachite King Fisher, Black Crake, Carmine Bee-Eater (seasonal), and many more riverine species frequent the papyrus lined banks of the river. This in itself is a privilege worth a visit. Wake up with the White-Browed Robin Chats and Babblers in the morning and enjoy the symphony of the Bell-Frogs, Wood Owls and Night-jars after sunset. 

Mudumu National Park

18 km from the camp  offer a wonderful experience in self-driving daily excursions.  The Park roads are best negotiated with a 4 x 4 vehicle, please enquire at the camp about the conditions when you arrive; as they are effected by rainfall and river levels especially in the rainy season from November to April, a nominal entry fee is payable in NAD(N$) at the entry gates . 

Bwabwata National Park 

Across the river on the opposite bank, and upstream is 25 km away and only accessible by 4 x 4 vehicle .a  nominal entry fee per vehicle is applicable at the entry gate. Be prepared to enjoy an abundance of game hippo elephant and buffalo in this unspoilt and beautiful part of the Caprivi. 

Nkasa Lupala National Park 

(previously Mamili Park) to the east of  the Mudumu National Park and 50 km from us, offers a must do day trip with open savannah beautiful Leadwood trees, Acacia, Silver Terminalia  and Mopanie scrubland. Herds of buffalo in their hundreds is a common sight with lechwe, kudu and impala in abundance.  Only 4 x4 track vehicles are allowed into the Park with the standard entry fees payble at the entry gate. 

Chobe National Park 

The park is situated 200 km to the East, past the Ngoma border post on the Trans Kalahari Highway. The spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is 360 km away and an easy days drive. The Zambian border at Wenela border post outside Katima Mulilo town is a 130 km drive that will take you to Livingstone or Barotse land in western Zambia and the origin of the mighty Zambezi river . 

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Directions

Sharwimbo River Camp nestles on the elevated river banks of the Kwando river, 25 km south of Kongola. From the B8 – Kongola, turn south on the newly tarred C49. After 25Km, turn right and follow the sign posts to the camp. Access to the camp is an all weather two wheel drive dirt road. Distances 25 km from Kongola 115 km from Katima airport 135 km from Katima Mulilo 240 km from Kasane 460 km from Rundu 1120 km from Windhoek Lianshulu Lodge Airstrip: 15km from Sharwimbo River Camp.

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