Kazile Island Lodge Bwabwata NP, Caprivi
Kazile Island Lodge is situated on a private island on the banks of the Kwando River, within the heart of KAZA. Kazile together with its sister lodge Nambwa are the only lodges to be uniquely situated within the Bwabwata National Park.
The Lodge offers ten Meru tents nestled within a Mangostene forest. The tents overlook the Kwando River as well as the expansive floodplains between the island and the famous horseshoe bend. All tents come with twin beds, en-suite bathroom and an outside deck.
The lodge is located approximately 12km south of Kongola off the new tar road between Kongola and the Linyanti. Turn off from the main road B8 at Kongola and head south on the C49 in direction of Kazile Campsite. The lodge will be signposted. From Kazile Campsite a short 5 minute boat cruise to the lodge.
Animals that may be encountered at Kazile include elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, sable and roan antelope, lechwe and even wild dog. Hippo and crocodiles are found in the river and channels.
The Kwando River is a veritable paradise for bird-lovers as it is home to many rare species, including the racket-tailed roller.
The lodge offers game drives in Bwabwata National Park and boat cruises on the Kwando River and the back waters. Guided bush walks with an armed ranger and a visit to the Mayuni traditional village and craft market are offered as well. Activities are extra.