Nambwa Lodge Bwabwata NP, Caprivi
Nambwa Lodge features ten luxury tent suites that are built up in the trees, overlooking the Kwando River and floodplains with stunning views of the wildlife below. Each suite is exceptionally spacious at approximately 110 square metres in size, with an en-suite bathroom and large inside shower. There is mosquito netting around the bed to ensure an undisturbed sleep, and a spacious private deck where you can relax to your heart’s content. The suites are situated to offer maximum privacy.
All suites have access to the main lodge via built walkways. The tented main complex includes large viewing decks raised four metres above the ground, boma area, small reference library, curio shop, dining area with individual tables, lounge, bar and a fire pit.
Located on the banks of the Kwando river, Nambwa Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Mashi Conservancy, within Bwabwata National Park. This is a sanctuary for more than 35 large and small game species and upwards of 330 bird species. In Partnership with the Mashi Conservancy, the lodge has access to over 300,000 hectares of wilderness area.
The lodge is located approximately 10km south of Kongola. Turn off from the main road B8 at Kongola and head south on the C49 in direction of Nambwa campsite. The lodge will be signposted. Access is on a sandy road and a 4×4 vehicle is recommended.
Animals that may be encountered at Nambwa 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 morning and afternoon game drives in Bwabwata National Park and morning and afternoon boat cruises on the Kwando River and the back waters. After dinner night drives can be arranged for spotting nocturnal animals. Guided bush walks with an armed ranger, a visit to the Mayuni traditional village and craft market and fishing trips on the Kwando River (catch and release) are offered as well.