Day 12 & 13 Kwando River | Nambwa Tented Lodge
Meandering through the spectacular Caprivi Strip in northwest Namibia, the Kwando River rises from the central Angolan highlands forming the boundary between Namibia, Zambia and Angola. The area surrounding the Kwando River is known for its protected game reserves, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries. It offers excellent game viewing with the perennial waters of the river attracting plentiful wildlife including large herds of elephant, hippos, crocodiles, red lechwe, turtles, zebra, impala, spotted-necked otters and over 400 species of bird. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stay at one of the many lodges set on the banks of the river and soak up the spectacular views of wild Africa. Popular activities include game viewing, bird watching, fishing, and camping.
Nambwa Tented Lodge is within the heart of KAZA and the only lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park. 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. An entirely authentic walkway joins these luxurious tented suites of exquisite comfort, tastefully decorated where natural colors evoke a gentle balance of serenity. The decadently spacious tented suites open completely and emanate a feeling of vastness. From the privacy of your large open-air deck watch the sky illuminate with hues of purple and amber and reenergize for the days adventure ahead.
Nambwa Tented Lodge - 2 Night stay -– Fully Inclusive basis
Morning or Afternoon Game Drive
As the midday sun retreats and the afternoon shadows lengthen, we depart on a journey, an adventure to discover the unknown behind every bend. Observing every branch for a rare endemic bird, to be rewarded instead by an elusive leopard. The silence broken by the deep low rumble vibrating through the bush, which could only belong to a large herd of elephants. Out of nowhere they appear with a focused determination towards the life-giving water up ahead. Knuckles white, as I grip the seat of the game viewer, relishing the moment as a highlight of my journey through Africa.
Morning or Afternoon Boat Cruise
The early morning sun’s rays reflect off the water’s edge, the soothing sound of the water as it is gently broken by the bow of the boat cutting through the water’s surface. The varied landscape of papyrus islands, reed floodplains and moving past petrified dunes, leaves me in awe of the vast open space. Around every corner a new bird, antelope or a carnivore quenching its thirst. A sudden fountain of water followed by a deep grunt reveals the large pod of hippos curiously gazing upon our arrival. The boat comes to a halt.
Walking through the gates of the local homestead reveals the complexity of the inner courtyard. It is here that your traditional guide shares the age-old stories brought down through the generations from father to son. Experience the day-to-day life of the archaic cultures from the Mbukushu and the Lozi traditions that has remained unchanged since the beginning of their time.
The famous Horseshoe Lagoon, with its vast herds of elephants is the most sought-after spot for a sundowner and snack whilst barefoot in the sand.
Soak up the breathtaking sunsets together with hippos and large herds of elephants silhouetted over the water. An exclusive night drive, while viewing the nocturnal wildlife, takes you back home where a bubble bath awaits you.