Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Namibia: Nambwa Tented Lodge - why to visit | Намбва Лодж Намибия

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Nambwa Tented Lodge

“Nambwa Tented Lodge, the only lodge inside the Bwabwata National Park, where the biggest herds of elephants that traverse the largest conservation area in Africa can be seen”.

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Formerly referred to as the Caprivi, the Zambezi Region is a fertile wilderness of riverine forest, flood plains, swamps and open woodland created by a complex network of rivers and relatively high summer rainfall.
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In 2007 the former Caprivi Game Park, proclaimed in 1966, was incorporated into the 6100-km2 Bwabwata National Park, inclusive of the Kwando or Golden Triangle, and the Buffalo and Mahango (the former Mahango Game Park) core areas. This heralds a new generation of parks in terms of an integrated approach towards park management.
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Bwabwata was established not only to protect the environment, but also to generate income for the surrounding communities. Bwabwata takes its name from a village in the park, and refers to the sound of bubbling water.

The park is sanctuary to 35 large game species - including elephant, buffalo, impala, reedbuck, red lechwe, sitatunga, hippo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, Chobe bushbuck, tsessebe, sable, roan antelope - and numerous small game species. Predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and African wild dog also occur in Bwabwata.
Over 460 bird species have been recorded here, conspicuous examples being kingfishers, herons, cormorants, African skimmers, wattled cranes, pygmy geese and African fish eagles.

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Visitors feedback

"In a nutshell we had the most amazing time at Nambwa Tented Lodge and would really recommend it.

It really is in the middle of nowhere which was hugely appealing to us. You do need a four wheel drive vehicle to get to it but don't let that put you off; the drive through the Bwabwata National Park is an experience in itself and well worth the effort.

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We arrived tired and weak having suffered badly from food poisoning the day before. We were ready to collapse but Juan, the manager and Andrew, the guide were waiting for us and clearly had activities planned for us. So we ended up going along with everything they suggested and thank goodness we did as we would really have missed out!

Our tented suite was so spacious and luxurious with plenty of storage space. And it was fun being elevated in the tree tops overlooking the floodplain.

We enjoyed two evening safaris whilst at Nambwa, both with Andrew, the lovely guide. It was like being in our own private park as we rarely saw another vehicle and in the evening when the park gates had shut, there was literally no one else around; just us and the wildlife. We saw a lot of animals and so many birds. We were able to get up close to elephants which was amazing and we got caught up in a storm which was scary but wonderful at the same time! Juan and his team laid on a few surprises which were very special. I won't mention what they were exactly so I don't spoil the surprise but be warned you will end up getting out of the safari jeep and there is always food and drink involved! Make sure to see what might be waiting for you when you get back to your tent after a dusty evening drive...!

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We also went on a boat cruise up the Kwando river, again with Andrew and just three other guests. Once again we had the river to ourselves; we didn't see another boat but saw a lot of hippos very close up and also crocodiles and numerous birds. What a contrast to Chobe where there are far too many boats including many large ones all over the place (a real shame). Another surprise was in store for us on our way back to the lodge which was also very welcome!”  Guest at Nambwa – Oxford, UK
Nambwa Tented Lodge Namibia
Nambwa Tented Lodge is located in the Eastern Zambezi Region of Namibia along the Kwando River. It is the only lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park in the heart of KAZA, and is nestled high amongst majestic trees, honouring the elephants’ right of way below. An authentic walkway joins decadently spacious tented suites, which emanate a feeling of vastness and evoke a gentle balance of serenity. Our unquenchable desire to create memorable African experiences takes you on foot, by boat or vehicle, up close and personal with some of the biggest herds of elephant that traverse the largest conservation area in Africa.
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