Nestled under Jackalberry and Mopanetree canopies, Nambwa campsite, laid out beautifully on the banks of the Kwando River, offers you the tranquillity of nature’s bounty.
“The rays of the morning sun woke us gently as we rose to the amazing view from our campsite. The morning light reflecting off the Kwando river and the Letchwe grazing on the opposite bank. Our morning coffee never tasted this good”
” I always have trouble sleeping at home, but here, far away from technology and so close to nature, sleeping is easy and waking up with the first rays of sunlight is something I have not done for a very long time, but here it comes natural.”
The splendour of Nambwa and the iconic environment it is located in, stimulate the senses and offer adventurous “wild camping” since its official opening in 2004. It was an initiative run by the local communities within the Bwabwata National Park and operated by the Mayuni Conservancy. The management and marketing of this truly unique location was handed over to African Monarch Lodges to enhance the ever evolving experience of camping, yet, keep to the roots of this truly unspoilt and rustic hideaway that has earned Nambwa its reputation.
“If you’re nervous about hippos and elephants coming through the camp, you might want to sleep in a roof tent on your vehicle”
The location of Nambwa within the pristine and untouched Kwando Core area, has the local and migrant animal species wandering through the campsites. Elephants, Hippos, Hyena, and our very own resident Leopard are common visitors to this idyllic woodland island. With spacious campsites right on the river banks and shaded by age old trees, your vistas will leave you yearning for more. Nambwa is a gateway to the rest of the Bwabwata National park from where you can explore the winding dirt roads at your own leisure.
For the less brave at heart, enquire at the newly developed Nambwa Tented Lodge to join the various activates offered by vehicle or boat.
For activity reservations, pending availability, contact the campsite manager at the campsite reception.
Campsite Location & Rates
Location, Getting there.
Nambwa campsite is 14km south of Kongola. You continue on the B8 and will see your turnoff to the camp on the right; it is the same turnoff to the Park entrance gate and at the entry point- it is well signposted from the main road.
Please stop here and purchase your Park Entry Permit as you will need to show this to us on arrival at Nambwa Campsite. You should expect your drive to take about 45 minute drive from the point where you leave then B8, and you will definitely need a 4×4 vehicle to access Nambwa.
|Adults Camping||250 NAD|
|Children under 12||125 NAD|