African Monarch Lodges

Authentic Experiences in the Zambezi

Superior standards and unrivalled spaces are equally matched by the detail and attention bestowed on our guests by the staff who are carefully selected from the local communities for their passion for heartfelt personal service. This ensures that all our guests enjoy an extraordinary, unparalleled and true African experience.

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 elephants that traverse the largest conservation area in Africa.

Our Story

African Monarch Lodges, home to Nambwa Tented Lodge and Kazile Island Lodge inside Bwabwata National Park in Namibia’s Zambezi Region, is the cumulative product of the passion and dedication of its founders, Dusty and Tinolla. 

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Nambwa Tented Lodge

Nambwa Tented Lodge

Nambwa Tented 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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Kazile Island Lodge

Kazile Island Lodge

Kazile Island Lodge is situated on a private island on the banks of the Kwando River within the Bwabwata National Park. Thirteen Meru tents overlook the Kwando River as well as the expansive floodplains between the Island and the famous Horseshoe Bend.
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Nambwa Campsite

Nambwa Campsite

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.
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Nambwa Lagoon Camp

Nambwa Lagoon Camp

Nambwa Lagoon Camp is situated on the lagoon side of Nambwa Island, within the heart of KAZA. These are the only lodges uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park.
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The Sijwa Project

an island of change

Where to Find Us

How to Get There

  • Daily airline flights from Johannesburg & Cape Town to Vic Falls (Zimbabwe), Livingstone (Zambia), Kasane (Botswana)
  • 3 Flights a week from Windhoek to Katima (Sunday, Wednesday and Friday)
  • We can arrange road transfers from Katima, Kasane, Vic Falls or Livingstone
  • Vic Falls/Livingstone to our lodge’s Boat Station – 3.5 to 4 hours
  • Kasane to our lodge’s Boat Station – 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Katima to our lodge’s Boat Station – 1.5 hours
  • Our lodges are located 1150 km from Windhoek
  • Ideal overnight stops enroute are Rundu (440km from our lodges) or Bagani on the Okavango River (200km from our lodges)
  • Our lodges are only accessible with a 4×4 vehicle.
  • Various boat cruise or game drive transfer options are available from the main entrance to our lodges
  • Vehicles can also be parked safely at Kazile Boat Station and from here boat transfers can be booked to either
  • Nambwa or Kazile
    Boat transfers to Nambwa from Kazile Boat Station will take approximately 35 minutes
  • Boat transfers from Kazile are complimentary and will take approximately 5-10 minutes

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