by African Monarch Lodges
As the rains fall softly over the dark highland forests of southern Angola, the precious waters erode away at the landscape to form streams. Meandering down the slopes joining into powerful cascades over boulders, it finds its way down the escarpment on a journey southwards, beyond the borders of its origins.
Arriving at the vast floodplains of the Kwando River in Namibia and in the heart of KAZA, the World’d Largest Conservation Area for Wildlife, it spreads out, flowing through natural landscapes and claiming back its rightful purpose as a life-giving source. It is here where you will find the unobtrusive Nambwa Tented Lodge, nestled high amongst majestic Jackalberry, Sausage and Knobthorn trees.
On a private island in the middle of the Kwando River, a little further south and adjacent to the Horseshoe Bend lies Kazile Island Lodge, a unique lodge only reachable by boat.
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.
We are in the heart of the Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) and part of the large Peace Park initiative.
To Quench a Thirst
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“I believe there is no sickness of the heart too great it cannot be cured by a dose of Africa.
Families must go there to learn why they belong together on this earth,
adolescents to discover humility,
lovers to plumb old but untried wells of passion,
honeymooners to seal marriages with a shared sense of bafflement,
those shopworn with life to find a tonic for futility,
the aged to recognize a symmetry to twilight.
I know this all sounds a bit much,
but if I have ever seen magic,
it has been in Africa.”
Pack the Essentials
Anyone who’s been on safari knows that no two game activities are ever the same! At African Monarch Lodges we offer morning and afternoon game drives, boat cruises, morning walks as well as an extraordinary visit to our Sijwa Project. Activity times will vary depending on the season. Guests traverse within the Bwabwata National Park, inside Africa’s largest conservation area where it is known that around 3,000 elephants roam these plains. It is a birders paradise with 450 bird species to identify.