Kazile Island Lodge

Kazile Island Lodge is situated on a private island on the banks of the Kwando River, within the heart of KAZA. Kazile together with its sister lodge Nambwa are the only lodges to be uniquely situated within the Bwabwata National Park. The Lodge offers ten Meru tents nestled within a Mangosteen forest. The tents overlook the Kwando River as well as the expansive floodplains between the Island and the famous Horseshoe Bend.

Kazile Island is a special paradise that can only be reached by boat. Here, herds of buffalo and elephant traverse the wet Zambezi landscape. Sitatunga, an elusive aquatic antelope, are often spotted along the floodplains and marshes. Fall in love with this enigmatic corner of Namibia as the sun rises over the tree canopies. Enjoy the sounds of birds chirping from your tent, explore the waterways and absorb the ambience of this beautiful wilderness.


  • Situated on Kazile Island in the Bwabwata National Park, in the heart of KAZA, in the Zambezi Region, on the banks of the Kwando River and its floodplains
  • Kazile Island Lodge is only accessible by boat. The Kazile boat station is approximately 11km along the C49 off of the B8
  • From Kazile boat station it is only a short 5-minute boat cruise to the lodge.


  • 13 Tented suites with two three-quarter beds
  • Mosquito nets surround the bed

“Our unquenchable desire to create the most authentic African experience takes you drifting down the unspoilt Kwando River. Explore the fauna and flora up close and personal on a bushwalk or a game drive with our experienced guides. The famous Horseshoe Lagoon is the ideal spot for a sundowner after a riveting game drive. Soak up the breathtaking sunsets together with hippos and large herds of elephants silhouetted in purple hues over the water.”

All prices in N$ DollarsApril, May, June, December 2020, January to March 2021July to November 2020
Adults per person sharing
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast34754030
Single Supplement10431209
Children (under 12 years)
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast17382015
Guide / Pilot
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast12001200
Meals per person
Lunch Packs150150
Bush Breakfast (surcharge with DBB Rate) Minimum 6 Pax380380
Transfers, Private Activities & Sustainability Levy
Sustainability Levy (per person per night)110110
Transfer from Immelman Airstrip to Kazile through the Park
A 4×4 drive through the park.
Rate per person (min 2 pax), one way. Duration: 1.5 hours
Boat Transfer between Kazile & Nambwa
Secure Parking for Self Drive Vehicles.
Rate per person (min 2 pax), one way. Duration: 25 min
Private Vehicle-9 seater (By Prior Arrangement Only) per
game drive
Private Vehicle-4 seater (By Prior Arrangement Only) per
game drive