Brandberg White Lady Lodge

You have travelled! You have seen places! Brandberg White Lady Lodge in Damaraland will add to your travel experience through Damaraland. This is our promise.

Since its opening in 2002, Brandberg White Lady Lodge has become a destination of choice for nature orientated tourists looking for an experienced guide to take them on a wildlife safari in Damaraland.

Our clients visit us from all over the globe not only for our experience and professionalism, but also for our hospitality in the Lodge, the friendliness of our staff and the tranquility of the Damaraland Camp. Brandberg White Lady Lodge in Damaraland is a place where you will feel at home and enjoy a true warm-hearted hospitality and friendship. Whether you camp or stay in a chalet - there will be nothing you'll miss.

Here, at the foot of Namibia's highest Mountain, nothing has changed since the earth's early days. Clocks, cellphones and watches are not part of this world. Here, you have got time.

Camp Aussicht is a unique restcamp in the Kaokoveld situated south of Opuwo. The camp offers four guest rooms and five campsites. Owner Marius Steiner keeps very personal contact to the guests and offers walks into the old Dioptase mine. To reach the camp, which is a bit off the beaten track, a 4x4 car is recommended.

Situated in the middle of lovely nowhere in the northwest of Namibia, Camp Aussicht ("Camp with a View") offers exactly what it’s name promises: spectacular views of Damara and Kaokoland.

Marius Steiner will gladly make your stay unforgettable. Whether you are camping and self catering or staying in the small lodge (with 4 double rooms). Camp Aussicht is also a wonderful stop over on your way to Epupa and/or Etosha.

Camp Aussicht sits on top of a hill overlooking Damaraland to the west. Originally practically single handedly built as a dioptase mine (a rare mineral found only here and in Russia) Marius Steiner started a small lodge and campsite. There are 4 double rooms and 2 ‘bucket showers’ which is both environmentally friendly and a lot of fun. Tap your bucket of hot water directly from the wood fired boiler and pour it into the bucket shower. You will find one bucket is enough! There are 2 toilets outside, simple but clean. Breakfast and dinner are served either on the terrace or in the dining room. Current (220V) is available for charging batteries etc.

Just above the lodge area you’ll find the perfect camp spot. There are 5 places with enough room for your car, tent and braai.

Huddled in the rocks, with sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley, Camp Kipwe is full of surprises, starting when guests first arrive. 

It appears as if rocks have tumbled down the hill to reveal this gem of a camp. The setting is one of intimacy and space. An inviting lounge area, where birds fly in to enjoy the water seeping from the rocks, a refreshing swimming pool nestled in the rocks and a scattering of bungalows complete this eco friendly camp. The surrounding space and endless views of Damaraland cannot be contained. They beckon you to explore – enjoy an early morning game drive in search of elusive desert dwelling elephants, hike in the ancient surroundings of the Aba Huab River or travel back in time at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.

Organic and understated, the rooms at Camp Kipwe are like extensions of the rocks themselves. Inside the dome shaped space, you feel like entering a secluded cave and becoming one with the landscape. Natural touches – rocks embedded in the floor, animals carved into the wood, mimicking the area’s famous engravings – add to the unique sense of place found at Camp Kipwe. Nestled against the boulders, the partially open, outdoor bathrooms provide a bit of whimsy in the bush, while a small deck extends the living space, connecting guests to the riverbed and the views beyond. There are nine rooms at Camp Kipwe and one sprawling, thatched roof suite full of unexpected luxuries, surprising pops of color and spectacular views.

Climb into an open-air vehicle and experience the rush of Africa. Kipwe’s local guides share with their guests an intimate knowledge and respect for the land that they have built up over a lifetime. With new insight into local traditions, you will come to fully appreciate the geology, botany and wildlife of the area. Local villagers are welcoming and keen to share their experiences.

Nestled on the banks of the Kwando river (Zambezi Region – Caprivi, Namibia), Camp Kwando invites you to come and explore the hidden treasures of an untamed land. Capture the spirit of the African bush while sipping sundowners from the beautiful overhead deck and experience the thrill of the hauntingly beautiful call of the African fish eagle

A range of accommodation options are available. The island accommodates thirteen thatched tents on the bank of the river. Each one has two beds. Every bed is equipped with a mosquito net. Built on poles with a deck overlooking the river. 

Six larger luxury chalets on stilts are also available on higher ground, built on high poles, made of wood and canvas, along with thatched roofs. Conveniently placed in the middle of the trees, they allow for an incredible view of the Botswana plains. Each chalet on stilts has a large bedroom, stylishly furnished; a large en-suite bathroom as well as an expanding deck.

The camping is situated between the main building and the island. The surface is covered by grass and magnificent trees providing shade during the hotter hours of the day. Four private campsites provide a lot of space and have private ablutions as well as a braai place, hot/cold water and electricity during generator hours. Campers are more than welcome at our bar and of course to use our pool.

Several activities are available. Try our boat cruise: this is a very relaxing trip while enjoying the nature. It is a great way to see birds and if you are lucky you may encounter some hippos, elephants, buffaloes and more on the way. The boat cruise takes approximately 2 hours and departs twice a day: early morning and in the afternoon. 

Experience comfortable drives In neighbouring parks: our specially equipped cars will allow comfortable drives in the neighbouring parks, under the protection of its canvas roof. Game drives leave in the morning and in the afternoon, usually to Mudumu Game Park, and include a relaxing break where drinks shall be served. On request, we can organize a day trip to Bwabwata National Park. Bush lunch and drinks are provided. Our priority is for you to encounter wildlife!

Experience the local traditions: Just next door to Camp Kwando is the village where most of our staff comes from. The villagers have created a traditional village where they will present you various fishing and hunting techniques, as well as their traditions on their everyday life. Most of it has been protected for the last centuries. During this visit, the medicine Man of the village will show you how different dances were used against various illnesses or to cure other problems!

Enjoy being in a bird paradise: On demand, we offer aspecialised cruise focused on bird observation to make the best of the 450 species that can be seen on the bank of the Kwando river.

Challenge yourself to a trophy catch: Our fishing tackle allows for a group of four on request to go fishing on the Kwando River. For the more adventurous angler, Tiger Fish, with trophies weighing up to eight pounds, have been caught in our waters, no doubt a challenging catch.

Stunning views of the wild plains of the Chobe River

An intimate refuge, guests can enjoy the privacy offered by our six campsites.

Wildlife in abundance, evenings at the campfire, a hearty barbecue - campers can experience it all in an authentic, natural environment. Just 4km from the Ngoma border post between Namibia and Botswana and close to the mesmerizing wonders of the Chobe National Park, Chobe River Campsite is every wildlife and bird enthusiast’s dream.

Just a stone’s throw away, Chobe River Camp awaits guests and offers the opportunity for guests to enjoy a dip in the pool or a tasty dinner. Experience the African dream within the comfort that is Namibian hospitality.

In 2017 Gondwana Collection Namibia took over the existing joint venture agreement with the Salambala Conservancy when it bought the Camp. The agreement ensures that a fair share of the financial benefits derived from Chobe River Camp are shared with the Salambala Conservancy. It also ensures that local employment and empowerment is nurtured.

Chobe Savanna Lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats.

Situated in the Eastern Caprivi, Zambezi Province of Namibia, a narrow strip of country on the northern bank of the Chobe River, Chobe Savanna Lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats.

The Chobe River is home to large herds of Elephant, Buffalo and Hippo, as well as dense concentrations of other wildlife – including the rare Puku antelope – which come down to the river’s edge to drink and graze.

Chobe Savanna Lodge is set in a classic African Savanna environment of sweeping vistas. The focal point of the lodge is a thatched, open-sided main building that features a 270 degree view over the Chobe River and beyond to the Chobe National Park.

Attractive gardens featuring a secluded swimming pool further enhance the lodge’s enviable location. In addition to the scheduled game-viewing activities, Chobe Savanna Lodge is also a perfect venue for guests to simply take time out to watch the natural world go by in one of the most spectacular settings imaginable.

In a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, Desert Rhino Camp lies in the enormous Palmwag Concession.

In what is known as a public-private-community partnership, Wilderness Safaris has partnered with the three communities that administer the Palmwag Concession, where a percentage of turnover from Desert Rhino Camp, as well as a minimum annual fee, is paid to the conservancies. The conservancies involved, known as the Big Three, are Torra, Anabeb and Sesfontein.

Desert Rhino Camp works closely with Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRTN), a highly-respected NGO almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of Critically Endangered desert-adapted black rhino in the area. SRTN focuses on the protection, monitoring and understanding of the local black rhino population and is funded through donations and partnerships. Thanks to its work, rhino population numbers have quintupled over the past 30 years. The challenge they now face is increased poaching in the sub-region.

Here, guests set out in the morning by vehicle to follow the SRTN monitors as they track one of their charges. Long distances are covered in the expansive terrain, with sometimes unexpectedly rewarding wildlife to be seen along the way.

Doro Nawas rests on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area.

The vast Doro !Nawas Conservancy comprises over 400 000 hectares and is home to some 450 community members. In addition to acting as landlords in the conservancy, these community members hold a 40% share in Wilderness Safaris Doro Nawas Camp. All camp staff come from the community and receive skills training from Wilderness Safaris. Benefits flow directly to the conservancy and its members.

Doro Nawas rests on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area. The camp provides an excellent base for exploring in game drive vehicles and on foot, as well as excursions to view fascinating geological phenomena, petroglyphs (prehistoric rock engravings) and San rock art at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.

Epupa Camp offers you a relaxing yet exhilarating few days of personalised service and excellent meals in the seclusion of a lush riverine wilderness of ana trees, wild figs, makalani palms and baobabs.

We are situated on the southern bank of the Kunene River, from which the Kunene Region in the northwest of Namibia, takes its name. Epupa Falls, acclaimed by many international travel writers as a must-see tourism destination, is about as far north as you can drive in Namibia.

Epupa Camp offers three kinds of accommodation, namely tented rooms, self-catering tented-campsites and traditional campsites, where you do the do-it-yourself-roughing-it, or the city-sleeker caravan or rooftop camping.

The ten comfortable safari-style tents consist of eight twin tented rooms, one honeymoon tented room with a queen-sized bed and a four-bed family tented room, all with en suite bathrooms. The tents have electrical lights and mosquito netting at the windows and doors. Shaded patios in front of the tents overlook the Kunene River on its flow to the Atlantic Ocean.

Apart from our private island and swimming pool with a river view, our facilities include an outdoor bar with free wifi, lounge with small library and dining room. Activities include guided cultural tours, sundowner drives, rafting on the Kunene River and several nature walks.

To experience Epupa Falls and the area in its full splendour, a minimum stay of two nights, ideally three, is recommended.

Guests booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis will be informed about meal times upon arrival. Lunches have to be booked in advance. Self catering camping guests and day visitors are welcome to book meals. Kindly note that this should be done about 24 hours in advance.

Conservancy Safaris co-owns, markets and manages the stunningly located self-catering Etaambura Camp – the name means the place from where you can see the rain.

Etaambura, Namibia’s first Himba co-owned camp is situated in Orupembe Conservancy on top of one of the highest hills above the holy plains of Onjuva where livestock and springbok peacefully graze together. It is small and exclusive, offering ten beds only.

The holy plains are steeped in mystery, with several different stories of why the area was consecrated by the semi-nomadic Himba herders who live here. But one thing is sure, hunting is strictly forbidden. Tradition has it that animals on the plains are protected by the ancestral spirits.

Etaambura is the ideal place to relax. You might see a klipspringer or at dusk, a Jameson’s rock rabbit. Tiny footprints are evidence of genets and African wildcats. The calls of a diversity of birds, the whispery rustle of paper-bark and other commiphora trees, bottle trees in bloom, the rich hues of purple-pod terminalia with 360 degree views make this camp unforgettable. After a game drive where you might be fortunate enough to see black rhino, enjoy a stroll and explore the hill, a botanical treasure trove with its many endemic species of plants and shrubs. Or just chill on one of the decks and enjoy the view with a sundowner.

Where man treads lightly and nature is respected.

Dramatically set in the foothills of the Grootberg massif, Etendeka Mountain Camp appeals to the traveller who is prepared to step outside of their comfort zone and experience this remote wilderness with its harsh beauty in an authentic way. Here one is reminded that we are all guests of Mother Nature.

Pathways lead to ten private shaded en-suite Meru tents with their stunning eco-friendly open-air “bucket” showers. It is simple comfort in a rugged and harsh landscape

A rich and diverse environment to be explored on foot or on a scenic drive. The Etendeka basalt lava flows and flat top mountains are nothing short of spectacular and although seemingly inhospitable are full of hidden life.

A highly successful Joint Venture Tourism agreement exists between The Omatendeka and Anabeb Communal Conservancies, Big Sky Lodges and Dennis Liebenberg for the management of the 400km² Etendeka Concession. All operations on this Concession directly benefit the people of these two Conservancies who live in remote and isolated areas bordering the concession in the north.

Hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopane trees, Hoada Campsite has the trimmings of a serene home in the wilderness.

A well-maintained gravel road leads to the camp, located approximately 75 km west of Kamanjab. Pitch your tent in one of the spacious campsites or book one of our permanent tents. Each site has ample space for roof tents and is equipped with a kitchen area and braai facilities, a flush toilet and an open-air shower with warm water. On hot afternoons, take a dip in the pool nestled between the rocks and enjoy a drink on the wooden decks around it. 

Nestled on the banks of the Otjovasandu River in the north, Hobatere Lodge promises uniquely Namibian encounters. The lodge is situated in a concession area of 8 808 hectares, which is home to a rich diversity of game, including elephant and lion.

With conservation in mind, the lodge is actively involved in promoting the peaceful co-existence of man and nature. Thatched roofs keep the well-appointed chalets cool and offer shade against the heat of the African savannah. Hobatere offers a walk on the wild side and is a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers.

Thatched roofs keep the well-appointed chalets cool and shade guest areas against the heat of the African savannah.

A dip in the pool washes away the dust after a day of game viewing while friendly staff prepares homemade meals.

A private airstrip makes access even easier to accommodate guests who prefer to fly in.

Hobatere offers a walk on the wild side and is a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers.

Nestled  on  the  banks  of the  Otjovasandu River in the  north  of Namibia, Hobatere Lodge offers you a uniquely Namibian encounter.

The lodge is situated in a concession  area of 8,808 hectares on the western border of Etosha  and is home to a rich diversity of game, including elephant and lion.

With conservation in mind, the lodge is actively involved in promoting the peaceful co-existence of man and nature.

Access is made even easier with a private airstrip to accommodate guests who prefer to fly in.

Staying with us

Well-appointed chalets  and  guest  areas  are  shaded  by thatched roofs, cooling the air with fragrant scents of African savannah.

Six cozy bungalows as well as six luxurious, adjoining rooms provide comfortable living. The en-suite  bathrooms each  have  a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with guest amenities. Complete with a writing desk, private deck and a small coffee and tea station, this will be like a second home in the wild.

A dip in the pool washes away the dust after a day of game viewing while friendly staff prepare homely meals for hungry explorers.

Experiences

Staying at Hobatare Lodge allows guests  to become  immersed  in the untamed wilds of Damaraland. The area is a paradise for nature lovers and the proximity of the waterhole ensures an exceptionally intimate experience with the wild creatures that frequent the area.

Sip on a cool drink while a breath away a variety of antelope and big cats like lion, leopard and cheetah quench their own thirsts.

This is tourism  with heart.  Your patronage will contribute to the overall  sustainability   of  the   conservancy   and   conservation  in the area. Monthly financial contributions to the ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy, provides employment  and support to the local community.

Adventures

Embark on an early morning  game drive that  will take  you on an exploration through the bush and savannah. Trained guides will help you spot a rich variety of animals from elephant to Hartmann’s zebra. Night drives offer a unique opportunity to encounter nocturnal animals like bat-eared fox, aardwolf and genet.

The lodge is close to a number  of key attractions including Etosha National Park, Damaraland and Opuwo. Its strategic location makes it perfect as either a stop-over or base camp for your travels.

Guided excursions into Etosha are great for those who would prefer to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Hobatere truly offers a walk on the wild side.

House on the Hill includes three self-catering stone cottages situated on the hill adjacent to the Marble Campsite of Orupembe Conservancy.

House on the Hill offers affordable bespoke self-catering accommodation for the weary traveller. It is situated in Onjuva village next to Marble Campsite and is about 25km north of Orupembe village on the road to Red Drum and the Marienfluss Valley. From the veranda and braai area you can enjoy the panoramic view of the valley. House on the Hill is also an ideal place for visitors to base themselves and then explore this remote part of Kaokoland and its stone men.

House on the Hill is well signposted when approaching from Opuwo, Puros or Marienfluss. Reservations need to be made at least two weeks in advance. Travellers passing by can also stop in without a reservation providing a cottage is available.

House on the Hill comprises three cottages with a total of 8 beds. These cottages have fully equipped kitchens with a gas cooker, cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking utensils as well as 12V fridge but also with option for making a fire to braai outside. Bedding and towels are supplied. Lighting and water heating is done with solar.

House on the Hill is a joint venture with Orupembe Conservancy so part of your payment for staying goes towards this community’s conservation activities. You will be welcomed to House on the Hill by Sebalon and Menesia. The following services can be organised with them: laundry, firewood, car wash and fresh bread.

Nestled close to the junction of four countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe – and near the meeting place of the mighty Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, Kaza Safari Lodge is a water-bound wonderland perfect for Tiger Fishing.

Situated on the beautiful Impalila Island, Kaza Safari Lodge, formerly called Impalila Island Lodge, is right on the Zambezi, overlooking the Mambova Rapids. Kaza Safari Lodge is close to Chobe National Park making it an ideal place to experience both the Chobe National Park and the Namibian side. The lodge is built around an ancient baobab that can be seen a mile away as you approach the lodge by boat.

The lodge accommodates guests in eight en-suite thatched wooden chalets, accessed by sandy pathways leading from the main lodge. The thatched chalets are set in lush riverine forests. Each chalet has a private outside deck with spectacular views of the Zambezi River.

The main area is a large mukwa wood-and-thatch structure, built around a pair of ancient baobabs. The bar and lounge area house comfortable sofas and armchairs, and a small library. Meals are served in an outside deck overlooking the Zambezi. The public area also features a curio shop for your shopping.

Guests have easy access to explore an array of activities that include boat trips and island walk with great opportunities for game and bird viewing. The lodge is popular for fly fishing tours.

Few places in Africa are as wild as the Khaudum in north-eastern Kavango.  

Khaudum Camp is located in the north of Namibia in northern part of Khaudum National Park. The camp has been privatised and completely renovated and upgraded in 2015. Khaudum Park is an almost undeveloped wilderness area bordering Botswana that is accessed in 4WD vehicles only (minimum 2 vehicles in a group) and offers spectacular landscapes, abundant wildlife, a place to see wild dogs and very rare roan antelopes.

Khaudum Camp offers six attractive, clean and convenient camping sites, all set under shady Camelthorn trees and overlooking the endless attractive omuramba. Each site has a barbecue area, wooden structured private ablutions and a shaded seating area. The Campsite is located close to the Xaudum Lodge.

Khaudum National Park is reachable in 4x4 vehicles. Khaudum must be entered by at least two 4x4 offroad vehicles per party.

Kunene River Camp is only accessible with the Schoeman's company, Skeleton Coast Safaris.

During the course of a safari with us, you will experience fascinating bird’s-eye views of shipwreck remains along the coast, diverse and ever-changing geological formations and the refuges of desert-dwelling animals such as the endangered black rhino and desert-adapted elephant. As our guest, you are taken on excursions by Land Rover to be introduced to the scenic and ecological aspects of the environment with its wide diversity of flora and fauna.

Accommodation consists of three fully equipped tented desert camps, which nestle into the natural environment.

Madisa Camp is situated in Damaraland. Ideal for the traveler who wishes to camp comfortably without compromising the experience of exclusivity in a vast and magnificent wilderness. Desert elephants, wildlife, culture, rock paintings and much more…

Madisa Camp is situated on the D2612 road to Twyfelfontein, a very popular route. The camp is hidden between amazing rock formations which are scattered with Bushman Paintings and is privy to an ancient desert elephant route that often gets visited by these beautiful giants.

Ideal for the traveler who wishes to camp comfortably without compromising the experience of exclusivity in this vast and magnificent area of Damaraland Namibia. Madisa is a good base camp to explore from as there are very interesting sites in the area such as Twyfelfontein, Brandberg, the Petrified Forest and much more. These are all an easy drive and after a day of exploring what better than to finish with a swim and enjoy your campsite under a blanket of stars.

Each spacious campsite has an exquisite view of the Gauntegab River bed and rock formations. The campsites have individual ablution facilities situated on stilts hidden in the tree tops. The braai facilities also double up as a heater (donkey system) for hot running water at each open air shower. The camp sites are shaded by large Mopane trees and have a low rock wall around each site.

The swimming pool and bar area are very welcoming after a long day and give you a chance to rejuvenate and enjoy your surroundings. It’s also nice to meet fellow travelers and share tales around a communal camp fire at night while the sky puts on a breath taking show of stars.

A few things to know:

1. Madisa does have wild animals around and is not fenced off so it is good to stay alert and responsible at all times.

Some advice when the desert elephants pass through…

Do not shine torches at elephants this makes them aggressive.

Do not run, stop and slowly walk away.

Do not scream or make loud noises.

Do not let your dog bark.

Stop and listen for branches breaking and ‘rumbling’ noises if moving around at night.

Do not take flash photographs, if they are close by just enjoy watching them. Keep your distance. The elephants know we are here, if the situation is calm they will remain calm. So please help us to give the elephants the respect they deserve.

2. We run on a generator at night from sun down to about 9pm this is mainly for lights in the campsites. It is advised to travel with all your necessary back up batteries etc. for keeping your fridge/deep freezers going for your stay.

3.  We do allow dogs to visit too but they need to be kept under control at all times as we do have baboons in camp most of the time and this can be hazardous for your pup. Our dogs are also normally in camp and are well behaved towards other dogs most of the time.

4. Our water is drinkable but does not taste nice as it has large amounts of Kalk in it. We do sell water at the bar but its always a good idea to travel this area with a decent drinkable water supply.

5. Ice is not always available.

6. 2×4 cars can reach Madisa but the road can get corrugated and quite bumpy at times.

7. We do sell wood at the camp for N$20 per bundle.

8. We do have cold drinks etc.

9. Please love and respect our area as much as we do.

10. Enjoy your stay at Madisa:)

Nestled under Jackalberry and Mopane tree canopies, Nambwa campsite, laid out beautifully on the banks of the Kwando River, offers you the tranquility of nature’s bounty.

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.

An enriching adventure into Nature

Namushasha River Lodge celebrates the wonders of the Zambezi region. With elephants, hippos, a myriad bird species, waterlilies and the African bush, Namushasha welcomes you to wonderland.

The lodge offers guests a variety of exciting activities: Stroll past the campsite to the traditional heritage center; hop aboard the boats for early morning or late afternoon river cruises to explore the channels and discover the diverse bird life; or take a trip to the Bwabwata National Park, first by boat along the waterways and later transferring to a game vehicle for an excursion into the African bush.

In December 2013 Namushasha River Lodge was voted Community Conservancy Lodge of the Year by NACSO in recognition of Gondwana’s close cooperation with the Mashi community in terms of employment, nature conservation and support for the Namushasha Cultural Village.

In 2012 Gondwana Collection Namibia entered into a Joint Venture agreement with the Mashi Conservancy. This agreement ensures that a fair share of the financial benefits derived from the tourism operations within the conservancy are channelled through to the conservancy and the community. Apart from the bed levies obtained, the community also benefits through employment and sale of goods and services to the local lodge and visiting tourists. In 2017, Gondwana Collection Namibia and the Mashi Conservancy signed an Employment and Skills Development Plan to coordinate the empowerment and development of the local people.

Nkasa Lupala tented lodge is built on the banks of one of the many channels of the Kwando-Linyanti river system.

This unique Namibian wetland paradise in the eastern Caprivi region, is commonly known as Mamili and was recently renamed Nkasa Lupala National Park.

The lodge and the Wuparo conservancy are part of the successful and award winning Namibian conservancy program. At Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge be ready to experience a true Eco Friendly holiday.

An oasis of luxury in the middle of the oldest desert in the world.

Infinity pool, dining rooms, library, chill out lounges, sun deck, beautiful wildlife wandering around, stunning views, top quality service, fine food & cocktails: you won’t miss a thing.

The River Camp is an eco-friendly Lodge tucked in a pure wilderness on the Kunene river.

Long grass blows in the wind, lone green trees adorn the vast landscape and springboks roam through the spectacular vistas. These are our surroundings.

The Camp is 100% based on solar power and with traditional lightings we keep the place unspoiled and magical. 

Marienfluss is a remote region far into the north-western reaches of Namibia, bordered by the famous Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River, known to be rife with crocodiles, creating a natural boundary with Angola. Two sets of mountains embrace the lodge and protect its beauty. Cleverly built into the rocky terrain all the accommodation is constructed with wood and canvas and each has a magnificent view of their own. The interiors have been furnished with a minimalist African chic. Fall asleep to the sound of the rushing river below: the perfect african lullaby

Okarohombo Community Campsite is situated on the banks of the Kunene river at the head of the Marienfluss Valley.

Marienfluss Valley is a remote area of breathtaking natural beauty populated by the local Himba people.

Okarohombo Community Campsite has 5 large sandy campsites under Ana trees. There are two ablution blocks, with showers and toilets, fireplaces, tap water, braai areas and solar heated water. Guests can enjoy activities such as bird watching, walking and photographing.

As this is a community operated camp it is not always possible to get in contact and make advance bookings.

Photos: Trip Advisor.

Nestled under the waving Makalani Palms and situated 200 meters upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the cosy Omarunga Lodge.

Omarunga Lodge and Campsite is scheduled to be added to the product range of the Gondwana Collection Namibia on 1 May 2019.

Our Lodge Nestled under the waving Makalani Palms and situated 200 meters upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the cosy Omarunga Lodge. The Epupa area has much to offer such as stunning sunsets, perennially flowing waters, the thundering Epupa Falls, a vast variety of bird species with some being endemic to the Kunene River area, as well as the Himba tribes who still enjoy a traditional way of life.

Our Services include the following: sundowner drive, swimming pool, Himba excursion, guided crocodile walks. Well laid out hiking trails along the Kunene River can be enjoyed with spectacular views as well as bird watching.

Daily meals can be enjoyed at our river facing restaurant as well as drinks at the restaurant bar or at the pool bar overlooking the Kunene River.

Omarunga Lodge is the ideal get away destination from which the diverse Epupa area can be explored.

Overlooking the sweeping northern Damaraland landscape peppered with green euphorbias, Palmwag Lodge and Camp await their guests amid swaying makalani palms and robust mopane trees.

The spectacular surroundings harbour the famous desert elephant and the rare desert adapted black rhino. The Palmwag concession area is home to the largest predator population outside the Etosha National Park, with over 100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemic species occurring here. Join a guided rhino tracking activity, a wildlife excursion, a fascinating morning hike or enjoy our Under Canvas overnight safaris – at Palmwag you are simply spoilt for choice.

Join a guided hike, a day or morning of exploration, a sleep-out or a sundowner drive in the 582 000-hectare Palmwag Concession.

Palmwag collaborates with neighbouring conservancies, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism and Save the Rhino Trust to safeguard this rich wild heritage, offering guests extraordinary unrivalled African experiences.

Gondwana took over the existing joint venture agreement with the Sesfontein, Anabeb and Torra conservancies (also known as the Big-3 conservancies). The agreement ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancies and the communities of the Big-3 conservancies.

Puros Bush Lodge is 100% conservancy-owned, only the second lodge in Namibia to be community owned (Grootberg being the first).

Puros Bush Lodge offers accommodation in chalets with hot water. Bedding and towels are provided. The chalets are not self-catering units but there is a braai area available at every chalet (bring your own cutlery). There are no communal kitchen or fridges available for clients, however from February 2020 the lodge will be able to provide breakfast and dinners (bookings essential).

Activities offered by local guides include Himba cultural tours or village walks.

Puros Community Campsite has six campsites - each with its own flushing toilet and warm shower. Braai facilities are available.

Puros Community Campsite has six campsites - each with its own flushing toilet and warm shower. Braai facilities are available.

The Puros Traditional Village, located approximately 10 kilometers from the village of Puros, is a very popular way for visitors to experience Himba culture.

The village is a conservancy-managed Himba demonstration settlement. Various Himba rituals and activities are demonstrated, including the grinding of red ochre and traditional craft making. A translator/guide is present to take visitors from hut to hut and give information on the different activities.

Photo: Carmen Begley

The tranquility of the African bush in the woodlands of Eastern Zambezi.

Salambala campsite is a quiet campsite in the middle of the Salambala Conservancy with four individual private campsites which can take 3 or 4 tents each. One site can accommodate 5 or 6 tents. Each site has a tap, braai area, lapa kitchen with sink, shade from large trees and ablutions with a flush toilet and shower. The services of local guides can be requested.

Activities include walking trails and watching birds and other wildlife such as small game and the possibility of elephants and lions.

It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature before continuing your journey.

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Set under verdant trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa.

Set under verdant trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa. Guests can truly disconnect, unwind and relax to the sound of rushing water, and explore one of the driest deserts in the world.

Respectful interaction with the semi-nomadic Himba community, fascinating nature walks, boating (water levels permitting), and low-impact guided quad-bike excursions complete the experience.

The land on which Serra Cafema is constructed is leased from the 300,000 hectare Marienfluss Conservancy which is owned primarily by the Himba people, who are amongst the last semi-nomadic peoples on the planet.

In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, with gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast is a joint venture with the neighbouring conservancies of Anabeb, Torra and Sesfontein, and hosts researchers committed to conserving desert-adapted lion, brown hyaena and more.

In this remote area of the Kaokoveld, with gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, game drives explore the river bed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted animals is found; in camp the research centre provides even more insights. The unforgiving Skeleton Coast, with its shipwreck remains and noisy colonies of Cape fur seals, is accessed either by a fascinating drive or scenic flight, depending on the weather.

Camping at Spitzkoppe is world famous. A mountain oasis in the Namib desert, with unique oversized boulders and secret caves, allows the visitor to camp in complete peace and tranquility.

With the majestic Namibian "Matterhorn" as backdrop, and with the next camping site kilometers away, each visitor "owns" the mountain during his time with us.

  • Maximum 8 persons per site
  • Dry toilets at campsites
  • Hot showers are available near reception
  • Rubbish removal from campsites daily
  • 31 campsites available
  • Campsite numbers 2,3,4,5 are overlander only

Forget lush forests with bird song, if you are a climber, geologist, rock hound, or star gazer, Spitzkoppe is Eden. The diverse and breath-taking landscapes will force your mind to think in vast stretches of time. The Sociable weaver birds build tenement style nests that are occupied for up to a century. The Welwitschia mirabilis plants of the Namib Desert can survive for two thousand years. The Spitzkoppe ("Matterhorn of Namibia") is nearly 700 million years old.

It is a group of bald granite peaks or bornhardts located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. The highest outcrop rises about 1784 meters (5857 feet) above sea level. The peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. The highest peak is about 700m above the floor of the desert below. A minor peak – the Little Spitzkoppe – lies nearby at an elevation of 1584 metres above sea level. Other prominences stretch out into a range known as the Pontok Mountains.

The Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in the Huab valley in Namibia’s Kunene region (formerly known as Damaraland). The area, known as the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy, boasts various rock engravings and paintings.

These are a silent testimony to the first hunter-gatherer and subsequent Khoi-San inhabitants of 6 000 years ago, who used the area as a place of worship and shaman rituals. There are 17 different sites of rock paintings, totalling 212 stone slabs.

The developers of the lodge used natural stone and thatch and chose paint hues to match that of the surrounding rocks and plains. Recently a visitor centre was erected and was also built and designed to blend into the red sandstone of the environment. Twyfelfontein welcomes as many as 40 000 visitors per year. For those puzzled by the name: a farmer that settled on the land in 1946 named it Twyfelfontein (Afrikaans for uncertain or doubtful spring) as he was unsure whether the spring called /Ui-//aes on the farm would provide enough water.

Twyfelfontein was proclaimed a national monument in 1952. It first came to the attention of the wider world when Reinhard Maack included the site in a report in 1921. He is thought to have been informed of the engravings in the area by a land surveyor. The imagery suggests it was part of the Khoi-San belief system, who lived in the area up to about 1 000 years ago when they were displaced by the Damara. No Khoi-San currently inhabit the area, but the beliefs of San 800 km away give insight to the meaning of the paintings and engravings. To preserve this unique history, Twyfelfontein became Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is approximately 100 km west of Khorixas and 430 km northwest of the Namibian capital, Windhoek. It can be reached by air or by road (travel along the C39, turn off at D2612, join D3254).

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is famous for its excellent meals.  Where most hotels are busy during dinner time only, Twyfelfontein is a just as busy during lunch.  Visitors from other lodges and those on route through Koakoland love there famous food and visit Twyfelfontein Lodge in large numbers.  If you plan to stop over for dinner, please book well in advance. Dinner can be à la carte, but it is our buffet and carvery that has made Twyfelfontein Lodge famous. There is always a wide selection of local and international meals, deserts and salads. Breakfast is as good as it gets.  Visitors are often surprised to experience the wide selection of fresh produce and excellent cheeses on offer.

The public spaces at Twyfelfontein Lodge are just magnificent.  The lounge and bar is the best place from which to enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Namibia.  Just down the steps from the lounge and bar and you can enjoy one of Twyfelfontein’s famous cocktails at the poolside.   Twyfelfontein is much more than just a hotel.  It is a destination where you can get back in touch with your roots and reload your batteries for the future.

Guest accommodation at Twyfelfontein Country lodge comprises 56 en-suite rooms.  These rooms are all spacious and with all the amenities that you might require.  All rooms have magnificent views of the surrounding planes or mountains.  It is not unusual to be treated to the sight of the famous desert elephants from your veranda. There is a choice of twin rooms, triple rooms and double rooms. For honeymooners, or perhaps for royalty, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge offers a luxury suite placed a discrete distance from the other buildings.  The suite has its own private bar and private splash pool.  This pool is nestled between the natural rocks and not visible to the paparazzi.  A very romantic and private experience.

The lodge caters for a host of activities, ranging from swimming facilities, and safaris. The many Namibian plant species, among which the unique Welwitschia, will delight plant lovers. Elephants and giraffe are some of the wildlife that adapted to the desert climate of the Namib that can be seen roaming the area. Those interested in geology will also be in for a treat: volcanic activity of eons ago led to spectacular rock formations that can be viewed at the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountains, Doros Crater and Petrified Forest. They are all in the vicinity of the lodge.

Van Zyl's Pass Campsite is located 20km from the top of Van Zyl's Pass, making it the perfect stopover for travellers before heading down the pass.

Three large sites are available with private ablution blocks (flush toilet, hot shower, wash basin and mirror), kitchen area with sink, and braai areas. Built in an absolutely stunning spot, the sites are built next to a sandy river bed and offer privacy and seclusion in a beautiful natural setting.

The camp is owned and managed by Otjitanda Conservancy.

Kuidas Camp is visited as part of a Schoeman's Skeleton Coast fly-in safari.

During the course of a safari with us, you will experience fascinating bird’s-eye views of shipwreck remains along the coast, diverse and ever-changing geological formations and the refuges of desert-dwelling animals such as the endangered black rhino and desert-adapted elephant. As our guest, you are taken on excursions by Land Rover to be introduced to the scenic and ecological aspects of the environment with its wide diversity of flora and fauna.

Accommodation consists of three fully equipped tented desert camps, which nestle into the natural environment.

This campsite is a convenient stopover for people driving between Opuwo and Twyfelfontein. It is situated on the banks of the Hoanib River and offers a spectacular view of the desert mountains of the Khowarib Schlucht (gorge).

The Hoanib river that runs through the camp is one of Namibia's few flowing rivers and attracts many bird species. The campsite is ideally situated to explore the spectacular Kunene Region and is a perfect place to relax, take short walks, photograph landscapes, enjoy the varied flora and fauna and soak up the atmosphere of rural Namibia. Birdwatching here is great as many birds are attracted by the perennial spring in the Hoanib River.

Facilities include four well maintained campsites overlooking the river with braai areas and some shade, basic ablution facilities (new facilities under development). Two very private campsites next to the stream, shaded by palm trees. There are some basic traditional Damara and Himba huts as well as a bar with cold drinks & snacks. There is no electricity. Local guides are available.

This is a community operated camp and it is not always possible to contact them in advance to make bookings. Arrange your campsite on arrival.

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With its beautiful surroundings, Epupa Constituency is one of Namibia’s prime tourist destinations.

Kapika Waterfall Lodge offers access to this region with 10 luxury chalets, pool, and restaurant. Visit one of the last Nomadic tribes on our earth the Himba or Ochre people who live in Kaokoland. They are very a friendly, loving and caring tribe. We offer our guests the opportunity to visit a Himba village with a guided tour with one of tour guides who know the people and the area.

The Epupa Falls are a series of cascades where the Kunene River drops a total of 60m over a distance of about 1.5 km, dividing into a multitude of channels and forming a myriad of rock pools.

It is possible to swim in these pools, but keep a lookout for crocodiles. With its richly-coloured rock walls, variety of trees including wild fig, baobab and waving Makalani palms, spectacular sunsets and perennially flowing waters, the Epupa area offers much to see, do and experience. There is an abundance of birdlife in the area, about 311 species. Come and enjoy the wonders of just relaxing in pure nature and feel the freedom that life can offer.

Feel the freedom of living in nature amongst the Himba people and experience the amazing Epupa Falls.

In line with our commitment to help preserve wild places, the //Huab Conservancy was the first of our exclusive use areas from which we operate Under Canvas Camps.

Our exclusive area is situated in a core area for desert adapted black rhino in the //Huab Conservancy in Damaraland, approximately 90 km north west of Khorixas. As we were, again, pioneering both community development and conservation, we entered into an agreement with the local conservancy which secured an area for the exclusive use of Under Canvas. This agreement is new-age and forward thinking, providing a model that we are hoping to replicate in other areas of Namibia in time to come, and one from which we also hope other safari operators and conservancies in Namibia will benefit. It has already been hailed as a remarkable achievement and one that has highlighted that small scale tourism can have big conservation impact.

Our first and foremost involvement and investment was in conservation, employing two Rhino Ranger teams to safeguard the local rhino population and to assist us with tracking them. We equipped some of the Rangers with solar powered mountain e-bikes bikes to traverse this area in an environmentally conscious way and installed VHF radio communication for patrols to use, as well as investing in the supply of open water for wildlife. The area is home to Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, springbok, steenbok, klipspringer, elephant, rhino, spotted and brown hyena, jackal, leopard, cape fox and African wild cat in addition to several others, and our presence in the area has already seen a change in the frequency of wildlife sightings.

This camp is nestled in a grove of Mopane trees on the banks of a tributary of the //Huab River. Protected from all the prevailing winds and sun, the camp is virtually invisible from anywhere around and it carries arguably the lowest environmental footprint of any camp in Namibia. Tents are raised on mobile platforms and have basic infrastructure that allows for important comforts such as en suite flush toilets and bucket showers, but the essence of the camp remains Under Canvas, semi-permanent, seasonal and experiential. With provision for up to eight tents, two of which are family units, this camp is only booked on an exclusive basis (tiered pricing for varying pax numbers) for each group we take there, and it can currently only be used as part of one of our privately guided or fly-in safaris. The camp is open seasonally between April and November.

A minimum of a two night stay is required to get a true feel of what is on offer, although we believe that a three night stay would be even better in order to do real justice to the area. The camp is a fantastic alternative to any traditional lodge stay in Damaraland, and it offers exclusivity in terms of access which is beyond compare.

Activities include tracking desert adapted rhino, noting that this is completely private and in an area that has the highest tracking success rate in north western Namibia; exploring the upper and less crowded //Huab River in search of desert adapted elephants; nature walks and drives; as well as the possibility to visit some nearby prehistoric rock engravings. //Huab Under Canvas was also the pioneer of our STELLAR ESCAPE, our very own sleep out product, as well as our TRAILS CAMP, a multi-day walking safari.

Access to the camp is either from the north (Etosha) via a Himba village near Erwee (where a visit is already included in many of our safaris), or from the south via Khorixas and along the //Huab River. The last stretch into the camp involves travelling on tracks which are well off the beaten path tracks, and many of these are completely unknown to most travelers.

Quick facts:

  • 8 x medium-sized furnished rectangular Meru tents (4m x 3m and 2.5m high) customised to our specifications, suited to Namibian conditions.
  • En suite bathrooms with hot bucket showers and flush toilet.
  • Located in Damaraland, just north of Twyfelfontein.
  • Exclusive use area.
  • Activities include private desert adapted rhino tracking, exploration of the upper //Huab River, home to the desert adapted elephant, visits to Twyfelfontein and a remote Himba village.
  • Fully-catered – inclusive of three meals a day (including hot breakfast, freshly prepared lunches and three course dinner), all local drinks and limited laundry service.

Perched on the rim of the Etendeka Plateau, the Grootberg Lodge stands sentinel over the Klip River Valley.

12,000 hectares have been set aside by the #Khoadi//Hoas community for conservation and tourism and it is through this pristine wilderness that you meander either on foot or by car to encounter the inhabitants of this remote biosphere. Grootberg Lodge is a landmark in Namibia for the tourism industry as it is the first middle-market establishment in the country that is 100% owned by the conservancy. For travellers making the journey between Etosha and Swakopmund, this lodge provides the ideal midway stopover, whilst allowing guests to experience the true wilderness that is Damaraland.

The staff are all employed from the community and well trained in their various duties. Guests are hosted in genuine local hospitality complimented by excellent food prepared by the well trained kitchen staff. The waitresses and barman are at the beckon-call of each guest, always ready to serve and assist where needed.

Located on the confluence of seasonal river valleys, Leylandsdrift Camp has outstanding views over the Hoarusib Valley. It is visited as part of a Schoeman's Skeleton Coast fly-in safari.

This camp replaces Purros Camp on the fly in safari itineraries, as the owners thought the location was getting too busy. Being a new camp, it offers a newer style of accommodation to the fly-in itineraries, with large, en-suite and very comfortable cabins. Used on Skeleton Coast fly in safaris, this camp puts you in the right place at the right time for a true Namibia adventure.

 

Located in the famous Skeleton Coast concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers in the Skeleton Coast National Park, Shipwreck Lodge is only 45 km from Möwe Bay. The shipwreck-shaped chalets are nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current provides guests with a refreshing breeze.

Our exclusive clients can look forward to appreciating the harshness of the desert and the beauty of these solitary landscapes filled with geological history. Learn about the fauna and flora adapted to survive in these harsh conditions – all from the comfort of the restaurant deck. There are 8 twin/double chalets and 2 family chalets.

Our 10, ’shipwreck-style' cabins are spread out along the sand dunes. Wake up to spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and fall asleep to the crackling of the wood-burning stove.  The design was inspired by the famous shipwrecks that can be found along the Skeleton Coast.  Emphasising a light footprint in the area by operating eco-friendly and using solar-power. All 10, ensuite cabins are complemented with the necessary guest amenities like a writing desk, bedside lamp, safe and a wood-burning stove.  The 8 twin/double cabins and 2 family cabins all have their own deck to view to enjoy the peaceful landscape.   Hairdryers can be requested at the reception.

The restaurant and dining area is the heart of the lodge. Enjoy morning coffee or an evening sundowner on the outdoor deck, or retreat inside and enjoy the views of the starkly beautiful landscape.

Since opening in 1996, Damaraland Camp has been owned and largely run by the local community from the Torra Conservancy, in partnership with Wilderness Safaris.

Since opening in 1996, Damaraland Camp has been owned and largely run by the local community from the Torra Conservancy, in partnership with Wilderness Safaris. This successful joint venture created the foundation for Namibia’s revolutionary community-conservancy model, where rural people benefit from living with wildlife. As a result, the area has seen dramatic increases in populations of elephant, black rhino, lion and other endangered species within the protected area.

Besides outings to view the impressive local rock art, and nature drives and walks, guests have the opportunity to visit local communities and learn about the unique heritage of the Nama-Damara, Herero and Ovambo people. This activity also includes a visit to a local farm at either Fonteine Pos or De Riet.

Located on the northern boundary of Etosha National Park, Sheya Shuushona Lodge grants visitors exclusive access to a 600 square km private concession inside the park.

Fronting the lodge, a satellite pan stretches to the horizon, presenting a remarkably photogenic vista.  A lounge, dining area, swimming pool and outside deck with a fire pit make up the main building. By night, savour fine cuisine al fresco under the southern constellations.  By day track charismatic savannah species, or the opportunity to take part in an Owambo cultural experience.

Accommodation comprises 9 individual units consisting of:

  • 4 with double beds
  • 5 with twin beds 
  • 2 separate twin bedded units for Guides/Pilots/Tour Leaders are also available. 

A setting of total tranquillity awaits the visitor, the main building and each of the 12 rooms that is strategically positioned on the hillside offer uninterrupted panoramic views over the large savannah plains, periodically dotted by antelope, zebra and giraffe that graze along the fringes of the surrounding Mopani and Terminalia woodland.

The lodge offers 12 luxury en-suite twin rooms. The thatched main building, with a modern African-chic interior offers a lounge, bar, restaurant and boast a large wooden deck and swimming pool with breath-taking views.

Named, after the Uukwaluudhi ethnic group meaning "small group of one clan" the lodge is situated on a small 6,000ha reserve in the Omusati region that forms part of the core wildlife area of the conservancy and is fenced in to protect its valuable endemic wildlife

Instead of walls around the main area the large thatch roof rests on sturdy timber pillars that allow for the open veranda-like atmosphere that accentuates the impressive panoramic vista from the hill it is built on. The view from the top of this outpost stretches across dense combretum or “Leadwood” and terminalia trees to the foot of the hill where the view continues across flats of semi-savannah and dry flood plains, occasionally dotted by grazing antelope and plains-zebra. The tranquility of the surrounding bush blends in perfectly with the ambience at dinner or while lingering around the bar in the company of other safari enthusiasts sharing their stories and travel experiences through Africa.

Experience the magic of Africa on board our luxury floating hotel, Zambezi Queen.

 

Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Best of all, as a guest on the vessel, you can enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by complete comfort and elegance.

Each of the 14 suites on Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed.

A paradise 50,000 elephants call home and where two mighty African rivers meet.

In a special corner of the African wilderness, where two mighty rivers meet, a wetland paradise is a haven for nature and wildlife. Discover the wonders of this magical destination at Chobe Water Villas. At the very tip of Namibia’s Zambezi Region, previously known as Caprivi Strip, Chobe Water Villas is nestled in the beautiful lap of nature on the bank of the Chobe River. The exclusivity and style of this boutique lodge is unparalleled.

The open plan luxury suites feature lounge and bedroom areas, as well as a beautifully appointed bathroom with double vanity, bath, shower and separate toilet. Choose from our selection of activities, each of which is guaranteed to enrich your Namibian experience. Two activities per day are included in your room rate. The restaurant, cocktail bar and various lounge area options will leave you spoiled for choice. We offer an exclusive full-day drive to Victoria Falls which includes all transfers, a tour of the falls, lunch at the Falls Restaurant, and a visit to a local craft market. Excludes drinks at lunch and visa fees (minimum 4 participants). 

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 Mangostene 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 ambiance of this beautiful wilderness.

Mashi river safaris was established in 2010 to provide the ever more adventurous tourist a means to explore the beautiful Kwando/Mashi river system.

Our base camp for operations is Mavunje which is open as a campsite to the general public.

The operation focuses on a river based camping safari overnighting at carefully chosen island campsites along the course of the river providing the guest with a superb wilderness experience combined with an opportunity to learn more not only about the region and its wildlife but to discover its history and culture. The Kwando forms the eastern boundary of the newly proclaimed Bwabwata National Park which is home to ever increasing numbers of game and over 350 species of birds providing for stunning game viewing, birding and excellent fishing as well as tremendous photographic opportunities.

Located on the elephant migratory routes perched high amongst majestic tree canopies.

Honouring the elephants’ right of way, a timber walkway, towering above these giants, meanders through the trees and joins the ten luxurious tented suites of exquisite comfort. Tastefully decorated with natural colors and evoking a gentle balance of serenity, the decadently spacious tented suites open completely and emanate a feeling of vastness and opulence.

As dawn breaks your morning tea or coffee, together with homemade biscuits, are personally delivered to your tent by our Chef. From the privacy of your tree house deck, watch the sky illuminate with hues of purple and amber and re-energize for the days adventure ahead.

The main feature, and the heart of the lodge, is the majestic viewing deck, from where your “open to sky” dining, with rewarding views of the floodplains below, are more than often the playground for large herds of elephants, buffalo and plains game that later seek refuge and security under your tented suite for the night.

The elegant Safari Lounge creates a perfect fusion of energy and relaxation, which emphasises a sense of place. A library with a mixture of vintage artifacts and books, as well as small relics found on site while building the lodge on this historical military area, all encourage a touch and exploration.

Often, a game drive away from the lodge becomes so unnecessary as the elephants and wildlife meander through the camp. Sundowners are then enjoyed from the safety of the decks or lengthy walkways, only meters above these animals as they traverse below you and go about their feeding.

Your wild Chobe experience.

Situated on the Namibian banks of the Chobe river, Serondela Lodge is facing the world renewed Chobe National Park. This will ensure all year round close encounters with free roaming wildlife to our guest. The 8 rooms situated facing the river will be enjoying spectacular views with endless photographic opportunities.

The Lodge is a JV between the Kabulabula conservancy and the Micheletti family already operating with 2 other lodges on the Linyanti river area of Namibia.

Just 17km from Kasane but far enough to ensure exclusivity the guest will be part and experience the positive impact of sustainable tourism to this incredibly beautiful area and dynamic conservancy.

Where is exactly the lodge?

Serondela Lodge is located in the Namibian side of the Chobe river. Precisely in front of the famous sighting spot in the Chobe NP called Serondela. This is 17km by road from Kasane and 25km by boat.

The lodge is built in Kabulabula conservancy and seasonally it becomes an island.

Is the lodge only accessible by boat for guests?

Yes. The road from Ngoma to Serondela Lodge is flooded or inaccessible from January to August. The complementary transfer from Kasane is in itself a unique game viewing experience.

How long does it takes from Kasane to the Lodge?

The duration of a transfer differs from Pick-up and Drop-off. On arrival to the lodge the Pick-up transfer will be a sighting boat cruise and it could take from 2 to 3 hours. On departure it will be a direct transfer to Kasane which takes 1 hour.

Do guests need to go via immigration control?

Yes, guests need to pass via the Botswana immigration office in Kasane town and also in Namibia at the Kasika Immigration office.

How many guests can Serondela accommodate?

The Lodge consists of 7 double rooms and 1 family room (2 adults + 2 children).

All the rooms are well-spaced to ensure privacy and each have a balcony facing the river.

The buildings are made out of sand eco-bags plastered walls: a very ecological technique that also ensures very high thermal insulation. We also have 2 double guide rooms.

What activities does the lodge offer?

Full Board Plus includes for the 2 night stay the following: 2h Boat transfer, 1h30 morning Safari walk or Village visit, 2h30 afternoon Sundowner cruise, 3h Game drive in the Chobe NP on departure day (starting at 9:30). 1h Drop off Boat transfer cruise to Kasane. (9:00). Departure at 8:00 from the lodge.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast includes the Boat transfer cruise on arrival and departure from/to Kasane. The daily lodge scheduled activities, are available at additional cost.

Sustainable Tourism Practice

We are very conscious of our impact on the environment and of our role in Socio-Cultural sustainability, which means minimising negative impacts and focusing more on positive impacts, such as promoting cultural exchange and promoting local tradition. Serondela Lodge is in partnership with Kabulabula Conservancy and is part of the WWF and IRDNC Joint-venture program.

Wild Waters group of Lodges

Through an exceptional safari experience with 3 award-winning lodges and camps in Namibia, Wild Waters is able to offer special deals for guest travelling trough the Caprivi-Chobe area.

Travellers choose to stay at our lodges because of the exclusive and wild locations, limited guest and vehicle numbers, extraordinary game viewing and exceptional care that is give to each guest during their stay. Guests staying at Serondela Lodge, Nkasa Lupala Tented Camp or Jackalberry Camp are transformed for a lifetime and have contributed to the legacy of Africa.

Reconnect with nature and let your senses be captured by untamed wilderness.

Jackalberry Tented Camp is a sister lodge to Nkasa Lupala Tented Camp. The Lodge is part of an exclusive activity concession from MET and is built inside the Nkasa Rupara National Park formerly known as Mamili National Park.

Jackalberry Tented Camp welcomes its guest to a unique area in Zambezi region, the wetland paradise for ultimate adventure. The lodge offers four double room and one double Guide room, Restaurant, Bar, Lounge area, Visa and Mastercard Credit cards welcome, Transfers, Specials & Activities, and Birding.

The main building is built around a huge Jackalberry tree and has first and second floors that houses the reception area, dinning area, lounge and bar area. The second floor has a spacious and comfortable lounge providing guests with an exceptional view of the surrounding while the ground floor hosts communal fire place for evening catch up.

3 Twin Room and 1 Honeymoon Double Room; with side lamps, camping fridge, in room bathroom, coffee/tea station, hot water generated by a solar power, offering a superb eco-friendly personalised safari experience. All rooms are made of customized large tents with average of 32.4 m2, and have a breathtaking views across the lagoons. Maximum of 2 pax allowed.

Jackalberry Camp enjoys its prime location which make a perfect base for Park experience and exploration. The Camp is located on the Linyanti river lagoons where a large population of the park's wildlife roams freely and could be spotted from the lodge decks through the floodplains of Namibia and woodlands of Botswana just across the river.

Wild Waters group of Lodges

Through an exceptional safari experience with 3 award-winning lodges and camps in Namibia, Wild Waters is able to offer special deals for guests travelling trough the Caprivi-Chobe area

Travellers choose to stay at our lodges because of the exclusive and wild locations, limited guest and vehicle numbers, extraordinarily game viewing and exceptional care that is give to each guest during their stay.

Guests staying at Serondela Lodge, Nkasa Lupala Tented Camp or Jackalberry Camp are transformed for a lifetime and have contributed to the legacy of Africa.

Revel in the riches of the Zambezi River

In the heart of southern Africa lies Namibia’s best-kept secret, the Zambezi Region. Zambezi Mubala Lodge is a secret river hideaway where water laps the shores of the expansive Zambezi, hippos laugh and the calls of fish eagles pierce through the air.

The Lodge pays tribute to the colours of the water, the surrounding riverine vegetation and the crystal skies, adopting the local Silozi name for colour - ‘Mubala’. A bird-lover’s dream, Zambezi Mubala Lodge is home to over 450 species of birds – a delight for bird lovers and photographers who can indulge in either a birding and photography tour or spend the last hours of the day on a sunset boat cruise. Those who are fishermen at heart might go on a fishing excursion on the Zambezi River where the catch-and-release of Tiger Fish is a popular activity.

In 2018 Gondwana Collection Namibia signed a joint venture agreement with the Sikunga Conservancy. The agreement ensures that a fair share of the financial benefits derived from Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Zambezi Mubala Camp is shared between the Traditional Authority, the local community and the Sikunga Conservancy. It also ensures that local employment and empowerment is nurtured.

Savour an intimate river experience

Gondwana’s luxurious floating River Villa is the ultimate destination for celebration, rest and appreciation of the magnificence of the river. And above all, you have it all to yourselves.

Anchored in a channel on the Kwando River, opposite the Bwabwata National Park, the River Villa is the ultimate on-the-water accommodation. Double-storied and glassed for spectacular scenery, the 5-star villa has an upstairs bedroom - and en-suite bathroom - with views over the floodplains, and a lounge and fully-equipped kitchen and bar below. Decks look out onto the river surrounds.

This is where waterlilies bob on the water, wildlife ambles along the bank and birdsong fills the air. Wake up to the sounds of fish eagles and go to sleep with the chortling of hippo and the singing of frogs. And, in between enjoy a game drive, or kick off shoes, fill glasses from the well-stocked bar, choose a book from the shelf and lounge back on your private deck.

In 2012 Gondwana Collection Namibia entered into a Joint Venture agreement with the Mashi Conservancy. This agreement ensures that a fair share of the financial benefits derived from the tourism operations within the conservancy are channelled through to the conservancy and community. Apart from the bed levies obtained, the community also benefits through employment and sale of goods and services to the local lodge and visiting tourists. In 2017, Gondwana Collection Namibia and the Mashi Conservancy signed an Employment and Skills Development Plan to coordinate the empowerment and development of the local people.

Breathe in Life and relax to the tune of nature

Where Fish Eagle calls resound throughout the day and the water splashes softly against the riverbank, Zambezi Mubala Camp takes camping to an entirely new level.

Eight safari tents with four beds each and en-suite bathrooms provide comfortable Zambezi homes. Guests have the option to cook for themselves in their fully-equipped kitchens, order a meal at the camp’s restaurant or taking a braai pack along for a hearty barbeque.

Hop aboard a boat trip and explore the water world of the Zambezi River. Sit back in the open-sided bar or while away the hours fishing on the river.

In 2018 Gondwana Collection Namibia signed a joint venture agreement with the Sikunga Conservancy. The agreement ensures that a fair share of the financial benefits derived from Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Zambezi Mubala Camp is shared between the Traditional Authority, the local community and the Sikunga Conservancy. It also ensures that local employment and empowerment is nurtured.

Listen to the rhythm of a wild Africa

Set on the water’s edge in a grove of tall, shady trees, campers at Zambezi Mubala Campsite can enjoy the riches of the river and life in the slow lane. The peaceful campsite comprises of ten sites, each with its own private facilities.

Join a boat trip to explore the Zambezi, try your luck at luring the elusive Tiger Fish and savour the colours of a rich red sunset over the calm surface of the water. When night falls, be mesmerised by the stars as they put on one of the finest shows on the planet.

Zambezi Mubala Campsite is the perfect base from which to explore Namibia’s lush north-eastern corner and also a convenient and attractive stopover en-route to Chobe National Park and Vic Falls.

In 2018 Gondwana Collection Namibia signed a joint venture agreement with the Sikunga Conservancy. The agreement ensures that a fair share of the financial benefits derived from Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Zambezi Mubala Camp is shared between the Traditional Authority, the local community and the Sikunga Conservancy. It also ensures that local employment and empowerment is nurtured.

This lodge with its unique royal ambience is your gateway to the little known tourist attractions in central northern Namibia. Etosha King Nehale hosts 40 rooms, which pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Enjoy a guided visit to our exclusive viewing platform that is located within the Etosha National Park and only accessible to in-house guests. The well-disguised hide-out allows a maximum of 27 visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature and observe the rich diversity of the animal world in this corner of paradise.

The lodge is the ideal starting point for guests who not only want to enjoy the Etosha National Park to the fullest, but also want to explore the cultural richness of Namibia's central north.

In 2018 Gondwana concluded a joint venture agreement with the King Nehale Conservancy to construct a lodge on the North Eastern boundary of Etosha.

The joint venture agreement between Gondwana and the King Nehale Conservancy ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the Conservancy and the communities of the King Nehale Conservancy area. A community development fund is also set up to fund community empowerment projects.

The perfect place from which to experience Epupa enchantment.

Nestled under the swaying makalani palms and situated 200 metres upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp. This cosy lodge is the perfect place to lull you into a peaceful reverie.

Dine with a river view and wake to the music of the falls and the sound of palm thrushes singing in the trees. The Epupa area has much to offer including stunning sunsets, perennially flowing waters, the thundering Epupa Falls, a vast variety of bird species with some being endemic to the Kunene River area, as well as the Himba tribes who still enjoy a traditional way of life.

Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp is the ideal get away destination from which the diverse Epupa area can be explored.

A new joint venture agreement between Gondwana and the Epupa Conservancy ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancy and the communities of the Epupa Conservancy. A community development fund is also set up to fund community empowerment projects.

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