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.