The 5-night/6-day Kwando-Zambezi Rivers Safari in Namibia offers guests 3 idyllic nights at Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando River and 2 glorious nights at Zambezi Mubala Lodge on the Zambezi River.
The lodges are the perfect place to stay for endless days on the two rivers game viewing, bird watching, fishing and walking in the bushveld.
You also have an opportunity to visit the Namushasha Heritage Centre to experience daily life of the local people. Katima Mulilo itself is well known for its vibrant street market where arts and crafts are sold and visitors can enjoy an authentic Namibian meal.
Low Season - 1 Nov - 30 June
High Season - 1 July - 31 Oct
Namushasha River Lodge
24 chalets, sleeping up to 50 guests
Namushasha River Lodge is located 24 kilometres south of Kongola which is a small settlement in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip which lies within the Zambezi Region. There’s no electricity in the area so Namushasha River Lodge operates as an authentic eco-lodge.
The ensuite chalets are situated along the banks of the Kwando River with panoramic views of the surrounding bushveld and excellent game viewing from the comfort of your deck. They’re fully equipped for comfort and convenience, with twin beds, mosquito nets, air-conditioning and a private deck. Family chalets with interleading rooms are available on request.
Activities at Namushasha River Lodge revolve around enjoying the wonders of the Kwando River; including birding, fishing, game viewing, boat cruises and guided nature walks. The Kwando River winds through the Caprivi Strip in northwest Namibia, rising from the central Angolan highlands and forming a boundary between Namibia, Zambia and Angola.
Zambezi Mubala Lodge
21 rooms, sleeping up to 50 guests
Zambezi Mubala Lodge is an upscale safari lodge located on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Caprivi Region in Namibia, some 40 kilometres east of Katima Mulilo. It’s a haven for wildlife, birding, photography and fishing enthusiasts with easy access to one of Africa’s most magnificent rivers.
Glorious sunset boat cruises on the Zambezi River are the best part of your day and specialised boat cruises for photography, birding and fishing enthusiasts are hugely popular at Zambezi Mubala Lodge.
The eco-friendly safari lodge offers day trips to the iconic Victoria Falls as well as Chobe National Park in Botswana and other popular national parks within easy driving distance. Zambezi Mubala Lodge is probably best known for its outstanding colony of Carmine bee-eaters which is one of the largest in southern Africa.
Zambezi Mubala Lodge has 18 spacious chalets and 2 family chalets, all ensuite, air-conditioned and fully-equipped for comfort and convenience. There are also 6 tented chalets with ensuite bathrooms. Each has its own private deck with panoramic views of the Zambezi River and surrounding natural bushveld.
Guests are collected from Katima Mulilo and driven to Namushasha River Lodge which is located on the Kwando River in the Zambezi Region. Days are spent enjoying a selection of activities which revolve around game viewing, birding, fishing, boat cruises, nature walks and cultural heritage tours.
Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Namushasha River Lodge
Activities at Namushasha River Lodge
Safari tour of Bwabwata National Park (3 hours): N$ 560.00 pp
Kwando River boat cruise :
Guided fishing trip (bait and tackle included):
Excursion to Namushasha Heritage Centre: approximately N$ 80 per person. Payment is done directly at the Heritage
Guests are driven to Zambezi Mubala Lodge which is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in the Caprivi Region (40 kilometres east of Katima Mulilo). Zambezi Mubala Lodge is a fantastic safari retreat for wildlife enthusiasts and birders.
On the last day, guests are driven back to Katima Mulilo to catch their connecting flights or continue with their holiday in Namibia. Road transfers from/to
Kasane and Victoria Falls are available on request.
Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner while at Zambezi Mubala Lodge
Activities at Zambezi Mubala Lodge
Zambezi River sundowner boat cruise (approx. 1-2 hours): N$275 per person, includes drinks & snack platter
Specialist birding/photography cruise (approx. 3 hours/early morning or late afternoon): N$ 480 per person
Guided walks to the bird colonies: N$ 250 per person
Fishing trips (guided, basic tackle and bait included):
Available on request: tailor-made fishing excursion for avid fisherman
We strongly suggest that all clients take out comprehensive travel insurance covering them for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, cancellation and curtailment.
It is the responsibility of clients to ensure that passports, visas or other travel documents are valid for the duration of their stay in Namibia and other places included in their itinerary. The tour company will not entertain any complaints related to invalid travel documentation.
Most dietary requirements can be catered for. When making your reservation, please advise of any specific dietary requirements.
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