6-Day Kwando-Zambezi Rivers Safari

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.

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  • Duration: 6 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfers from/to Katima Mulilo in safari vehicle 
  • Registered English-speaking tour guide 
  • 5-nights’ accommodation 
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary  

Description

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. 

Highlights

  • Katima Mulilo 
  • Kwando River 
  • Zambezi River 

Please Note:

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.  

Itinerary

Day 1 To 3: Katima Mulilo - Namushasha River Lodge/Kwando River (133 Kilometres)

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 : 

  • N$ 350 per person / approximately 1.5 hours  
  • N$ 560 per person / approximately 3 hours  

Guided fishing trip (bait and tackle included):  

  • N$ 250 per person per hour 
  • lost lures at N$ 60 per lure 
  • drinks on own account 
  • fishing license not included in rate, can be obtained from the lodge  

Excursion to Namushasha Heritage Centre: approximately N$ 80 per person. Payment is done directly at the Heritage  

Day 4 & 5: Namushasha River Lodge – Zambezi Mubala Lodge/Zambezi River (160 Kilometres)

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): 

  • hourly rate: N$ 250 per person  
  • lost lures: N$ 60 per lure 
  • drinks for own account 
  • fishing license not included in rate, can be obtained from the lodge 

Available on request: tailor-made fishing excursion for avid fisherman  

What’s excluded

  • International and domestic flights to/from Katima Mulilo  
  • All activities at Namushasha River Lodge and Zambezi Mubala Lodge 
  • Purchases of a personal nature 
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 
  • Gratuities 
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary (i.e. Snacks and drinks enroute to destinations) 
  • Fishing licenses 
  • Entry fee for Namushasha Heritage Centre 
  • Visa fees if required  

Important information

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.  

R 9,200 6 Days , Easy

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