8-Day Kwando-Chobe-Zambezi Rivers Safari

The 7-night/8-day Kwando-Zambezi Rivers Safari in Namibia offers guests an idyllic wildlife and cultural adventure on southern Africa’ three most magnificent rivers.

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  • Duration: 8 Days
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What’s included

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

Description

 Each eco-friendly safari lodge you stay at is the perfect destination for avid wildlife, birding, photographic and fishing enthusiasts. 

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 
  • Chobe River 
  • Zambezi River  

Please Note:

Low Season - 1 Nov - 30 June

High Season - 1 July - 31 Oct

Accommodation

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. 

Chobe river camp

20 tented chalets, sleeping up to 50 guests

Chobe River Camp is located 4 kilometres from the Ngoma border post between Botswana and Namibia. It lies on the magical Chobe River with panoramic views of the surrounding flood plains. It’s renowned for offering travellers exceptional game viewing, birding and fishing excursions. 

The ensuite chalets blend in seamlessly with the natural bushveld, make from indigenous Mopane timber and canvas. Fully equipped for comfort and convenience, the eco-friendly chalets offer an authentic safari experience as there’s no electricity in the area and everything is run off solar power. Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge. 

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 while at Namushasha River Lodge 

Activities at Namushasha River Lodge 

Safari tour of Bwabwata National Park (3 hours): N$ 560 per person  

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 Centre   

Day 4 & 5: Namushasha River Lodge - Chobe River Camp/Chobe River (200 Kilometres)

Guests are driven to Chobe River Camp which is located on the banks of the mighty Chobe River (4 kilometres from the Ngoma border post between Botswana and Namibia). Chobe River Camp 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 Chobe River Camp 

Activities at Chobe River Camp

Chobe River morning & afternoon boat cruise: 

  • half-day (2-3 hours): N$ 560 per person, includes refreshments (morning & afternoon) 
  • full-Day (6 hours): N$ 850 per person, includes light lunch & 2 refreshments (morning departures)  

Chobe River sundowner boat cruise: (approx. 1-2 hours): N$ 350 per person, includes drinks & a snack platter 

Please note: If the water level of the Chobe River is low, the guests need to be transferred in safari vehicles to the boat mooring area. This is a 60 minute drive and departure times vary depending on demand. 

Guided walking trail:  

  • 1-2 hours: N$ 300 per person  
  • 3-4 hours: N$ 850 per person  

Canadian canoe trip: 

  • Self-rowing: N$ 290 per person 
  • Guided: N$ 460 per person/ half day and N$920.00 per person / full day  

Day 6 & 7: Chobe River Camp - Zambezi Mubala Lodge/Zambezi River (80 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

Katima Mulilo Airport, also known as Mpacha Airport. The international airport serves Katima Mulilo, the capital of the Zambezi Region in Namibia. 

By special arrangement, guests can be collected and dropped off at a hotel or guest lodge within the town precinct.  

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