Nambwa Tented Lodge
The stunning luxury Nambwa Tented Camp is a dream treehouse retreat nestled high amongst majestic Jackalberry, Sausage and Knobthorn trees.
The unique highlight of the lodge has to be the remarkable viewing decks where you can watch the wildlife roam below and unwind whilst watching the sunset over the Caprivi strip.
Each of the elegant safari tents are beautifully decorated and come with lots of space. They all have their own ensuite shower and bathtub. If you would prefer the privacy to sit outside then each tent has their own outdoor deck. The tents are connected to the main area with raised wooden walkways. The chef will also personally bring tea and coffee with homemade biscuits to your tent in the mornings.
The staff at Nambwa take immense pleasure in turning every meal during your visit into an unforgettable experience. The local chef reflects the traditional Namibian flavours into the food and they carefully prepare and source ingredients locally. They also offer bush breakfasts and dinner if you fancy being immersed fully in the bush.
A restaurant, dining room, bar, lounge, library, WIFI available in the main public area, viewing deck with a fire pit, a swimming pool, mosquito nets around the beds, and complimentary laundry service.
From the comfortable viewing deck, there are chances to spot the herds of elephants, buffalo and plains game that wander by below, and sometimes seek refuge and security under your tented suite for the night. Hippos and elephants are seen at the nearby Horseshoe lagoon alongside a variety of birds to spot.
Game drives, boat cruises, guided bush walks, cultural village tours, Horsewhoe Lagoon sundowners, and bush breakfasts.
If you have any questions regarding our Namibia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
This was our second visit to Namibia in just over 12 months, with Reef and Rainforest and our seventh consecutive wildlife trip with them. I think that speaks for itself. This year we were particularly keen to try and observe some desert adapted Lions. The Lions found in ‘The Namib Desert’ are genetically identical to those found in the rest of Southern Africa but have adapted to live in one of the harshest environments on earth. They number around 150 and have a huge range, and are rarely seen. They came to prominence in the outstanding documentary film ‘Vanishing Kings’. The best chance of observing members of this subset of Lions is during a stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, although sightings cannot be guaranteed and weeks can pass by without any success. Therefore a stay at this camp was at the heart of our itinerary and we were very lucky to spend time with a Lioness and her niece who had killed an Oryx in the conservancy. The camp itself is absolutely outstanding in every respect and the location is just spectacular.
Visitors should be aware that this is not ‘The Serengeti’ and that the wildlife is quite thin on the ground. However you would have to be very unlucky not to see Elephant, Giraffe and several other species. Whilst we were out in the desert we were lucky to bump in to Dr P. Stander who has dedicated the whole of his adult life to the conservation of The Desert Lion, what a thrill. The day trip out to the coast was pretty special as well.
The rest of the itinerary worked very well and we were very pleased to have three full days in Etosha N.P. where we recorded 25 mammal species, including 32 individual Lions, observed the aftermath of 4 zebra kills, 11 Rhinoceros (both Black & White), an African Wildcat and the rarely seen in Etosha, elusive Leopard.
So a big thank you to ALL at Reef and Rainforest, another highly successful trip, you certainly delivered again.