Namibia Accommodation,

Nkasa Lupala Lodge


Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge is a charming eco friendly raised lodge located on the Caprivi strip. It is built on the bank of a Kwando-Linyanti channel that runs through the Nkasa Lupala National Park, which is commonly known as Mamili. There is no fence around the lodge which is to allow the large mammals and other animals to freely wander around.

The beautiful lodge offers 10 raised tents with breath-taking views over the wetlands, woodlands and open plains. Each tent comes with an ensuite bathroom. The tents are constructed out of steel, canvas and wood and they all have solid doors and windows.

The owners are passionate about making the lodge as sustainable and environment friendly as they can and working with the communities to raise awareness about conservation. The electricity and heated water is provided through solar energy.

Children are welcome to stay the camp and there is one Family tent, although it is not recommended for smaller children due to the unfenced surroundings.


A restaurant, bar, dining room, lounge, kitchen, storage, reception office, viewing deck and laundry service. Solar energy provides the electricity and heating,

Local Wildlife

On a game drive in the Nkasa Lulapa National Park and Wuparo Conservancy you are likely to see elephants, buffalo, hippo, lions, leopard, impala, kudu, zebra and wildebeest. The National Park region also has the greatest diversity of bird life in Namibia.

Optional Activities

Enjoy game drives in the Nkasa Lulapa National Park and Wuparo Conservancy, go on a relaxing boat cruise from the lodge on the Harubandi channel, visit a local village, do a guided walking safari, or take a night drive in the dry winter months

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

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.

Mr JW - Scottish Borders