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Camping Nambwa Campsite (African Monarch)

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Located in Namibia :: Zambezi (Caprivi)  :: Kongola Area
Category: Camping :: Camping


Nambwa Camp in Bwabwata National Park (the former Caprivi Game Park) is on an island in the Kwando River wetlands offering overnight accommodation with opportunities to visit various sights, such as the Kwando River Monument, Strangler Fig Tree, Horseshoe Wetland and a variety of wildlife such as elephants and hippos and crocodiles.

Nambwa Campsite consists out of four private campsites located on the banks of the Kwando River. Campsite 1 and 2 offers running water at site, braai Area with grid and a maximum 8 persons and maximum 4 Vehicles allowed. Campsite 3 offers running water at site, braai Area with grid, maximum 10 persons and maximum 5 Vehicles allowed, campsite 4 offers running water at site, braai Area with grid, maximum 4 persons and maximum 2 Vehicles.

All campsites are equipped with large camping areas with ample shade; Kitchen with a Lapa offering extra shade or serves as a rain cover during our wetter months, double wash basins, hot water; Bathroom with double basin, vanity, shower, toilet, hot water fueled through a donkey boiler using 70% recycled carton fire bricks made at The Sijwa Project; Individual Solar Powered lights, a plug point for a car fridge and 2 USB charge points; Fire pit with concrete benches surrounded with soft white sand in which to sink your feet into around the fire. Ample space to add camping chairs around the fire.

The dense and abundant Mangosteen, Knobthorn, Acacia and Leadwood tree canopies provide ample shade and the spacious views over the opposite wildlife rich floodplains values the viewing experience. Each campsite has a built in braai area and running water is also provided. The ablution facilities have separate shower and toilet sections. There are also facilities for doing laundry. Hot water is provided by solar powered geysers. Fire wood is also available at the reception area.

Please note: Reservations are mandatory!

Address :  Bwabwata National Park, 21km or 40min WSW of Kongola, Zambezi (Caprivi), Namibia
Contact :  Yvonne
Contact 2 :  Camp Manager
Tel :  +264(0)61 400 510
Cell :  +264(0)81 125 2122
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Intermittent


Nambwa is located within the Bwabwata National park, 14km South of the Susuwe Ranger Station (which is in turn 5 km west of Kongola). The road to take is well signposted from the main road, the B8, turn into the park and register at the Park Reception Office. From there it is a 40 minute drive, and you will definitely need a 4×4 vehicle. During the dry season the road has deep sand and during the rainy season (summer months) there are many water ponds and muddy sections along the route.

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  NAD
Minimum Rate :  350.00
Maximum Rate :  550.00
Updated for :  2023
Comments :  Children 10 years & younger, 50%. Additional Fees: Park fees are for Adults NAD70 & Children under 12 NAD35. Sustainability levy: 100 NAD per campsite(Rate info updated Jul-2023)
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card, Electronic Funds Transfer

General Information
Languages spoken :  English, Afrikaans
Pre-Booking :  Required

Camping Child Friendly Landing Strip Nearby Safe Parking Available Pet Friendly
Accommodation, Restrooms, Waste Disposal
Other Facilities :  Laundry Facilities.

Camping Facilities
Kitchen Laundry Shaded Sites Hot and Cold Showers Flush Toilets Can use Lodge facilities Water is available Firewood Available
Number of Sites :    4
Is water drinkable? :    Yes

Game Viewing Game Drives Guided Walks Fishing Boat Trips Bird Watching
Game to View :  Buffalo. Lion. Elephant and Leopard
More Activities :  Cultural Village Tour.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Kongola

Self Drive Access :  No

Please note that this is a community operated camp and it is not always possible to contact them. For camping we suggest that you just show up. No loud music after 23:00pm at night. The camp is enclosed and security is very tight at the camp.

Reportedly the ablutions are very neat and clean. Hot water is provided by donkey or solar heating. Highly recommended. Main cell network is MTC Namibia.

 Travel Tip!

Do not swim in the Kwando river, as there are crocodiles!

Comments [ leave a comment ]

“Campers are still allowed to make use of the lodge facilities and book meals etc. The staff are extremely enthusiastic and the group has a geat censervation programme with the local tribe. All glass bottles are recycled and local artists create the most beautiful beads and jewellery.” - Mietsie Visser, 2021/05/28

“Due to the Nambwa Lodge that was built on this site, only 4 campsites were kept and pre-booking is essential.” - Mietsie Visser, 2016/05/19

“This Community Campsite is highly recommended.One can spend hours at your campsite watching small animals and birds playing around. Do not swim in the Kwando River as there are crocodiles. ” - Karin Theron, 2014/03/07

“Nambwa Community Restcamp provides a very good nature experience. Very beautiful and peaceful camping in a truly wild part of Namibia. For a full trip report go to” - Pieter Theron, 2009/02/22

“Nambwa Community Restcamp provides a very good nature experience. Very beautiful and peaceful camping in a truly wild part of Namibia. Nambwa <a href= ""For a full trip report</a>” - Pieter Theron, 2009/02/22

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