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Location:Caprivi, Namibia

Caprivi

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

Chaucer said, 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained' and how right he was. Deep in Nkasa Lupala National Park, formerly known as Mamili National Park, in northern Namibia's Caprivi region Nkasa Lodge offers an incredible safari experience without the incredible safari expense.

Well off the beaten track, getting to Nkasa Lodge is the start of your African safari adventure. At the end of a 13km 4x4-only road through dense riverine bush and across two steel bridges, the remoteness of this eco-camp grows ever more palpable as you stretch the gap between civilisation and untouched, unspoilt, unbelievably beautiful Africa.

Complimenting its pristine location, Nkasa Lupala keeps things intimate and natural with just 10 permanent tents under the trees on enormous wooden decks featuring wrap-around balconies, glass sliding door entrances and solar-heated en suite bathrooms. We'd love to tell you about the delightful open-air free- standing tubs but will leave that as a surprise. Oops!

Staying intimate, the main lodge features single-table dining overlooking the sky- reflected river and it too is elevated on stilts beneath an elegant thatched dome. Gaze at millions of stars - and thank your lucky ones - from around the campfire, also on the deck, as hippos and elephants splash in the river at your feet.

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is part of a vast savannah floodplain that forms the northern part of the Okavango Delta. The rainy season - from November to April - is especially good for birding and is also calving season for general plains game. The dry winter months from May to October are best for game-viewing safaris proper with elephant, buffalo, lion, giraffe, zebra and antelope congregating around the permanent channels of the Kwando-Linyanti.

Namibia is a world-leader in conservation and Nkasa Lupala Lodge is just one shining example of community-driven eco-tourism in action. A joint venture between the Wuparo Community Conservancy and an Italian family, Nkasa Lodge plays a vital role in helping the community conserve its own pristine wilderness.

Facilities

10 large permanent tents; en suite bathrooms with shower and tub, solar-heated water and flushing toilets; mosquito drapes; balcony; main living area with indoor and outdoor dining and seating, fire pit and elevated game viewing platform.

Activities

Guided game viewing activities in Nkasa Lupala National Park cover all modes: day and night game drives, guided walking safaris and guided river cruises. The local village offers unscripted tours of the school, a meeting with the chief and a look into a traditional homestead.

Note: if you don't have a 4x4 vehicle, you can safely park at Sangwali village and transfer to the lodge at no extra cost.

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