Nkasa Lupala


  • Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge setting


  • Tent and elephants at Nkasa Lupala


  • Nkasa Lupala dining table


  • Waterways near Nkasa Lulapa


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  • Just 300m from the Nkasa Lupala National Park.
  • Raised decks make for excellent game viewing from your tent.
  • 95% of staff are from the local area, warm hospitality.
  • Idyllic setting on the river bank.

Nkasa Lupala is situated close to the entrance of Nkasa Lupala National Park which was formerly known as the Mamili National Park. The lodge is a joint venture between a private investors and members of the Wuparo conservancy, 95% of the staff here are from the local area, so you can be assured of genuine Namibian hospitality.

The lodge is built on the banks of one of the channels of the Kwando river, an idyllic setting.  There are ten luxury tents built on stilts. This additional height means the view from each tent affords fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities for which this area is known. The tents have wooden floors throughout, and are simple but comfortably furnished with wooden beds and wardrobes. To the rear, the en-suite bathroom is modern and contemporary with a curved shower partition. The neutral colour palette is enhanced with brightly coloured cushions and throws.  The floor-to-ceiling sliding door opens out to the elevated deck with views of the surrounding landscape.

The tents are linked to the main lodge via pathways which wind behind the tents and lead to the quirky main building.  Two adjacent thatched dome roofs which cover the lounge and dining area are topped with a viewing platform, the height allows for some amazing views of the wildlife which roams freely around the unfenced lodge. Nkasa Lupala is a fine example of an eco lodge. The lodge has been constructed using local and sustainable materials. It is totally energy self-sufficient for both electricity and water which is heated by solar panels. 

This region is known for its birding opportunities, and the probably has the highest number of species in Namibia. Take part in game drives offered by the lodge and you could see lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, impala, zebra, kudu and also wetland species such as lechwe, the shy sitatunga and reed buck. During the drier months night drives are also offered in the reserve.  For the fitter and more adventurous, you can enjoy getting close to nature on a walking safari with a community guide, this activity is always subject to safety precausions. Boat cruises enable you to see the area from the water and get a different perspective. It is also quite rewarding to partake in a village visit and see the children in the local school, this will give you a good overview of life in this remote area of Namibia.

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Nkasa Lupala

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge setting

Stay in the remote Caprivi region and enjoy genuine Namibian hospitality just 300m from Nkasa Lupala National Park.

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