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Kongola Accommodation

Kongola is a village and the district capital of the Kongola Constituency in Namibia's Caprivi Strip. It is situated on the national road B8. Activities in the area include game drives, boat cruises, guided nature walks, bird watching tours and fishing. Bwabwata National Park which is noted for its huge herds of elephants, herds of several hundred elephants are not uncommon is located to the south of Kongola. The park has a great variety of animals including four of the “Big Five”. The Kwando offers excellent opportunities for catching the desirable Tiger game fish and other species such as Breem, Nembwe, Squeaker, Barbel, etc. Boat hire is available at certain lodges as well as fishing gear and fishing licenses.

A lush contrast to the rest of the country, the Caprivi panhandles, rivers, flood plains, wetlands and forests are part of a five-nation conservation area that is home to the largest population of elephants in the world. With red lechwe, sitatunga and reedbuck on the plains and hippos and crocodiles patrolling the waters, almost everything you could expect to see in the famed Okavango Delta you can see here. Soak your feet in the spray at Popa Falls, Namibia’s gem on the Okavango River. Take unaccompanied or guided game drives across dramatic flood plains, through mature Kalahari woodland and along the shores of the temporary pans (omurambas). Fill your Big Five tick list by visiting the Buffalo Core Conservation Area. With close to 1 000 animals, this is the best place in Namibia to see buffalo.

Seasonal rains, often accompanied by dramatic displays of thunder and lighting, create temporary pans on the floodplains, and a greater chance of getting stuck in the mud! They also provide a lush environment for the area’s abundant bird life, so grab your binoculars! Over 400 bird species have been recorded here with the greatest concentration seen in the Mahango Core Area. Experience dramatically close encounters of the elephant kind, and meet the very hospitable local people. They run the camps, protect the wildlife and craft some of the most exquisite basketry and woodcarvings in Namibia.

Most tourist infrastructure – lodges, camp sites, boating/driving safari concessions are on the periphery of the park, but three community-run campsites lie within the boundaries of the park: Bumhill and Nambwa are on the Kwando River in Bwabwata East and the community campsite at N//goabacha is located in Bwabwata West on the Kavango River.

17° 49' 21.2484" S
23° 23' 52.0404" E
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Starting from N$ 1,200.00 p/p sharing | N$ 1,450.00 single | DBB
Camp Kwando

Camp Kwando is situated 400 km east of Rundu and 100 km west of Katima Mulilo, and 28 km south from the village of Kongola. The island accommodates twelve thatched tents...

Starting from N$ 8,600.00 per unit | DBB
Jackalberry Tented Camp

Jackalberry Tented Camp is built close to the border between Namibia’s Caprivi and Botswana, inside Nkasa Lupala National Park (formerly known as Mamili National Park)....

Starting from N$ 3,250.00 p/p sharing | N$ 4,230.00 single | DBB
Lianshulu Lodge

Lianshulu Lodge in the East Caprivi overlooks the Kwando River and is situated on a private concession inside the Mudumu National Park of Namibia. The area is a lush...

Starting from N$ 3,195.00 p/p sharing | N$ 3,195.00 single | DBB
Nambwa Tented Lodge

Nambwa Tented Lodge - Located on the banks of the Kwando River, Nambwa Tented Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Mashi Conservancy, within Bwabwata National Park. This...

Starting from N$ 1,567.00 p/p sharing | N$ 1,958.00 single | BB
Namushasha River Lodge

Namushasha River Lodge lies 24 km south of Kongola in the East Caprivi. All 24 chalets are fitted with mosquito nets. Situated on the banks of the Kwando River,...

Starting from N$ 2,000.00 p/p sharing | N$ 2,000.00 single | DBB
Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge is built on the banks of one of the many channels of the Kwando–Linyanti River system, this unique Namibian wetland paradise in the eastern...