Community based tourism

Nambwa Camp

Accommodation Namibia - Northern Region

Bwabwata National Park in Western Caprivi is still seen as a well-kept secret among travellers in Namibia. If you are looking for a secluded and idyllic spot for camping, and if you are driving a 4x4, then Nambwa is just the place for you.

Attractions: This is the perfect spot for any game lover: Buffalo, Lion, Elephant, Leopard and many other species roam the area close to the banks of the Mashi River. Apart from an abundance of exciting wildlife Nambwa offers excellent bird-watching opportunities. The site also lends itself for memorable day-trips into BwaBwata National Park (previously Caprivi Game Reserve). Nambwa and another camping site in the vicinity, Bumhill, are the result of a unique agreement between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the communities adjacent to BwaBwata National Park. For the first time in Namibian history local communities have been permitted to develop and manage two camp sites in a National Park on the basis of their respective conservancy structures. Conservancy management is in charge of wildlife in the communal areas bordering on the park. The management is also responsible for ensuring that income derived from the campsite is reinvested into conservation and used for uplifting the local communities.

To emphasize the significance of these developments, Nambwa has been set up in such a way that design and ecologically sustainable building practices combine into a unique product which will guarantee a memorable experience. Nambwa and Bumhill are the exciting result of a combined effort of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), Nacobta and two conservancies. With both these new camp sites a true asset has been developed for Namibia's tourism sector.

Directions to the Susuwe office:

Travelling on the Trans Caprivi Highway up to Kongola, after passing a filling station you will find the checkpoint. From the checkpoint drive 1 km and then the first turn off on your right; follow the directional arrows to the Susuwe office.

Directions to Nambwa Camp:

The turn off to the campsite is found along the main Trans Caprivi Highway, just 300 metres west of the eastern gate of the Bwabwata Park. After having turned off the campsite is only 20 minutes drive over a sandy road. Access by a 4 x 4 only.

Booking fee applicable (once off).

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