Community based tourism

Rupara Camp
Wuparo Conservancy

Accommodation Namibia - Northern Region

Rupara Camp Namibia
Wuparo Conservancy

Rupara Camp is a community-owned and operated campsite set in a tranquil wilderness setting near Mamili National Park. It affords visitors with easy access to both Mudumu and Mamili National Parks. Guided services and cultural attractions are readily available here. The name of camp has meaning "life" in Siyeyi language.

Wuparo Conservancy:

Approximate population: 2100
Main home languages: Siyeyi
Area: 148 sq km
Region: Caprivi
Geographical features: This mosaic of woodlands and grasslands receives a good deal of precipitation and was once a floodplain.
Unusual or important features: Mudumu and Mamili National Parks
Major wildlife resources: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Roan, Tsessebe, Impala, Kudu, Duiker, Reedbuck, Wildebeest, Warthog, Reedbuck

Facilities at Rupara Camp

Rupara Camp features four simple camp sites, each of which have a water tap and fire place. There is an abundance of hot showers and bathroom facilities conveniently located on site. There is also a small bar serving a variety of cold drinks.

Activities at Rupara Camp

Guided tours and visits to local villages are made upon request for those that want to learn about the regionís flora, fauna, climate, geology, cultures and history. Hiking and canoeing tours can also be arranged.

Flora & Fauna at Rupara Camp

This region was originally a floodplain but is now a mosaic of wood and grasslands. Wildlife is plentiful here. Species that are found around camp and in the nearby National Parks include lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, roan, tsessebe, impala, kudu, duiker, reedbuck, wildebeest, warthog and reedbuck.

Nearby Attractions

Mudumu National Park (30 minutes)
Malili National Park (20 minutes)
Bwabwata National Park (1 hour)

How to reach Rupara Camp

Rupara Camp is located 8 kilometers south of Sangwali Village and 1 kilometer from the entrance to Mamili National Park. It can be reached via road C49. Drive approximately 145 km from Katima Mulilo and turn onto road D3518 towards Sangwali Village. Alternatively, turn onto road C49 from Kongola, and drive approximately 60 kilometers before you turn onto D3518 toward Sangwali Village.

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

Attractions: This is the perfect spot for any game lover: Buffalo, Lion, Elephant, Leopard and many other species. 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). The management is responsible for ensuring that income derived from the camp site is reinvested into conservation and used for uplifting the local communities.

Booking fee applicable (once-off).

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