Shamvura Camp

Accommodation Namibia - Northern Region

Shamvura Rest Camp is located between towns Rundu and Katima Mulilo.


Tree Top Cottage: (4 pax well suited to a family)
Elevated on a raised wooden platform, constructed from wood and thatched, it is situated in the forest giving a splendid view from its spacious veranda. It has one large main bedroom with a double and a ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom. The open-plan dining/kitchen/living area provides space for up two additional beds, with a bedside lamp and shelf which although not private is quite cozy. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery and cutlery for four people and includes a fridge/freezer and stove. There is also a private enclosed and grassed braai area. The cottage is supplied with electricity.

Maroela Tent: (2 bed unit)
A Cabin Tent on a raised wooden platform with en-suite shower/toilet facilities and a large spacious covered veranda and an excellent view of the river from behind the forest fringe. It is situated next to a large Maroela tree (hence the name) and has a large enclosed grassed braai and washing area. There is a large parking and turning area, partially enclosed. There is no electricity but battery lamps are provided.

Combretum Tent: (3-4 beds unit)
A Cabin Tent on a raised cement base with a covered veranda. The shower/toilet facility is not en-suite but close by and there is a braai and washing area. This tent is situated under a large Combretum colonum tree with dense shade. The whole unit with large parking areas is enclosed with a reed and pole fence, offering a good view of the Angolan floodplains. There is no electricity but battery lamps are provided.

Manketti Tent: (3–4 bed unit)
A Cabin Tent on a raised wooden platform with a veranda offering a good view of the Angolan floodplains. Shower facilities en suite. It has its own grassed and enclosed braai and washing area with a partially enclosed large parking and turning area for vehicles. There is no electricity but battery lamps are provided.

Ushivi Tent: (3-4 bed unit)
A Cabin Tent on a cement base, near the main complex with a large, shady, very spacious reed-fence enclosed area giving absolute privacy, but unfortunately no view. A braai area with outside lighting and a fully equipped kitchen, with crockery and cutlery for up to 8 people, a fridge/freezer and stove. It has double ablution facilities within the enclosed area, electricity, lights and a plug point.
This unit has an adjoining Guide’s Nook with a shaded raised block for a tent and an electrical plug point.

General information
• Except for camping all units have linen, towels, soap, drinking water, mosquito nets and repellent.
• All units including camping units are serviced daily.
• All guests have access to the large filtered swimming pool with a tree top deck overlooking the Okavango River and Angolan floodplains. The deck offers good birding with bird feeder and birdbath. The deck is a wonderful sundowner spot.
• Owners have a private bar and lounge with DSTV available for guests.
• All units are connected by all weather roads and clearly signposted.
• All units have firewood provided.


Ushivi private site camping has a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove and dish-washing basin/surface, electrical power, large braai (barbeque area), 2 hot showers/flush toilets and wash-hand basins.

Combretum private site camping has electricity a lovely braai area, it has 1 shower/toilet wash-hand basin and a washing up sink/surface. It does not have a fully equipped kitchen you need your own refrigerator and stove, but it is a nice open location.

Strychnos (monkey orange tree) communal camping area, has 6 private spacious camping sites surrounding an ablution facility that has 2 hot showers/toilets and wash-hand basins. The ablution has a deck with a refrigerator, and work surface near the electrical plug points. Please note we are not directly on the river bank, we are on a high point that overlooks the Okavango/Cuito confluence floodplains, since we have established Shamvura Camp the woodland has recovered and the spectacular view is now only visible from the viewing deck.

1 site has a fully equipped kitchen (Ushivi), 1 site has a partially equipped kitchen (Strychnos, but it is a communally shared and if someone else is booked there), Combretum has no kitchen but is the best site.

Camping general

All camping sites have power, braai areas, firewood/electricity and VAT are included in the price. No entrance fees. There is free WIFI at the main house.

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Shamvura Rest Camp Namibia

Shamvura Rest Camp Namibia

Shamvura Rest Camp Namibia

Rates per person per night: on request

Accommodation only
Cottage -
Tented Camp -
Camping, no meals -
Private camping, no meals -
Meals: by private arrangement only
Boat Trips: Small boat per hour (3 adult passengers max. 2 rods) -
Boat Trips: Large boat per  hour (7 adult passengers max. 4 rods) -
Fisherman: Small boat per day, visits of longer than 3 days, per day per boat -
Fisherman: Large boat per day, visits of longer than 3 days, per day per boat -
Fishing Tackle: Rod hire  per day or part thereof. (Lost / damaged tackle is charged at replacement values). -

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Contact & reservations:

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy

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