Mazambala Island Lodge: Our full report
Mazambala Island Lodge is situated on an island in the flood plain of the Kwando River, in Namibia's Caprivi Strip. The lodge has been built under tall palms and sausage trees.
Mazambala has fifteen brick and thatch chalets. Most of these chalets are doubles, however; several of them can take an extra bed to accommodate three people. One chalet sleeps four people and is suitable for families. Each chalet at Mazambala Island Lodge is fitted with mosquito nets, ceiling fans and has an en suite bathroom.
The lounge and bar area at Mazambala Island Lodge is a thatched building on stilts standing two and a half metres off the ground. Guests can enjoy tasty meals and cool drinks whilst watching antelope grazing on the flood plain below. The lodge also lights a camp fire in their traditional 'lapa' each evening where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks. Mazambala has a large swimming pool which is a great spot to cool off between safari drives.
Activities offered at Mazambala Island Lodge include game drives into the nearby Bwabwata National Park, cruises on the Kwando River, bird watching excursions, nature walks and fishing.
Directions: Mazambala Island Lodge is situated approximately 4 kilometers west of Kongolo on Namibia's Caprivi Strip. It's a short drive on an easy sand road just off the main B8 road through the Caprivi Strip.
Accessible by: Self-drive
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Half Board
Drinks included: No drinks are included in the price.
Attitude towards children: Children of all ages are welcome at Mazambala Island Lodge.
Equipment: One of the chalets is suitable for families as it can sleep four people.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Dangerous animals: Moderate Risk
Laundry facilities: No Laundry Facilities
Accepted payment on location: Cash in Namibian Dollars or South African Rand. No credit cards are accepted at Mazambala Island Lodge.