Namibia's Caprivi Strip comprises a narrow tongue of land, running alongside mighty rivers.
Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge: Our full report
Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge is located on Lupala Island, on the boundaries of Mamili National Park in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. It is a fairly new lodge, and so none of the team at Expert Africa has visited yet.
However, we do know that Nkasa Lupala consists of 10 tented rooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom, some with a bath and outside shower. The rooms are simple yet comfortable, with a double bed, wardrobe, lamp and wooden veranda.
Linked to the rooms by a network of pathways is a central communal area with a bar, a dining room, a lounge, and a viewpoint.
The lodge tries to be eco-friendly and uses solar power to heat the water and for electricity. To compliment this, the lodge has been designed to blend into the surroundings as much as possible.
Activities on offer at the lodge include game drives into Mamili National Park, as well as Mudumu and the Wuparo Conservancy. On these drives possible sightings include elephants, buffalo, hippo, wildebeest and lion, as well as a number of antelopes such as impala, kudu, roan and sable.
Boat cruises are also possible here, and these take place in the Kwando-Linyanto Delta. Here it is possible to see waterbuck, reedbuck, sitatunga and lechwe.
A member of the Expert Africa team will be visiting Nkasa Lupala in August 2013, so watch this space for further information.
Our viewWe have high hopes for Nkasa Lupala as a good option for exploring Mamili National Park. We hear good reports of the standards here, and the remote location appears to give a real sense of being in the wilderness.
Ideal length of stay: 2-3 nights
Directions: Nkasa Lupala is about 75km from Kongola and 130km from Katima Mulilo. Self-drivers should park their car in Sagwali village, where a 4WD will be sent the 11km from the lodge to pick you up.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Half Board
Attitude towards children: Nkasa Lupala is not recommended for small children because the camp is unfenced.
Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions here.
Generally recommended for children: Due to the unfenced nature of the camp, Expert Africa would not recommend Nkasa Lupala for young children.
Notes: Children must be under parental supervision at all times.
Power supply: Solar Power
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Laundry facilities: 0