Mazambala Island Lodge

Mazambala Island Lodge: Our full report

Fifteen chalets
Traveller's rating
Good (79%) From 32 reviews
All year

***Stop Press*** we have been informed (mid September 2016) that there has been a fire that destroyed Mazambala Lodge and that it is therefore closed to the public. Please keep an eye out here or call our team for updates on the situation.

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.


Location: Caprivi Strip, Namibia

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.

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