A hideaway on a private island on the banks of the Kwando River

Having the unique feature of only being accessed via boat, Kazile Island Lodge offers you an opportunity to momentarily escape everyday life in the subtropical Bwabwata National Park. The entire lodge operates on solar power, with each of the 13 Meru tents perched on wooden platforms within a mangosteen forest. Through exciting morning and afternoon game drives and boat cruises, nature enthusiasts can spend days spotting herds of elephants and buffalos roaming the wet Zambezi landscape. Guests can also visit Sijwa Island via boat cruise, a conservation initiative established by the African Monarch Lodges as part of their sustainability efforts. Here guests can walk through recycling workshops where waste is turned into beautiful artefacts for sale.

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Best time to go to Bwabwata National Park

The Bwabwata National Park has a sub-tropical climate, contributing to hot and humid summers. The best time for game viewing is from April to September, when the weather is also the most pleasant. Between November and March is the wet season, where heavy rainfall is frequent. The average rainfall is 550–600 mm per year, which makes it the wettest region in Namibia!


Tented Rooms

Each of the 13 tented suites offers spectacular views of the Kwando River from the private viewing deck. Suites include 2 three-quarter beds with fresh linen and mosquito netting, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a personal laptop safe, and power sockets to charge electronics.

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