Nambwa Tented Lodge

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Nambwa Tented Lodge is a luxury lodge situated in the heart of KAZA and the only lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park. The lodge and it’s surrounding areas lends itself to an idyllic sanctuary for retreats, with inspirational activities, bush catering events and chefs providing meals in harmony with yoga retreat objectives. The lodge will be used exclusively for our Yoga and Meditation Retreat dates.

Nambwa's unquenchable desire to create the most authentic African experience takes you drifting down the unspoilt Kwando River. Explore the fauna and flora up close and personal on a bush walk or a game drive with experienced guides or paddle through the safe backwaters of the Kwando River in a traditional hand crafted mokoro. A visit to a traditional village allows you the opportunity to understand the local life and culture of our people. The infamous Horseshoe Lagoon is the ideal spot for a sunset yoga session after a riveting game drive. As night falls experience the drama and spectacle as it unfolds beneath you.

Honouring the elephants’ right of way, a timber walkway, towering above these giants, meanders through the trees and joins the ten luxurious tented suites of exquisite comfort. Tastefully decorated with natural colors and evoking a gentle balance of serenity, the decadently spacious tented suites open completely and emanate a feeling of vastness and opulence.

As dawn breaks your morning tea or coffee, together with homemade biscuits, are personally delivered to your tent by our Chef. From the privacy of your tree house deck, watch the sky illuminate with hues of purple and amber and re-energize for the days adventure ahead.

The main feature, and the heart of the lodge, is the majestic viewing deck, also used as a yoga deck, from where your “open to sky” dining, with rewarding views of the floodplains below, are more than often the playground for large herds of elephants, buffalo and plains game that later seek refuge and security under your tented suite for the night. The elegant Safari Lounge creates a perfect fusion of energy and relaxation, which emphasises a sense of place. A library with a mixture of vintage artifacts and books, as well as small relics found on site while building the lodge on this historical military area, all encourage a touch and exploration.

Often, a game drive away from the lodge becomes so unnecessary as the elephants and wildlife meander through the camp. Sundowners are then enjoyed from the safety of the decks or lengthy walkways, only meters above these animals as they traverse below you and go about their feeding.


Venue Highlights

•The area is renowned for it’s large herds of elephant and their regular visits under the walkways seemingly unperturbed by our guests who are so privileged to get that close to Africa’s largest mammal. 
•Nambwa Tented Lodge boasts a viewing deck and an al fresco dining area with a large seated fire pit area, which is ideal for watching game on the floodplain below. 


• Tented Luxury Suite built 4-6 meters above the ground on wooden platforms 
•  En-Suite bathroom with Shower, Free standing Bath Tub, double hand basins and a private toilet. 
•  Fans in all tents 
•  220V plug points for charging equipment 
•  Hair dryer 
•  Outside viewing deck 
•  Private Lounge 
•  Mosquito Nets 
•  Personal laptop safe 
•  Tea/Coffee station with hot water and home made biscuits personally delivered to your tent in the morning  
•  Complimentary in-room mineral water 


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Chefs providing meals in harmony with you retreat objectives.
Bush catering events
3x Healthy meals a day
High Tea



You can either fly to Kasane Airport in Botswana on the start date of the retreat, or Victoria Falls Airport a day or 2 before the retreat to visit one of the Worlds 7 Natural Wonders. Daily flights on South African Airways to Kasane & Victoria Falls Airport.

Guests flying into Victoria Falls will be collected by their accommodation on the start date of the retreat and transferred to Kasane Airport (about 2 hours drive). Guests flying into Kasane Airport will be met with the rest of the guests coming from Victoria Falls at the Airport and transferred to the Lodge (about 2.5 hours drive).

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