African Monarch Lodges Brochure

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WHERE WE ARE Elephants on your doorstep. Packs of wild dogs roam the land. This is what awaits in the heart of KAZA, the world’s largest conservation area. Nambwa Tented Lodge, Nambwa Lagoon Camp and Kazile Island Lodge offer exclusive accommodation in the Bwabwata National Park. Indulge in the beauty of a stunning sundowner on the banks of the Kwando River. Float beside hippos on an early morning boat cruise. Explore the wilderness on a game drive and get to know the community and their enigmatic culture on an excursion to our Sijwa Project.

The ultimate luxury safari experience awaits!

NAMBWA TENTED LODGE Located on the elephant migratory routes perched high amongst majestic tree canopies

As dawn breaks your morning tea or coffee, together with homemade biscuits, are personally delivered to your tent by your Guide. From the privacy of your tree house deck, watch the sky illuminate with hues of purple and amber and re-energize for the day’s adventure ahead. The main feature, and the heart of the lodge, is the magnificent viewing 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. • • • • • • • • • • • •

Unique decor Built in the tree tops 110 square metres of space A private lounge En-suite bathroom with both shower and bath Spacious viewing deck Mosquito netting around the beds Personal laptop safe Flashlight Wifi – accessible in the main area Fresh coffee or tea delivered to your private deck Hair dryer

NAMBWA LAGOON CAMP Located on the lagoon side of Nambwa Island, within the heart of KAZA

Nambwa Lagoon Camp offers five Meru style tents nestled along the banks of the Kwando River with a view across the vast floodplains beyond. The area is renowned for its large herds of elephant, which are regular visitors to the camp. They come in search of the Camel Thorn trees, which they gently shake to release the pods. The elephants are seemingly unperturbed by guests who are privileged to get up close to Africa’s largest mammal. Nonetheless, guests are escorted to their rooms after dinner. • • • • • • • •

Meru style tents built on wooden platforms En-Suite bathroom with Shower 220V plug points for charging equipment Hair dryer Outside viewing deck looking onto the Kwando River and floodplains beyond Personal laptop safe Flashlight Complimentary in-room mineral water


Kazile Island Lodge is situated on a private island on the banks of the Kwando River, within the heart of KAZA. Kazile together with its sister lodge Nambwa are the only lodges to be uniquely situated within the Bwabwata National Park. The Lodge offers 13 Meru tents nestled within a Mangosteen forestoverlooking the Kwando River as well as the expansive floodplains between the island and the famous Horseshoe Bend. • • • • • • • • • • •

Meru Style Tents raised above the ground on wooden platforms En-Suite bathroom with Shower Fans in all tents 220V European two pin plug points for charging equipment Hair dryer Outside viewing deck Personal laptop safe Wifi accessible at the main area All major credit cards accepted 13 tented suites with 2 single beds Flashlight

BUSH WALK Walking Safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush in a more personal and energetic way. We are in a truly natural environment with lion, buffalo, elephants, leopard and other wildlife roaming these plains freely. Our local guides take great delight in sharing their ancestral repertoire of medicinal uses of the flora along the way and their tales of the wild and their upbringing in this area. Learn about the medicinal value of the KnobThorn tree, the techniques for making rope as well as a bush toothbrush. It is an experience, which connects and grounds any participant to our Earth.

GAME DRIVE As dawn breaks or the afternoon shadows lengthen our game drives depart to discover the unknown behind every bend within the Bwabwata National Park, uniquely located within the largest Conservation area in the Africa. Our guides find the perfect stop to disembark and setup the morning coffee or sundowner refreshment in true legendary African style.

BOAT CRUISE The early morning sunrays reflect off the water’s edge, the soothing sound of the water as it is gently broken by the bow of the boat cutting through the water’s surface. Papyrus islands, reed floodplains and petrified dunes will leave you in awe of the vast open space. Around every corner a new bird, antelope or a carnivore quenching its thirst. A sudden fountain of water followed by a deep grunt reveals the large pod of hippos curiously gazing upon your arrival.

ROMANTIC PICNIC IN THE WILD Nothing tops a secluded personalized picnic under the canopy of majestic trees in the wild. A bottle of sparkling wine and a freshly prepared organic spread from our kitchen will set the scene for a truly spectacular vintage picnic safari.

EXCLUSIVE YOGA SAFARI EXPERIENCE Whether you are curious to explore ways to live a more mindful life, whether you would like to compliment your travels with time to rest and rejuvenate or you are a well-practiced Yogi seeking to further your own practice - take part in one of our yoga retreats in the heart of the world’s largest conservation area, exclusively hosted at Nambwa Tented Lodge. Please contact us to receive a complete itinerary of yoga retreats on offer.




It’s more than your wedding day, it’s your wedding experience. When you choose to celebrate your wedding at African Monarch Lodges in the heart of the Zambezi, you and your guests will experience the ultimate full-service retreat centered completely around your big day. Every one of your special moments - before, during and after taking those life-changing, soul-bonding vows - will be enhanced by the Zambezi’s famous unspoilt wilderness, free-roaming wildlife, exciting activities and relaxing moments. The Zambezi is truly a unique backdrop for creating life’s most cherished memories. We promise to make this special moment spectacular from the time you, your wedding party and guests arrive. Whether you are sampling unique culinary creations during the pre-wedding tasting or pampering your entire party with a relaxing massage or group yoga, each event will surpass your every expectation. After all, you deserve it. Don’t settle for a typical wedding, enjoy a Zambezi celebration.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE The Sijwa Project is the re-purposing and re-inventing of all recyclable waste from the African Monarch Lodges (Nambwa Tented Lodge and Kazile Island Lodge on the Kwando River of the Zambezi Region, Namibia) as well as from the local communities into exquisite saleable art and craft. It is also an organic permaculture nursery to supply food for local people and lodge guests (mitigating the air and road miles lodge food usually travel to reach us.). The sandy soil is enhanced by composted food-waste and super-strength worm juice and given a boost by the occasional dollop of elephant dung! It is also a cultural village, artisanal skills training center, a beehive project, a free-range egg scheme and a junior ranger training centre. Plus, it’s an indigenous tree nursery for visitors to buy and plant a tree to offset their carbon footprint, looked after by a local ‘tree guardian’ to ensure a better chance of survival against nibbling goats.

BANK DETAILS The Sijwa Project Standard Bank, Namibia Acc: 60003912069 Branch: Windhoek Branch Code: 082372 Swift Code: SBNMNANX +264 81 125 2122/+264 61 400 510

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