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.

Kazile Island is a special paradise that can only be reached by boat. Here, herds of buffalo and elephant traverse the wet Zambezi landscape. Sitatunga, an elusive aquatic antelope, are often spotted along the floodplains and marshes. Fall in love with this enigmatic corner of Namibia as the sun rises over the tree canopies. Enjoy the sounds of birds chirping from your tent, explore the waterways and absorb the ambience of this beautiful wilderness.


  • Situated on Kazile Island in the Bwabwata National Park, in the heart of KAZA, in the Zambezi Region, on the banks of the Kwando River and its floodplains
  • Kazile Island Lodge is only accessible by boat. The Kazile boat station is approximately 11km along the C49 off of the B8
  • From Kazile boat station it is only a short 5-minute boat cruise to the lodge.


The lodge offers ten Meru tents nestled wishing a Mangosteen forest. The tents overlook the Kwando River as well as the expansive floodplains between the Island and famous Horseshoe Bend.

  • 13 Tented suites with two three-quarter beds
  • Mosquito nets surround the bed


Morning or Afternoon 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. Duration: 3 hours

Morning or Afternoon Boat Cruise

The early morning suns rays reflect off the waters edge, the soothing sound of the water as it is gently broken by the bow of the boat cutting through the waters surface. Our guides steer the boats past varied landscapes of papyrus islands and reed floodplains and get within respectful distances of hippos, crocodiles, other mammals and the varied bird species this area is known for. An informative, yet soulful experience on waterways similar to that of the Okavango Delta. Duration: 2.5-3 hours

Bush Walk Walking Safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush in a more personal and energetic way. 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. It is an experience, which connects and grounds any participant to our Earth. As we are in a truly natural environment with lion, buffalo, elephants, leopard and other wildlife roaming these plains freely, we discourage guests under the age of 12. Duration: 2-3 hours

Sijwa Sustainable Project Tour

A Boat cruise from the Lodge to Sijwa Island, where the Sijwa host will meet our guests and guide them through the project which was established by African Monarch Lodges as part of its endeavor to be sustainable and give back to the community and conservation by protecting the natural resources and developing the local community through a biodiverse economy. It is here where guests will be entertained and be enriched with local culture as they partake in a visit to the cultural village. A walk through the permaculture plants, recycling workshops where waste such as plastic, glass and cans are turned into beautiful artifacts for sale. Guests can buy and plant trees from our indigenous tree nursery to offset their carbon emissions at the project. Duration: 2.5-3 hours

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