Surrounded by trees in the wilderness paradise of the Wuparo Conservancy, the intimate Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge was opened in 2011. Built on the banks of a channel of the Kwando–Linyanti river system it is a short drive from the National Park and is the perfect base from which to explore this remote corner of the Zambezi Region, also known as the Caprivi Strip.
Its sister camp, Jackalberry Tented Camp, is more remote and offers an intimate and pristine experience deep within the park. The camp is un-fenced allowing game to wander freely through. On one of our stays at Nkasa Lupala we had a herd of more than twenty elephants wander through the camp!
Nkasa Lupala has just 10 tented rooms, all are raised on stilts almost like a treehouse giving sweeping views of the river and marsh in front of the camp. Rooms are simple but comfortable, with double bed, wardrobe and luggage area.Through glass sliding doors in front of the bed is a wooden deck with chairs.
The en-suite bathroom has a sink, flush toilet and a teardrop-shaped shower. One of the rooms which is used for honeymooners, has an outside bath and shower as well. Another of the rooms has a small twin bedroom on the other side of the bathroom creating the family unit.
Linked to the rooms by a network of pathways is a three-story communal area overlooking the river, where game is frequently spotted. Along with a bar, a partially undercover dining room, comfortable lounge, and viewpoint on the top floor. There is a campfire off the main dining deck for after dinner drinks.
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