A tent on stilts among trees at Nkasa LupalaA tent on stilts among trees at Nkasa Lupala

Nkasa Lupala

From: $150.00

Nkasa Lupala  is built on the banks of one of the many channels of the Kwando-Linyanti river system. This unique Namibian wetland paradise in the eastern Caprivi region has secluded and beautiful raised tents with stunning views over the marshes and wildlife.


Nkasa Lupala

Linyanti Swamps

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.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Namibia.

For more information on the area you will be visiting read about the incredible work The Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation organization is doing in Namibia.

Namushasha River Lodge is the perfect family safari destination in the Caprivi. Combine this with &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly in to Katima Mulilo from Windhoek (3 flights per week) with Air Namibia.

On arrival in Katima Mulilo you will be met by a representative of the lodge who will drive you the 125 kilometers to the lodge in the Linyanti Swamps.

For assistance with domestic flights, get in touch with us for expert advice and safari arrangements.


Self Drive

For a self drive option a 4X4 is absolutely necessary. The lodge is not accessible with any other sort of vehicle. Please contact us for advice on direction.



  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Local drinks


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Additional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flights
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance


Activities and Prices:

  • 2 hour game drive $690
  • Boat cruise $520
  • Night drive $520
  • Mekoro Excursion $440
  • Village visit $520
  • Walking safari $440

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