Stay in one of five Meru style tents along the Kwando River. These are not the kind of tents where you have to duck your head and sleep on the floor, rather walk into your tent on a wooden platform with your own lookout deck. Each tent comes with a modern en-suite bathroom (that doesn’t even look like it is part of a tent) and a double bed with draped mosquito nets and there's electricity. For a tent, it's pretty spacious.
Wake up to the morning sunrise as you look out onto the river from your bed. Watch as the light crawls in, admire the hippos and elephants wading in the water. Time for coffee. This is the kind of glamping we like, right? Simple and easy. Your only problem is not being able to share the sunrise with the rest of the world, because the WiFi is only in the main area of the lodge. Bummer, but social media can wait.
While you are opting for a more 'outdoorsy' experience at Nambwa Lagoon Camp, you still have full access to the main area at Nambwa Tented Lodge which is where you'll be dining and relaxing at the seated fire pit to watch the game life at the floodplains below.
Since the area is renowned for their large herds of elephant, you will definitely have amazing sightings all through your adventure. To be extra safe, you will be escorted back to your abode in the evenings as they are known to stop by the tents from time to time. Fear not, these gentle giants are actually just there to snack from the camel thorn trees.
A bona fide bush experience with the added luxuries of being waited on with drink in hand. Kick your feet up and keep an ear out for the grazing big boys. They're usually close by and despite their size, stealthy movers.
Five elevated tents on a wooden platform with a private deck; double beds; en-suite bathroom with shower; plug points; hair dryer; safe; flashlight and complimentary water
Dining area; fire pit and WiFi at the main lodge
Children allowed from six years and older.
For adventure in the area, hit the river for a game viewing boat cruise. Why not for breakfast or as a sundowner? Toast to the view, cheers to that Dumbo.
While it might be relaxing to cruise on a boat or to chill by the deck, if you want to up the ante, why not opt for a yoga class?
For something a little more grounded, go for a bush walk to explore the fauna and flora in the area or a game drive in case you still haven't had enough of the wildlife.
To top it all off, visit a traditional village to experience the daily life and culture of the locals in the area. We're talking here about the Mashi people, not the elephants, although they are locals too.