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Game Drives

Mazambala offers game drives in the Bwabwata National Park which is noted for its huge herds of elephants - herds of several hundred elephants are not uncommon. The park has a great variety of animals including four of the “Big Five”. Game drives start with a 10 - 15 minute cruise by boat down the river and then a transfer to a game drive vehicle for a game drive on land in the park. The game drive typically lasts about 4 hours, depending on the elephants. Elephants often block the road which results in interesting delays. Beer and cold drinks on the game drive are included in the price.

Boat Cruises

These are leisurely floats, following a circular route and lasting about two hours, on the crystal clear water of the Kwando River and its labyrinth of papyrus and reed lined channels. See hippos, Lechwes and a variety of other animals, and of course, many beautiful birds. People especally enjoy the quiet and unspoiled nature on the river. Beer and cold drinks are included.

Guided Nature Walks

Walks are offered on an uninhabited island fifteen minutes downstream from the main lodge. A guide accompanies guests for up to 2 hours on a walk through the bush explaining traditional medicinal uses of the various trees and plants. Learn about tribal remedies for cancer and snake bite, for example. This is a perfect opportunity to spot birds and you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the rare Sitatunga antelope.

Bird Watching Tours

Mazambala and the Kwando flood plain are a real paradise for bird lovers. In the garden of Mazambala more than 30 different species are regularly observed. And, during a recent day trip 91 various species were seen. Bird watching tours are tailor made to the wishes of the participants.


The Kwando offers excellent opportunities for catching the desirable Tiger game fish and other species such as Breem, Nembwe, Squeaker, Barbel, etc. Boat hire is available at the lodge as well as fishing gear and fishing licenses.

Please review our photo gallery for a more comprehensive reflection of the various animals and birds that can be seen during any of our lodge activities.

Photo Gallery

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Photographs by Kevin Smith