Our operational base is Mavunje. campsite.
We are located in the Zambezi (formerly caprivi) region of the far North-eastern Namibia at the centre of the KAZA transfrontier park.
Mavunje is a spit of land which extends out into the Kwando floodplain directly opposite the famous 'Horseshoe' area in Bwabwata NP and the sites overlook a beautiful permanent lagoon. The camp is situated on a major elephant pathway for animals crossing the river and lies on the boundary of Ngonga wildlife corridor with regular sightings of game coming to drink from the forest area outside the park. Mavunje has been known to harbour lion in the dry months and wild dog, leopard and hyaena are also present.
The camp has 5 sites, each having private abloutions, kitchen and dining area and is located approx 12.6 km south of Kongola on the C49 heading toward Mudumu NP. Kongola has a service station, a small shop selling basic provisions and cold drinks, 2 excellent craft shops and a newly constructed tourism info hub.
Drive through the checkpoint and continue until you reach the Engen service station on the right then turn south on the C49 toward Linyanti. After approximately 12 km you will see a sign on your right leading to a road which heads to the river and our base.
From the east head toward Divundu from Katima Mulilo until at around the 100km mark you reach the Kongola Engen service station on your left. Turn south here on the C49 toward Linyanti and after approximately 12 km you will see a sign on your right leading to a road which heads to the river and our base.
We are 120km west of Katima Mulilo which is situated on the banks of the Zambezi and serves as the Caprivi's main business hub. Katima has banks, supermarkets, restaurants, tourist information facilities and is a great place to refresh and refuel. There are a number of accommodation options in and around Katima should you decide to stay overnight, either ask us or better still contact Katy Sharpe at Tutwa tourism for more information.
We are ideally situated to explore Bwabwata national park (20 mins, 3 mins by boat), Mudumu national park (20 mins) and Mamili (Nkasa Rupara) national park (1hour).
In addition, the Caprivi lies at the centre of the proposed KAZA transfrontier park and is ideally situated between Etosha NP, Victoria falls and the Chobe NP/ Okavango Delta in Botswana all of which are reachable by car in less than 1 day. Katima is the gateway to central Africa and onward travel options include the myriad of parks in Zambia and the emerging tourism hotspot of Angola. We provide up-to-the minute info on all of the parks and protected areas in our region. Please e-mail us for info.