Ntwala Island Lodge

Ntwala Island Lodge | Caprivi Strip, Namibia

Ntwala Island Lodge

Ntwala Island Lodge is the most luxurious retreat in the 'Islands in Africa' portfolio. It enjoys a fabulous location on a collection of private islands on the Chobe River, and accommodates just eight guests in its luxury suites.

Situated at the tip of Namibia's Caprivi Strip, some 40 miles upstream from Victoria Falls, Ntwala Island Lodge is a highly exclusive island retreat which accommodates just eight guests in its four luxury suites.

Ntwala boasts a marvellous location, its four suites built upon a collection of tiny islands within the Mambova rapids, the exact spot where the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers converge. In an impressive feat of design, the islands have been connected together by floating walkways, around which flow powerful waterways, giving Ntwala a wonderfully wild and remote feel, even amid the luxury on offer. The river bank offers beautiful beaches, making Ntwala feel as much a romantic getaway as a remote safari camp. Not without reason is it popular with honeymooners.

Ntwala is the sister camp to nearby Impalila Island Lodge, and is by some margin the most luxurious of the two. Like Impalila, the lodge offers a personalised, dedicated service—on arrival you will be allocated your own personal guide for the duration of your stay, who will explore with you the surrounding wilderness on private game-viewing tours. Though the camp is located in Namibia, it is very close to Botswana's Chobe National Park, and so game activities tend to focus on the Chobe River.

Accommodation

The suites at Ntwala Island Lodge are large and exceptionally luxurious, calling to mind a top-end beach resort, rather than a typical safari lodge. They have all been individually designed and furnished, though they enjoy much the same amenities, each boasting a large bedroom with king-size bed, private deck with plunge pool, a sala that extends over the water, and full en-suite facilities including natural stone bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers.

Dining

Meals at Ntwala Island Lodge are served al fresco on the private deck of your room overlooking the waterways or at individual tables in the dining area. The menus are fixed, but the chefs are generally happy to cater to special requests. There's a walk-in wine cellar stocked with imported wines. The bar is stocked with beers and spirits.

Facilities

Viewing deck
Swimming pool
Bar and lounge

Activities

Cruises on the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers
Mokoro safaris
Fly fishing
Guided walks
Excellent birding in this region

Child Policy

Ntwala Island Lodge does not accommodate children under 12 years except by special arrangement. The remote location of the camp, combined with the quiet atmosphere, makes it hard to recommend Ntwala to families with young children. Nearby Impalila Island Lodge is more suitable.