In the heart of southern Africa, approximately 2000km from the southern tip of the continent and from the equator, and equidistant between the Indian and Atlantic oceans, lies Namibia’s best-kept secret, the Zambezi Region.

Newly-built, modern, innovative and stylish, Zambezi Mubala is a secret river hideaway where water laps the shores of the mighty Zambezi, hippos laugh and the calls of fish eagles pierce the vast blue sky.

Leave your vehicle at Zambezi Mubala Camp, south of Katima Mulilo, to cruise downriver and enter the enchanted Mubala world. Here, vervet monkeys scamper through the trees, swamp boubous’ melodic banter rings through the air and tree squirrels hop nimbly from branch to branch.

Relax on your balcony or lie back on your king-size bed in your spacious cabin and absorb the peace of the river, as mekoro slice through the water, the muted sound of cow bells wafts through the air and the cool breeze dances on the river.

The lodge sings its tributes to the colours of the water, the surrounding riverine vegetation and the clear blue sky, adopting the local Silozi name for colour - ‘Mubala’. It tastefully explores this delicious theme in its shades of gentle blues and sea greens that punctuate wicker chairs and tint bungalow walls.

A bird-lover’s dream, Zambezi Mubala Lodge is home to over 450 species of birds and hosts the springtime visit of one of the largest colonies of carmine bee-eaters in Africa. These bright and cheerful visitors nest along the banks of the majestic Zambezi between the months of August and December, filling the air with sound, activity and colour as they flash crimson breasts, swooping and rising into the air in an exuberant burst of energy.

Pad along the raised walkway between the bungalows in the late afternoon to spend the last hours of the day on a sunset boat cruise, stroll along the riverbank to visit the bee-eater colony, sit back in the open-sided bar or while away the hours fishing on the river where the catch-and-release of Tiger Fish is a popular activity for those who are fishermen at heart.

Complementing the desert grandeur in the rest of the country, the Zambezi generously offers the riches of the river and the rhythm of a wild Africa to make the Namibian journey complete, while fitting snuggly into a trip to Chobe National Park and Vic Falls.

Revel in the peace of the surroundings, the celebration of birdlife and the rich colours of life that pass by, drifting on the steady current of the river.

17°32'24.6"S 24°33'59.2"E

Situated 40km east of Katima Mulilo off the B8

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Lodge Information

Available Services
Credit Card: Visa, Master
Laundry Service
Property Facilities
Tea / Coffee Facilities
Air Conditioning / Heating
Secure parking
Mobile Connectivity
Wi-Fi (100 MB free)
Child Policy
Children are most welcome at all our venues. Children up to 5 years old are free of charge; for children between the age of 6 and 13 years we charge 50 per cent of the B&B rate.
+264 66 253 521
Tel (Alternate):
+264 (0)61 427 200
+264 (0)66 253 522
After Hours:
+264 81 129 2424

Rooms & Rates

The family rooms overlook the majestic and mighty Zambezi River. Each has a double bed, 2 single beds and en-suite bathrooms (showers). Rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, tea and coffee facilities. Check Availability
Each room overlooks the majestic Zambezi River. These spacious rooms, each have twin or double beds and en-suite bathrooms (showers). Rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and tea and coffee facilities. Check Availability


Sundowner River Cruise
Experience the waterworld of the Zambezi River on a romantic boat trip as the sun goes down.
Season 2019: 1 November 2018 - 31 October 2019 | approximately 1.5 hours N$ 275 pp
Specialist Birding/Photography cruise
Capture the colors of the Zambezi River bird life on a relaxing boat cruise.
Season 2019: 1 November 2018 - 31 October 2019 | approximately 3 hours (early morning or late afternoon) N$ 480 pp
Guided Fishing Trip
2 persons per boat, tackle and bait included, lost lures at N$60 per lure. Fishing licence can be obtained from the Lodge, but is not included in the rate. Drinks and extra fuel on clients own account.
Season 2019: 1 November 2018 - 31 October 2019 | Hourly Rate N$ 250 pp/per hour
Fishing Excursion
We will gladly submit a detailed offer for a tailor made excursion for the enthusiastic fishermen. Various boat rental options available. Please enquire at
Guided walks to the bird colonies
Only to be booked directly at the Lodge.


Check Availability & Rates Starting from N$ 1 933.00 - Enquire