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Approximate population


Main home languages



148 sq km



Geographical features

This mosaic of woodlands and grasslands receives a good deal of precipitation and was once a floodplain.

Unusual or important features

Mudumu and Mamili National Parks

Major wildlife resources

Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Roan, Tsessebe, Impala, Kudu, Duiker, Reedbuck, Wildebeest, Warthog, Reedbuck


Meaning "life" in Siyeyi

Address: Wuparo Conservancy, P.O. Box 1707, Katima Mulilo
Telephone: +264 (0)66 252 518
Enterprises: Photo safaris, canoeing, hiking, cultural attractions, and accommodation that includes Rupara Campsite and the Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge.

Birdwatching Campsites Cultural Attractions Hiking Lodging Photo and Wildlife Safaris
Rupara Campsite

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+264 (0)66 252 518

Rupara Campsite

Rupara Campsite is a community-owned and operated campsite set in a tranquil wilderness setting near Mamili National Park. It affords visitors easy access to both Mudumu and Mamili National Parks. Guided services and cultural attractions are readily available here.



Rupara Campsite features four simple camp sites, each of which have a water tap and fire place. There is an abundance of hot showers and bathroom facilities conveniently located on site. There is also a small bar serving a variety of cold drinks.


Guided tours and visits to local villages are available upon request for those that want to learn about the region’s flora, fauna, climate, geology, cultures and history.  Hiking and canoeing tours can also be arranged.

Flora & Fauna

This region was originally a floodplain but is now a mosaic of wood and grasslands. Wildlife is plentiful here. Species that are found around camp and in the nearby National Parks include lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, roan, tsessebe, impala, kudu, duiker, reedbuck, wildebeest, warthog and reedbuck

Nearby Attractions

Mudumu National Park (30 minutes)

Malili National Park (20 minutes)

Bwabwata National Park (1 hour)


Camping: N$70 per person.

Rates are subject to change without notice and may fluctuate based on season and availability.

Getting There

Rupara Campsite is located 8 kilometers south of Sangwali Village and 1 kilometer from the entrance to Mamili National Park. It can be reached via the C49. From Katima, drive approximately 145 km and turn onto the D3518 toward Sangwali village. Or, turn onto the C49 from Kongola, and drive approximately 60 kilometers before you turn onto the D3518 toward Sangwali Village.

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

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Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge



+264 (0)81 147 7798

+264 (0)886 509 335

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge, a few hundred meters from Mamili Park in Namibia's far eastern Caprivi, offers exceptional game and birdwatching opportunities along the waterways of the Kwando-Linyanti river system. The area around Nkasa Lupala gives travellers the chance to see elephants, hippos, buffalos, waterbuck, reedbuck, sitatunga and lechwe, as well as large predators such as lions and leopards. Birdwatchers will be thrilled by the possibility of sighting numerous 'specials', including the elusive Souza's shrike.



The main area is built on an elevated wooden deck
* Reception
* Indoor and outdoor restaurant with individual tables
* Lounge
* Bar
* Deck overlooking the floodplains and channels
* Curio Shop


Game Drives
* Morning and afternoon game drive into Mamili National Park. Duration approx. 2.5 hours
* Half Day game drive into Mamili National Park. Duration approx 4.5 hours
* Morning and afternoon game drive into Mudumu National Park. Duration approx 3.5 hours

Boat Cruise
On the Kwando-Linyanti river system. Duration approximately 2 hours

Guided walks with armed ranger
Guided walk through the exclusive zone of the conservancy. Available on request - duration approx. 2 hours

Mokoro (dug-out canoe) Trip
Available depending on the water levels. Duration approx. 2 hours

Note: Activities are available subject to the conditions of the day.

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge has the following vehicles and boats:
* 10 seater Land Rovers with Canvas roof
* 7.1m boat with an upper deck.

Flora & Fauna


Okavango Delta environment combining wetlands, woodlands and open plains.  The lodge overlooks papyrus floodplains and reed lined permeated channels.  The bush is very dense and there are vast reed beds.

Predators such as lions and leopards are found in the area, but are seldom seen.  Antelopes include Southern Reedbuck, kudu and blue wildebeest.  Other game species include Cape buffalo, warthog and elephants.

Over 350 bird species have been recorded in the area. Black crowned heron, African jacana, Hadida ibis, Open billed stork, African green pigeon, Meyer's parrot, Black collared barbet, and Paradise flycatcher are often seen.

Nearby Attractions

Mamili National Park (1 min)
Mudumu National Park (45 min)
Bwabwata National Park (60 min)
Chobe National Park (3 hours)
Victoria Falls (4 hours)


01.08.2011 to 31.10.2012

Single pp N$1,862
Double pp N$1,400
* DBB rates include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast only.
* Rates incl. VAT and statutory NTB levy.

Rates are subject to change without notice and may fluctuate based on season and availability.

Getting There

By Road

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge is on the Mamili NP boundaries, 1km East from the Shisintze ranger station and park entrance and 11km South from Sangwali village. The lodge is in around 75km from Kongola (B8 road) and 130 from Katima Mulilo.  From Kongola and Katima Mulilo, follow the C49 road up to the junction to the Sangwali village (direction Mamili NP). The C49 road is a perfect and maintained gravel road from Kongola and mainly tarred from Katima Mulilo.  From Sangwali take the road to the Mamili NP. (4x4 is advised or call the lodge for pick-up, there is a safe parking for vehicles in Sangwali.) Two new steel bridges where build in 2010 on the road to the Park. However the first bridge is still in wood but in perfect conditions.  Once arrived at the Shisintze ranger station on the road that is the Park boundary cutline, drive East for 1km and you have arrived at the Lodge.

 By Air

 The nearest airport is Mpacha (Katima Mulilo) airport at 125km. There are regular flight from Windhoek 3 times a week with Air Namibia.  Transfer can be organized from Victoria Falls, Kasane and Johannesburg airports.

 * Although the lodge can be reached during the dry season in a 2x4, a 4x4 is recommended.
* We provide a 4x4 shuttle from secure parking area to lodge.
* Visitors are advised to use a 4x4 vehicle during the rainy season (October to April).