African Monarch Lodges operates a Joint Venture Lodge Collection located in the Bwabwata National Park, Zambezi Region, Namibia, in the heart of KAZA, the World’s Largest Conservation Area. It is a collection of owner-run tourism establishments, including Nambwa Tented Lodge and Kazile Island Lodge.
Nambwa Tented Lodge is nestled high amongst majestic trees, honoring the elephants’ right of way below. An authentic walkway joins ten decadently spacious tented suites, which emanate a feeling of vastness and evoke a gentle balance of serenity. Our unquenchable desire to create memorable African experiences takes you on foot, by boat or vehicle, up close and personal with some of the biggest herds of elephants that traverse the largest conservation area in Africa.
Kazile Island Lodge is situated on an exclusive island on the banks of the Kwando River offering thirteen Meru tents nestled within a Mangosteen forest. The tented rooms overlook the Kwando River as well as the expansive floodplains. Kazile Island is a special paradise that can only be reached by boat.
Nambwa and Kazile work as Joint Venture Partners with the Mayuni Conservancy and Mashi Conservancies. Our focus is on promoting responsible and sustainable tourism. African Monarch Lodges established The Sijwa Project, which is the re-purposing and re-inventing of all recyclable waste from its lodges into exquisite saleable crafts. The Sijwa Project is a bold, multi-faceted and sustainable project which includes an organic permaculture nursery, worm farm, Glass and Allumium Recycling Workshops, a sewing training center, a junior sewing academy, a cultural village, beehive project, free-range egg scheme, junior ranger training centre, plus an indigenous tree nursery.
The Sijwa Project empowers the local community by creating jobs, preserving traditional knowledge, teaching skills, and conserving the surrounding environment through a variety of proposed activities.