Anchored in its own private channel of the Kwando River in northeast Namibia, the Namushasha River Villa provides a truly unique African bush experience. Residing in a luxurious double-storey floating boathouse, guests can revel in the beauty of the Bwabwata National Park in a private and intimate setting while still having access to all the services and facilities of the main lodge. Catering to only two guests, the Namushasha River Villa is ideal for a romantic couple’s retreat.
On the lower floor, the villa boasts an open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, along with an outdoor terrace and fire pit. All food and drinks are included, with a fully-stocked bar and meals pre-prepared to guests’ preferences. There is a chef available on request, too. The upper floor is home to a large, well-appointed bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a balcony.
Large glass doors and windows on both floors provide an immersive 360-degree view of the surrounding wetlands, enveloping guests in the unspoiled beauty of Namibia’s wilderness. In this exclusive and cosy setting, guests can watch in awe, undisturbed, as the Bwabwata National Park fauna saunter along the river banks. After the sun dips behind the horizon and the sky is illuminated by brightly shining stars, sleep is ushered in by the soothing sounds of birds chirping and frogs croaking in the distance.
The Namushasha River Villa stay also includes a relaxing boat cruise for two or a private game drive in the Bwabwata National Park. Expect to see an array of wildlife here, including hippopotami, wild dogs, elephants, buffalos, antelope, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas.
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This editorial first appeared in FOUR’s 05.21 edition. Images © Gondwana Collection Namibia and Megan Dreyer