The flagship in the Island Lodges portfolio, Ntwala Island Lodge is the pinnacle of luxury and seclusion in the Caprivi Strip. The sound of two mighty rivers – the Chobe and Zambezi – converging is a constant roar and your island is a forest of seclusion and comfort. The four palatial suites are masterpieces of refined elegance and all-out decadence.
Each has a private plunge pool on a large deck that extends out over the water; private beaches with hour-glass soft white sand; and an enormous bathroom with an atrium bath, its glass sides giving glimpses of river through a wall of jungle. The opulent living area, connected to the island suites by wobbly jetties and walkways that wind through the dense woodland, is up to the high standards. Fusion cuisine is done to order and there are a fine selection of South Africa's wines to wash it all down.
Water-borne game viewing
The islands at this busy junction of rivers are rich in biodiversity and support a brilliant array of birdlife; on safaris further afield upstream and down you can go in search of Africa's big game: elephant, buffalo, crocodile, hippo, and a spread of riparian wildlife. Each suite has a private game viewing safari boat and a dedicated game guide; the romantic mokoro is Africa's version of a Venetian gondola: a tree trunk, hollowed out and poled by a swarthy local guide who has known the quiet waterways, its animals, plants, and birds since childhood.
Ntwala Island Lodge