Bee Eater Camp
Mahango National Park, Okavango River, Namibia
Jofie Lamprecht Safaris in partnership with Ecko Seven Investments (Pty.) Ltd.
Mahango National Park falls within the greater Bwabwata National Park. With its southern border Botswana and eastern boundary, the Okavango River basin. Forming the northern most section of the Okavango Delta, this area has a wealth and quality of game found few places on the planet.
The Okavango Delta is the largest inland water delta in the world, where the water mysteriously disappears into the sand of the Kalahari Desert – no one knows where the water goes…
The total surface area of Mahango park is 245 km² (100 miles2). This forms part of a trans-frontier park, of which 6,275 km2(3,922 miles2) or 630,000 hectare or 1.5 million acres of contiguous free-range wildlife habitat all within Namibia. With Angola to the north and Botswana to the south, this is an enormous ecosystem home to a huge variety and number of wildlife & bird species.
Mahango National Park is set in the middle of one of the biggest and best elephant populations in Africa and the planet – 80 miles from the heart of the Okavango Delta – 40 miles from Khaudum National Park – a short stroll for these mighty pachyderms.
Set on the banks for the famous 1000-mile-long Okavango river is Bee Eater Camp – one of the six bee eater sub-species that occur in this area.
With over 410 species of birds – this is a birders paradise – about two thirds of the bird species found in Namibia are located here.
The main dining area boasts sweeping views of the river, this scene includes looking into the adjacent National Park on the far side of the river. Pods of hippo, buffalo, Elephant, lechwe, bushbuck, impala and kudu are seen daily from the comfort and safety of the dining area. Bar with refrigeration, dining table, lounge area as well as one of the best stocked wildlife library assures you comfort and entertainment during your stay.
Our guest tents are large, with either queen or single beds – depending on your needs – fine linen, wardrobes, dressing table and luggage racks. Electric lights as well as a welcoming fan are available 24 hours a day thanks to silent and eco-friendly solar power. Step from your tent into your en-suite bathroom, you will find all the amenities your heart desires. Tiled floors, wash basin, flush toilet, large shower with hot and cold water – pressure ensured by a pressure pump. Luxurious bath towels, slippers and dressing gowns round the comfort of your tents bathroom off.
At night you will be welcomed by paraffin and solar lit pathways on white Okavango sand to the fire circle to enjoy the warmth of the flames under billion-star nights and the sounds of the African bush. Lion, hippo, elephant and sometimes the lonely leopard can be heard right from camp. After a delicious three course meal you will be escorted by armed staff back to the comfort of your turned down tent. It is not uncommon to have wildlife in camp at night, while you sleep safely on your raised decks.
As the sun makes its appearance in-front to your tent, a tray of your preferred early morning beverage waiting for you on your deck. Enjoy a warm shower before joining for a hearty breakfast before your adventures of the day start.
You will be planning your return before you leave the white sands of the Okavango, making Bee Eater Camp part of your future adventures in our beautiful Namibia.
In summary Bee Eater Camp offers – all inclusive:
- Canvas tents
- En-suite tiled bathrooms with hot & cold running water & flush toilets
- Dining facilities and fire circle
- Fine kitchen with three course meals for dinner, breakfast and usually a picnic lunch
- Full complement of camp staff
- Daily laundry service
Mahango Park is home to the following species|:
- Cape buffalo
- Lechwe, red
- Burchell zebra
- Impala, southern
- Wildebeest, Blue
Game drives are offered both in the morning and afternoon around the National Park, with exclusive access to areas not available to the normal tourist.
There are also amazing fishing opportunities on the Okavango river for tiger fish and other indigenous fish species. Inquire about adding a fishing trip with us.
How to get there:
- Fly into Windhoek International Airport
- Charter into Divundu
- Fly commercially to Rundu – within 2 hours of camp
There is limited date availability, so make sure to book your safari of a lifetime.
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION: JOFIE@JOFIELAMPRECHT.COM
Photography by: Jofie Lamprecht