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View Ride     Abigail Wood

Kambaku Safari Lodge is a family owned, family run lodge in the north of Namibia. You can arrive and depart on any day; the minimum stay is three nights, but we recommend a week-long visit so as to take advantage of all the activities on offer.

You are assured a warm welcome at Kambaku, whether you are a family, couple or friends travelling together. There are two non-riding activities a day, so this is an ideal choice for couples where one person doesn’t ride, or families with different riding or enthusiasm levels! Because there are no elephant or lion, Kambaku is perfect for families and riders of all abilities.

There are just ten guest rooms, meaning the lodge has an intimate and homely feel. There is a swimming pool and children’s play area set in the gardens, plus hammocks and sun loungers that look out over the reserve so you can keep an eye on activity at the waterhole.

Each morning and afternoon you set out across the reserve on foot, by vehicle or on horseback in search of a variety of game species including oryx, gnu (wildebeest), ostrich, impala, giraffe, kudu, eland, zebra, warthog and red hartebeest. Leopard, cheetah, brown hyena, porcupine, caracal and aardvark are also around, but they are harder to see. As well as these three main activities you can also sign up to conservation, tracking and bush school sessions to learn even more about the African bush.

The food is delicious and you definitely won’t go hungry. Breakfast is served before or after your morning activity, depending on the timings. Lunch is in the garden and you will dine out under the stars on the roof terrace each night.

Abbie from In The Saddle visited Kambaku in August 2017 and June 2019. You can read her blog here.

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