Our trip report
Distance about 14km.
After a peaceful night's rest we had to decide if we wanted to stay at Nambwa for another night, but then decided to go back to Bumhill Campsite which we visited the previous day as we wanted to camp there as well for at least one night. With Bumhill being a sister camp of Nambwa, we wanted to see if it can safely be recommended to those who do not have 4x4 vehicles to visit Nambwa.
Bumhill Community Campsite
Bumhill Campsite is located on the banks of the Kwando River, 2km west of Kongola. This new camp site, built according to ecologically sustainable principles, is situated on the banks of the Kwando River in BwaBwata National Park (previously the Caprivi Game Reserve). In Bumhill one can enjoy an abundance of exciting wildlife: especially hippo and elephant roam the surroundings of the campsite. You can also go on day-trips into BwaBwata National Park. Bumhill offers three standard camping sites with separate braai areas. The ablution and kitchen block is shared by the three sites.
There is no electricity. Water is available for purposes of hygiene. As it is not suitable for drinking visitors are advised to bring their own water supply. There are also three exclusive sites with en-suite facilities (toilet, washbasin and hot shower) and a private braai area. Each of these sites offers a 3m high deck which overlooks the river.
How to get there: Travelling on the Trans-Caprivi Highway (B8) from Kongola towards Bwabwata National Park you arrive at the turn-off to Bumhill just 300 metres after passing the park's eastern gate. Bumhill is close to the main road and accessible without four-wheel drive.