A few years ago we went on what is still today one of our best road trips. We set up a driving trip that would take us through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, rented a Nisan 4 wheel drive truck, and stayed in a wide variety of accommodations, from simple canvas tents to private bungalows.
One of the more memorable campgrounds we stayed at was the Ngepi Camp off of the Caprivi Highway near Divundu, Namibia. The campgrounds here were clean and neat and nestled in woodlands along the Okavango river. Our sleeping arrangements at this camp were in what had only been described to us as a “tree house.” We had no idea what to expect and were completely amazed at what we ended up staying overnight in.
The tree house was a small, open bungalow built in and around a huge tree. It had two floors-one was a sitting room, and the other was a sleeping loft. The sitting area was tasteful furnished and comfortable and had a step-down bathroom off the back with a gorgeously tiled bathroom/open air shower. But the loft was the truly amazing part. The loft had a comfortable king sized bed and opened out to a view of the river and a beautiful sunrise to wake up to. We sat mesmerized, watching the sun come up over the river as the hippos bathed and swam; and the giraffes frolicked along the shore with the zebras and warthogs–it was a real Lion King day!
If you’re planning a trip to Namibia, you should definitely consider a stop-over at Ngepi Camp!