How to get to kalizo Lodge
Kalizo Lodge is easily accessible by all vehicles from Windhoek via Rundu to Katima Mulilo, or from Johannesburg or Zimbabwe, via Kasane in Botswana.
From South Africa:
One may leave South africa at the border post at Martins Drift or other border posts, depending which part of South Africa you are coming from and wish to enter into Botswana to Francistown, then on to Nata and up to Kasane. From Kasane you travel throught the Chobe National Parks transit road to Ngoma border post.
This brings the traveller into Caprivi which once formed the southernmost portion of the old Lozi kingdom before the British Government gave what became known as the Caprivi Strip to Germany in 1890 as part of the Anglo-German Agreement. This was done without explaining the implications to theLozi king, Lewanika, whose son, Litia, ruled over part of Caprivi at that time.
Once you enter Namibia at the Ngoma border post, you travel for 56km till to you come to the sign for Kalizo Lodge, turn right at the sign, which also says Kalimbeza D3508. Follow the road until you find a signboard to the left that says Kalizo Lodge 5km. Or see the simple map below.
View Route to Kalizo Lodge in a larger map
At the time of writing the road into Caprivi is in excellent condition and connects directly with Katima Mulilo, the only town in Caprivi from where a road extends to the Zambian border.
From Namibia via Windhoek
From·Namibia, via Windhoek, an excellent tarred road north via Grootfonteinturns east at Rundu and skirts the Namibia-Angola border crossing into Western Caprivi over a bridge spanning the·Okavango River where one then enters the Western Caprivi National Park. At the check point one crosses the Kwando Rver, at Kongola before arriving at Katima Mulilo(which means 'put out the fire' in Silozi - the language of the local people). From Katima Mulilo, take the B8 road heading to the Ngoma border post. From this road you will take a left onto the Kalimbeza D3508 road, and follow it until you see the next sign for Kalizo lodge.
The road from Rundu to Katima Mulilo is tarred and in good condition all the way. The journey from Windhoek to Katima may take upwards of 15 hours.
The road from the South African Border, to Lusaka in Zambia is in excellent condition. PLEASE BEWARE OF TRAVELLING AT NIGHT because of wandering cattle and GAME on the ROADS
For fly-in guests, the following regular air services are available:
- Air Namibia - Windhoek to Katima Mulilo (Mpacha Airport)
- SAA - BA flies from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
- BA and SAA fly from JHB to Livingstone in Zambia
- Air Botswana - flies from Johannesburg via Gaborone and Maun to Kasane in Botswana·
- We can arrange 5 seater charter planes direct from JHGB to katima non stop with very reasonable prices
- Charter flights from South Africa and Windhoek to Katima Mulilo (Mpacha Airport) can be arranged by the Lodge.
To and from Katima Mulilo, Kasane, Victoria Falls and Livingstone airports can be arranged by the Lodge.