Facilities at kalizo Lodge
Well positioned, just 120 km's fromKasane, Botswana - 40km down·riverfrom·Katima Mulilo and 250km fromVictoria Falls. Solitude, space and spectacular river sunsets, comfortable, relaxed accommodation and a friendly 'at home' atmosphere, are what visitors come to experience at·Kalizo Lodge, in this fascinating·Caprivi area of·Namibiawith its vast·Flood Plains and rich·bird-life.·
Kalizo is a·great getaway for the whole family, on offer are facilities·such asboating, fishing, game-viewing at nearby Game Reserves, Swimming, darts, pool and much more, so come and experience paradise with us on the banks of the·Zambezi.Kalizo Lodgeoffers the option of·Self Catering Units,·Dinner Bed and Breakfast, orCamping. There is always something for the·whole family to do at·Kalizo. Try an early morning nature walk along the river bank feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the world. Mum and the kids can relax in our crystal clearswimming pool.
Spend your daysbirdwatching -· with over 430 species to gaze at, it is a real·twitcher's paradise. Laze in our thatched lapa by the side of the sparkling river, or spend a day out playing in·boats - having the supremely exhilarating·tiger fishing experience, just drifting down with the current, or even going on a sunset booze cruise.
Hippos, crocs, elephants are often to be seen from the camp and in the area, and many other species of wild game can be viewed at·Chobe , Mamili National Park and·Mudumu National Park Game reserves - These and other national parks are all close by, though be advised that some of them can only be reached by 4x4
Superb angling opportunities for the 93 species which inhabit these waters, are on offer, while·Kalizo Lodge is particularly renowned for excellent·Tiger and Bream fishing.·Tiger fish of between 5-7kgs are not uncommon, whilst the current Lodge record for this species is 8.2kgs on fly and 10kgs conventional fishing. Well equipped boats as well as·rods and fishing tackle are available for hire and our·experienced guides accompany guests to the best fishing locations on the river.·Kalizo Lodge Actively supports a catch and release policy. here is your chance to catch the mighty tiger, bream, barbel, and many other species. All tackle is available for hire at the lodge.
Among the varieties of fish caught at the Lodge are:
Tigerfish – Hydrocynus Uiltatus Castelnau
Nembwe – Serranochromis robustus
Redbreast Tilapia – Tilapia rendalli
Threespot Tilapia – Oreochromis andersonii
Greenhead Tilapia – Oreochromis macrohir
Pink Bream – Sargochromis giardi
Green Bream – Sargochromis codringtonii
Thinface Largemouth – Serranchromis angusticeps
Humpback Largemouth – Serranchromis altus
Sharp Tooth Catfish – Clarias gareipinus
- enjoy an adventurous hour quad-biking through the flood-plains of the·Caprivi
River and Sunset Cruises
There are few places were sunsets are more spectacular than at·Kalizo Lodge, and a sunset cruise on our spacious cruise boat is a very popular activity enjoyed by our guests. Quench your thirst after a busy day in the African sun, whilst enjoying the spectacular·riverine scenery and·birdlife and relaxing with an ice cold beer, or a refreshing glass of wine.
You may also have the exhilarating experience of seeing the rivers ancient inhabitants, the·Hippopotamus or the Crocodile.·From June to October, guests may be treated to the thrill of seeingelephants drinking at the water's edge, or wandering through the lodge grounds.
- enjoy a champagne breakfast on a pristine sand bank of the·Zambezi River. Observe the rare·African Skimmers, up close and personal, skimming the water with open beaks, or just lazily watch the great river go by, while you relax and enjoy a delicious English Breakfast and bask in the early morning glow of the river at its pristine best
- take a trip into the backwaters of the Zambezi, in this traditional form of African river transport. Let your guide do the work while you lie back and and experience the river's rich habitat. Traditionally Mokoros, similar in shape to a canoe but longer, were made from leadwood tree trunks but nowadays incentive schemes to preserve the country's environment, the boats are manufactured from fibreglass. Each poler is highly experienced on the water and knows the 'highways and byways' of the channels as you know the streets of your hometown
Is an all-year round pleasure with excellent opportunities to see over 430 species of different birds which inhabit the flood plains and surrounding areas. A large breeding colony of·Carmine Bee-Eaters can be viewed from the river from mid-August to late November.
Between April and December, the magnificent·African Skimmers are a familiar sight, skimming low over the water, or nesting on the sandbanks. A leisurely boat cruise is likely to reveal the everpresent·Fish Eagle, Herons, KingFishers, Coppery-Tailed Coucal. The endemic birds include the·Shelly Sunbird, Brown Fire Finch, and Hartlaub's Babler. The seasonal pools on the flood plains attract a rich variety of Water Fowl.
There can be few places on Earth that offer the photographer, novice or professional, more varied or exquisite subjects than you can find at Kalizo and in the surrounds.
Silumba Bar - Pool and Darts
After a hectic day on the river, under the African sun, guests can enjoy a relaxing drink in our well-stocked bar,or the more energetic can partake in a game of·pool or darts.·Relate your experiences of the monsters that got away.·It is rumoured that more fish have been lost in this convivial bar, than in the·Zambezi River.
Purchases of fishing lures, fishing spoons, spinners, as well as basic provisions such as torch batteries, mosquito repellents, sun-protection creams and simple food items are also stocked for the convenience of visitors. Ice and wood are also available.
- to·Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Mamili National Park and·Mudumu National Park
Special Packages and Excursions
As·Kalizo is conveniently situated close to three of Southern Africa's major tourist attractions, namely the·Chobe National Park in Botswana, Zimbabwe's famed·Victoria Falls and·Livingstone in Zambia,··plus theOkavango Swamps, we can arrange trips to all these attractions, plus we also offer·4x4 adventures.·There is also a border post at·Katima for a short sortie into Zambia. The Zimbabwean and Botswana borders are both very close also.