(8 chalets, 3 rooms and camping) PO Box 1854, Ngweze–Katima Mulilo; tel/fax: 066 252 802; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; web: www.bruno.iway.na or www.natron.net/kalizo
Kalizo Restcamp is family-run and stands on the banks of the Zambezi, about 25km downstream from Katima. To reach it, drive 13km from Katima towards Ngoma (about 56km from Ngoma), until Kalizo is clearly signposted off left. Then follow the signs for an increasingly sandy 5km – inexperienced drivers may need a high-clearance vehicle.
Scattered around lovely green lawns, Kalizo's eight twin-bed thatched chalets are of an unusual octagonal design. They are well furnished and comfortable (one is a self-catering chalet, with cooking facilities), with reed mats, mosquito-netted windows and nice fabrics. Some of the chalets have en-suite facilities; others share separate, well-kept toilets and showers.
There's always a bar open and meals are arranged on request. Much of the restcamp's raison d'être seems to be tiger-fishing, and boats can be hired for N$70 per hour, or N$300 for a full day, including a guide and fuel. If you haven't brought your own equipment, then add N$25 per person per day. Those who have will be pleased that there's a good slipway. Other activities include birding and quad biking, while trips further afield can be organised as well. Kalizo makes a super sojourn if you have a 4WD and love fishing, but isn't the easiest or most comfortable stop for a trip with a normal 2WD vehicle.