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DESTINATION Zambia 2013

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Contents The off icial publication of

TOURISM COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA (TCZ) 55/56 Mulungushi International Conference Centre PO Box 36561, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 291 788 Cell: +260 977 704 059 Office Tel/Fax: +260 211 290 436 Email: secretariat.tcz@iconnect.zm Email: policy.tcz@iconnect.zm www.tcz.org.zm

in association with

ZAMBIA TOURISM BOARD (ZTB) Head Office: Cairo Road PO Box 30017, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 229 087 Fax: +260 211 225 174 Email: info@zambiatourism.org.zm www.zambiatourism.com

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Pictures supplied by: ZTB, TCZ, Frank Willems/ Kasanka Trust, Mukambi Safari Lodge, Sanctuary Retreats Zambia, Ndole Bay Lodge, Photos supplied by Tongabezi Safari Lodge (ww.tongabezi.com), Safari Par Excellence (www.safpar.com), Robin Pope Safaris (www.robinpopesafaris.com) The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the editor nor of any other organisation associated with this publication. No liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions.

ISSN 1752-721X © 2012 Land & Marine Publications Ltd The list of properties in this publication is not exhaustive and these have been chosen for inclusion by the publisher and not by the Tourism Council of Zambia or its associated members. The publisher expects to add to the list of properties in coming issues and welcomes proposals and suggestions for future inclusion.

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Foreword

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Natural wonders, quality resorts and adventure – Zambia has it all

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National Parks

11 Winning Travel & Tours 11 Mulungushi International Conference Centre 12 Zambia Tourism Board 13 Air Botswana 13 Safari Par Excellence 15 Voyagers 15 Zambezi Jewels 17 Lusaka & Regions 28 Livingstone & Western Provinces 39 Lower Zambezi 42 Luangwa Valley 52 Kafue 56 Lake Kariba 58 Northern & Central Provinces 62 Copperbelt 64 Location Zambia

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Foreword

A truly Zambian welcome awaits you

I am especially pleased that we have embraced technological developments and that you, the reader, can read and pass on an electronic copy of the publication to others online. I remain confident that ‘Destination Zambia’ will evolve to

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offer a complete insight into what awaits you and that it

I am delighted that this publication comes as a result of the

internationally to become one of the world’s most preferred

close partnership between the Tourism Council of Zambia

tourist destinations leveraging on Victoria Falls, the country’s

and the Zambia Tourism Board.

abundant wildlife resource in our twenty two (22) national

t gives me great pleasure to be accorded this

will be a tool that will assist you in making that very correct

opportunity to write to you, the esteemed reader

decision to make Zambia your next holiday destination.

of the fifth edition of ‘Destination Zambia’. My vision is to push Zambia’s visibility within the sub-region and

game parks, the culture and smiles of Zambian people and the My Ministry will continue to support the efforts of the

synergy to be achieved from sub-regional partnerships.

private sector in projects such as the publication of ‘Destination Zambia’ in our mutual quest to highlight and

It has been a great year for Zambia, with our fantastic

celebrate the beauty and diversity of our country.

national football team, the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets), winning the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. I am sure

Our goal in this particular area is twofold: to show the

that 2013 will be equally momentous as Zambia and

diverse experiences that are available to foreign tourists;

Zimbabwe co-hosts the United Nations World Tourism

and to open up the tourism sector for Zambians to explore

Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly. A truly Zambian

and enjoy the splendour of their own backyard.

welcome awaits you.

‘Destination Zambia’ will no doubt serve to provide just a taste of what we offer to our target and source markets, and in those territories where we remain undiscovered beyond our well-known icon, the Victoria Falls.

Honourable Sylvia Masebo, MP Minister of Tourism and Arts

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Introduction

When it comes to natural wonders and adventure -

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Zambia has it all

ambia represents all that is best about sub-

helicopter rides to sundowner cruises and from white water

Saharan Africa, with big skies, wide-open

rafting to journeys by steam train.

spaces, far horizons, uncrowded roads and

spectacular wildlife viewing that can rarely be bettered. Amazingly, in spite of its many attractions, this is still a country that is waiting to be discovered.

Impressive Zambia’s game parks are as impressive as they are varied. Some, such as South Luangwa, are regarded as among the

Yet Zambia is home to Africa’s most spectacular natural

best in Africa; others are hardly known, even in Zambia,

wonder, the Victoria Falls, where the water spills over at a

and little visited. Yet for those who want something

peak rate of 3,000 cubic metres per second as the mighty

unusual and off the beaten track, these parks are worth

River Zambezi heads for the Indian Ocean. There is nothing

seeking out for the chance to view wildlife in a truly

quite like it anywhere else on earth and no visit to Zambia

pristine environment.

would be complete without a trip to view the falls. Ideally, tourists should visit more than one park in order As Zambia’s gateway to the falls, the town of Livingstone

to fully appreciate what Zambia has to offer. This could

is very much the nation’s tourism capital and a destination

involve mixing a vast high-veld park such as Kafue with a

in its own right, with a range of fun-filled activities, from

low-veld area like South Luangwa or the Lower Zambezi

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Introduction

with its classy riverside camps and lodges, canoeing and

so visitors can expect a real mix of customs and festivals.

exhilarating tigerfish.

Some of these are difficult to pin down in terms of calendar dates because they take place in rural and sometimes inac-

Then there is the overall quality of accommodation in

cessible areas and do not exist for the benefit of tourists.

camps and lodges with top levels of service and food. To

But, given the opportunity, they are well worth the time and

this must be added the high standard of safari guides.

trouble – and visitors are always welcome.

Zambian guides are among the best trained and most knowledgeable in Africa and visitors rarely have a question that a guide cannot answer.

Eye-catching The most eye-catching of these festivals is Kuomboka, at

Zambian culture

the end of the rainy season, as the Lozi king is paddled by

Over and above the attractions of the nation’s wildlife

to his dry season residence on higher ground at Limulunga.

barge, complete with a replica black elephant, from Lealui

parks is Zambia’s own culture. This is a nation with over 70 tribes and a similar number of languages and dialects,

There is also the Kazanga festival of music and dance, which has been held by the Nkoya people for over 500 years.

Beachside setting Zambia may be landlocked, but Lake Kariba provides a beachside setting, with good hotels and plenty of activities on the water. There are even lake cruises on board the ‘Southern Belle’. Lastly, a word about Lusaka. Often overlooked by visitors, the unhurried, tree-lined capital of Zambia now has a superb assortment of hotels and the infrastructure to host international conferences and exhibitions. Lusaka also offers great shopping and a growing selection of good places to eat.

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National Parks

National parks offer so much variety of wildlife

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Today, Kafue National Park, the largest, covering about 22,000 sq km, is easily accessible by way of an all-weather road from Lusaka. As Zambia’s road network continues to improve – which it has over the past few years – then reaching some of these parks will become easier.

ambia has 19 national parks and 34 game

Broadly, the national parks fall into three categories: low

management areas (GMAs). Together, they

veld (such as North/South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi);

cover a truly remarkable 30 per cent of the

high veld (Kafue); and floodplain (Blue Lagoon, Lochinvar

country’s total land area of 752,614 sq km.

and Bangweulu). Each park has its wildlife attractions. It’s important to visit more than one park, because certain

National parks and associated GMAs are dotted

animals – especially the various antelope species – have

throughout the country, but getting to and from these

adapted to life in varying climatic conditions.

often remote areas can be difficult. South Luangwa (yearround via Mfuwe) and Lower Zambezi (seasonal to both

The Zambia Tourism Board and the Zambia Wildlife

Jeki and Royal airstrips) are the only major parks with a

Authority (ZAWA) are keen that visitors – and investors

direct scheduled air link, while others are served by charter

– should look beyond the better-known parks. There has

flights or are best reached overland.

been some success, as evidenced by the growing popularity of alternatives such as Kafue and Kasanka. Perhaps surprisingly and disappointingly, some of the 19 parks are rarely visited. Lukusuzi in the east and West Lunga are two examples. But with only limited access, no overnight facilities, few recognisable tracks for vehicles to follow and little more than a ZAWA ranger at the main gate, these are likely to remain comparatively inaccessible in the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, these off-thebeaten-track parks still have potential for further long-term development.

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Winning Travel & Tours

A great welcome to Zambia

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WTT Zambia has a fleet of first-class vehicles to move guests around Livingstone and within Zambia. Its daily tours to the Victoria Falls allow guests to experience a real

inning Travel & Tours Zambia (WTT Zambia)

wonder of the world, while its village tours allow guests to

is a leading inbound tour operator, travel

discover for themselves the homestead of the Chief of Living-

agency and car hire company offering a wide

stone, and a genuine working village originally founded in

choice of exciting tourism opportunities.

the 13th century. The company’s staff are all experts in their field, but are also enthusiastic about what they do.

Zambia offers many exciting tourism opportunities and Winning Travel & Tours Zambia is ideally suited to a highly professional yet a very Zambian welcome and travel service.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park In addition daily game safaris are offered in open vehicles in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. As well as tours and safaris the company can organise airport transfers, helicopter and microflight flights, group and incentive travel, pre-and post conference tours, meet and greet services, white water rafting and elephant ride, lion walk and cheetah interaction. Whatever option is chosen, WTT always makes sure it’s the best within its category.

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

Centre of attention in Lusaka

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he Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) is Zambia’s leading conference facility, with an impressive portfolio of purpose-

built venues for conferences, exhibitions, training

The centre provides a total event management service

meetings and functions such as weddings.

for conferences and meetings of all types as well as for product launches, corporate hospitality and sponsorship

In all there are 21 conference rooms of various sizes and

events. There is also a well stocked bar and a restaurant

configurations. The largest is the 3,000-seat main hall,

serving traditional Zambian meals.

which includes a press gallery. The foyers are a perfect setting for welcoming guests and

Flexible

will enhance the impact of any event. Both the New and Old Wing foyers are spacious and easily tailored to suit any needs.

All rooms have a flexible layout and can be set out in boardroom, horseshoe, workshop, theatre or classroom style.

Located close to the airport, government offices and

They are equipped with public address systems, microphones

the city centre, the MICC is within easy reach of most of

and high-speed wi-fi as well as more traditional facilities.

Lusaka’s best hotels and malls.

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Zambia Tourism Board

The land of legends and adventure Z

is reflected in the warm, welcoming and friendly people. Zambia is also increasingly becoming a popular incentive and conference destination. With a wide range of adrenalin-fuelled activities available, Zambia is fast becoming a popular destination for

ambia Tourism Board (ZTB) was established

adventure lovers. River rafting, bungee-jumping into the

through an Act of Parliament in 2007 with a

deep gorge below the Victoria Falls, abseiling, canoe safaris

mandate to promote and market Zambia as a

down the Zambezi, river surfing and excellent tiger fishing

tourist destination both nationally and internation-

are all on offer to travellers seeking a combination of a

ally. In implementing its mandate, the ZTB works

several activities in one destination.

closely and in partnership with both the public and private sectors.

Attractions

Zambia is the land of the legendary Victoria Falls, the wild

The official Zambia tourism website – www.zambiatourism.

Zambezi River, breathtaking falls, lakes and wetlands, a

com – provides comprehensive information on all the attrac-

profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating

tions in this beautiful African country. Anyone planning a visit

wilderness. The hugely diverse and rich cultural heritage

will be pleased to find so much information on what to see and do, culinary art by both indigenous and exotic restaurants, natural heritage and shops. The website also has in-depth information on many other aspects of tourism in Zambia. Visitors can also find wildlife and birdlife check lists on the website in order to keep track of sightings, as well as a detailed synopsis on different safari experiences. Potential travellers to Zambia are all invited to visit the website and use it as a virtual tool for planning the holiday of a lifetime.

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Air Botswana

Popular carrier, great service A

turboprop aircraft one BAE 146 jet and two recently acquired Avro RJ jets. With its extensive facilities and technical expertise, Air Botswana keeps its own aircraft fully maintained as well as offering maintenance services to other

ir Botswana was established in 1972 and has become

carriers in southern and eastern Africa. Air Botswana provides

a popular carrier throughout Africa. Based at Sir

services between Gaborone and Lusaka. The service operates

Seretse Khama International Airport, it has a network

three direct flights every week.

of domestic routes linking Botswana with South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Kenya.

Reputation

The carrier operates and maintains a modern fleet

With a well established reputation for quality services, Air

including three ATR 42-500 and two ATR 72-500

Botswana has its eye on the future. With the help of the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana and with the support of the government, the airline is energetically upgrading its aviation capacity. In addition, regular travellers can now benefit from a Frequent Flyer programme. Air Botswana gives its full support to national development and the all-important tourism industry and its flights are timed to meet the needs of the business and tourism market.

Safari Par Excellence

Speacialists in adventure

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hether it’s lodge accommodation on the Zambezi River, extreme sports in the Victoria Falls region or a relaxing sunset cruise, the

adventure specialist Safari Par Excellence (better known as Safpar) has options to suit everyone, from

For wildlife options, Safpar offer game drives in Mosi-oa-

budget to deluxe travellers.

Tunya National Park, day trips to Chobe in Botswana as well as riding an elephant or walking and interacting with

Safari Par Excellence offers an impressive range of activity

lions. Safpar offers cultural and historical tours of Living-

options in Livingstone, many based around Victoria Falls.

stone as well as guided and informative trips around the

White water rafting and riverboarding are offered on

Victoria Falls themselves. All other activities in the region

the Zambezi River, below the falls in the majestic Batoka

can be booked through Safpar including bungee jumping,

Gorge, heralded as the best one-day rafting in the world.

helicopter flights, Livingstone Island and many more.

Safpar has a choice of three different sunset cruises; the lively

Safari Par Excellence also has four properties in Livingstone,

Makumbi and the small and more intimate Mambushi based

the four-star David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa and

at the Zambezi Waterfront and the five-star luxury of Lady

Thorntree River Lodge, plus Zambezi Waterfront and The

Livingstone based at David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa.

Bushfront. Safpar also take care of airport transfers.

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Voyagers

The start of a Zambian adventure

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oyagers offer a choice of luxury safari packages,

Voyagers provides a service that is not only convenient, safe

allowing visitors to experience Zambia in great

and tailored to suit individual requests but has also been

style and comfort. The company has combined

inspired by people who know Zambia better than most.

the most outstanding destinations in Zambia with opulent accommodation offering exceptional standards of comfort. The beautiful settings have been carefully chosen to ensure a truly memorable safari.

Adventure In addition there are cultural visits to villages, markets and schools as well as city tours. Guests can take a trip

From romantic honeymoons to adventurous walking safaris,

to Lusaka or visit Livingstone and see the breathtaking

the company has a wealth of first-hand knowledge with

Victoria Falls. Those looking for an entirely new experience

which to create a magical once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

can discover the beauty of a green-season safari or a memorable walking safari. Voyagers also represent Europcar in Zambia, which provides an impressive fleet of vehicles and offers the convenience of a professional chauffeur service or the freedom of a self-drive holiday.

Zambezi Jewels

Creating African art and jewellery of distinction

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Zambia, each with a dazzling display that

of Africa. Each of these distinctive pieces has a cultural

entices visitors to share in the beauty of these

meaning attached and can be personally designed using

exquisite handcrafted gems.

individual birthstones.

Each original and elegant piece of jewellery is a perfect

Shops

ambezi Jewels has three exclusive shops in

lasting memory of Africa, created using precious and semiprecious gemstones set in silver and gold.

There are two shops in Livingstone, one is situated at the Livingstone International Airport and the other is located

Collections

on Mosi-oa-Tuinya Road (the main road to Victoria Falls). The third on shop is in Lusaka, on Kabelenga Road.

The company designs and makes exclusive chains, earrings, wedding and other rings, pendants, necklaces

In addition to jewellery, each shop offers a selection of

and bracelets, all reflecting the romance and grandeur

local curios and artefacts.

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Lusaka & Regions

Relaxed city with great hotels and shopping

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This is best illustrated by a trip into town from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport along the Great East Road, a thoroughfare that is mostly deserted, with only the odd charcoal-laden bicycle on the highway and countryside on both sides.

usaka is a delight: a city of surprises, all of them

This is a city with a population of 1.7 million, yet somehow

good; a mix of the old and the new, still with

it seems uncrowded. While there is some traffic congestion

hints of colonial Africa; but a symbol of the

at the intersection close to the Manda Hill Shopping

dynamic nation that Zambia has become in the past

Complex, jams are not a feature of everyday life and

few years.

journeys do not have to be planned to take account of expected hold-ups.

Compared with the bustle of many other African cities, Lusaka has a relaxed atmosphere in which the presence of people is not overwhelming. This is a city where it is

Relaxed

still easy to get around; where the standard of driving

The city’s broad, tree-lined avenues provide Lusaka with

is comparatively orderly; where common courtesies are

a relaxed, almost provincial air. Many of the city’s finest

observed; and where the inhabitants still have time to

buildings are located in this central area, while those across

share a friendly conversation.

the railway line on, for example, the popular Cairo Road, tend to date from the 1960s and 1970s. Lusaka has been transformed by the success of Zambia’s economy. A good example can be found in the city’s impressive Arcades and Manda Hill shopping malls. In fact, Manda Hill has been enlarged and revamped since it first opened. The two malls, within a few hundred metres of each other on Great East Road, represent a new Zambia characterised by smart restaurants, trendy coffee shops and designer-name stores.

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Additional Information Activities: Manda Hill; Arcades (shopping malls), Kabwata Cultural Village

Airports: Lusaka International Airport (LUN) Best time to visit: All year round Major attractions: Soweto Market, The Anglican Cathedral, Henry Tayali Gallery, Munda Wanga Environmental Park

What’s on offer at the two malls is still beyond the budget

Zambia’s outstanding natural wonders. This is a pity, as

of many ordinary Zambians; yet they are an example of the

Lusaka is certainly worth a day or two of anyone’s time.

nation’s growing affluence as copper exports and internal economic reforms continue to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Blue Lagoon National Park The Blue Lagoon National Park is a new kid on the block.

There is a limited range of things to see – the Lusaka

Previously controlled by the Ministry of Defence, it was

National Museum, the cultural village, the zoo and the

closed to the public. Now, the 500 sq km park has been

botanical gardens – but sometimes just being in Lusaka

transferred to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and is

is enough.

waiting to be discovered.

Brands

Blue Lagoon is only a 120 km drive from Lusaka, making it an

Visitors can choose from a range of quality hotels,

getaway; yet the park is almost untouched by tourism.

ideal day visit from the nation’s capital or an easy weekend

matching those on offer elsewhere in Africa, with a mix of international brands such as InterContinental, Southern

The area was originally a colonial farm and the farmhouse

Sun, Taj and Protea plus a selection of home-grown

is now used as the park’s reception. Nearby are four

properties in the mid to lower categories.

cottages which serve as the Blue Lagoon’s only fixed accommodation. There is also a campsite.

Lusaka is an ideal stopover for those heading to South Luangwa, Kafue (by road) and Lower Zambezi and also

On Blue Lagoon’s vast floodplains there are herds of kafue lechwe,

for some of the less visited parks in the north. Zambia’s

sitatunga (whose aquatic tendencies are ideal for this terrain),

fast-improving road network is centred on Lusaka and the

zebra and a few buffalo. In addition, Blue Lagoon, like nearby

highways are good, with surprisingly little traffic. Journey

Lochinvar National Park, is home to an amazing variety of birdlife.

times by road are being reduced, but distances are vast in Zambia and flying is often the best option.

Lochinvar National Park

While foreign visitors will no doubt be impressed by

Located off the main Lusaka-Livingstone highway, the

Lusaka, the city is often bypassed in the rush to see

428 sq km Lochinvar National Park is one of Africa’s finest

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Lusaka & Regions wetland areas. This former cattle ranch has been a national park since 1972. The park is famous for its birdlife, with over 400 recorded species, as well as for its populations of antelope such as sitatunga, oribi, the endemic kafue lechwe, bushbuck and waterbuck. In addition, zebra, wildebeest, kudu and buffalo can be found here. During the wet season, the park is mostly flooded grassland. Herds of antelope move around the park throughout the year as the water rises and then subsides. The park straddles two ecoregions, with woodland in the south and the floodplains (and important Ramsar site) in the north. Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, working closely with the With only buffalo to worry about, this park is ideal for walking

Zambian Wildlife Authority. A team of locally employed,

safaris. At certain times of the year, a makoro canoe is another

trained keepers watch and care for the calves 24 hours

way of viewing game as well as the park’s impressive number

a day, whether out for their daily walks or sitting close

and variety of waterfowl – the highest in Zambia.

by their boma at night. The young elephants to learn to overcome the tragic loss of their family as they browse,

In addition to game viewing, the park has hot springs and

play and bath together in a natural environment.

is home to the Iron Age village of Sibanze Hill. The Lilayi Resort & Game Reserve provides this natural

Lilayi Elephant Nursery

environment where the young and vulnerable elephant

As its name suggests, the Lilayi Elephant Nursery takes care of

the centre of Lusaka, the resort is undergoing a major

abandoned elephant calves, often the tragic victims of poaching

renovation so that visitors can go and relax for a weekend

and human conflict. Less than two years old, the calves are highly

or a week-long break as well as taking long walks among

vulnerable and dependent on their mothers. Many do not survive

the abundant game.

calves can learn to survive. Located just 20 minutes from

without intricate care and nutrient-rich milk. There are plans for a new boma for the orphan elephants This loving care is provided by Game Rangers International,

and a visitors’ centre where lectures and educational

a Zambian non-profit organisation supported by the David

literature will be readily available.

Chaminuka

Chrismar Lusaka

PO Box 35370, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 213 303/5, 254 140/6 Fax: +260 211 254 190 Email: information@chaminuka.com www.chaminuka.com

PO Box 31407, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 253 036, Fax: +260 211 252 569 Email: relations@chrismarhotels.com www.chrismarhotels.com

Originally established in the 1970s as a private retreat, Chaminuka is a luxurious 30-suite lodge. Set in the heart of Zambia’s largest private nature reserve with 4,000 hectares of untouched land, the reserve boasts a wealth of more than 300 species of birds and some 72 species of wildlife. Inspired by an African village, each of the air conditioned suites is decorated in a fusion of contemporary

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and traditional themes and comes with an en-suite bathroom. The lodge offers an array of activities including morning and afternoon game drives, bush walks, horseback safaris, fishing, tour of the cheese factory, tennis or snooker. There is also a pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Chrismar Hotel offers double, twin, and deluxe executive rooms. All rooms are air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs and shower, tea and coffee facilities, and multi choice TV. There is a beautiful swimming pool in a tranquil garden setting. Chrismar Hotel is the ideal venue for meetings and conferences. There is a 150 seat main conference hall and two other conference halls that can accommodate 45 persons each.

The hotel offers a bar lounge and Cattleman’s Grill, an outdoor à la carte restaurant braai, resembling a typical game lodge eatery. The hotel also has a gym with its own masseuse, and holds aerobics and spinning classes. In the hotel grounds, there is an artificial rock garden, a pond, and a Chinese bridge. The hotel offers free parking and 24 hour security.


Lusaka & Regions Cresta Golfview Hotel

Garden House Hotel

10247 Great East Road, Chudleigh PO Box 38929, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 290 770 Fax: +260 211 292 049 Email: reservations@crestahotels.com www.crestahotels.com

Dunduza Chisidza Crescent, Longacres PO Box 30815, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 213 004 Fax: +260 211 251 760 Email: gardengroup,@zamtelzm www.gardengroupzambia.com

Located within easy reach of the city centre, Cresta Golfview Hotel is located next to the Chainama Golf Club, close to Lusaka Airport. Golfview is ideal for business or relaxation and offers well-appointed rooms as well as a tropical themed swimming pool and a popular restaurant (serving both Western and Zambian cuisine) and bar. The hotel has 78

air conditioned bedrooms. All rooms are WiFi enabled and have tea/coffee making facilities. There is an adjoining convention centre offering four fully equipped conference facilities and two executive boardrooms plus a full service business centre. Manda Hill and Arcades shopping centres are just five minutes’ drive from the hotel.

Guests can enjoy an out-of-town atmosphere only a few minutes from the city centre at the Garden House, located just 6 km west of Lusaka along Mongu Road. The hotel has 50 double rooms, each en-suite with a shower or bathtub. Facilities include a cocktail bar and terrace convenient to the bedroom wing. There is a swimming pool for recreation. The

large and friendly restaurant offers a wide choice of dishes. There are six inter-joining conference rooms and a large hall with accommodation for up to 140 people which can also be used for wedding receptions. Considerable attention has been given to the decor, which is highlighted by a range of African art.

GOLDEN PEACOCK HOTEL

Landmark in Lusaka The Golden Peacock Hotel is located in the Roma area of Lusaka next to the Arcades Shopping Mall. It is a 20-minute drive from Lusaka International airport and 20 minutes drive from the inter-city bus station. The hotel has become an attractive landmark building in Lusaka. The hotel consists of four buildings with a total area of some 14,000 square metres. The Golden Peacock was designed as a five-star hotel with all kinds facilities including guest rooms, Chinese/Western restaurants, conference rooms, gym, swimming pool, multifunction room and bar. There are 146 guest rooms, including 46 senior single rooms, 91 senior standard rooms, six Chinese-style deluxe suites and three presidential suites. The large restaurant incorporates three different designs: a Western-style dining room, a Chinese dining room and a luxury catering dining room. In addition the hotel is able to cater for a range of events, from large-scale cocktail parties to small banquets. There is a large outdoor terrace on the second floor of the main building, which is able to host cocktail parties for up to 200 guests.

GoldeN bridge Hotel

Kafue Road Garden Hotel

Plot No 8018a, Great East Road, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 239 333 Fax: +260 211 227 222 Email: reservations@goldenbridgezambia.com www.goldenbridgezambia.com The wide range of accommodation at Golden Bridge includes two presidential suites, 18 deluxe rooms, 19 executive rooms, 40 standard twins and 14 standard doubles. The standard rooms and standard twin rooms are comfortable with spacious bathrooms. The deluxe and executive rooms also have a lounge and roomy kitchenette-style coffee-making area, a charming view and an

Plot 174, Kansangula Road, Roma Area, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 296 666 Tel: +260 211 296 688

in-room laptop. The two presidential suites have additional space and an ultra-modern bathroom incorporating a jacuzzi, TV and hi-fi. The restaurant is in keeping with Chinese tradition, with private dining rooms available for a more intimate or exclusive dinner. Golden Bridge Hotel is also a conference and function venue.

Kafue Road, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 278 747 Fax: +260 211 251 760 Email: gardengroup,@zamtelzm www.gardengroupzambia.com The Kafue Road Garden Hotel is located in Lusaka just off the Kafue Road opposite the Castle Shopping Centre. It is an ideal location for both the business traveller and the conferencing/workshop sector with facilities for up to 120 people available. Set in attractive gardens, the hotel

boasts 22 spacious en-suite rooms all with DSTV. The stylish restaurant provides both Ă la carte and buffet options and the well-stocked bar spreads into a spacious verandah offering a great relaxation venue as well as DSTV and a pool table.

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Lusaka & Regions InterContinental Lusaka

A touch of elegance The InterContinental Lusaka is the perfect choice for leisure and business travellers looking for a touch of elegance and class. Situated in the diplomatic and government area of Lusaka and close to the commercial centre, InterContinental Lusaka offers an ideal five-star location for international travellers. A choice of Lusaka’s leading restaurants are found within the hotel, offering a wide selection of international cuisine. The relaxing and chilled Safari Bar is ideal for pre- or post-dinner drinks where guests can choose from an extensive cocktail and drinks menu. Throughout the day Rhythms café is open, serving coffees and sweet treats. The hotel also has an extensive health club and a 24-hour business centre. The hotel has nine meeting rooms suitable for a range of events, from large conferences to private business meetings. The largest room has a capacity of 700 in reception style and the smallest can accommodate 20 people in banquet style. The property benefits from having Lusaka’s largest conference room and ballroom, the perfect venue for any number of functions, weddings and dinner parties. Those hosting an event will be impressed by the versatile creativity and attractive conference packages available, all of which aim to turn any event into a successful and unforgettable experience. The hotel and its staff constantly strive to create a homeaway-from-home atmosphere, somewhere that travellers will want to visit time and time again.

PO Box 32201, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 250 000 Fax: +260 211 251 880 Email: reservations.iclusaka@ihg.com

www.intercontinental.com

Lechwe Lodge

Lilayi Lodge

PO Box 37940, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 212 578 Cell: +260 95 704 803 Fax +260 32 35707 Email: kflechwe@zamnet.zm www.lechwelodge.com

PO Box 30093, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 840 435; 840 436 Cell: +260 0955 045 883; 0955 045 887; 0955 84667 Email: marketing @zamsaf.co.zm; lilayiadmin@zamsaf.co.zm; www.lilayi.com

Lechwe Lodge is a quiet retreat set in the heart of an attractive and varied game farm on the banks of the Kafue river, just an hour from Lusaka. It comprises a picturesque group of traditional thatched buildings set in large landscaped grounds surrounded by acacia woodland and overlooking the Kafue floodplain. Four thatched rondavels can be

used as single, twin or double rooms. Each has en-suite shower and WC, mosquito nets and its own thatched summer house. For families, there are two larger chalets. Each consists of two twin or double bedrooms, both en-suite. The larger of the two chalets also has a central private sitting room and patio.

Set in an attractive 700 hectare game ranch with elephant orphanage only 20 minutes from Lusaka, Lilayi Lodge is renowned for its good food and comfortable accommodation. The Lodge is designed in traditional style with thatched chalets, one of which accommodates the lounge, bar, dining area and

Lusaka Hotel

Mulungushi Village

Cairo Road PO Box 30044, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 229 049 Fax: +260 211 226 978 Email: lushotel@zamnet.zm www.lusakahotel.com

PO Box 37157, Lusaka 10101 Tel: +260 211 291 416/292 629 Fax: +260 211 290 830 Email: mvc@zamnet.zm www.mulungushivillage.com

The Lusaka Hotel, established in 1926, has the distinction of being the city’s oldest. It is situated in the central business district with easy access to shops. There are 80 air conditioned rooms, all with en-suite facilities, telephone, TV and mosquito protection. The hotel has indoor and outdoor restaurants as well as a lounge and bar. Il Bambino

Restaurant caters for up to 80 diners and serves Continental and traditional Zambian cuisine, while the poolside restaurant, The Terrace, can seat up to 50 people. The Terrace offers a coffee shop menu as well as serving grilled dishes. The hotel also offers an outside catering service for up to 250 people.

Mulungushi Village is ideal for long or short-term stays in Lusaka. Located in the leafy suburbs of Lusaka, this tranquil 45 hectare private estate has villas and apartments for long or short-term rental as well as a hotel and resort with conference facilities. Mulungushi Village is just 7 km from the city centre and provides a secure and friendly environment for residents. The village has 89

modern kitchen – ideal for families. There are 12 chalets each with bathroom, posturepaedic mattresses and mosquito proofed. Local materials have been used – burnt handmade bricks, thatched roofing and Mukwa joinery and flooring. Conference facilities include the Boardroom for 15 persons and the Conference Room for groups up to 150.

furnished four-bedroom villas, 16 furnished apartments and seven hotel rooms as well as a conference room for seminars, workshops, weddings, receptions and parties. Other facilities include a restaurant with a lounge and bar, two tennis courts, two squash courts and a swimming pool.

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Lusaka & Regions Mwiza Corporate Lodge PO Box 32359, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 290 352 Fax: +260 211 292 553 Email: mwizalodge@zamtel.zm, executive@iconnect.zm www.mwiza-lodge.com Mwiza Corporate Lodge is set in the quiet Lusaka suburb of Chudleigh, 15 km from Lusaka International Airport. The lodge offers top quality personal service with typical Zambian hospitality and warmth. It is perfectly equipped for the discerning business traveller.

nomad’s court Off Alick Nkhata Road PO Box 34474, Lusaka Tel: +260 955 958 112/3 Email: info@nomadscourtzambia.com nomadscourtzambia.com Accommodation consists of 25 luxurious rooms, presidential, exclusive and standard, all with climate control and en-suite bathrooms. All rooms come with an interactive entertainment system offering M-Net, satellite TV, dual DVD and video, as well as direct dial telephones, minibar and tea and coffee facilities.

Dunduza Chisidza Crescent, Longacres PO Box 30815, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 251 734 Fax: +260 211 251 760 Email: gardengroup,@zamtelzm www.gardengroupzambia.com

PALMWOOD LODGE 609 Central Street, Chudleigh, Lusaka Tel: +260 (0) 211 290 544; 295 411 Cell: +260 (0) 955 750 356; 977 521 123 Email: lodgemanager@palmwoodlodge.co.zm www.palmwoodlodge.co.zm Palmwood Lodge in Lusaka is an extensive property with beautifully landscaped gardens and lush manicured lawns. An array of flowers, plants and trees create a peaceful and tranquil retreat. Palmwood also has a restaurant and conferencing facility Palmwood Lodge caters for the business traveller, tourists and families, whilst also being the perfect venue for events such as corporate functions and family gatherings. Accommodation includes a main lodge, cottage and various motel style units cleverly spaced out around the lodge grounds. The main lodge houses the reception area and a variety of rooms, including doubles and executive doubles. Access to the executive lounge, various board rooms and the main conference hall is also from the lodge which is near the restaurant, bar and pool. The secluded swimming pool is near the restaurant and bar.

A strong eye for detail gives a ‘nomad’ theme to these plush apartments. Each one is named after a different country and each country is reflected through colour, decor and carefully selected furnishings. In addition, the conferencing facility hosts up to 55 delegates. With well thought-out packages, Nomad’s Court comes with high quality amenities as standard. To offer flexibility, the venue can be booked for half a day or multiple days.

Ndeke Hotel

The Ndeke Hotel, situated at Longacres, can fairly claim to be Lusaka’s premier family hotel. It boasts 40 double en-suite bedrooms, two family rooms and four singles, all with television and telephones. Meals are varied, with à la carte and two buffet lunches throughout the week. The open-air courtyard atmosphere is a pleasant

The new and exciting Nomad’s Court consists of 19 open-plan, self catering apartments for a stylish place to stay in Lusaka. The one and two bedroom apartments can accommodate up to five people at no extra cost.

feature with an elegant bar, a terraced extension to the restaurant and an avocado tree by the swimming pool. The hotel also provides conference facilities in quiet and comfortable surroundings. The Ndeke Hotel is part of the Garden Group of Hotels.

Other facilities include climate control, wellequipped kitchens, on-site restaurant for breakfast, free internet access, satellite TV, minibar, laundry service, daily maid service and a swimming pool. In addition there is ample parking with 24-hour security. Airport transfers are also available.

Protea Hotel Cairo Road Cairo Road, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 238 360 Fax: +260 211 238 317 Email: reservations@phcairoroad.co.zm www.proteahotels.com/cairoroad Protea Hotel Cairo Road located in Lusaka’s central business district only 30 km from the international airport and close to Arcades Shopping and Entertainment Complex and the National Museum. Business and leisure travellers will find Protea Hotel Cairo Road ideal for all requirements offering 75 spacious rooms with air conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, electronic safes and electronic door locks, telephone and DSTV. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the bar is open until 10 pm daily. Conference facilities comprise three boardrooms and two conference rooms seating 40 delegates each or combined to seat 80. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel.

The cottage is set on its own but close to the main lodge and reception area and perfect for a family or group. Additional facilities include a well-equipped gym and a games room.

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Lusaka & Regions Pioneer Camp

Protea Hotel Lusaka

c/o PO Box 282, Private Bag E10, Lusaka Tel: +260 96 432 700 Email: mail@pioneercampzambia.com www.pioneercampzambia.com

Arcades Shopping & Entertainment Complex Lusaka Tel: +260 211 254 664 Fax: +260 211 254 606 Email: reservations@phlusaka.co.zm www.proteahotels.com/lusaka

Pioneer Camp, Lusaka is set within 25 acres of miombo woodland. The property is surprisingly good for birds. At the centre of Pioneer Camp is the open thatched bar/restaurant or ‘Chitenge’. This is the place to exchange tales of adventure with fellow travellers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here. Only 14 km from the airport or the Arcades and Manda Hill shopping malls, Pioneer is an oasis out of

town, the ideal place to use at the beginning, in between or at the end of a safari. All en-suite chalets have verandas with lovely woodland views. They are just a minute’s walk from the main camp and offer a high level of privacy.

Protea Hotel Safari Lodge Plot 1887, Kamaila Road Chisamba Tel: +260 211 212 843 Fax: +260 211 212 853 Email: reservations@phsafarilodge.co.zm www.proteahotels.com/safarilodge Located just 35 minutes from the centre of Lusaka and set in a 2,500 acre private game reserve, Protea Hotel Safari Lodge offers superb facilities for the holiday and business traveller. Designed to capture the safari feel, the gum pole and thatch structures blend naturally into the surrounding environment, yet it offers all the best facilities available in any city centre venue. Be it relaxing in one of the luxurious rooms designed to meet international standards, going for a game drive for the wildlife enthusiast or a visit to the lion enclosure, the Lodge provides guests with quality accommodation and food in a relaxing atmosphere. A world-class conference centre with full audiovisual and communication facilities for up to 80 delegates is available as well as free wireless internet access. The friendly staff ensure that a stay at Protea Hotel Safari Lodge will be memorable in every aspect.

Sandy’s Lodge 31/32 Farm 4300, Kafue Road, Lilayi PO Box 31407, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 278 116 Fax: +260 211 278 224 Cell: +260 966 916 259 Email: info@sandyscreations.net www.sandyscreations.net Established in 2005, Sandy’s Creations (SC) is a family owned Zambian business located in the heart of Lusaka. The lodge is ideal for a romantic honeymoon, a prestigious executive event, a conference, a wedding or just to relax for the weekend. There are 44 stylish ethnic-designed guest

Radisson Blu Hotel

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chalets, including double rooms and luxurious business class rooms. In terms of facilities there are two restaurants, a large swimming pool (with separate kid’s pool), and a state-of-the-art conference centre. Wireless high-speed Internet is also available throughout the complex.

stayeasy by southern sun

19029 Great East Road PO Box 35807, Lusaka Tel.: +260 211 368 900 Fax: +260 211 368 949 Email: info.lusaka@radissonblu.com www.radissonblu.com Opened in September 2012 and enjoying a prime setting on the Great East Road, the Radisson Blu Hotel is close to the Mulungushi International Conference Centre and Lusaka’s main shopping malls. The hotel’s 142 rooms and suites offer a harmonious combination of classic elegance and ultra-modern amenities. The hotel’s

Ideally situated within the vibrant and bustling Arcades Shopping and Entertainment Complex with a range of up-market shops, lively bars, excellent restaurants as well as a cinema, casino and night club on its doorstep. Also, only 500 metres from the University of Zambia and opposite to the Mulungushi International Conference Centre, the hotel provides a convenient location for both business and leisure travellers. Protea Hotel Lusaka offers 100 spacious bedrooms, a restaurant, a bar, a splash pool and two conference venues accommodating 40 delegates each or combined to seat 100 as well as free wireless internet access throughout the hotel.

restaurant serves a diverse range of tasty international dishes in a stylish indoor/outdoor setting. Numerous meeting rooms vary in size and offer great flexibility. A spacious ballroom and a versatile pre-function area round out the facilities. All rooms feature the latest audiovisual equipment, air conditioning and free high-speed wireless Internet access.

Corner Church Road/Kabelenga Road PO Box 30297, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 372 000; +260 211 372 050 Fax: +260 211 372 020 Email: res@stayeasylusaka.co.zm www.tsogosunhotels.com/stayeasy/lusaka Stayeasy is a newly built five-storey bed and breakfast hotel close to the Levy Junction Shopping Mall. Accommodation consists of 130 standard single and twin rooms. All rooms are fully air conditioned and have satellite TV offering 15 channels. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, a work

desk with a lamp, a safety deposit box and a hairdryer. An iron and ironing board is available on request. The hotel has a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and a boardroom facility for up to 15 people, complete with standard equipment. The colourful and vibrant restaurant serves breakfast daily, and the are a good selection of local restaurants for lunch and dinner.


Lusaka & Regions Southern Sun Ridgeway

Tecla Lodges Plot No. 16795, off Nangwenya Road & Alick Nkata Roads, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 251 947 Cell: +260 977 773 237 www.tecla-lodges.com

Corner Church Road & Independence Avenue PO Box 30666, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 251 666 Fax: +260 211 253 529 Email: res@southernsun.co.zm www.southernsun.com

Tecla has two well appointed lodges and restaurants both offering accommodation within close distance of the main meeting centres, shopping areas and business and embassy districts of Lusaka. Comfortable and affordable, Tecla Lodges offer accommodation, conference and restaurant facilities to rival the less informal atmosphere of the nearby major hotels.

Southern Sun Ridgeway is ideally located just 4 km from the city centre and 27 km from the airport. Business and leisure travellers are equally welcome. The hotel has 155 refurbished and tastefully decorated rooms, all with air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, radio and telephone, internet connection, colour TV and tea/coffee facilities. Non-smoking rooms are available as well as rooms designed for paraplegics. The Musuku Restaurant has a scenic view and al fresco dining on the terrace is a popular choice. The Pub is the perfect setting for a casual lunch or pre-dinner drink. The hotel also contains shops, a South African Airways office, Bureau de Change,Proflight Office and Barclays Bank. For business travellers, the hotel has secretarial services and conference rooms for groups of between eight and 200 people. The Banqueting Room can accommodate up to 150 people for workshops, seminars and functions. Full support services for conference and banqueting functions. Guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or a workout in the modern gym.

Olympia Lodge has 10 double rooms, whilst Longacres Lodge has seven equally appointed rooms. All rooms, in both lodges, have the following facilities: en-suite bathrooms and toilets, air conditioning, satellite TV, fridge and minibar.

The Courtyard Hotel Plot 25280, Corner of Thabo Mbeki & Nangwenya Roads PO Box 73 Postnet, Private Bag E891 Manda Hill, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 257 487/489/490/491 Fax: +260 211 257 488 Email: res@courtyardhotel.co.zm www.courtyardhotel.co.zm The Courtyard Hotel is Lusaka’s first boutique property and opened for business in 2007. It has 26 rooms, including suites, doubles and twin-rooms. All rooms have minibars (plus tea and coffee-making facilities) and are air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms

Please supply additional picture and showers. Suites come complete with a well-equipped kitchen for those that wish to self cater. As part ofPlease its Stay Healthy theme,Please the hotel has a no-alcohol policy. In supplyand no-smokingsupply addition there is an indoor swimming pool additional additional and gym. Guests can also have a complimenpicture tary health and fitness check-up.picture

TAJ PAMODZI HOTEL

Spacious luxury and comfort Set amid tropical gardens in the heart of Lusaka’s business and government district, the luxurious Taj Pamodzi Hotel provides spacious comfort and modern amenities. The hotel is conveniently located just 22 km from the airport and 5 km from the city centre and its range of services is among the most comprehensive in Zambia. Accommodation consists of 193 elegant and centrally air conditioned rooms including suites. Among its other facilities, the hotel has five meeting rooms, including a boardroom, which can accommodate between 25 and 350 persons for cocktails and receptions, or can comfortably seat between 45 and 350 persons in theatre style. From casual, all-day eateries to formal, fine dining, guests can look forward to a wide selection of delectable dishes and refreshing drinks. Taj offers a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines, serving traditional and contemporary favourites. The Jacaranda Coffee Shop is an all-day dining eatery with an air of casual elegance for any-time meals. The Marula Bar’s warm decor makes this the perfect bar to enjoy exotic international cocktails and drinks. Finally Steaks ‘n’ Grills is the city’s most exciting restaurant, providing a soothing setting for an intimate dining experience.

Church Road, PO Box 35450, Lusaka 10101 Tel: +260 211 254 455 Fax: +260 211 250 995; 254 005 Email: pamodzi.lusaka@tajhotels.com

www.tajhotels.com

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Livingstone & Western Provinces

Tourism capital puts ‘wow’ into wonder

T

single curtain of falling water from numerous vantage points. For the more adventurous, there is a range of activities unique to Zambia. They include an Under the Spray Tour at the bottom of the falls and swimming in the Devil’s Pool on Livingstone Island at the very lip of the falls.

he Victoria Falls are a breathtaking sight. At almost

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is easy to reach from Living-

2 km wide and 103 metres high, the falls earns its

stone. This beautiful game park is host to Zambia’s only

place as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the

population of white rhino as well as elephant, zebra,

World and a Unesco World Heritage Site. During the

buffalo, warthog and giraffe and a wide variety of flora

peak flow in April, after the rainy season, the water is

and birdlife. Visitors can access the park in a two-wheel-

falling at a rate of 550,000 cubic metres per second.

drive vehicle and the riverside is ideal for picnics. Alternatively, knowledgeable bush guides are on hand

Well marked trails meander through the lush vegetation,

to take visitors through the park on a game drive or

giving visitors an opportunity to view the world’s largest

walking safari.

Livingstone is...Inspiring Livingstone is the fourth-largest city in Zambia; yet the immediate surroundings offer wonderful opportunities to experience rural and traditional ways of life. Senior Chief Mukuni and his Chiefdom welcome visitors to their villages. The annual Lwiindi Ceremony in October brings together various traditional song, dance, poetry and theatrical reenactments in celebration of the Mukuni heritage. Local craftspeople display their wares at Victoria Falls and in the town centre at Mukuni Park. Souvenir hunters can choose from a wide range of wooden carvings, traditional basketware and local artwork.

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Livingstone & Western Provinces Responsible tourism is about making better places for people to live in and for people to visit. Livingstone operators recognise their key role in protecting and enhancing their destination for future generations. Sun International Resorts has taken this ethos to the heart of its operation by engaging in development projects and partnerships with the community. Tongabezi Lodge has supported Tujatane School for over a decade and continues to provide top-quality education and opportunities for the

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local rural community. Jollyboys Backpackers Lodge and

Activities: River Cruise on the Zambezi, riverboarding,

Toka Leya Lodge provide guests with solar-heated water,

white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding trails, Abseiling, golf course, bungee jumping, kayaking, game safaris, microlighting or helicopter flips, elephant-back safaris, lion walks

composting facilities and worm farms. African Impact organises volunteering projects lasting from half a day to several months. Lion Encounter, The River Club and Mukuni nities involving a range of worthwhile community and

Airports: Daily flights to Livingstone from Lusaka and Johannesburg

conservation projects. Olga’s, a non-profit-making Italian

Best time to visit: All year round

Big Five Safaris all provide unique volunteering opportu-

restaurant and accommodation project, invests its proceeds in a community training college. These are just some of the ways in which visitors to Livingstone can be sure their visit

Major attractions: Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), Livingstone Museum, Livingstone Island

is having a positive impact on the community at large.

Livingstone is... Adventurous Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie or a soul-searching

visitors can board a sunset cruise, sit back with a cooling drink and enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets on earth.

traveller, there are lots of things to do in Livingstone. Microlight and helicopter flights provide spectacular aerial

There is no doubt that the Zambezi River offers world-

views of the Victoria Falls in all their wonder. Visitors can

class excitement. Whether by raft, kayak, or riverboard, a

get a close look at elephants, lions and cheetahs in the

journey over the infamous Zambezi rapids, from the base

course of a guided bush walk. Scenic canoe safaris on the

of Victoria Falls through the Batoka Gorge, is a rollercoaster

Upper Zambezi meander through the islands and river

ride. Trips can be arranged from half a day to a week,

channels with excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing

with camping on the pristine white beaches downriver.

and birdwatching. For a relaxing afternoon on the river,

Jetboating through the rapids is a thrill to be experienced. Or guests can travel in comfort and ease by cable car. For the very brave, there is the ultimate challenge of a bungee jump near the Victoria Falls.

Livingstone is... Romantic Livingstone has a range of accommodation to suit most budgets, from backpackers’ lodges and quaint guesthouses to luxury lodges and resorts with all the amenities one could ask for. Beautiful semi-precious stones are mined and crafted in Zambia. If you like jewellery, then Bobbli Gems and Zambezi Jewels are the place to stop. Livingstone and the Victoria Falls also provide a beautiful backdrop for the

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Livingstone & Western Provinces wedding of your dreams. Brides have even been known to arrive riding an elephant. Receptions can be arranged on the edge of the falls, on Livingstone Island or on the River Zambezi itself with a sunset cruise. The Royal Livingstone Express steam train is available to host guests for an evening of fine dining indulgence as they travel along the Mulobezi Railway. Whether you seek nature, inspiration, adventure or romance, Livingstone offers a unique southern African experience that is sure to exceed expectations.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Livingstone has its own national park. Located just outside

The undisturbed nature of the park means plenty of forest-

the town, the 66 sq km Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

dwelling wildlife such as yellow-backed duiker and bushpig.

borders the River Zambezi for about 20 km and encom-

There is also open grassland, said to contain elephant and

passes the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls.

buffalo plus miombo species such as roan, sable, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, impala, puku, eland and even sitatunga

For a small park, it has plenty of wildlife including white

as well as some primates, plus crocodiles and hippos in the

rhino, elephant (which swim across the river between

West Lunga and Kabompo rivers. Birdwatching is said to be

Zambia and Zimbabwe), giraffe, zebra, buffalo, sable

excellent, too.

and eland. The main M10 road from Livingstone to the Kazungula ferry goes directly through the park.

Liuwa Plains National Park

West Lunga National Park

Located in Western Zambia, close to the border with

The seldom visited 1,684 sq km West Lunga National Park

remote and inaccessible – is managed by African Parks

in North West Province, close to the Angolan border, is a

(Zambia) in association with Zambia Wildlife Authority

remote wildlife area and the only park in Zambia covered

and the Barotse Royal Establishment, the traditional

by dense forest. The wider region is the largest evergreen

government of the Lozi people.

Angola, Liuwa Plains National Park – one of Africa’s most

forest in Africa outside the equatorial zone. Covering 3,660 sq km and famous for its animal density, Unfortunately, the park is still poorly served in terms of access

Liuwa Plains is home to Africa’s second-largest wildebeest

(with only a dirt track to the main gate), suitable accommo-

migration as some 35,000 animals move through the park

dation and management. In any case, the thickness of the

in search of grass.

vegetation would make game viewing difficult for visitors. Visitors can expect to see zebra, red lechwe, oribi, eland and buffalo as well as predators such as hyena, some wild dog and the odd cheetah plus a few introduced lions. Owing to its impressive animal numbers, Liuwa Plains has been a protected area for well over 100 years, gaining national park status about 40 years ago. The park is remote and hard to reach – it’s a two-day drive from Lusaka – and accommodation is limited to the seasonal Matamanene Bushcamp. Visitors are advised to fly there, although some mobile safari operators now come through the park.

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Livingstone & Western Provinces

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The Courtyard Hotel - Victoria Falls +260 213 320885 vanlin.liam@gmail.com www.courtyard.co.zm The River Club +260 213 327457 gmtrc@iwayafrica.com www.theriverclubafrica.com The Waterfront + 260 213 320606 waterfront@safpar.com www.safpar.net Thorntree River Lodge +260 212 327480 info@dlslandspa.com www.thorntreelodge.co Toka Leya Lodge +260 213 321578 mubus@wilderness.co.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com

African Queen & African Princess Cruises +260 213 323587 reservations @livingstonesadventure.com www.livingstonesadventure.com Canoeing with Safari Par Excellence +260 213 320606 zaminfo@safpar.com www.safpar.net

Fishing with Angle Zambia +260 213 327489 anglezam@microlink.zm www.zambezifishing.com Game Drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya NP with Saf Par +260 213 320606 zaminfo@safpar.com www.safpar.net Jet Extreme Zambia +260 213 321375 tony@royalmukuni.com Kayaking with the Zambezi.com +260 966607478 kayak@thezambezi.com www.thezambezi.com

Lion Walk & Cheetah Interaction with Mukuni Big 5 Safaris +260 213 322286 res@mukunibig5.co.zm www.muknibig5.co.zm Livingstone Island +260 213 327450 reservations@tongabezi.com www.tongabezi.com Livingstone Reptile Park +260 213 321733 gwemsaf@iconnect.zm www.gwembesafaris.com M.V. Lady Livingstone +260 213 324601 activities@dlslandspa.com www.thedavidlivingstone.com M.V. Mukumbi and M.V. Mambushi +260 213 320606 zaminfo@safpar.com www.safpar.net Microlight & Helicopter Flights with Batoka Sky +260 213 323587 reservations@ livingstonesadventure.com www.livingstonesadventure.com Rafting with Bundu Adventures +260 213 324406 jo@bunduadventures.com www.bunduadventures.com Rafting & Riverboarding with Safari Par Excellence +260 213 320606 zaminfo@safpar.com www.safpar.net Royal Livingstone Express +260 213 323232 victoriafalls@bushtracksafrica.com www.bushtracksafrica.com Under the Spray Tour with Bundu Adventures +260 213 324406 jo@bunduadventures.com www.bunduadventures.com Victoria Falls Tour with Bushtracks Africa +260 213 323232 victoriafalls@bushtracksafrica.com www.bushtracksafrica.com Victoria Falls Tour with Safari Par Excellence +260 213 320606 zaminfo@safpar.com www.safpar.net Victoria Falls Tour with Wild Horizons +260 213 322765 res3@wiildhorizons.co.zw www.wildhorizons.co.za Victoria Falls Bungee & Bridge Tours +260 213 324231 info@victoriafallsbungee.com www.victoriafallsbungee.com Victoria Falls River Safaris +260 213 323587 reservations @livingstonesadventure.com www.livingstonesadventure.com Volunteering with the Lion Encounter +260 213 327122 info@lionencounter.com www.lionecounter.com

Restaurants & Bars David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa +260 213 324601 info@dlslandspa.com www.thedavidlivingstone.com Maramba River Lodge +260 213 324189 maramba@zamnet.zm www.maramba-zambia.com Ocean Basket +260 213 321274 oceanb@zamnet.zm www.oceanbasket.co.za Olga’s Italian Corner +260 213 324160 info@olgasproject.com www.olgasproject.com Protea Hotel Livingstone +260 213 324630 gm@phlivingstone.co.zm www.proteahotels.com The Courtyard +260 213 320885 vanlin.liam@gmail.com www.courtyard.co.zm The Sizzler +260 979 797065 thesizzlerlvi@yahoo.com Wonderbake Takeaway and Restaurant +260 213 324201 moses@munalicoffee.com

Tours & Transport Bushtracks Africa Destination Management Company +260 213 323232 victoriafalls@bushtracksafrica.com www.bushtracksafrica.com Hemingways 4x4 Hire +260 977 866492 hemingway@microlink.zm www.hemingswayzambia.com

Shopping & Services African Life Assurance +260 211 257713 lastonm@african-life.com.zm www.african-life.com.zm Hendrix Shamainda & Associates Accounting +260 213 320035 associateshs@ymail.com Indo Zambia Bank +260 213 322625 izblv@zamnet.zm Livingstone Institute of Business & Engineering Studies +260 213 321249 info@libes.edu.zm www.libes.edu.zm National Airports Corporation +260 213 321153 nacliv@zamnet.zm Nico Insurance Zambia Ltd. +260 213 320765 kapankhata@nicoinsurance.co.zm www.nicoinsurance.co.zm Professional Insurance +260 213 322817 William@picz.co.zm Tony Barnett Productions - Third Eye Exposure +260 977 478617 info@tonybarnettproductions.com www.tonybarnettproductions.com Victoria Falls University of Technology +260 977 892460 mwangala.akapelwa@yahoo.com www.vfu.ac.zm Zambezi Jewels +260 213 324567 zambezijewels@gmail.com Zambezi Memories +260 979 626782 productions@safpar.com www.safpar.net

Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp +260 213 322086 enquiries@backpackzambia.com www.backpackzambia.com Rainbow Safaris +260 978 344507 active@rainbowsafaris.biz www.rainbowsafaris.biz Thunderbird Investments +260 977 853208 thunderbird@microlink.zm Wild Horizons +260 213 322765 res3@wiildhorizons.co.zw www.wildhorizons.co.za Wild Side Tours +260 213 323726 wild@iconnect.zm www.victoriafallszambia.travel Zambezi Shuttles +260 213 322469 vicfalls@zambezishuttles.com www.zambezishuttles.com Zambian Touring Company +260 213 321578 thomasb@wilderness.co.zw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Lion Walks with Lion Encounter +260 213 327122 info@lionencounter.com www.lionecounter.com

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Livingstone & Western Provinces Chrismar Livingstone

Chundukwa River Lodge

Plot 4035 Sichango Rd Livingstone, Zambia Tel: +260 213 323 141, Fax: +260 213 323 140 Email: booklvn@chrismarhotels.com www.chrismarhotels.com Experience affordable luxury accommodation in a world class environment. Chrismar Hotel Livingstone is situated on the border of the Mosi-O-Tunya National Game Park. A 4 star hotel offering 59 rooms, all rooms offer air-conditioning, Jacuzzi tubs, wireless internet access, and TV. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the Brasserie Restaurant, enjoy cocktails in the sunken pool bar, or enjoy

PO Box 61139, Livingstone Tel: +260 332 7452 Email: chundukwa@zamnet.zm www.chundukwariverlodge.com delicious à la Carte offerings from Cattleman’s Grill Restaurant. The hotel has also a full service gym, spa, curio shop, and an activities desk with car hire. Chrismar has three conference venues and boasts the largest conference venue in Livingstone for over 800 delegates. Chrismar is perfect for buisness and leisure travelers alike.

Situated about 30 km upstream from Victoria Falls, Chundukwa River Lodge is a unique property that blends naturally with the riverside waterberry trees. Each house is complete with en-suite bathroom and commanding views of the Zambezi, Chundu Island and Zimbabwe’s Zambezi National Park. A stay at Chundukwa River Lodge is the best

way to discover Victoria Falls, its wildlife and adventures. Stays can include canoe trips, horse trails, walks, visits to the Falls, trips to the local market and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The Lodge can arrange white water rafting on the lower Zambezi, bungee jumps, microlight or helicopter flights over the Falls and/or elephant-back safaris into the bush.

Courtyard Hotel victoria falls Corner Mosi-oa-Tunya and Sichango Roads PO Box 60187, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 302 884; 320 806 Cell: +260 974 075 485 Fax: +260 211 257 488 Email: resvictoriafalls@courtyardhotel.co.zm www.courtyardhotel.com Opened in 2011, the 52-room Courtyard Hotel Victoria Falls caters or both business travellers and adventure seekers. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, well-stocked honesty bar,

coffee-making facilities. Bathrooms have a separate tub and shower. In addition, there is a swimming pool and gym. While the Zaytoun coffee shop and Seasons à la carte restaurant provide excellent food and beverages.

Limbo Lodge

matoya fishing lodge

Plot no: 205/206, Lusaka Road PO Box 60886, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 322 096 Fax: +260 213 322 096 Cell: +260 955 780330; 977 881567 Email: limbolodge@zamnet.zm www.limbolodge.com

Lukulu c/o PO Box 35256, Lusaka Cell: +260 967 101 421 (Zambia) Cell: +27 (0)82 253 1814 (SA) Email: matoya@matoyalodge.com www.matoyalodge.com

Limbo Lodge is a great place to stay for guests looking to experience all that Livingstone has to offer. The name ‘Limbo’, meaning village, describes the atmosphere and general layout of the lodge. There are several thatched chalets, with a spacious central gathering area. Accommodation consists of 10 unique ethnic-

style chalets, each with en-suite bathroom. Located just 15 minutes from the Victoria Falls, the lodge organises a variety of tours and adventure activities throughout Livingstone. Other facilities include free Internet access, a restaurant providing tasty Zambian and foreign dishes, an executive minibar, swimming pool and conference facilities.

Maramba River Lodge PO Box 60957, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 324 189 Cell: +260 976 587 511 Fax: +260 213 323 130 Email: maramba@zamnet.zm www.maramba-zambia.com Maramba River Lodge is located in Mosi-oaTunya National Park, on a bluff overlooking the river, just 4 km from the Victoria Falls. The Safari Tents offer en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets all under thatch. All the rustic, thatched chalets have creative mukwa and wrought-iron fittings, en-suite tiled bathrooms, mosquito proofing with treated

Nestled in Zambia’s Western Province Barotseland, near Lukulu in the midst of waterberry trees. Whether you are an avid angler or simply a nature lover, Matoya Fishing Lodge will provide you with the comprehensive and luxurious services needed for an ideal holiday. Matoya Fishing Lodge offers six thatched chalets which comfortably accommodates 12 people, a spacious dining area, lounge, swimming pool, and a wooden deck that extends out onto the Zambezi River. Each chalet enjoys its own breathtaking view of the upper Zambezi River. Rooms are luxuriously furnished and fitted with air conditioning. The lodge offers a variety of local as well as international cuisine. The chefs produce homemade pastries, desserts, breads, and a large variety of hot and cold dishes.

nets, ceiling fans, internal safe, and views over the Maramba river or floodlit waterhole. Maramba also caters for traditional camping, with lawns for pitching tents, two ablution blocks, picnic tables and barbecue stands. Maramba Riverside Restaurant and Bar has tiled and wooden decking right on the river and offers a full à la carte menu.

Fishing is undertaken on customised 17-foot fibre glass boats. The boats can accommodate a maximum of two fly fishermen or a total of three lure anglers, accompanied by an experienced guide. The Lodge has a fleet of five boats, powered by 60 hp four-stroke motors.

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Livingstone & Western Provinces Natural Mystic Lodge PO Box 60638, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 327 436 Cell: +260 97 7408 024 Email: nmlodge@zamnet.zm www.naturalmysticlodge.com Located on the banks of the Zambezi River near the Victoria Falls, Natural Mystic Lodge faces the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe and is located 20 km from Livingstone. All 10 en-suite thatched chalets have views of the Zambezi River. The chalets are incorporated into a natural setting, and have a traditional African feel to them, while providing comfort, privacy and safety.

Natural Mystic is surrounded by dense mopane forest combined with deciduous savanna grassland. Nature’s sounds create a mystical mood, while free-roaming elephants are also frequent visitors. Families will find plenty of activities for all ages. Natural Mystic offers travel experiences destined to become lifetime memories.

Protea Hotel Livingstone Plot 2110 Mosi-O-Tunya Road, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 324 630 Fax: +260 213 324 640 Email: reservations@phlivingstone.co.zm www.proteahotels.com/livingstone

PUMULANI LIVINGSTONE 281 Mosi-oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 320 981 Cell: +260 967 18 2027; 965 241 462 Email: info@pumulanizambia.com www.pumulanizambia.com

Protea Hotel Livingstone situated only 10 minutes from the Victoria Falls and adjacent to the Falls Park Shopping Complex, offers 80 deluxe rooms with air conditioning, tea/ coffee-making facilities, electronic safes and electronic door locks, telephone and DSTV. A restaurant, bar and swimming pool are available, as well as conference facilities including two venues accommodating 40 delegates each or combined to seat 100. The hotel also offers free wireless internet access. Nearby leisure activities include bungee jumping, white water rafting, fishing, helicopter rides, golf, game viewing, gorge swing, a crocodile park, restaurants, shopping and many more.

Pumulani Livingstone or Pumula (which in various Bantu dialects means to rest, to sleep, to take it easy, to relax) is centrally located on the Mosi-oa-Tunya Road and is just 130 meters from the centre of Livingstone and 9 km north-east of the Victoria Falls. Pumulani Livingstone is close to all of Livingstone’s main amenities and activities and the Livingstone International Airport is only a 15-minute drive away. Its en-suite double, twin and single rooms offer luxury accommodation that caters for business travellers and tourist. For those who enjoy relaxing outdoors, its popular landscaped mukusi gardens are naturally shaded by the various mukusi (teak) trees providing cover refreshing cool breezes. Other facilities include, Wi-Fi internet, tea/ coffee-making facilities plus airport transfers and shuttle services

Royal Chundu Zambezi Safari LodgeS Livingstone Tel: +260 (0)926 7716 46064 Email: lodge@royalchundu.com www.royalchundu.com Situated in the heart of the Katambora Forest some 60km from Livingstone, the Royal Chundu is a boutique lodge comprising 10 super luxury air conditioned suites set in landscaped gardens and overlooking the Zambezi River. Each suite is beautifully furnished with ethnic decor, mosquito nets and fans. Daily house-

keeping and laundry services are provided to guests. The Lodge, which has just been refurbished, has a new restaurant, lounge, bar area, library, swimming pool and deck area directly onto the river.

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Livingstone & Western Provinces Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Postnet Box 218 P Bag E891, Lusaka 10101 Tel: +27 11 438 4650 Fax: +27 11 787 7658 Email: southernafrica@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com The 12 luxury tree houses and two private villas of Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma are built into the living canopy of giant ebony trees lining the bank of the Zambezi. Located in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, peace and tranquillity reign supreme and the riverbank teems with birdlife. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma brings a sense of style and sophistication to this riverside haven. Each room is equipped with en-suite facilities plus air conditioning, overhead fans, minibar, tea/coffee facilities mosquito nets and hairdryers. The main building features a spectacular raised bar/lounge, indoor and outdoor dining area, wine cellar and deck. An infinity pool with deck is on the edge of the Zambezi and a spectacular island sundowner deck is a perfect venue for relaxing. A waterside treatment room and curio shop offer everything a guest could need. Meals are à la carte. The Chuma Houses are perfect for families and can and have the privilege of having their own private chef and dining.

Taita Falcon Lodge PO Box 60012, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 321 850 (Booking Office); +260 213 327 046 (Lodge) Email: taita-falcon@microlink.zm www.taitafalcon.com Taita Falcon Lodge is stunningly perched 230 metres above the Zambezi on the edge of the Batoka Gorge and 11km from the Victoria Falls. The lodge offers a stunning bush experience, close enough to the Victoria Falls and all activities but also remote enough to experience Africa in all its glory. Owner run, they pride themselves in personal service for each and every guest. With only seven chalets, the lodge offers an intimate stay or an exclusive venue to smaller groups. Each spacious chalet has its own private garden and outdoor shower The indigenous gardens are blended with ‘bush zen’ sand gardens at the lodge entrance and chalet exteriors, and a ‘green theme’ around the swimming pool. There is a boma where in winter ‘braais’ are hosted around an open fire. The large viewing deck and adjacent lounge play host to meals and pre-dinner drinks in conjunction to providing expansive views downstream and miles beyond.

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Songwe Village c/o Kwando Safaris PO Box 550, Maun, Botswana Tel: +267 686 1449 Fax: +267 686 1457 Email: reservation@kwando.co.za www.kwando.co.za Songwe Village is located on 300 acres of private land 5 km downstream from the Victoria Falls. Based on the Zambia side of the Zambezi River it is perched 100 metres above the deeply incised and rugged Batoka gorge. Songwe Village has been developed with the support and assistance of Senior Chief Mukuni of the nearby Mukuni village.

Built to resemble a traditional village, the atmosphere is peaceful, calm and relaxed. There are eight huts in an oval, named after past chiefs. The huts are spacious with traditional furniture, and modern mattresses. Each hut has a flush loo, shower and basin en-suite. Extra showers and baths are set on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, justifying the claim of the best bathroom views in the world.

Stanley Safari Lodge PO Box 60439, Livingstone Tel: +27 72 170 8879 (reservations) Email: reservations@stanleysafaris.com www.stanleysafaris.com Stanley Safari Lodge is an ideal base for exploring the Victoria Falls. Located on a hill with a magnificent view of the falls, the Zambezi River and the elephants’ drinking place, this exclusive lodge is nevertheless in a very secluded position in the bush. It is an ideal place to rest before or after a safari in Botswana, Zambia or Namibia. With only eight rooms and two members of staff for every client, the lodge offers an unprecedented level of service. The suites each have a private plunge pool. A wide range of activities is available. These include game drives, bush walks, a one-day safari to Chobe National Park across the border in Botswana. There is also elephant-back safari, horse riding, golf, visit to a traditional village, Livingstone Museum, cruise on the Zambezi, canoeing, fishing trips, rafting, river boarding, bungee jumping, abseiling and flights over the Victoria Falls by microlight or helicopter.

The Islands of Siankaba c/o Postnet 631, Private Bag E891, Lusaka Tel (res): +260 211 260 279; Lodge +260 213 327 490, Cell: +260 977 720 530 Email: info@siankaba.net www.siankaba.net The Islands of Siankaba lodge is a forest retreat with seven secluded chalets, each with a view of the Zambezi River. All of this is located on two untouched islands in the middle of the Zambezi situated between the Victoria Falls, and Botswana’s Chobe National Park. The Islands of Siankaba has been developed

as a five-star lodge, sleeping just 14 guests. The two islands are linked by a suspension bridge leading to an overhead walkway in the tree canopy. Activities include guided birding and tree walks on the main island’s nature trail, sunset river cruises and dugout canoe trips. The lodge has also developed a reputation for excellent food and wines.


Livingstone & Western Provinces The BUSHFRONT

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Livingstone Tel: +260 213 320 606 Email: bushfront@safpar.com www.safpar.com

Livingstone Tel: +260 213 324 601 Fax: +260 213 324 615 Email: lodge@dlslandspa.com www.dlslandspa.com

The Bushfront is a small intimate property on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National park and close to the Zambezi River, which is owned and operated by Safari Par Excellence. Located on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, the Bushfront is open all year round. It is conveniently close to the falls, the Zambezi River, Livingstone Town and the Mosi-oaTunya National Park. The lodge is very family friendly with some rooms designed especially for families with extra beds in them. The dining and bar area is also right next to the pool, allowing parents to keep an eye on the little ones while relaxing in the shade. The lodge has a restaurant that offers breakfast, great pub-lunch type meals and dinner. There is also a separate DSTV lounge and bar area. The grounds are surrounded by dense African woodland with abundant (and very active) birdlife. Another big plus is the sound of elephants trumpeting and hippos grunting that can be heard from the lodge. This is truly Africa. The Bushfront is situated just off the main road between Livingstone Town and the falls and easily accessible by car. The lodge offers ‘meet and greet’ transfers from the airport and borders (Zimbabwe and Botswana).

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is an exclusive lodge offering top-class facilities near to the thunder of the falling water and towering columns of spray of the Victoria Falls. The lodge consists of 77 rooms, all en-suite, of which five are signature suites and two rooms accommodate the disabled. All rooms overlook the Zambezi where a leisurely sundowner can be enjoyed on private balconies. Each room features satellite TV, radio and hairdryer, 24-hour room service, wake-up calls and a laundry service, minibar and coffee/tea-making facilities, telephone, internet and air conditioning provided as standard features. The lodge offers visitors a restaurant, bar and conference facilities, suitable for medium sized groups. This premier lodge also offers a variety of safari excursions and activities in and around the Falls. The Lady Livingstone, a 144-seater river cruiser on the Zambezi River comprising three decks, enables guests to experience authentic Africa in a unique style.

The River Club

The Royal Livingstone

PO Box 60469, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 324 457 Email: theriverclub@microlink.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com

PO Box 60151, Livingstone Tel: +260 978 777 044/7; +260 213 321 122 Fax: +260 213 322 739 Email: zambia.reservations@zm.suninternational.com www.suninternational.com

The River Club is a waterside property with a distinctly Edwardian flavour. It is set on the Zambezi River, 18 km upstream from the Victoria Falls. A maximum of 20 people are accommodated in 10 luxury thatched chalets overlooking the river. En-suite facilities include bath, shower, toilet and basin. There are two honeymoon suites. The main house contains the dining room, lounge and pub area and a library.

Swimming pool with river view. Guests can stay either under an all-inclusive rate or on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Rates include all meals, local drinks, fishing, sundowner boat trips, visits to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone town and museum and the Railway Museum.

Toka Leya Camp c/o Wilderness Safaris, Post Net 118 P Bag E835, Lusaka Tel: +260 977 70952 Email: info@wilderness.co.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com Toka Leya Camp is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the western sector of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, some 12 km upstream of the Victoria Falls Toka Leya consists of 12 safari-style tents, each en-suite with a view of Zambezi and some of its islands. The camp’s dining and bar area is set beneath a shaded canopy of jackalberry and waterberry trees overlooking

the river and a swimming pool. Activities include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises and guided nature walks. Other activities at an additional charge include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet-boating, white water rafting and fishing.

The Royal Livingstone is a contemporary five-star luxury hotel that captures the opulence of a bygone era through its elegant decor, fine dining and personalised service. The hotel consists of 17 colonial-style villas set in 46 hectares within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. It is an excellent base from which to see the Victoria Falls as it lies a stone’s throw away. The bedrooms are two-storey clusters inspired by the grand estate houses of a bygone era. Each contains 10 en-suite air conditioned rooms with private balconies and a personal butler. The main building contains the library, lounge, restaurant and bar with a magnificent swimming pool that extends to the foot of the Zambezi River. The timber deck on the bank of the river is a perfect spot for sunset cocktails. Guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or al fresco lunch on the veranda. High tea is served daily in the lounge. Dinner is served in the dining room or guests can have a private meal on their balcony. Special private candle-lit romantic dinners can be arranged under the famous monkey trees.

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Livingstone & Western Provinces Thorntree River Lodge

Tongabezi

PO Box 60490, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 324 480 Email: thorntree@safpar.co.zm www.safpar.net

Private Bag 31, Livingstone Tel: +260 213 327 450 Email: reservations@tongabezi.com www.tongabezi.com

The secluded Thorntree River Lodge is located on the Zambezi River, in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, just 15 km upstream from the Victoria Falls. The lodge offers guests a unique and personal African experience. The whole complex is built of natural materials, with indigenous woods and thatch providing cool shade and a delightful environment. Accommodation consists of seven standard rooms and two suites, all with en-suite facilities. The lodge offers superb river views from its main deck and private verandas. Welcoming drinks and excellent cuisine are enjoyed from the centrally situated lounge and dining area. Activities include sunset cruises, game drives, cultural tours, fishing and visits to the falls. Guests can enjoy the beauty of the river from comfortable pontoon boats and watch the passing animals and birds. For adventure lovers there is white water rafting, river boarding, tandem kayaking and bungee jumping as well as sightseeing flights over the falls by helicopter, fixed-wing aircraft or microlight.

Tongabezi Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream from the Victoria Falls. Most of the rooms are open-fronted and the decor is African, with attractive fabrics and fittings. The lodge can accommodate up to 22 guests in five river cottages, four open-fronted houses and one enclosed cliff-top house. There is also a garden cottage, which is perfect for families. All rooms have views over the Zambezi.

Zambezi Sun

ZAMBEZI WATERFRONT

PO Box 60151, Livingstone Tel: +260 978 777 044/5/6/7; +260 21 3321122 Fax: +260 213 322 739 Email: zambia.reservations@zm.suninternational.com www.suninternational.com

Livingstone Tel: +260 213 320606 Email: waterfront@safpar.com www.safpar.com

The Zambezi Sun, located on the edge of the eastern cataract of the Victoria Falls, reflects the richness and diversity of Zambia’s heritage; capturing the very soul of Africa – unpretentious, fun and welcoming. With its warm, earthy architecture, inspired by a walled African village and simple finishes highlighted in bright mosaics and fabrics as well as intoxicating Zambian artworks and accessories, the Zambezi Sun is set to turn any stay into a memorable experience. All 212 en-suite guestrooms appealing to families and conference delegates, are open, and airy and decorated in deep rich red earth colours with a handcrafted fusion of Zambian designs. Lunch is served al fresco at a poolside grill, while the indoor buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. In addition to relaxing by the pool or sipping a cocktail, guests can enjoy a day full of activities. The Victoria Falls offers a wide range of adventure activities that include white river rafting, bungee jumping, jet boat rides and microlight flying.

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The cliff-side swimming pool overlooks the river. Boat trips are available, including sundowner cruises, canoeing and fishing trips as well as excursions to the nearby Victoria Falls.

Waterberry Lodge PO Box 61294, Livingstone Tel/Fax: +260 213 327 455 UK & Europe: +44 (0)1379 783 392 Email: admin@waterberrylodge.com; reservations@waterberrylodge.com; www.waterberrylodge.com Waterberry Lodge, just 35 minutes from Livingstone International Airport, has a secluded position beside the Zambezi River. Guests can relax on the sundeck, in the viewing lounge or round the pool and enjoy sunset cruises, al fresco meals and barbecues cooked under the stars. Hippo and elephant are frequent visitors, and there is a diverse birdlife.

The Zambezi Waterfront is situated on the northern banks of the Zambezi River, approximately 4 km upstream from The Victoria Falls and just opposite Siloka Island (Long Island), and is open all year round. It is owned and operated by Safari Par Excellence. It is designed to cater for all travellers, from camping to basic, good quality chalet accommodation. The Waterfront has three different types of accommodation. There are 23 en-suite chalets which include fridges, tea/coffee making facilities, fans and mosquito nets. There are river facing, executive, standard and family chalets. Adventure Village consists of 24 3 x 3 metre Bow tents on raised platforms with a small deck in front, situated in a shady, extensively lawned area. Each tent has two twin beds, electric light and fan, and a shared ablution blocks with campsite. The lawned campsite is set among large trees in shady surrounds, catering for the overland and self-drive market, and can take 100 campers. The Waterfront has some of the best facilities in the area, including a large deck, restaurant and bar overlooking the Zambezi River, wi-fi, internet café, TV lounge, two swimming pools and large activity centre.

There is comfortable en-suite accommodation in double, twin or family thatched lodges close to the swimming pool with views over the river and private lake. Two superb new chalets have their own private decking at the rear, overlooking the lake. The double-storey main lodge area overlooks the river and game park beyond.


Lower Zambezi Additional Information Activities: Fishing, game viewing and birdwatching, sundowner cruises, canoeing and walking safaris

Airstrips: Royal, Jeki Best time to visit: June to September (however, fishing is at its best in September-October)

An unspoilt wilderness

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Wildlife found in this area: Elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck, kudu, zebra, and crocodile, impala and warthog, hyaena, porcupine, civet, genet and honey badger

Birdlife: fish eagle, red-winged pratincole, crested guinea fowl, black eagle, quelea Major attractions: Lower Zambezi National Park

its stance in regard to conservation. The park is renowned not only for its elephant population, which can often been seen at the edge of the Zambezi, but also for buffalo, waterbuck, zebra, roan, eland, kudu and sable. There are

he carefully managed Lower Zambezi National

also plenty of carnivores, including all three big cats – lion,

Park is one of Zambia’s finest. The park cleverly

leopard and cheetah – plus wild dog and hyena.

combines a traditional style of park, containing

plenty of game, with a range of river attractions and with Zimbabwe Mana Pools National Park on the

Hard-fighting

opposite bank. Once the private game reserve of the

The park provides excellent opportunities for canoeing,

Zambian president, today the Lower Zambezi is a

an idyllic way to view wildlife. Catching the hard-fighting

Unesco World Heritage Site.

tigerfish is a further attraction and the park’s catch-andrelease scheme has won praise from conservationists.

Presidential supervision prevented the area going the way of some of Zambia’s other parks, thus avoiding the wildlife

Back from the river is the Zambezi Escarpment, an area

depletion that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. In fact,

covered with both miombo and mopane woodland.

many consider the Lower Zambezi to be the finest and least spoiled wilderness area in Africa. Moreover, the park

Beyond the park’s informal boundary is a much larger Game

upholds high standards in terms of camps and lodges,

Managed Area (GMA). This also contains significant numbers

which are well spaced out along the river bank, as well as

of animals which move freely between the two places.

Ana Tree Lodge

Baines’ River Camp

Mushika, Lower Zambezi National Park Tel: +260 211 250 730 Fax: +260 211 223 779 Email: anatreelodge@zamnet.zm www.anatreelodge.com

Tel: +27 33 342 7793 Email: sabine@Croxton.co.za (South Africa); Baines.Camp@kiubo.com.zm (Zambia) www.bainesrivercamp.com

Ana Tree Lodge offers luxurious hospitality in a desolate yet scenic environment. It presents the visitor with a chance to experience the natural splendours of the African outback in total luxury and solitude. The name Ana Tree symbolises the abundant winterthorn trees that surround the camp. Elephants frequent these trees and are a welcome sight in the camp.

The lodge has eight twin-bedded luxury tents on solid concrete foundation. Each tent has ensuite toilets, showers and hand basins. A vast plain stretches from the lodge to the banks of the Zambezi River. A channel of the Zambezi passes just beside the lodge and offers excellent fishing and boating.

Baines’ River Camp is a luxury camp on the banks of the lower Zambezi. The camp is a 35-minute flight from Lusaka, or a two hour drive from Lusaka. On arrival guests are met by experienced river guides and are taken along the Zambezi River for the last 40 km. Baines’ River Camp has eight colonial-style suites with ceiling fans, air conditioning, minibars, king-sized beds and natural timbers. Tented safari accommodation is also available.

Offering a wide range of activities including game drives (with experienced guides), fishing for the famous tiger fish and canoe trips, Baines’ provides a truly unique safari experience. The camp has conference facilities making it the ideal venue for seminars and business meetings, as well as photographic workshops and fly-fishing clinics.

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Lower Zambezi Chiawa Camp

Chongwe River Camp & House

PO Box 30972, Lusaka 10101 Tel:+260 211 261 588 Fax: +260 211 262 683 Email: info@chiawa.com www.chiawa.com Owned and operated by the Cumings family, Chiawa Camp lives up to its reputation for imaginative delivery and consistently high standards in all aspects. Accommodation is in well appointed safari tents on wooden decks, with king-sized beds swathed in mosquito nets and Egyptian cotton linens.

There is also a Honeymoon Tent with a view across Zambezi flood plains. A thatched lounge/bar area with upper and lower viewing decks and lots of furniture is complemented by a dining room with al-fresco dining area, set under a large winter thorn tree and overlooking the Zambezi River. Other amenities include a refreshing plunge pool with a sun deck for the hot months.

c/o PO Box CA 102 Castle Post Office, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 841 051/841 052 Email: info@chongwe.com www.chongwe.com Set beneath a canopy of winterthorns at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe rivers, this award-winning camp is a family owned and run business dedicated to providing a dream safari experience combined with high standards of hospitality. Accommodation is in large, well appointed

Gwabi River Lodge

Kanyemba Lodge

Plot 2765/m, Chirundu PO Box CH37, Lusaka Tel: +260 1 515 078 Cell: +26 097 965 0920 www.gwabiriverlodge.com

PO Box 38837, Lusaka Tel: +260 977 755 720 Skype: kanyemba Email: info@kanyemba.com www.kanyemba.com

Gwabi is a fishing lodge situated on the tranquil banks of the Kafue River undisturbed by passing boats. The lodge offers 10 en-suite air conditioned chalets, with DSTV and complimentary tea and coffee tray. All rooms accommodate two adults or three in a family arrangement. Other accommodation available includes a

large shaded camping ground overlooking the Kafue River. The campsite is fully equipped with socket points, lights, ablution blocks and braai facilities. At the main lodge there is an open bar with a large outdoor swimming pool.

Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi, only two and a half hours from Lusaka, lies Kanyemba Lodge. The stone and thatch rondavels with en-suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and private veranda overlooking the Zambezi, and a thatched ‘family house’ are discreetly located on the river bank. Each chalet has its own veranda overlooking the Zambezi River, and en-suite bathrooms.

Kasaka River Lodge

Kiambi Safari Lodge

c/o PO Box CA 102 Castle Post Office, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 841 051/841 052 Email: info@chongwe.com www.chongwe.com

PO Box 360073, Kafue Tel: +260 977 186 106; 966 655 878; 977 876 003 Email: Kiambi@coppernet.zm www.kiambi.co.za

Part of the Chongwe Safaris group, Kasaka is a classically appointed family-oriented bush camp offering outstanding experiences in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. Hippo and elephant frequently pass through the lodge, which is located a few kilometres from the Lower Zambezi National Park in the Chiawa Partnership Park – a pioneering community-based conservation area.

The eight classic tents enjoy an enviable position along the river, with four ‘wild side’ tents tucked away in shady riverine bush, and four family-friendly tents surrounding rolling lawns and a sparkling pool on the river’s edge. The beautiful Wild Mango honeymoon suite is set on the ‘wild side’.

Mvuu Lodge

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Overlooking the river, the restaurant and bar allow spacious dining, while upstairs, guests can relax and enjoy the extensive library. Each evening guests are treated to Kanyemba’s award winning cuisine of Italian fare with the freshest and most typical local ingredients. Kanyemba also owns and operates a small, intimate bushcamp on its own private Island.

With an array of activities to choose from the decision what to do is tough. Or simply relax at a choice of not one, but two of the swimming pools. Kiambi meaning ‘first’, is the first lodge situated after the pontoon on the Kafue River 9 km away. Kiambi Safari Lodge offers both road and boat transfers from Lusaka to anywhere on the Lower Zambezi.

Mwambashi River Lodge

PO Box 11908, Centurion 0046, South Africa Tel: +27 (0)79 524 8709; +27 (0)12 660 3820 Fax: +27 (0)86 519 8094 Email: info@mvuulodge.com www.mvuulodge.com Superbly set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Mvuu Lodge – place of the hippo – is rugged, yet gentle, comfortable yet one with nature. A mere 18 km from the Lower Zambezi National Park, Mvuu Lodge offers activities to suit everyone’s needs, including game drives by boat or vehicle, sundowner cruises, environmental awareness

The choice of accommodation ranges from eight spacious tented chalets on raised wooden platforms with en-suite bathrooms, fans, bar fridges and private verandas to newer chalets that are air conditioned. All chalets have spectacular views and are furnished with Rhodesian teak and top quality bedding. The impressive lodge bar has perhaps the best view of the Zambezi.

safari tents under thatch, with luxury open-air bathrooms. Each tent sleeps two people, in twin or double beds. All fittings are made from natural materials found near the lodge. The private Chongwe River House is just 1km away and is an unique private property with ferro walls and open fronted has space to accommodate up to eight guests.

c/o PO Box 33111, Lusaka Tel/Fax: +260 211 278 248/49 Email: rzl@iconnect.zm www.lionroars.com walks, canoe safaris, tiger fishing, birding, photography, star gazing and of course, complete and total relaxation. There are seven luxury en-suite fixed tents and three comfortable self-catering fixed tents. The four campsites are situated in close proximity to the lodges and are nestled in thick bush under a canopy of indigenous trees.

Deep within the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, lies Mwambashi River Lodge. It accommodates 16 guests in large safari tents built on raised wooden decks with en-suite facilities. All tents have private balconies with views over the river. Mwambashi is renowned not only for its fabulous location but also for its friendly service. There is always something

special on offer at Mwambashi, whether it’s a bush dinner, sundowners on the river or a day of exhilarating game viewing, canoeing the delightful channels or landing a first tigerfish. Activities are day and night game drives in open 4x4s, boating and fishing on the river and channels, guided walking and birdwatching. All are accompanied by guides.


Lower Zambezi Redcliff Zambezi Lodge Cell: +260 979 587 822 Email: info@redcliff-lodge.com; 4tigers@redcliff-lodge.com www.redcliff-lodge.com Redcliff Zambezi Lodge extends to about 100 hectares with 1.5 km of river frontage. The lodge can accommodate up to 16 guests. Four tent-roofed chalets (each with two beds) and two family chalets (each with four beds) are furnished with beautiful indigenous teak. Each chalet has large, comfortable beds and mosquito nets and en-suite facilities, including shower, toilet, hot and cold running water. Solar panels are used to charge 12 volt batteries for major lighting needs, while pathways and chalets are illuminated by paraffin lanterns, providing a soft and rustic atmosphere. The indigenous vegetation forms the ‘garden’ between chalets, with the huge trees providing a shady canopy. The camp is built safely above the high-flood level. A swimming pool is part of the comfortable surroundings. Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the three-course main meal served in the evening. Meal times are flexible to suit guest requirements and activities.

Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp c/o Postnet Box 218 P Bag E891, Lusaka 10101 Tel: +27 11 438 4650 Fax: +22 11 787 7658 Email: southernafrica@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com Nicknamed ‘the faraway place’, Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp is an intimate safari camp set deep inside the National Park in a sheltered location on the banks on one of the permanent channels of the Zambezi River. It has been totally refurbished to give a luxurious feel in keeping with the other Sanctuary properties. Accommodation consists of seven spacious tented rooms on teak decking with twin beds or double beds, mosquito nets, en-suite facilities, solar heated water and a private veranda. A wide range of cuisine is served blending local and international flavours. Meals are served outdoors whenever possible, with surprise bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners under the stars. Guests can discover Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp’s wildlife by boat, canoe, safari vehicle or on foot. Activities include 4x4 game viewing, boat and canoe excursions, birdwatching, stargazing, walking safaris and fishing. Access to Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp is by light aircraft to the nearby Kulefu or Jeki airstrips.

Old Mondoro c/o PO Box 30972, Lusaka 10101 Tel +260 211 261 588 Fax: +260 211 262 683 Email: info@chiawa.com www.oldmondoro.com Owned and operated by the Cumings family, Old Mondoro is a beautiful, intimate and private safari camp in a spectacular and remote location. Situated deep inside the park in lovely walking country with great game viewing, Old Mondoro is a back-to-the-bush experience with excellent for elephant, leopard and seasonal wild dog sightings. The

camp’s three professional guides offer a full range of activities such as day and night game drives, walks, canoe trips and game viewing by boat. A canvas and reed lounge area, or sitenje, with timber decks overlooks a maze of islands in the Zambezi River. Accommodation is in four screened-in reed chalets with canvas roofs and eight beds.

Royal Zambezi Lodge c/o P Bag CH42, Chelston, Lusaka Tel: +260 979 486 618 Tel/Fax: +260 211 840 682 Email: royalzambezihq@iwayafrica.com www.royalzambezilodge.com Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River and in the shade of mahogany trees, the Royal Zambezi Lodge is a premier property and its closeness to the Lower Zambezi National Park provides the perfect base for game viewing and fishing as well as canoeing and birdwatching. The timeless elegance of the thatched and copper-roofed buildings is perfectly enhanced by the natural but sophisticated furnishings and luxurious finishes. Experienced staff with a long-standing reputation for service excellence ensure that any stay is a memorable one. There is a long oval pool for cooling off or sun tanning next to the river. Guests gather at the legendary Sausage Tree bar at sunset for drinks. The bar is built around a venerable old tree and its timber deck extends out over the swiftly flowing channel. Guests are served early morning coffee/tea in their tents. A full English/continental breakfast or late morning brunch is served followed by a light lunch. Dinner is a three-course meal, served under the stars or a special ‘island’ dinner on the river.

Sausage Tree Camp c/o Post.Net Box E017 P/Bag 283, Crossroads, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 845 204 Email: reservations@sausagetreecamp.com www.sausagetreecamp.com Sausage Tree Camp is set in a stunning location on the Zambezi River, in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. This exclusive safari camp offers a wide range of game viewing activities including game drives (both day and night), walking safaris, canoeing, boating and fishing. Sleeping 16 guests, the camp offers a personalised safari experience. Accommodation is

in eight spacious white Bedouin-style tents, each with a private open-air bathroom and a flush ‘loo with a view’. Each tent has its own personal muchinda (butler). Nearly hidden from one another, and shaded by mature sausage and mahogany trees, the tents are cool, private sanctuaries from which to view wildlife.

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Luangwa Valley

Game viewing galore in Luangwa Valley

Beyond the main gate area, the park is quite uncrowded, even though it is Zambia’s most popular in terms of visitor numbers. Visitors can expect to drive undisturbed for relatively long distances and to find ideal places for a sundowner or early-morning beverage.

Luangwa Valley comprises four national parks:

The overall quality of the park is matched by the high

• The popular South Luangwa National Park, arguably one of Africa’s greatest wildlife conservation areas

standard of accommodation, which is concentrated mostly in a broad area near the main gate but across the river.

• The remote and still hardly visited North Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa is famous for its walking safaris and every

• The privately managed Luambe National Park

and to appreciate the finer details of nature as viewed close

• The 2,720 sq km Lukusuzi, with no visitor facilities and few recognisable tracks but plenty of game, has great potential.

up. For many, following the spoor, examining and identi-

South Luangwa National Park

Of course, visitors primarily come to see the larger animals

South Luangwa National Park is one of Africa’s finest and

Valley such as Thornicroft’s giraffe (of which there are

best managed. Covering 9,050 sq km and bordering the

thought to be about 1,500) and Cookson’s wildebeest

Luangwa River, the park is ideal for game viewing during

(although this is largely confined to North Luangwa

the dry season from late April to November.

National Park). Crayshaw’s zebra is found in larger numbers

visitor should seize the opportunity to see wildlife on foot

fying droppings and recording insects is as rewarding as a sight of the big cats – of which there are many in the park.

as well as some of the endemic subspecies of Luangwa

in Luangwa than elsewhere. Not only are animals easy to spot, but they are present in

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large numbers – especially just before the rainy season,

Lion and leopard are so abundant that visitors can expect

when they are drawn to the river to find water. There are

to see both, even on a short stay. Large herds of buffalo

60 species of mammal in the park.

are another feature of the park.


Luangwa Valley The Luangwa River is home to impressive-looking Nile crocodiles and large pods of sometimes fractious hippo. The park’s birdlife is equally fascinating, with a reported 400 species.

Luambe National Park Often overlooked and sometimes forgotten alongside the bigger and much-visited South Luangwa National Park, Luambe is 300 sq km of pure solitude and an impressively varied and often wooded landscape.

Additional Information Activities: Walking safaris, irdwatching (400 of Zambia’s 732 species are found here), photographic safaris Airports/airstrips: Daily to South Luangwa (Mfuwe) from Lusaka all year. North Luangwa is more difficult but there are airstrips open for charter traffic Best time to visit: April-October (South Luangwa)

Energetically and sympathetically run since 1999 by the conservation charity Luangwa Wilderness e.V in close association with Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and

with some properties open year-round, June to October (North Luangwa: access in the rainy season is virtually impossible)

1980s when only a few shy animals remained.

Wildlife found in this area: Elephant, buffalo, lion, caracal, wild dog, serval and side striped jackal and very good leopard densities plus many others

The charity has built a lodge, but hopes one day to return

Major attractions: Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest (both unique to Luangwa Valley)

with the support of local communities, the small park has bounced back to life from the dark days of the 1970s and

the park to full ZAWA control and management and to enable Luambe to link up with some of the region’s major national parks in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

maintaining its reputation as a true wilderness. Poaching is more or less a thing of the past, and a symbol of this

Like the neighbouring North and South Luangwa national

renaissance was the reintroduction of black rhino.

parks, Luambe is dominated by the Luangwa River. As with South Luangwa, the park is dominated by the Visitors can expect to see elephant and hippo; predators

broad Luangwa River and animals are drawn to its reliable

such as lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog; plus buffalo,

waters, especially towards the end of the dry season.

eland, zebra, puku, bushbuck, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, Cookson’s wildebeest, waterbuck, impala, warthog and genet. Walking safaris are a popular way to view wildlife.

Endemics Broadly speaking, North Luangwa has the same animal

Sadly, the park’s sole property, Luangwa Wilderness Lodge,

species as South Luangwa, but also one or two endemics

is no longer in operation. The best way to reach Lumabe is

such as Cookson’s wildebeest, rarely seen to the south.

via the Waka Waka airstrip. The alternative is a long road

The park is known particularly for its large herds of buffalo.

journey from Mfuwe Airport or Lilongwe (Malawi) Airport.

Some 350 bird species have been recorded.

North Luangwa National Park

As in South Luangwa, walking safaris are especially popular

The remote 4,636 sq km North Luangwa National Park is little

and authentic game-viewing experience.

and often preferred by guests as a healthier, more exciting

visited. In fact, until comparatively recently, trips to North Luangwa were limited to game rangers and no tourism was permitted.

North Luangwa has a few tiny seasonal camps such as Kutandala, Mwaleshi, Luangwa North, Nkalamo and

Until the mid 1980s the park was badly affected by

Buffalo Camp. Camps are usually open from early June

poaching; but thanks to the North Luangwa Conserva-

to early November each year, after which the rains are

tion Project the area is returning to its former glory while

expected to arrive.

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Luangwa Valley adorata campsite & lodge PO Box 39, Mfuwe Tel: +260 97 815 806; 97 201 513; 97 773 086 info@adorata-lodge-zambia.com www.christinekitta.de/adorata The site is situated on an oxbow lagoon, overlooking the majestic Luangwa River in Mambwe district 130 km from Chipata and only a 25 min drive from Mfuwe International Airport. The chalets offer a combination of comfortable and affordable ensuites with warm borehole water. An open bar and restaurant

are conveniently located at the centre of the lodge and campsite and caters for local and international menus and also meals cooked on an open fire. Apart from the national park walking safaris (June to October) there are walks along the riverbank in the game management area which is frequented by all kinds of animals.

Bilimungwe Camp PO Box 91, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 041 Cell: +260 978 770 055 Email: info@bushcampcompany.com www.bushcampcompany.com Bilimungwe is a trail camp nestled in a riverine forest along the picturesque banks of the Luangwa River. The camp is set in a remote and unspoilt area and an ideal base for walking safaris. The camp is made up of four reed and thatch chalets all with en-suite showers, toilet and double vanities. The chalets are situated on the edge of the bush and are regularly visited

by wildlife. Each chalet has two queen-sized double beds with large mosquito nets and an individual rechargeable lighting system. The rustic dining area and fully stocked bar are constructed on raised decking with views of Bilimungwe’s permanent water hole and abundant game.

Buffalo Camp

Chamilandu Camp

c/o Shiwa Safaris Ltd PO Box 1, Shiwa Ng’andu Tel: +260 211 229 261 Fax: +260 211 229 261 www.shiwasafaris.com/buffalo.html

PO Box 91, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 041 Cell: +260 978 77 00 55 Email: info@bushcampcompany.com www.bushcampcompany.com

Buffalo is a seasonal bush camp in North Luangwa National Park – one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness areas. The camp is open from early June until early November. The recommended stay is from three to five nights. It is situated some 100 km off the Great North Road but is also accessible by air and there is an airstrip just 12 km from the camp.

The camp comprises five en-suite guest chalets. Three of the chalets are built on stilts, over looking the Mwaleshi River. The area is predominately for walking safaris but the camp offers limited game and night drives. Walks normally last four to five hours and are conducted by highly experienced guides and accompanied by an armed ZAWA scout.

Chamilandu Camp offers comfort, class and beauty in one of the Luangwa Valley’s prime remote river locations, yielding a diversity of wildlife and attracting abundant wildlife. Chamilandu takes a maximum of only six guests in unique tree-house chalets that are elegantly designed with a tasteful blend of modern classic decor. They provide a bird’s eye view over the waters of the Luangwa

Chikoko Tree Camp

Chindeni camp

c/o Remote Africa Safaris Ltd PO Box 5, Mfuwe Email: tafika@remoteafrica.com; reservations@remoteafrica.com www.remoteafrica.com

PO Box 91, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 041 Cell: +260 978 770 055 Email: info@bushcampcompany.com www.bushcampcompany.com

Chikoko Tree Camp offers accommodation for a maximum of six people with en-suite facilities. The en-suites have flush toilets, showers (with hot water provided in the evening) and running (cold) water throughout the day. Full support is provided with an experienced walking guide, armed scout and chef as well as general camp staff.

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Game viewing is excellent both from the comfort of the camp and whilst out on daily walks. Combine a stay at this camp with the other Remote Africa Safaris’ camps for the ultimate safari experience. Seasonal operating dates are from 25 May to 31 October.

Chindeni Camp lies nestled on the apex of a permanent oxbow lagoon, offset by the Nchendeni Hills. Raised on wooden decking Chindeni’s four en-suite tented chalets are sheltered by a shady ebony grove. Each chalet has its own private raised veranda with views over the resident game and the serene yet breathtaking tranquillity of the lush and wide lagoon.

River and Nchindeni Hills. Walking safaris are a constant mix of awe and information, excitement and inspiration. Catering for all safari tastes the camp offers both morning and evening walks and combinations of day and night game drives.

This is the ideal spot for both the avid and intrepid game spotter, as well as the more sedentary visitors who wish to observe nature and lazily watch the abundance of game that parades before them. With accommodation for eight guests, this secluded camp provides the perfect location for the ultimate bush experience.


Luangwa Valley Croc Valley Camp

Crocodile River Camp

Tel: +260 216 246 074 Fax: +260 216 246 040 Cell: +260 977 175 172 Email: reservations@crocvalleycamp.com www.crocvalley.com

c/o Remote Africa Safaris Ltd PO Box 5, Mfuwe Email: tafika@remoteafrica.com; reservations@remoteafrica.com www.remoteafrica.com

Croc Valley Camp is a boutique lodge catering for the budget traveller as well as offering a self-catering and full board experience. The camp is set in an oasis of calm along the bank of the Luangwa river. The camp fits effortlessly into the surrounding riverine habitat with fantastic views and it is not uncommon to see elephants crossing the river and strolling through the camp on a

regular basis. Between safaris, in the midday heat, the hippo friendly swimming pool provides the perfect place to relax and cool off. The bar is always open and serves ice cold drinks throughout the day. In addition there is a campsite which caters for campers and overland trucks with parking areas, fireplaces, power points, hot showers and ablutions.

Crocodile River Camp stands on an old river bank overlooking a large and usually dry ox-bow lagoon. Nestled among massive ebony trees, its great location provides the ideal spot for the three chalets built entirely of natural materials. Both Crocodile River Camp and Chikoko Tree Camp provide the full support of a chef, general camp staff, some of the most experienced walking guides in the valley and

Island Bush Camp

Flatdogs Camp

c/o Kafunta Safaris PO Box 83, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 046 Email: kafunta@luangwa.com www.lunagwa.com

PO Box 125, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 038 Email: info@flatdogscamp.com www.flatdogscamp.com

This small, personalised camp lies under a grove of mahogany trees on the Luangwa River. Island Bush Camp offers rustic accommodation in reed huts, with individual hot showers and running water. Each stilted chalet, with open frontage has a private verandah overlooking the river. Just two hours drive south of Kafunta, it is located in a very remote game-rich area in

the park’s southern section. Exclusive walking safaris are the main activity and for the more adventurous, guests can request portered safaris from main camp. The entire camp is reconstructed each year and is open from June to October.

Kafunta River Lodge PO Box 83, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 046 Email: kafunta@luangwa.com www.lunagwa.com Kafunta River Lodge is set in the riverside forest on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking South Luangwa National Park. The accommodation consists of eight chalets and two luxury suites of the highest standard in the valley. Built on wooden platforms under a thatched roof, the mahogany floors and walls give a natural beauty to the luxurious interiors.

Central to the chalets is a spacious bar and dining area. Built around a semi-evergreen wild mango tree and thatched in the traditional style, it offers panoramic views over the river and the National Park. Guests can be sure of excellent game viewing and birdwatching from the lodge.

Flatdogs Camp is an excellent and affordable owner-managed safari camp overlooking the Luangwa River and South Luangwa National Park. With a choice between chalets, authentic African safari tents and the exclusive Jackal-Berry Tree House, Flatdogs is ideal for families, couples, honeymooners, friends travelling together, first-time explorers and safari addicts. The à la carte restaurant is unique in the safari world, allowing guests to choose their meals each day instead of being served a set menu. The camp itself has been left as natural as possible, so it can co-exist with the animals that call the site home – as a result, guests are often privileged to see elephant, hippo, giraffe, bushbuck, puku and banded mongoose in camp, going about their daily business. The flexible and professional approach of the Flatdogs’ staff and guides creates the ultimate safari experience in what is the most exciting National Park in Zambia.

Kakuli Bushcamp

Kalamu lagoon Camp

c/o Norman Carr Safaris PO Box 100, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 015; 216 246 025 Fax: +260 216 245 025 Email: kapani@normancarrsafaris.com www.normancarrsafaris.com

c/o Wilderness Safaris Post Net 118, P Bag E835, Lusaka Tel: +260 9777 0952 Email: info@wilderness.co.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com

Kakuli is a seasonal camp on the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa Rivers. There are four spacious tents under shady thatched roofs, each with an open-air bathroom. All of the tents overlook the river with stunning views up and down this hippopacked stretch of river.

There is a lovely chitenge overlooking the grazing lawn that leads down to the rivers. This area of the park is renowned for its great game viewing and guests will usually split their time between walking and driving.

an armed scout. All luggage and supplies are carried into and out of camp by porters. Both of these small bushcamps have excellent game densities and offer guests a great opportunity to experience the bush on foot in isolated and natural surroundings. Combine a stay with other Remote Africa Safaris camps for the ultimate safari experience. Seasonal operating dates are 1 June to 31 October

Situated in the Luamfwa Concession in South Luangwa National Park, Kalamu Lagoon Camp takes its name from the adjacent Chankalamu River, a seasonal tributary of the Luangwa. The camp overlooks a well-used crossing point on the Luangwa River. The deeper pools of the river and a nearby seasonal lagoon hold large pods of hippo and crocodiles. Kalamu consists of four Meru-style en-suite tents,

each with a different river outlook. The central areas of the camp – the plunge pool and deck and shaded bar and dining area – maximise the sweeping river views. A deck built into a fallen fig tree provides an unusual lookout point. Activities at Kalamu focus on the Luangwa River with both game drives and walks exploring its banks.

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Luangwa Valley Kaingo Camp PO Box 57, Mfuwe Tel: +260 6 246 064 Email: info@kaingo.com www.kaingo.com Kaingo Camp and Mwamba Bush Camp are the creations of the Shenton family, which has a proud history of three generations of wildlife conservation in southern Africa. Kaingo Camp consists of six brick and thatch chalets, including two honeymoon suites with en-suite facilities and soaring skylights to the stars. Each chalet has an outdoor bathtub and a private deck overlooking the magnificent Luangwa River. All rooms have en-suite facilities. Nestled discretely apart on the banks of the river, Kaingo’s chalets were designed with the sole purpose of transporting you safely into the world of the Luangwa without a single distraction. A special feature of Kaingo are the unique individual decks built out over the river in front of each chalet. From this relaxing vantage point one can view game coming down to drink, basking hippos, aquatic birds, crocodiles fishing, and daily elephant crossings. The trademark of Shenton Safaris is the ingenious network of photographic hides offering exhilarating opportunities for close-up views of hippos, elephants and other wildlife. Visits to these hides are part of the three daily game viewing activities offered by the camps.

Kapani Safari Lodge c/o Norman Carr Safaris PO Box 100, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 015 Fax: +260 216 245 025 Email: kapani@normancarrsafaris.com www.normancarrsafaris.com Kapani Safari Lodge is a beautiful and permanent lodge situated on one of the many ox-bow lagoons in South Luangwa. It is the ideal place for visitors to spend their first night in Africa before moving on to the more rustic bush camps. Accommodation consists of eight standard suites and one Lagoon House, providing 18 beds in all. The brick-built chalets have thatched roofs, spacious living areas, luxurious interiors and walk-in mosquito nets. The Lagoon House offers more spacious accommodation, private views and elegant furniture. There is a main chitenge with a bar and lounge area. The lodge also has a swimming pool. Activities include morning walks from Kapani, game viewing in open 4x4 vehicles and night drives with a spotlight. Kapani is one of the Luangwa’s most historic lodges being the last home of the pioneer Norman Carr. It is base camp for the Norman Carr Safaris bush camps and a great option for the start of a safari and for families and small groups. It is also the ideal place from which to visit Norman Carr Safaris community projects including Yosefe School and the tree planting scheme.

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Kapamba Camp PO Box 91, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 041 Cell: +260 978 77 00 55 Email: info@bushcampcompany.com www.bushcampcompany.com Kapamba Camp is situated in a prime location on the picturesque spot about six km up the Kapamba River, where guests can experience unforgettable sundowners while dipping their feet in the shallows. Each of the camp’s four chalets is individually designed to offer stunning views of the river. The open-fronted style ensures that guests can enjoy uninterrupted game viewing from

the privacy of their own room. Overlooking the Kapamba River, the wellpositioned deck offers an ideal viewing point for the abundant wildlife that comes to drink at the river and is the focal point of the camp. Walking safaris from the Kapamba are exceptional with numerous trails following the course of the river.

Kuyenda Camp PO Box 91, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 041 Cell: +260 978 77 00 55 Email: info@bushcampcompany.com www.bushcampcompany.com Kuyenda Camp is nestled among shady trees on the banks of the Manzi River and is open from June to November. This camp is the ideal base from which to experience the continual unfolding of Africa’s dramatic wilderness at close range. Accommodation is in four authentic thatched rondavels. Each chalet contains a large spacious double or twin beds, mosquito

netting and en-suite ‘open to the sky’ facilities, including shower, toilet and wash basin. The central dining area, lounge and bar overlook a grassy plain with abundant wildlife where the drama of wild Africa is the stage. Run by renowned safari guide Phil Berry, Kuyenda carries the essence of the old Africa now lost.


Luangwa Valley Lion Camp

LUANGWA RIVER CAMP

Box 95, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 024 Email: info@lioncamp.com www.lioncamp.com

c/o Robin Pope Safaris PO Box 80, Mfuwe Tel: +265 (0)179 5483/4491 Fax +260 216 246 094 Email: info@robinpopesafaris.net www.robinpopesafaris.net

Lion Camp, overlooking Lion Lagoon, is one of the few privileged lodges to be situated deep inside the South Luangwa National Park. A maximum of 18 guests can be accommodated in nine canvas-and-thatch chalets, which are raised on stilts. Each chalet features a private balcony, stylish interior and en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. 220v inverter power is also available in each.

A system of lighted boardwalks links the chalets to the heart of the lodge; where a central boma with a fireplace is surrounded by the library, a small curio shop, thatched seating areas, and the bar. There is also a lower viewing deck and an infinity swimming pool. Experienced and knowledgeable guides lead game drives and walking safaris.

LUANGWA BUSH CAMPING

It is a 10-bed camp situated opposite the Luangwa Wafwa in the Upper Lupande GMA. It has all the creature comforts of a five-star camp yet with all the intimacy, tailored activities and flexible mealtimes to be expected from a bush camp. It is quite like nothing else on offer in the Luangwa Valley. The camp is unique with its decor of locally crafted and handmade details. The main area is elevated by between 1 metre and 3 metres on wooden decks affording great views to the park and river.

c/o Robin Pope Safaris PO Box 80, Mfuwe Tel: +265 (0)179 5483/4491 Fax +260 216 246 094 Email: info@robinpopesafaris.net www.robinpopesafaris.net

The swimming pool is sunk into the deck on two levels with a waterfall adjoining the two pools (one for swimming and the other for seating). Seating areas are all elevated and open plan with a bar area as well as a dining and reading area.

Luangwa Bush Camping is an exclusive experience with Robin Pope Safaris, walking with the best of guides, dipping deeper into the bush from the fixed camps by camping out for a couple of nights, dinner and stories around the fire, simple but delicious food. When staying at Tena Tena and Nsefu guests can walk between the two places for two or three days, camping on the way. This is simple camping but with that extra touch of comfort.

Luangwa Safari House

There are stand-up tents, mattresses on the ground, sheets and blankets, wash basin, shared 60L bucket shower, bush loo, full bar and food service, fully serviced camp (except laundry).

c/o Robin Pope Safaris PO Box 80, Mfuwe, Zambia Tel: +265 (0)179 5483/4491 Fax +260 216 246 094 Email: info@robinpopesafaris.net www.robinpopesafaris.net

The walking is in one of the most lagoon rich areas of the Luangwa and hence the game is superb. Debs Tittle, one of Zambia’s best, is the main guide and host at the exclusive and intimate camp of two to four guests with absolute personal attention.

Luangwa North Camp P.O. Box 60616 Livingstone, Zambia Tel: +260 973 105 189 Email: info@feelingafrica.com www.feelingafrica.com Luangwa North Camp is located on the banks of the Luangwa River, within the North Luangwa National Park. It offers five bungalows, each with a terrace overlooking the river. All buildings are constructed two and a half metres above the ground, and are connected by footbridges, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the lodge’s services and its views in total safety. The highly qualified guides are all English-speaking and are assisted by expe-

Luangwa River Camp is the latest addition to the RPS family. The property now comes with the usual standards synonymous with the RPS brand.

rienced local scouts and trackers. The lodge has an enormous terrace of more than 300 square metres and views over the Luangwa River, where guests can view buffalo, hippo, elephants and even lions. Lunch is served in the shade of the restaurant, with its exceptional views and candle-lit suppers are accompanied by the sounds of the African night.

Designed by Neil Rocher, Luangwa Safari House is an extraordinary private house for up to eight guests comprising four large en-suite bedrooms situated about 1 km from Nkwali camp. The house is constructed in traditional style from weathered leadwood and faced with locally cut stone. The property is set on the edge of a seasonal lagoon and with a backdrop of the Chindeni Hills the game, including elephants and giraffe, which use the area to feed and water throughout the day. Inside, the house is much more contemporary and has a very individual feel. The house has its own swimming pool and guests are provided with private vehicles, guides and an armed scout for walking safaris. To ensure cuisine of the highest standard, a private chef and house manager are available to discuss menu planning and meals are arranged around the individual requirements of guests.

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Luangwa Valley Luwi Bushcamp

marula lodge

c/o Norman Carr Safaris PO Box 100, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 015 Fax: +260 216 245 025 Email: kapani@normancarrsafaris.com www.normancarrsafaris.com

PO Box 126, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246073, +260 974595838 Email: info@marulalodgezambia.com www.marulalodgezambia.com

Luwi Bushcamp is a seasonal camp nestled under huge mahogany trees on the banks of a permanent lagoon. Accommodation is in four huts made of grass and thatch with polished mud floors. A small thatch provides shade over the bar area. Daytime meals are served in the shade of the trees with a view of the grassy plain that

normally attracts an abundance of wildlife. There is a large lagoon adjacent to camp teeming with hippo and crocodile. This permanent water source attracts game from far and wide making the camp area constantly busy with animals.

Marula Lodge is located right next to the main entrance of the South Luangwa National Park. The lodge’s comfortable, affordable chalets provide the perfect haven for a Zambian safari getaway. On the outer perimeter of the camp, each chalet has just enough seclusion to make guests feel at home between busy game viewing drives.

Mchenja Bushcamp

Mfuwe Lodge

c/o Norman Carr Safaris PO Box 100, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 015; 216 246 025 Fax: +260 216 245 025 Email: kapani@normancarrsafaris.com www.normancarrsafaris.com

PO Box 91, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 041 Cell: +260 978 770 055 Email: info@bushcampcompany.com www.bushcampcompany.com

Mchenja, meaning ‘the ebony tree’, is set beneath a magnificent grove of these trees on the banks of the Luangwa river. The camp comprises four stylishly designed tents each under its own thatched roof, and each with private en-suite shower and bathroom facilities and inside bath. There is a small pool alongside the bar within the

thatched main chitenje, allowing guests to seek cool refuge during the heat of the day. Mchenja is the perfect destination to complete a walking safari that has combined stays at a number of camps. Alternatively, guests seeking a more luxury and pampering may choose to combine a longer stay here, either walking or driving.

Mfuwe Lodge is 3 km from the main gate of the South Luangwa National Park, and just a 45-minute transfer from Mfuwe International Airport. Each of the 18 thatched chalets overlooks one of the lodge’s two lagoons, which attract abundant game activity during the day and night. Enjoy early morning and evening game drives plus delicious dinners, perhaps eaten by candlelight under the

Mushroom Lodge & Presidential House

Mutinondo Wilderness

PO Box 25, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 117; 246 116 Fax: +260 216 245 063 Cell: +260 97 467 436 Email: info@mushroomlodge.com www.mushroomlodge.com

Mpika Cell: 097 8198198 (SMS more reliable) Email: 2MWL@bushmail.net www.mutinondozambia.com

Mushroom Lodge and Presidential House is located inside South Luangwa National Park. The lodge has six double chalets built on the edge of the lagoon in a grove of African ebony trees. Each en-suite chalet comes with either twin or double bed options, a spacious

lounge and a minibar. Facilities include two showers, outside and inside, per chalet, plus a bath and separate toilet. Verandas on each chalet overlook the lagoon for safe and close-up viewing of birds and wildlife. There is an open-air dining area with barbecue facilities, a swimming pool, lounge platforms and massage facilities.

Mwaleshi Camp c/o Remote Africa Safaris Ltd PO Box 5, Mfuwe Email: tafika@remoteafrica.com www.remoteafrica.com Mwaleshi Camp is an enigmatic walking camp that accommodates six guests within the North Luangwa National Park. Situated on a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River 10 km from the Luangwa confluence, this is a place of peace and simplicity, contrasted with stunning wildlife action. The excitement of watching hyaenas hunting puku in front of camp, or observing herds of buffalo and Cookson’s wildebeest on

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foot, are some of the great experiences of Mwaleshi Camp. A day trip to the Mwaleshi Falls upstream of the camp, has been rated by one travel writer as a top highlight in Zambia. Combine a visit here with the other camps in the Remote Africa portfolio and create a truly unique and unforgettable safari. Seasonal operating dates are 15 June-31 October.

located on the plateau 30 km west of the Luangwa Valley in Mutinondo Province, Mutinondo Wilderness is ideal for people who love peace and tranquillity in the bush. The area consists of 10,000 hectares of privately owned land encompassing pristine miombo woodland, granite inselbergs, crystalclear rivers to swim in and drink from and picturesque waterfalls and dambos.

There is a lovely swimming pool and backpackers are catered for in furnished riverside tents. At the hub of the camp are the lounge, dining room and bar with experienced chefs catering to all tastes, whether from the daily menu or the full-board fare using fresh local produce and plenty of imagination.

African stars while listening to lions coughing in the distance. Guests can also pamper themselves with a choice of treatments in the newly opened spa. Day and night time safaris with an experienced and knowledgeable guide are provided daily. Mfuwe Lodge stays open during the Green Season.

The lodge has four chalets, bar and dining facilities. Each building has is unique with its own view and character: two standard chalets, and a spacious family chalet. There is also an adjacent campsite set on the edge of a wooded rocky outcrop, and a selfcatering camp on the Mutinondo River, 11 km away with one grass-walled chalet and campsite.


Luangwa Valley Mwamba Bush Camp

Nkwali Camp

PO Box 57, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 064 Email: info@kaingo.com www.kaingo.com

c/o Robin Pope Safaris PO Box 80, Mfuwe Tel: +265 (0)179 5483/4491 Fax +260 216 246 094 Email: info@robinpopesafaris.net www.robinpopesafaris.net

Kaingo Camp and Mwamba Bush Camp are the creations of the Shenton family, which has a proud history of three generations of wildlife conservation in southern Africa. Wonderfully remote and peaceful, Mwamba Bush Camp is a relaxed 3-hour bushwalk or 20-minute drive from Kaingo. Mwamba takes only six guests in three reed and thatch chalets, uniquely designed with two soaring skylights set into the roof providing an experience sleeping under the stars. The bungalows have huge outdoors en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot bucket showers. The lighting is all solar powered and the complete absence of generator noise means nothing interferes with the morning chorus or the midnight howls of the hyena. The accommodation reflects a thoughtful balance between back-to-nature simplicity and essential comforts. Meals are of the same high standard as Kaingo, and the bush-style dining and bar area or ‘chitenge’ is set under the deep shade of huge ebony trees entwined with python vines. A spectacular sundowner spot on top of a large termite mound and a glowing campfire under the night sky completes the camp’s friendly and personal atmosphere. Like those at Kaingo Camp, guests have access to the ingenious network of photographic hides designed by Derek Shenton.

Nkwali Camp is located on Robin Pope’s private land overlooking the Luangwa River and the National Park. This is superb game viewing country, with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grass plains. There is accommodation for 12 guests in cool and spacious en-suite chalets made of thatch and woven bamboo and all with excellent views of the river. Elephants often cross the river and guests can observe them from the large thatched bar and lounge area on the main terrace. The area is also renowned for leopard and giraffe sightings. The thatched dining room sits in a parkland of large riverine trees and is located quite close to a waterhole that often attracts game during breakfast. Activities from camp are focused on walking, game drives and night drives. Nkwali Camp is the ideal starting point for any South Luangwa safari with Robin Pope Safaris.

Nsefu

Nsolo Bushcamp

c/o Robin Pope Safaris PO Box 80, Mfuwe Tel: +265 (0)179 5483/4491 Fax +260 216 246 094 Email: info@robinpopesafaris.net www.robinpopesafaris.net

c/o Norman Carr Safaris PO Box 100, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 015 Tel/fax: +260 216 246 025 Email: kapani@normancarrsafaris.com www.normancarrsafaris.com

Nsefu was Zambia’s first photographic safari camp and, today, is still one of only two camps in the game rich Nsefu Sector, South Luangwa. Nsefu accommodates 12 guests in the original rondavels, which have been extended and also offer spacious en-suite bathrooms. Each room has a clear view of the river. The bar, tucked in beside a huge extinct termite mound, overlooks a waterhole that is popular with game, especially leopard. The camp lies in the heart of the undeveloped Nsefu sector and so offers remoteness and seclusion.

Nsolo is a romantic, thatched camp, situated on a bend in the Luwi sand river just three hours safari walk from Luwi Bushcamp. Accommodation consists of four individually designed chalets each on raised wooden decks with high thatched roofs and private verandas. Game frequents a waterhole in the river-bed in front of the camp, often resulting

in exciting viewing from the comfort of your own deck or from the central chitenje that houses the bar and small camp library. Nsolo is one of Luangwa’s more historic camps. It was sited by Norman Carr in 1987 and Shaddy, the manager of the camp and guide, has been walking from this camp for over 10 years.

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Luangwa Valley Protea Hotel Chipata

Robin’s House

Plot 3126, Great East Road Chipata Tel: +260 216 222 905 Fax: +260 216 222 909 Email: reservations@phchipata.co.zm www.proteahotels.com

c/o Robin Pope Safaris PO Box 80, Mfuwe Tel: +265 (0) 179 5483/4491 Fax +260 216 246 094 Email: info@robinpopesafaris.net www.robinpopesafaris.net

Protea Hotel Chipata is located on the outskirts of Chipata town, three hours drive from South Luangwa National Park and only 130 km from Lilongwe. Ideal for both leisure and business travellers, the hotel offers 40 bedrooms with air conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, electronic safes and electronic door locks, telephone and DSTV. A restaurant with an outside terrace area, bar and swimming pool are available as well as conference facilities for up to 100 delegates providing a superb environment for conferences, seminars, workshops, corporate functions, cocktail parties and product launches. The hotel also offers free wireless internet access.

Robin’s House lies on the edge of Nkwali Camp. This private luxury house is ideal for families, honeymooners and guests looking for privacy. Set apart from the camp and on the banks of the Luangwa River, Robin’s House has great views of the river and the animals that come to drink. There are two large bedrooms (a double and a triple), each with its own bathroom, and a central sitting room and dining room. A private kitchen and chef, along with a valet, ensures meals can be served where and when guests like. To enhance the exclusive experience, guests also have a private guide and safari vehicle for the game-viewing activities.

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

c/o Sanctuary Retreats PO Box 218, Private Bag E891 Manda Hill, Lusaka Tel +27 11 438 4650 Fax +27 11 787 7658 Email: southernafrica@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com

c/o Sanctuary Retreats PO Box 218, Private Bag E891 Manda Hill, Lusaka Tel: +27 11 438 4650 Fax: +27 11 787 7658 Email: southernafrica@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com

Formerly a private presidential retreat, Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge occupies a splendid hilltop location in the heart of the National Park, with vistas over the river plains teeming with game. Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge offers a stylish country house atmosphere with discreet service, outstanding cuisine and a second to none game viewing experience even from the airy veranda. Accommodation consists of 10 air conditioned rooms with en-suite bathroom which houses a bath and shower. The rooms enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the plains, while quality furnishings and finishes ensure the highest levels of comfort. All rooms are air conditioned with en-suite bathroom which houses a bath and shower. Other facilities include a swimming pool and curio shop. All meals are à la carte, with a good selection of dishes, served in venues varying from an elegant dining room to scenic verandas and camp fire gatherings. Activities include 4x4 game drives and walks in the National Park.

Named after the elusive puku that inhabits the floodplain in front of the camp, Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp is landscaped into a secluded ridge overlooking the Kukumba Valley. The diverse wildlife offers great opportunities for photography. Guests can choose to explore on foot with a keen-eyed guide or go further afield in a 4x4 vehicle. This is a small and intimate 14-bed camp with seven spacious canvas safari tents, all offering splendid views of the flood plains below. Each has a teak veranda with shady pergola, a lavish bathroom with bath and indoor and outdoor shower with views over the floodplains. All meals are table d’hôte, with a wide selection of dishes and served outdoors whenever possible, often around the campfire. A full range of game drives in the National park in 4x4 vehicles with a knowledgeable guide. Game to be seen includes elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog, buffalo and giraffe. The transfer time from Mfuwe Airport is approximately 2 hours much of which is a game drive through the National Park.

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Luangwa Valley Tafika Camp

Tena Tena Camp

c/o Remote Africa Safaris Ltd PO Box 5, Mfuwe Email: tafika@remoteafrica.com; reservations@remoteafrica.com www.remoteafrica.com Tafika Camp is an authentic bush camp offering warm hospitality and a superior safari experience with amazing game viewing. Located just outside the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park, Tafika is the home and base camp of John and Carol Coppinger’s owner-run company, Remote Africa Safaris. With six spacious chalets (including one family chalet) all built from natural materials, Tafika can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests

c/o Robin Pope Safaris PO Box 80, Mfuwe Tel: +265 (0) 179 5483/4491 Fax +260 216 246 094 Email: info@robinpopesafaris.net www.robinpopesafaris.net at any one time. Built round the trunks of stunning sausage trees these thatched chalets all have en-suite facilities with the showers open to the stars. Enjoy walking safaris, day and night game drives and unique mountain biking and microlighting. Combine a stay with other Remote Africa properties for the ultimate safari experience. Seasonal operating dates are 1 May-15 November.

Thornicroft lodge Plot 589, PO Box 35, Mfuwe Tel: +260 (0) 216 246 247 Cell: +260 (0) 962 197 811 Email: info@thornicroft-lodge.com www.thornicroft-lodge.com

Thornicroft Lodge is a small independent lodge run by people who adore wildlife and care about the environment. The lodge is set in a beautiful location on the banks of Luangwa River, home to wallowing hippos and bathing elephants, and makes the most of its wonderful surroundings without compromising on comfort. While here guests can explore the untamed wilderness of South

Luangwa with unforgettable dawn, sunset and night drives in open 4x4s with some of Africa’s best safari guides. The main lodge is a spacious thatched semi-circle of sophisticated comfort. It’s an open-plan area that houses the dining area, indoor braai, lounge and bar. Accommodation is in one of the river view chalets or lagoon view tents

Tena Tena Camp stretches along the banks of the Luangwa River under a beautiful and thick mahogany grove. There are plenty of natural lagoons in and around the area, where game come to drink. A large marquee hanging from the trees covers the camp’s main area. Here comfortable loungers are provided for guests to relax on, and watch game wandering on the opposite banks of the river. A short distance below, on the edge of the Luangwa River, is the perfect setting for guests to enjoy sundowners and meals – often accompanied by a glorious African sunset and, occasionally, wallowing hippos. The five tented bush camp remains true to its sense of being a ‘temporary home’. The rooms are spacious but cosy. The tents are on the top of the two tiered river bank hidden under the lush canopy and are set between leadwood poles. Each tent is adapted to its specific location so as to maximise the privacy in the rooms with a view across the river. Like the old Tena, the rooms consist of a private veranda, dressing room, a large open air bathroom and outdoor shower. Overall, Tena Tena has four twin-sized rooms and one honeymoon room.

Track & Trail River Camp

walking mobile safaris

PO Box 72, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 020, Cell: +260 (0)97 600 556 Email: info@trackandtrailrivercamp.com www.trackandtrailrivercamp.com

c/o Robin Pope Safaris PO Box 80, Mfuwe Tel: +265 (0) 179 5483/4491 Fax +260 216 246 094 Email: info@robinpopesafaris.net www.robinpopesafaris.net

Track & Trail River Camp is an owner run lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River, five minutes from the main entrance of South Luangwa National Park. The company specialises in photo safaris but also offers morning and/or night drives and walking safaris. There are four double storey chalets each with river views from a private balcony, high ceilings

and en-suite bathroom and sleep four people. The five luxury tents combine traditional style with modern comfort, a private veranda and en-suite bathroom. Track & Trail also offers the opportunity to go out with a wildlife photographer and professional safari guide. There is a specially equipped vehicle that takes individuals and groups wishing to focus on photography and wildlife.

The RPS Walking Mobile Safaris have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. After a night at Nkwali, the party, with a maximum of six guests drives, to the north of the park where they will walk for five days covering approximately 10 km a day, following the Mupamadzi River.

Wildlife Camp

This clear river is a major tributary of the Luangwa. The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied.

PO Box 53, Mfuwe Tel: +260 216 246 026 Email: info@wildlifezambia.com www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com

The game includes species not normally seen on the Luangwa. From ants to buffalo, a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, guests will learn the many facets of the bush.

Wildlife Camp offers affordable packages, with rustic en-suite chalets, a secluded tented camp, a bushcamp for overnight walking safaris and a campsite, all situated on the banks of the Luangwa. The camp is owner run and is situated on land owned by the Wildlife & Environmental Society of Zambia with 60 per cent of all accommodation and camping proceeds donated to the education of Zambian children.

The fully serviced mobile camp is extremely comfortable and well-equipped with walk-in tents and full bedding. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a bush loo with a wooden throne. Meals of a high standard are served under the open sky. A final night at Tena Tena or Nsefu completes the safari.

There are nine comfortable chalets, all with a veranda where guest can relax and watch the wildlife. The tented camp, with five en-suite tents under a thatched roof, is located beyond the campsite. The bushcamp has four twin tents and is located on the peninsula of the game management area. It offers guests the chance to experience an overnight walking safari.

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Kafue

Amazing diversity makes Kafue a real gem By Chris McBride

K

afue National Park is one of Zambia’s most priceless

It will, therefore, continue to attract visitors from all over

gems. The park is unrivalled in its bewildering

the world in growing numbers; and, unlike other revenue-

diversity of species, which includes mammals large

producing entities such as the mines, it is sustainable; it will

and small, from elephants to elephant shrews, as well

not eventually run out; but it needs protection.

as birds and many others. Such amazing diversity (there are over 100 species of dung beetle alone, for example) and beauty will form the basis of an expanding tourism

Thriving

trade and revenue for the government in the future.

Unlike some other large national parks in neighbouring

Its value will increase as other such wild and beautiful

counties, once famous for their splendid herds of animals

areas diminish in size and number.

and their tourism industry, Kafue is thriving. Animal numbers and species diversity are increasing thanks to a combination of protection by Zambia Wildlife Authority, greater investor confidence and more investment. The new Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Sylvia Masebo, has promised to help provide this protection and has enlisted the support and cooperation of Zambia’s army and air force in the region to help achieve this.

Woodland The miombo woodland wildife areas on the central plateau, such as Kafue, are different from the wildlife areas

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Kafue

Additional Information Activities: Superb fishing, game drives, horse safaris, birdwatching – especially on the rivers and dambos Airstrips: Light aircraft airstrips at Ngoma, Puku Pan, Chunga, Hippo, Moshi and Lunga camps

Best time to visit: Dry season – April to October Wildlife found in this area: Lion, leopard, cheetah, side-

in the lower bushveld regions, such as Luangwa and Lower

striped jackal, civet, genet and various mongoose. Kafue River is also home to large numbers of hippo, crocodiles and water monitors. Birdlife: over 400 species have been recorded – these include; wattled crane, purple-crested loerie and Pel’s fishing owl. Fish: bream, barbel and pike

Zambezi. The two types complement one another well.

Major attractions: Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains,

Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi have a high biomass and

Kafue Gorge, Lunga, Lufupa and Kafue Rivers

low diversity, while the plateau parks have a low biomass and high diversity. the low veld. Common to both areas are buffalo, elephant, puku, zebra, wildebeeste, impala, warthog, lion, leopard,

Diversity

cheetah and other carnivores.

Visitors will see more animals in the lower areas, but the diversity of species is less, while in Kafue the reverse is true,

Such remote and beautiful wild areas are becoming more

with fewer animals but a greater diversity of species. For

and more difficult to find, and they will become even rarer

example, Lichtenstein’s hartebeeste, roan, sable, eland and

in the future, so that Kafue National Park is likely become a

others are miombo species, but generally do not occur in

still more sought-after destination.

Busanga Bush Camp

Hippo Lodge

c/o Wilderness Safaris Post Net 118, P Bag E835, Lusaka Tel:+260 977 740 363 Email: zambia@wilderness.co.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com

Kafue National Park Tel/Fax: +260 211 295 398 Cell: +260 978 877 388 Email: hippolodge@zamnet.zm www.hippolodge.com

The Busanga Bush Camp is located in the north of Kafue National Park in the heart of the 750 sq km Busanga Plains – one of Zambia’s most important wetland areas and almost as remote as it’s possible to get. The property is the bush camp associated with Lunga River Lodge and includes four thatched chalets each with en-suite shower and toilet.

The bar and dinning room are set under the shady canopy of large trees. Activities include day and night game drives as well as game walks.

Hippo Lodge is situated on the Kafue River and provides two types of accommodation – thatched chalets or luxury safari tents, with open-air en-suite stone bathrooms. All accommodation is provided with hot water from wood-fired boilers. Gourmet bush cuisine is prepared by a trained chef and served in an open dining room

overlooking the river. There is a fully stocked bar and swimming pool. Guests can enjoy game drives, walks and fishing activities or simply relax by the pool. The main attraction is natural hot-spring. There is an airstrip lies less than 2 km from the lodge.

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Kafue Kafue River Camp

KaingU Safari Lodge

Kafue National Park Tel: +260 977 933 000 Email: kafueriver@iwayafrica.com www.kafueriver.com

c/o PO Box 160, P/Bag E891, Post.Net Manda Hill, Lusaka Tel: +32 478 485 029 Email: info@kaingu-lodge.com www.kaingu-lodge.com

The Kafue River Camp is situated in one of the most beautiful spots on one of the most beautiful rivers in Africa. The camp is on the north bank of the river, opposite the Kafue National Park, in a game management area to the east of the confluence of the Kafue and Lunga rivers. The area around the camp includes some of Africa’s prime wildlife spots.

Select, small groups and individuals have the opportunity to stay in catered comfort in the four luxury chalets at the camp. These are nestled under the splendid trees on the banks of the river. Here guests can enjoy game drives, walks and fishing activities or simply relax on the deck out over the river next to the thatched chitenge.

KaingU Safari Lodge is situated on the Kafue River about 200 km upstream of its confluence with the Zambezi. KaingU is open year-round and comprises a family house and four luxurious and en-suite Meru-style tents set under thatch. The property has been designed specially to blend with its surroundings.

Kapinga Camp

Konkamoya Lodge

c/o Wilderness Safaris Post Net 118, P Bag E835, Lusaka Tel:+260 977 740 363 Email: zambia@wilderness.co.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com

c/o Cookes’ African Safaris, Lusaka Email: info@cookesafricansafaris.com www.cookesafricansafaris.com

Kapinga Camp is situated in the remote Busanga Plains area of Kafue National Park. Kapinga is a small camp with just four Meru-style safari tents for only eight guests. Each tent has a four poster bed, en-suite bathroom fitted with double copper basins, inside and outside showers and flushing toilet. The main lodge has a circular plunge pool set

in a sundeck overlooking the plains. Meals are served in the relaxed open-sided dining area, which also boasts great views. Game activities include day and night drives in and around the Plains, but due to the open terrain walking is not an option.

Konkamoya Lodge is run by Cookes’ African Safaris and is located on the banks of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi in the south of Kafue National Park. Konkamoya consists of just three chalets, sleeping six people – ensuring a highly personal experience. Game viewing is undertaken in either an open vehicle, by foot or by boat and is an ideal location for game-watchers, birders and anglers. Guests are taken out around the lake shores, fishing, for a sun-downer or even on

Leopard Lodge

Lufupa River Camp

Tel: +27 82 416 5894 Fax: +27 12 993 2095 Email: info@leopard-lodge.com www.leopard-lodge.com

c/o Wilderness Safaris Post Net 118, P Bag E835, Lusaka Tel: +260 97 774 0363 Email: zambia@wilderness.co.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com

Leopard Lodge is a family run, secluded luxury game lodge, located on the banks of the Kafue River in a game management area of Kafue National Park. The lodge is well known for its excellent game viewing with elephants, lion and leopard often seen around the lodge. Game viewing is done either in a game drive vehicle, on foot, in a canoe, from a boat or from the lodge’s deck that extends over the Kafue River.

The lodge consists of five well appointed luxury chalets which are individually sited to ensure for privacy. Leopard Lodge is committed to responsible tourism and conservation of the environment, while creating opportunities for local people and businesses.

Lufupa Tented Camp

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camping excursions to the company’s other fly camps within the park. Access to the lodge is via Ngoma airstrip – a 50-minute flight from Lusaka International Airport.

There are boat trips to view the area’s incredible hippo population and this is complemented by a constant array of colourful water birds, reptiles and other life. Guided nature walks and fishing excursions are also on offer.

Mayukuyuku bush camp

c/o Wilderness Safaris Post Net 118 P Bag E835, Lusaka Tel: +260 97 774 0363 Email: zambia@wilderness.co.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com Lufupa Tented Camp is situated in the northern sector of Kafue National Park, near the confluence of the Lufupa and Kafue rivers. The camp comprises nine en-suite Meru-style tented units each with a wooden deck. A central area, complete with a boma, fireplace, dining area and small plunge pool, lies on the edge of the broad Kafue River. Activities (at

Lufupa River Camp is located at the confluence of the Lufupa and Kafue River. The camp features nine comfortable en-suite tents (two for families) and these are offered on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Activities (at extra cost) include day and night drives adjoining the Kafue River and Lufupa Channel.

The focal point of the lodge is the central boma with its lounge, dining room and bar facilities that all overlook the river. KaingU prides itself on being an activitiesbased lodge and there is always plenty to do from game-watching to fishing and birding. There is also a campsite with ablution block, washing up and braai/barbecue facilities.

Email: info@kafuecamps.com www.kafuecamps.com

extra cost) include day and night nature drives exploring prime game viewing areas adjoining the Lufupa Channel. Boat trips reveal the hippo population of the area complemented by a constant array of colourful waterbirds, reptiles and lush riverine vegetation. Guided walks are also on offer.

Mayukuyuku Bush Camp is situated just 8 km from the tarmac road which makes access all year round easy even with a two-wheel drive vehicle. Situated right on the the Kafue River, opposite an island, the views are spectacular. There are four luxury en-suite tents with open-to-the-stars bathrooms, private veranda and hammock overlooking the river. Accommodation is either full board or ‘all inclusive’ with activities and park fees

included. As Mayukuyuku is so small, wildlife often passes right though the camp. The guides are highly trained in all aspects – mammals, birding, trees, flowers. There is also a small campsite a short distance from the main camp. This camp is situated right in the park, not the game management area.


Kafue McBrides’ Camp

Mukambi Safari Lodge

Kafue National Park Email: mcbrides.camp@uuplus.net; charlotte.mcbride@uuplus.net www.mcbridescamp.com

Kafue National Park Email: info@mukambi.com www.mukambi.com

McBrides’ Camp is located in one of the last true wilderness areas of Zambia, at the confluence of the Rivers Mushingashi and Kafue. Cleverly built around established wildlife paths, the camp is regularly visited by animals such as elephant, hippo and lion. The camp managers, Chris and Charlotte McBride, have spent many years in the bush and are passionate about wildlife. Chris has written several distinguished books about lions.

The camp specialises in walking safaris, river trips by boat. Chris and Charlotte accompany guests and share their knowledge of the flora and fauna. Accommodation consists of eight private thatched two-person chalets with en-suite bathrooms. Each chalet has a unique view, either of the river or the bush.

Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp Kafue Tel: +267 72 123 002 Email: info@nanzhila.com; reservations@nanzhila.com www.nanzhila.com Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is located in the southern sector of Kafue National Park and is a small and intimate camp with only three cottages and three safari tents, all with en-suite facilities. The Nanzhila area is host to a variety of plains game including the majestic sable antelope

and is also home to roaming packs of wild dogs and the elusive leopard. Nanzhila is also a birders paradise. Out of the 500 bird species recorded in the Kafue National Park, the majority are found in the south including the black-cheeked lovebird which is endemic to the region.

Kafue National Park Tel: +260 213 263 179; 265 375 Fax: +260 211 290 162 Email: petsas@newkalala.com info@newkalala.com www.newkalala.com Situated on Lake Itezhi-Tezhi and bordering the Kafue River, New Kalala Camp is set on a cliff edge in 50 acres of privately owned land. After the original Kalala was swept away by the growing waters of the lake, a higher more suitable location was chosen for its replacement.The camp comprises 13 chalets, a camp site and conference facilities. All rooms are

self-contained and feature minibar and air conditioning. Kalala guarantees luxury accommodation and privacy as well as lavish hospitality and good service.

SHUMBA CAMP

c/o 24 Mwapona Road Woodlands Ext, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 266 927 Email: info@amazingzambia.com www.pukupansafarilodge.com on the swamp and pools at the back of the lodge. There is also a campsite with shower and toilet block and a viewing deck, which has been constructed down river from the lodge. A family cottage for two couples plus children is available. The Lodge offers opportunities for game viewing (on foot, by vehicle or by boat), birding and fishing in the Kafue River.

c/o Wilderness Safaris Post Net 118 P Bag E835, Lusaka Tel: +260 9 7774 0363 Email: zambia@wilderness.co.zm www.wilderness-safaris.com Shumba Camp is located in the centre of the Busanga Plains – a game rich area with high predator concentrations. Named after a pride of lions, the camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on platforms with views of the surrounding plains. The large en-suite rooms have both indoor and outdoor showers. To take advantage of local views, the dining and

The Plains Camp

Zamlodge

Kafue National Park, Zambia Email: info@mukambi.com www.mukambi.com

c/o PO Box 830039 Mumbwa, Central Province Email: info@zamlodge.com www.zamlodge.com

In the middle of the renowned Busanga Plains lies The Plains Camp, a small-scale luxurious bush camp. The camp has four big en-suite safari tents, each with breathtaking views over the Busanga Plains. This is how a safari is meant to be. Small scale and with eye for detail and for a maximum of eight guests, the camp can give visitors the attention that they need. The staff at the camp are ready to show guests the Busanga Plains.

variety of birds. Together with good food and friendly staff the comfortable accommodation will make any stay unforgettable. Mukambi is affordable, open all year round and it can be easily reached. Transfers can be arranged.

New Kalala Camp

Puku Pan Safari Lodge

Puku Pan Safari Lodge is located alongside the Kafue River. All eight cottages are built along the Kafue and have en-suite bathrooms, verandas overlooking the river and enjoy electricity, and separate shower and/or bath, toilet and hot water. The bar and dining areas also overlook the river providing spectacular views and there is also a sheltered viewing area with comfortable seats

Located centrally in Kafue National Park Mukambi Safari Lodge is right on the banks of the Kafue River. Viewing decks, accommodation and swimming pool overlook the river. An easy and casual atmosphere with the flexibility a small lodge can offer makes the days varied and exciting. Game drives, boat and fishing trips along with walking safaris where guests are likely to see elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, puku, hippo and many other mammals. Also the park hosts an incredible

Karen Blixen said: ‘If there was one thing I could do again, it would be to go on safari. Guests can be one of the privileged to experience the unique remoteness of ‘The Plains Camp’.

Set in the heart of Kafue National Park, Zamlodge is surrounded by untamed wilderness. Accommodation at Zamlodge includes a selfcatering campsite, en-suite and traditional chalets with ablution blocks equipped with hot and cold showers, firewood is supplied at the braai areas. The lodge offers a wide range of tourist activities with a wealth of game near the lodge.

bar area is elevated. There is also a cosy boma where guests can enjoy elements of local Zambian culture and many meals are prepared and cooked on the fire in front of the guests enhancing the safari experience. Emphasis has been placed on the ‘guided’ experience. Guests have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and night drives.

Activities include walking safaris, boat cruises, fishing and game viewing. This is just a small selection of activities that guests can choose from with the additional service of massage therapy, such as body oil massage.

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Lake Kariba

Additional Information Activities: Houseboats, leisure and sports fishing, visit to the Batonga cultural village, water sports, boating opportunities, Best time to visit: All year round Wildlife found in this area: Tiger fish and bream Major attractions: Kariba Dam Wall spectacular views, stunning sunsets, crocodile farm

Plenty of attractions on ‘freshwater riviera’

Most of the lake’s hotels are located around the resort town of Siavonga. There are eight properties on the Zambian side of the lake. Visitors also have an opportunity to go on a lake cruise, with regular sailings by the 21-cabin ‘Southern Belle’, operated by Protea. There is also a selection of houseboats, self-catering chalets

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and campsites with a choice of accommodation to suit all budgets.

just two hours’ drive from Lusaka, the Zambian capital,

In terms of things to do, a visit to the towering Kariba Dam

Lake Kariba is the world’s largest manmade lake, with a

is a must for many visitors. The fishing is also impressive,

surface area of 5,580 sq km and a total length of 300 km.

with tigerfish aplenty. There is even an annual and very

ake Kariba claims to be Zambia’s freshwater riviera – and in many ways the description is true. Shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe and located

Impressive

popular tigerfish competition. Most of the lakeside The ‘freshwater riviera’ is a fun short-stay destination,

properties have boats available and fishing tackle for hire.

with fine hotels and plenty of water sport activities. And it’s a destination that is growing in popularity among local

Unfortunately – and disappointingly – it is not possible to

people and foreign visitors alike.

swim in the lake because of crocodiles.

Chete Island Safari Lodge

Chikanka Island Camp PO Box 630162, Choma Tel: +260 32 20 169 Fax: +260 32 20 054 Email: gwemsaf@zamnet.zm

Lake Kariba Tel: +260 979 415 594 Email: reservations@cheteisland.com www.cheteisland.com Chete Island Safari Lodge is a deluxe tented property hidden away on the largest island in the western reaches of Lake Kariba and offshore from Sinazongwe village. Comprising eight Meru-style tents nestling in a secluded bay, each unit is under thatch with en-suite bathrooms, running hot and cold water, mahogany beds and furniture.

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The lodge is equipped with swimming pool with views of neighbouring islands and the distant shore line. Good food and a wellstocked bar are the hallmarks of life at Chete Island. This is a wild water wilderness and part of Chete National Park. Chete Island is otherwise uninhabited and abounds in wildlife antelope and more than 170 species of birds.

Chikanka is a privately owned 600-acre island located about 10 km south west of Chete Island and 8 km from the mainland. The lodge is made up of three twin-bedded chalets each equipped with flush toilets and hot and cold water, mosquito nets and battery-powered lights. There are good selfcatering facilities including a fully equipped kitchen and the services of a full-time cook plus fridge, freezer, gas stove and braai.

There is also a large thatched dining room, sun deck and a small swimming pool. A rowing boat and two-man canoes are provided for fishing trips in the bay and around the island. Other activities include birdwatching.


Lake Kariba Eagles Rest Resort

Lake Kariba Inns

PO Box 1, Siavonga Tel: +260 211 511168 Cell: +260 978 869 126 Email: eagles@siavonga-zambia.com www.eaglesrestresort.com

Siavonga Tel: +260 211 253 768 Fax: +260 211 252 518 Email: info@karibainns.com www.karibainns.com

Eagles Rest Resort is situated on the shores of Lake Kariba and close to Siavonga. Set in four hectares, the resort is nestled in a secluded wooded area on the shores of the Lake with beach frontage and magnificent views to the Matusodona Mountains. All chalets are fully mosquito proofed and air conditioned. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the swimming pool has a shady

patio. There’s a thatched bar on the beach where you can relax with a beer or two. There is also a camp site situated among the trees complete with hot and cold showers and toilets. Eagles Rest is also the home of the 20-metre houseboat Bateleur, which sleeps up to 12 and has a crew of four.

Lake Kariba Inns sits on a hillside overlooking Lake Kariba and offers 41 air conditioned rooms of which 23 have lounges and the others are single rooms. Each has DSTV, split air conditioning. There are four VIP rooms, each with its own lounge, bar, veranda, and semi-private pool, and one executive chalet. Well known as a conference destination, Lake Kariba Inns offers four state-of-the-art

Lake Safari Lodge

Manchinchi Bay Lodge

PO Box 5, Siavonga Tel: +260 211 511 148 / 024 Email: lakesafari@gmail.com www.lakesafari.com

Plot 283, Sinadambwe Road PO Box 115, Siavonga Tel: +260 211 511 283 or 511 218 Fax: +260 511 218; (Lusaka): +260 211 220 220 Email: info@manchinbaylodge.com www.manchinbaylodge.com

Lake Safari Lodge is situated on Lake Kariba and is the ideal location for holidays, workshops, conferences and seminars. All 70 en-suite rooms are air conditioned and have a patio or balcony overlooking the lake. All rooms offer one king or two double beds, accommodate a maximum of three guests and have refrigerators. The restaurant, bar and pool all have excellent views. There is

an outdoor swimming poolsand 24-hour internet connection. All three conference rooms are also fully air conditioned and seating arrangements for up to 300 delegates are optimised for maximum sound and visual input.

Manchinchi Bay Lodge is located on a secluded peninsula in Siavonga. It offers 30 fully air conditioned double rooms, all en-suite, equipped with bar fridges and satellite TV. All rooms have private verandahs providing both privacy and superb lake views. The ‘Breezes’ restaurant offers fine cuisine

Southern Belle

the bay hotel

c/o Plot 517, Siavonga Tel: +260 211 511 638 Fax: +260 211 511 639 Email: reservations@phsouthernbelle.co.zm www.proteahotels.com

Siavonga Tel: +260 978 731 623, +260 211 511 136

Southern Belle, operated by Protea Hotels, is one of the largest houseboats in Southern Africa. Southern Belle has three decks offering 21 en-suite cabins as well as a conference room (with private veranda) for up to 30 people and is the ideal venue for corporate retreats. Each spacious cabin offers satellite TV and air conditioning. The vessels also has a lobby, sundry shop, restaurant and bar, top deck (also with bar) and a swimming pool. Ideal for both leisure and business cruises with spectacular views, stunning sunsets as well as a range of activities or wonderful relaxing holidays just soaking up the sunshine.

The Bay Hotel at Siavonga is located on the shores of Lake Kariba. With its 20 double en-suite rooms nestling in trees under the hillside, the lodge provides a comfortable scenario for seminars, workshops, a weekend getaway or holiday. The lodge is one of the longest established in the area, and has recently been refurbished. Spacious conference facilities are available while the sparkling pool overlooks the lake. Take a canoe out on the lake for spectacular

conference rooms – all set in well-established and tranquil gardens. The hotel has a fully equipped business centre with wi-fi. All rooms have split air conditioning systems and bathrooms. The hotel owns a variety of boats for hire for trips up the lake for fishing, floating facilities, and peddle boats for cruising around the bay.

in an elegant setting. ‘The Fisherman’s Folly’ cocktail bar is a great place to meet friends. The swimming pool overlooks the lake and there are conference facilities for up to 60 people and up to a 100 for banqueting, cocktails and receptions. The cruiser ‘Manchinchi’ provides guests with a variety of options to enjoy the lake.

sunsets or visit the dam wall. The hotel also offer a beach, swimming pool, restaurant, beach site, boat cruises, a boat house, and jet-sking.

Village Point Lodge Lotri Bay, PO Box 135, Siavonga Tel: +260 979 278 676 Email: mail@jamiehope.com; nessylewis@yahoo.co.uk www.village-point.com Village Point Lodge is a small and fabulously simple eco-style property set in 20 hectares at Lotri Bay some 40 km along the shores of Lake Kariba from Siavonga. The lodge was built, and is run, by Jamie and Vanessa Hope. Village Point Lodge provides a variety of accommodation for up to 16 guests ranging from four stylish two-storey luxury chalets, with stunning lake and mountain views, to

an eco-village with bush shower. The lodge offers good food, drink and above all a peaceful sanctuary. A pod of resident hippos and many species of birdlife can be enjoyed by guests as well as bush walks and cultural village tours. Camping facilities are also provided and these enjoy panoramic views of Lake Kariba.

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Northern & Central Provinces

A vast area of undiscovered beauty

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p in the far north and a long way from

tigerfish and yellowbelly. An indication of the lake’s

anywhere is a largely undiscovered part of

bountiful nature is the fact that the Zambia National

Zambia. Sometimes hard to reach, but always

Fishing Competition is held at Nkamba Lodge and Ndole

worth the effort, the Northern Province (covering

Bay Lodge each year.

one fifth of the country) and Luapula Province are wide-open spaces with limited accommodation.

Game viewing is largely restricted to the 2,000 sq km Sumbu National Park, with significant numbers of elephant,

Yet Lake Tanganyika has Zambia’s only PADI dive centre

hippo, puku, roan, sable, eland, warthog and bushbuck.

as well as truly exceptional fishing for Nile perch, salmon,

There is a chance to view sitatunga in the Kampasa rainforest. Lion, leopard and buffalo are also present.

Spectacular Zambia’s only privately run game reserve, Kasanka National Park, is also in northern Zambia. Managed by the Kasanka Trust, the park and associated Bangweulu Wetlands are famous for the annual migration of fruit bats. The birdlife in northern Zambia is spectacular, giving enthusiasts an opportunity to view species not found elsewhere in the country. In addition to Lake Tanganyika, there are Lake Mweru and Lake Nabeul; wetlands; and the waterfalls of Lumangwe, Kabwelume, Kalambo and Chishimba.

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Northern & Central Provinces Getting to northern Zambia by road can be difficult. There is a tarmacked road all the way from Lusaka to the port of Mpulungu and there will soon be a 40 km road link from Mbala to Lake Tanganyika. The gravel road from Kawambwa and Kasama via Mporokoso is in good condition, as is the gravel road from the Luapula River valley via Kaputa on Lake Mweru Wantipa. Construction of a new road from Mbala to

Additional Information

Kasaba Bay got under way in 2010. The bitumen road from

Activities: Hobie cat sailing, island boat trips and fishing

Kasama via Mbala to Mpulungu is also in good condition. Visitors can charter a light aircraft and use Kasaba Bay in Sumbu National Park, while Proflight operates twice-

Best time to visit: All year round; for game viewing – May to October

Wildlife found in this area: Shoebill, black lechwe, Lichten-

weekly flights to the provincial capital, Kasama, from both

stein’s hartebeest, reedbuck, waterbuck, Sharpe’s grysbok

Lusaka and Ndola.

Major attractions: Lake Bangweulu, Kasanka National Park, Kalambo Falls, Lake Tanganyika

Bangweulu Bangweulu (meaning ‘where the water meets the sky’) is

As might be expected, Bangweulu is a vital conserva-

one of Africa’s, if not the world’s, leading wetland systems.

tion area with a rich biodiversity of waterbirds and other

It consists of three distinct parts: Lake Bangweulu, the

bird species as well as impressive herds of endemic black

Bangweulu Swamps and the Bangweulu floodplain.

lechwe and other animals such as elephant, buffalo, tsessebe, reedbuck, oribi and sitatunga.

Lake Bangweulu is about 75 km long and up to 40 km wide and covers an area of about 3,000 sq km, although it is

Birdwatchers can expect to see shoebill stork (seasonal),

very shallow. During the rainy season the lake expands and

wattled crane, spur-winged goose, sacred ibis, glossy ibis,

overflows into the swamps and the floodplain. Bangweulu’s

black-crowned night heron, and lesser-known species such as

many lagoons and channels act as a brake on the nearby

the white-cheeked bee-eater, swamp flycatcher, pink-throated

Luapala Valley becoming flooded in the rainy season.

longclaw, Fulbourne’s longclaw and Denham’s bustard. Accommodation is provided by Shoebill Island Camp, which has five thatched tents and reed cottages. The camp is accessible only by boat for much of the year, but in the dry season guests can drive to the camp. They can also go and day and night game drives and walking safaris.

Kasanka National Park The Kasanka Trust charity runs the 390 sq km Kasanka National Park in Central Province under a formal agreement with the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). The trust employs about 90 local staff. In 1986 Kasanka was the first Zambian park to be privately managed. Today, this small, well-run park can boast well

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Northern & Central Provinces over 100 mammal species, because animals have returned after a long period of poaching and hunting. The park has several claims to fame. It is probably the best place in Africa to spot the shy and aquatic sitatunga. There are thought to be up 1,000 sitatunga in the park. The blue monkey is another attraction. Leopard are common and no longer face competition from lion and hyena. Then there are two species of otter, plus caracal, serval and honey badger as well as several species of mongoose.

Bat migration But Kasanka is even more famous for its bat migration, which occurs each November with the arrival of the first rains. Up to eight million bats come to roost in what is said to be the highest-density mammalian biomass on the

There are only two permanent lodges in the park: Wasa,

planet and the largest migration of any species. The bats

on the bank of Lake Wasa, and Luwombwa, close to the

are attracted to the ripening of local wild fruit. In turn,

airstrip. There are also three campsites.

the bats provide a seasonal source of food for a variety of predators.

Nsumbu National Park

Lastly, Kasanka offers some of Africa’s finest birdwatching,

Covering 2,000 sq km and situated on the shores of Lake

with over 450 species recorded, many of them rare or

Tanganyika, Nsumbi National Park combines game viewing

uncommon elsewhere in Zambia, in what is a compara-

with some of the world’s best freshwater fishing.

tively small area. This is one of Zambia’s lesser-known parks and, in the past, access to this remote area has been a problem; but recent road improvements have gone a long way towards solving this problem. There is also an airstrip at Kasaba Bay for charter flights from Lusaka and Ndola. Like many other Zambian parks, Nsumbu is undergoing a period of recovery and animal numbers are on the increase once more. Reasonably common are sable, roan, buffalo, bushbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck, serval, impala, hartebeest, zebra, hyena, jackal, puku, warthog and, in the water, crocodile and hippo. Rarer are the blue duiker, elephant, lion, leopard and sitatunga. The majority of visitors come for the fishing, however. Ferocious tigerfish weighing up to 35 kg and even bigger catfish and Nile perch can be found in plentiful numbers in the lake.

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Northern & Central Provinces Bangweulu Bay Lodge

Isanga Bay Lodge

c/o 13 Chindo Road, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 266 927 Cell: +260 977 780 080 Email: amazingzambia@zamnet.zm www.amazingzambia.com

Private Bag 12, Mpulunugu Email: isangabay@gmail.com Tel.+260 96 664 6991; 97 7393 868 www.isangabay.com

The Bangweulu Bay Lodge offers an unusual experience in a landlocked country like Zambia: white sandy beaches. This is the perfect place to relax after a safari. The lodge has its own scenic harbour and a mangrove thicket is treasured by vervet monkeys.

The lodge has easy access to the unusual ecosystem of the Bangweulu wetlands; the only place to find the endemic black lechwe, and one of the best places to see the rare shoebill.

Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge c/o Shiwa Safaris Ltd PO Box 1, Shiwa Ng’andu Tel: +260 211 229 261 Fax: +260 211 229 261 www.shiwasafaris.com/kaishya.html Kapishya is a secluded six chalet lodge with 12 beds (families can be accommodated four to a room). The main attraction of Kapishya is its natural, sulphur-free hot springs. The property is situated on the Estate of Shiwa Ngandu (The Africa House) and is set along the banks of the Mansha River.

Isanga Bay Lodge is a place to relax and enjoy the spectacular views over the vast ocean-like Lake Tanganyika and savour the delights of the calm waters while swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing or water skiing. In terms of accommodation, there are three chalets located on the beach and three rondavels set in the lodge gardens with stunning views of the lake.

Luwombwa Lodge c/o Kasanka Trust Ltd PO Box 850073, Serenje Email: wasa@kasanka.com www.kasanka.com Kapishya has a bar and a restaurant. The lodge has 220 volt electricity available 24 hours a day. There are various activities available at Kapishya and on the estate – river floats, game drives, visits to the manor house, horse riding and bird walks. The property also welcomes self-caterers and campers.

Luwombwa Lodge is located on the banks of the Luwombwa River in the western half of Canoes and motorboats can be also be hired Kasanka National Park. with guides from here. Overlooking the meandering river, fringed with evergreen forest, the en-suite chalets can accommodate up to five people. With a dining area and fully equipped kitchen, guests can sample the cuisine prepared by the Kasanka chefs, or simply bring their own food to be prepared by the team.

Ndole Bay Lodge

Shiwa House

Cell: +260 961 124 917 Sat Tel: +88 2165 207 7085 Email: info@ndolebaylodge.com www.ndolebaylodge.com

Shiwa Ngandu Estates PO Box 1, Mpika Tel: +260 975 314 814 Email: reservations@shiwangandu.com www.shiwangandu.com

Nestled amongst lush tropical vegetation Ndole Bay Lodge offers visitors a singular African experience on the shores of a unique lake. Situated just outside Nsumbu National Park the lodge allows access to the untamed wilderness, while still having the freedom of a private beach safe to swim from. The lodge is built entirely from natural

materials with thatched roofs. All rooms are discreetly situated within the riparian vegetation opening onto an exclusive beach. The central thatched area serves as a dining and bar area and there is a fully stocked bar with competitive prices and a large pool for cool dips between serious relaxation.

Shiwa Ng’andu is an English-style mansion house built in remote central Zambia by an eccentric Englishman, Sir Stewart Gore Brown, and depicted in the book ‘The Africa House’ by Christina Lamb. Sir Stewart died in 1967. Shiwa then fell into disrepair. But in 1999, it was bought by his grandson and then returned to its former glory. Shiwa House accommodates four to five

Shoebill Island Camp

Wasa Lodge

c/o Kasanka Trust Ltd PO Box 850073, Serenje Email: wasa@kasanka.com www.kasanka.com

c/o Kasanka Trust Ltd PO Box 850073, Serenje Email: wasa@kasanka.com www.kasanka.com

With panoramic views over the swamps, Shoebill Island Camp takes its name from the rare and enigmatic shoebill stork that can be seen in the area. Managed by the Kasanka Trust, the camp offers accommodation in safari tents under thatch roofs and reed cottages; each with 2 beds, an en-suite shower and flush toilet. There is also a campsite here for those who prefer a real bush experience.

All guest rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot showers.

Boating can be arranged in banana boats or dugout canoes, and takes guests deep into the swamps in pursuit of the elusive Shoebill. Contact the team at Kasanka to find out the best times to visit.

Wasa Lodge lies on the edge of Lake Wasa in the eastern half of Kasanka National Park, just 12 kms from the park entrance at the tarmac road. It is ideally suited for visiting the hide at Fibwe (just 15 minutes’ drive or two hours’ walk away) and has a fine view with puku, hippo and sometimes even sitatunga visible from the lodge. The lodge also has a central hub, housing a bar, a dining room, a reception area and

couples. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are simple with original hardwood furnishings and paintings. Fireplaces are lit every night and the atmosphere at Shiwa is unique. The food is good, simple and wholesome and the stunning gardens are kept in their former glory.

a veranda overlooking the lake. All of the intimate chalets have en-suite bathrooms, and are thatched in a traditional style.

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Copperbelt

Additional Information Activities: Nchanga Golf course (Chingola), Visiting the copper mines Airports: Daily flights from Lusaka to Ndola and Solwezi Best time to visit: April-November Wildlife found in this area: There are no national parks in area

Major attractions: Copperbelt Museum (Ndola), Lake Chilengwa, Dag Hammerskjöld Memorial, Chembe Bird Sanctuary, Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Key commercial centres in industrial heartland

The importance of this area cannot be understated, but it is dominated by mining rather than tourism, so accommodation is geared to business travellers. Perhaps the most picturesque of the five towns is Chingola, home of the delightful Nchanga Golf Course, once rated 14th

T

best in the world outside the United States. Its owner, Konkola

Chingola, Luanshya and Mufulira.

Wildlife orphanage

Kitwe is Zambia’s second-biggest city and Ndola its

About 60 km from Chingola is the Chimfunshi Wildlife

third-biggest. Kitwe is also the end of the line for

Orphanage, providing a home for over 100 orphaned

passenger rail services.

chimpanzees.

he Copperbelt is Zambia’s industrial and

Copper Mines, is committed to spending many millions of

commercial heartland and the source of much

dollars revamping and upgrading this truly great course, which

of the nation’s wealth. This area comprises five

in 2011 staged the Zambian Open Golf Tournament.

towns of which the most prominent are Ndola, Kitwe,

Ndola is the location of the region’s international airport, with good connections to Lusaka, Johannesburg and Nairobi. The town has a large business district as well as a range of good shops, and one of its principal attractions is the annual Zambia International Trade Fair in July. Ndola is home to the Copperbelt Museum, with many fascinating exhibits relating to the region’s mining sector. The Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial, just 10 km from Ndola, marks the place where the United Nations Secretary General died in a plane crash during the Katanga crisis in Republic of Congo in 1961.

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DESTINATION Zambia


Copperbelt Eagle Guest House

Hotel Edinburgh

22 Frazer Crescent, Riverside PO Box 22165, Kitwe Tel: +260 212 229 748 Fax: +260 212 230 557 Cell: 096 784 895; 780 320 Email: eagle@zamnet.zm www.eagleguesthouse-kitwe.com

Obote Avenue PO Box 21800, Kitwe Tel: +260 212 222 444; 0978 141 682 Fax: +260 212 225 036 Email: reservations@edinburgh.co.zm www.edinburgh.co.zm

Eagle Guest House is a family owned and run accommodation in Kitwe, set in a quite crescent away from the noise of Kitwe, but close enough to be be near all the major attractions. Each guest room is tastefully furnished, with posturepaedic mattresses and satellite TV. The facilities on offer include a swimming

pool, large lounge and verandah area, bar and Internet.

Moba Hotel & convention centre Plot Y 842, Ndola Dual Carriage Way PO Box 23125, Kitwe Tel: +260 212 251 134; 212 251 136 Email: reservations@mobahotel.com; info@mobahotel.com www.mobahotel.com Moba Hotel & Convention Centre is a contemporary and luxurious hotel with a sense of warmth and friendliness. Situated along the busy Ndola-Kitwe highway, five minutes drive from Kitwe’s central business district, yet the hotel overlooks lush green

26/28 Mpezeni Avenue, Kitwe Tel: +260 212 224 266/277 Fax: +260 212 230 389 Email: mukwa@zamsat.net; info@mukwalodge.co.zm www.mukwalodge.co.zm countryside and the Kafue River. Guest rooms provide a peaceful environment and a double, twin, suite and family options are available. Each room is complete with flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Wireless Internet is also available at no extra cost.

appointed rooms that have been designed to provide comfort and convenience. The Chondwe Restaurant seats 120 people and is famous for its sumptuous gourmet meals. The hotel also offers excellent conference facilities.

Sherbourne Guest House

Sherbourne Guest House is situated in a convenient location in Kitwe’s Parklands surbub, a beautiful residential neighbourhood just 10 minutes walk from the Kitwe town centre. The property is aimed at guests looking for peace

Originally a beautiful colonial house, Mukwa Lodge is situated just two minutes drive from the centre of Kitwe and 45 minutes from Ndola International Airport. Although the lodge is close to the centre of the city, the sound of traffic is almost non-existent and it is a secure haven of peace and tranquility.

The lodge offers luxury accommodation and a fully licensed restaurant for visitors or business executives. There are 13 luxury suites available, opening onto either the indigenous garden or overlooking the swimming pool. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom.

Protea Hotel Chingola

Tel: +260 212 651 000/2/3 Fax:+260 212 651 007; 651 012 Email: mukhotel@zamtel.zm mukhotel@microlink.zm www.mukubahotel.com

20 Pam Road, Parklands PO Box 21058, Kitwe Tel: +260 212 222 168 Fax: +260 212 226 477 Cell: +260 955 782 778 Email: booking@sherbourne.co.zm www.sherbourne.co.zm

The hotel consists of 76 en-suite rooms including a presidential suite, two luxury suites, two executive suites and one honeymoon room. There are also smoking, non-smoking rooms and rooms for guests with disabilities. In terms of fine dining the Isle of Skye restaurant serves tasty food throughout the day. For drinks try the Highlander Bar or the Caledonia Bar.

Mukwa Lodge

Mukuba Hotel

Set in 16 acres, Mukuba Hotel is a ranch style retreat 10 minutes away from the city of Ndola and 4km from the airport. Known as the ‘Gem of the Copperbelt’, the hotel has a charm and quality that keeps guests returning time and again. Throughout the grounds a resident herd of impala wander, which charm and entertain guests. In terms of accommodation, there are 52 well-

Hotel Edinburgh was built and opened for business in 1960, just before Zambia’s independence. Throughout the 70s and 80s, it ranked among the highest placed in Southern Africa for its design and quality of service. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, fully secured car parking facility, a casino, a swimming pool and wi-fi in all guest rooms.

and tranquillity, a place to renuvenate in a secluded and relaxed environment. Guests can kick-start their day with a complimentary full English breakfast. A dinner and lunch menu is also available on request. All rooms are air conditioned and have 24-hour broadband wireless internet available, digital satelite TV and 24-hour security.

Plot 1857, Kabundi Road, Chingola Tel: +260 212 312 810 Fax: +260 212 313 510 Email: reservations@phchingola.co.zm www.proteahotels.com/chingola Chingola, the most picturesque of the Copperbelt towns, is where Protea Hotel Chingola offers 40 air conditioned rooms with tea/coffee making facilities, electronic safes and electronic door locks, telephone and DSTV. The excellent restaurant offers a selection of local and international cuisine, with al fresco dining on the covered terrace and the hotel’s split level bar is the perfect place for a relaxed get-together. Conference and banqueting facilities are available for up to 120 delegates, while the gardens make an ideal venue for weddings, private functions and events. Sport and leisure activities include swimming and the nearby championship golf course at Nchanga. Free wireless internet access available. The Protea Hotel Chingola is only 10 minutes from the nearest airport.

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Destination Location Zambia Map

Lake Tanganyika

AFRICA Lake Mweru

Mweru Wantipa National Park

TANZANIA

Nsumbu National Park

KAWAMBWA KASAMA Lusenga Plain National Park

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Isangano National Park

Lake Bangweulu

Lavushi Manda National Park North Luangwa National Park

ANGOLA

Kasanka National Park

SOLWEZI West Lunga National Park

KITWE NDOLA

T2

Luambe National Park

South Luangwa National Park

Lukusuzi National Park

MFUWE

T3

ZAMBEZI

MALAWI KAPIRI MPOSHI

Liuwa Plain National Park Kafue National Park

Blue Lagoon National Park

SENANGA mb

Ngonye Falls

ez

T1

iR ive

LUSAKA

MOZAMBIQUE Siavonga & Kariba Dam

Lake Kariba

r

NAMIBIA

Lower Zambezi National Park

Lochinvar National Park

Za Sioma Ngwezi National Park

T4

T2

MUMBWA

MONGU

KAZUNGULA LIVINGSTONE Victoria ct lls Falls

BOTSWANA

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Nyika Plateau National Park

DESTINATION Zambia

SINAZONGWE

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

ZIMBABWE


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