Gwabi River Lodge
Known as "The gateway to the Lower Zambezi", Gwabi River Lodge owes its monicker to its geographical location—less than 150 kms from Lusaka, and only 6 kms from where the tranquil Kafue River meets with the mighty Zambezi River. Gwabi's ideal location also makes it is accessible throughout the year and a popular transfer hub. They have a variety of accommodation options and activities to suit whatever your travel tastes and needs may be. Whether you're looking for some R&R by the pool or adventures on the river, unforgettable experiences are waiting for you at Gwabi River Lodge. Fishing on the Zambezi River is one of the most popular activities at Gwabi River Lodge. No surprise there with Tiger fishing on the Lower Zambezi being some of the best in the country. Relaxing River safaris are the perfect way to take in the magnificent wildlife of the mighty Zambezi.
Looking for the ultimate authentic African bush experience? Gwabi offers multi-day Canoe safaris with highly trained guides. Each evening, you'll set up camp in a prime spot along the Zambezi for wild camping and lifelong memories. Fan of the famous Baobab Tree? Enjoy Gwabi's half-day excursion through the neighbouring Baobab forest. If you're in the mood for a unique guided hiking experience, a nearby cave in the mountains will reveal an array of bats and elevated views over the valley. Close to the lodge, you can spend a few hours exploring the bush with one of our guides who'll teach you about local flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for tracks in the sand and birdlife in the trees above you.
Speaking of our feathered friends, this is the perfect opportunity to spot one of the 378 bird species in the Lower Zambezi Valley. If you're an avid birdwatcher Gwabi offers special birding walks or boat tours at select times of the year. Sought after species during the green season include the African Pitta, Livingstone’s flycatcher and African broadbill.
And of course, no Lower Zambezi Safari experience would be complete without a full day game drive to the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Gwabi River Lodge has 11 en-suite chalets, ranging from rustic to luxurious, set in lush green lawns with beautiful views over the river. Looking for a more budget-friendly and rustic stay? The lodge also offers 8 Stone Tents. These tents provide the experience of camping without the hassle of carrying all the gear and more protection from the elements. If you've got your own gear then Gwabi's large, shaded Campsite provides a stunning location to pitch a tent with views over the Kafue River. The large outdoor swimming pool, bar, and restaurant area are located in the main lodge and are accessible to every guest. Delicious and satisfying breakfasts, lunches and `a la carte dinners are served indoors or out on the main deck overlooking the Kafue River.