Mukambi Safari Lodge
Known as “The Gateway to The Kafue National Park”, surrounded by one of the largest unspoilt wilderness areas in the world, Mukambi Safari Lodge lies on the banks of the Kafue River. Here the authentic African safaris experience of your wildest dreams is easily within your reach.
The Kafue National Park has 22 480 km2 to explore, roughly the size of Switzerland. Just off the main road from Lusaka, Mukambi Safari Lodge is easy to reach using road transfers and makes for an ideal launchpad for reaching the more isolated areas in Kafue. The lodge offers game drives every morning and evening. You may spot a family of leopards, find many varieties of antelopes, and see hundreds of species of birds. Mukambi's guides always go the extra mile to search out the more elusive larger game, such as elephants, lions, leopards, wild dogs and cheetah.
Walking safaris leave in the early morning hours after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. These experiences offer an intimate look at everything Kafue has to offer that otherwise goes unnoticed and demonstrates how the whole ecosystem works together to support the National Park. Fishing enthusiasts will feel right at home here as fishing trips by boat take place at any time of day. While out on the river, just you and your guide, marvel at the surrounding nature as you cast a line. Boat cruises over the Kafue River also take place at any time of the day but the Sunset Cruise each evening is especially delightful.
Sip on a cocktail as you cruise slowly up the river and watch the sunset. You can bet your money you'll see hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of birds.
There are three different types of accommodation on offer at Mukambi Safari Lodge. There are eight comfortable en-suite chalets, including one family chalet, each with 24-hour electricity and hot water. All the chalets sit on a ridge and face the Kafue River with garden and bush in front up to the river’s edge. Mukambi's luxury family riverside villa is perfect for larger groups and consists of two large bedrooms with two en-suite bathrooms and toilets. The Villa has a fully furnished living room and an extensive wooden deck overlooking the Kafue River. Lastly, their four luxury safari tents for couples come with private decks looking over the Kafue River, open-air bathrooms and a free-standing claw bathtub on each deck. The main lodge's large thatched building looks across the Kafue River into the national park. There you'll find Mukambi's restaurant, famous for its excellent cuisine, bar, infinity pool and the essential fireplace.