Mutambe Akasuba Lodge
Mutambe Akasuba, meaning to stare in wonder at the sun, is a lodge and wellness centre built around a natural hot spring, named by the Bemba after the water spirit Kabangama.
The facility offers accommodation, a restaurant and bar for the passing traveller eager for a relaxed getaway, as well as conferencing and studio facilities for groups and institutions. The facilities also include a camping site, as well as picnic sites with access to the hot springs and waterfall. Our library is open to guests staying at the lodge.
Cultivated using indigenous plants, the surrounding gardens were designed as a garden of peace enhancing the natural forest. Overlooking the valley and rising sun, the lodge provides a serene retreat to connect with nature and oneself as a gateway to introspection and conscious growth.
The lodge and Kabangama house currently offer five self-contained rooms. Each sleep two to three people depending on your needs. Three rooms are available at the main lodge, while two additional rooms are available at Kabangama House. Each room has unparalleled views, looking out over the valley for incredible sunrises and sunsets.
We grow much of the fresh fruit and vegetables on site and encourage you to visit our vegetable gardens which are irrigated from the spring.
While we offer a wide variety of plant-based food and encourage you to experiment with a vegetarian diet we accommodate all preferences and dietary requirements.
We will gladly work with clients to produce a menu that serves the needs of your group.
Kabangama Hot Springs
Kabangama means 'the source' in Bemba. Indeed, three natural pools of varying heat, as as well a swimming pool fed by the natural spring provide a range of temperatures to unwind, float and disentangle oneself from daily concerns.
The natural pools, encircled by reed walls allow for privacy and connection. Believed by the Bemba to be a guardian of the spring, the spirit Kabangama provides access to healing and purification.
Located on five hundred hectares of natural forest, Mutambe Akasuba provides ample opportunities to hike through Masuku woodlands, natural fern fields, and seasonal flower beds. The spring meanders through the valley to form a river that cascades over a waterfall into a rock pool, ideally located for wild swimming.
Nestled in natural ferns and vines, the waterfall at the edge of the farm is always a cool and refreshing temperature to mark the conclusion of a hike.
Ablutions, picnic and camping site are available for those who wish to use the facilities at the waterfall. As well as hiking paths, the waterfall has road access for cars.