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Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp

"Welcome to Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp, gateway to the Kafue National Park from the south"

Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is a must for those intrepid travellers wishing to experience life off the beaten track.

Located in the far south of the largely undeveloped and pristine Kafue National Park, this intimate 12-bed lodge is in the very heart of the African bush and is the ideal spot for viewing the incredible diversity of wildlife that call the Park home.

Whether it be watching elephant drinking from dambos, cheetah scanning the plain or the rare Black-cheeked Lovebird, endemic to this part of Zambia, you will enjoy an African idyll second to none.

Being the most southerly of the parks lodges and the closest in proximity to Livingstone and the Victoria Falls, Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is the ideal first (or last!) stop on your Zambian safari adventure. The park entrance is a comfortable 3 hour drive from Livingstone and for those who wish to fly, Ngoma air-strip is only a one hour charter flight away from either Livingstone or Lusaka.

Within the Park take advantage of the varied activities on offer, be it wildlife viewing by day or night, by custom built safari vehicle, on foot or simply relaxing and enjoying the lodge facilities, the park will reveal its extraordinary diversity of landscape and their many inhabitants.

Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp
Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp
Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp Facilities

Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is the most southerly lodge in the Kafue National Park. Unfenced and deep in the bush, it brings the visitor right into the heart of nature. Accommodating on 12 guests at a time, Nanzhila Plainsoffers a tranquil, intimate encounter with Zambia's finest wildlife.

  • Main Lodge
    The spacious main lodge is a raised, grass-thatched structure (called an insaka) with a beautiful teak deck. Elevated above the Nangandwe pool, it comprises a lounge and dining area, bar and verandah. An adjoining communal open-air fireplace is a great gathering place in the evening, where stories are exchanged under the stars.

    Enjoy game-viewing and bird-watching from the cool verandah, shaded by a huge jackalberry tree (also known as the African Ebony), which provides an unhindered view of the dambo(vlei or wetlands).
  • Thatched cottages
    The thatched cottages bring you into close proximity to nature - don't be surprised to hear buck crunching twigs underfoot, or the ripping sound of branches as elephants strip the trees close by.

    The three well-appointed, unobtrusive chalets accommodate six guests (two to a chalet) and are situated along the tree line, giving guests an unobstructed view of the pool.

    Here, peace and tranquility reign. To make that bush experience all the more authentic, chalets are lit with paraffin lamps and hot water comes from donkey boilers. The en suite facilities include a hot and cold shower, toilet and double basins.

    The cottages are spacious and private with large, comfortable beds protected by mosquito nets.
  • Safari tents
    The three meru-style safari tents can accommodate up to six people. They have separate, en suite toilet, double basins and hot-and-cold shower areas for greater privacy and their walk-in structures provide fantastic views of the bush and the pool. They are lit by paraffin lamps and hot water is provided by donkey boilers. The comfortable beds are protected by mosquito nets.
Nanzhila Plains Safari CampRates

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Nanzhila Plains Safari CampActivities
  • Game Drives
  • Night drives
  • A full-day excursion
  • Village tour
  • The "Nanzhila Experience"
Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp Location

Lodge co-ordinates: S1616'45" E2555'04"
Ngoma airstrip co-ordinates: S1558'00" E2556'00"
Elevation: 1010m (east) to 1022m (west)
Runway: 1200m gravel all-weather, slight upward gradient east to west
Distance: Lusaka to Ngoma - 279kms, 50 to 70 minutes transit time
Distance: Livingstone to Ngoma - 205kms, 45 to 60 minutes transit time

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