Mukambi Safari Lodge
for authentic Wildlife Safari
Mukambi Safari Lodge, referred to locally as “The Gateway to The Kafue National Park”, is centrally located in the Kafue National Park. The lodge is positioned right on the banks of the stunning Kafue River. With its own restaurant bar and swimming pool the lodge has relaxation in mind after safari experiences. Laundry services are also available.
There are 8 comfortable, en-suite chalets for 2 persons, one of which is family unit (4 persons), with en suite bathroom (rondavel type), 24hrs electricity and hot water. Chalets come with either one queen size double bed or 2 single beds with cotton sheets, duvet (extra blankets available) and mosquito nets.
The family chalet has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds plus a lounge for relaxation. Bathroom comes with shower, toilet, basin and mirror. Outside there is a terrace with chairs and side table.
1 luxury family Riverside Villa with 2 bedrooms, both en suite, (1 with a queen sized bed and the other with 2 singles), a fully furnished living room, an extensive wooden deck overlooking the Kafue River. This unit is right on the banks of the river.
There are 4 Luxury tents, each have a private deck with comfy seating overlooking the Kafue River. Each unit is situated privately, surrounded by natural riverine bush. A freestanding ball and claw bathtub is found on each deck. Furnished in an African theme, the furniture is made out of recycled wood from Dhows that used to sail the Indian Ocean off Tanzania. Romantic mosquito nets surround luxurious box spring beds and the entrance to the private deck is made of wall to wall wooden sliding glass doors that provide spectacular views and light into the tents. The tents have an open bathroom set up with shower, toilet and washbasin
All accommodation offered at the lodge is on a full board basis. The lodge can meet dietary needs where necessary. Breakfast consists of full English breakfast with cereal and fresh fruit buffet, coffee, tea, hot chocolate or juice. The restaurant serves a full lunch with a hot dish and salads. Evening meal is a fine 3-course dinner or extensive buffet.
Game drives are organised twice a day. One departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drives are 3.5 to 4 hours long. As vehicles are located in the park, a short boat trip across the Kafue River is necessary, and the game drives depart from within the park daily.
Daily walks leave around an hour after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. The walks take place in the Kafue National Park itself and are approximately 3 hours (unfortunately not available due to the wet conditions from approximately Dec to May). Fishing trips by boat take place at any time of day and are approximately 2.5 hours long. Only basic equipment and bait included. It is advisable for professional fishermen to bring their own equipment if possible.
Boat cruises over the Kafue River can also take place at any time of the day but the Sunset Cruise takes place each evening. Additionally, the lodge, with the help of generous donors, were able to establish the Mukambi Community School. Daily visits to the school are scheduled after the morning activity. Guests occasionally bring a gift for the school so generally requests for English reference books and children’s reading books and magazines for their library plus any consumables. However, any donations are well received!