Lower Zambezi Accommodation Options
Bains River Camp
This true colonial style safari lodge, named after the famous artist and explorer Thomas Baines, offers a wide variety of activities in and around the Lower Zambezi National Park, including specialized photographic workshops, fly fishing clinics, elephant studies and birding weeks, each hosted by internationally renowned expert guides who are passionate about the African bush and their subject. The tranquil setting, intimate atmosphere of the camp, luxury Explorer Suites and dedicated pilot accommodation make the camp the ideal location for corporate getaways or an unforgettable holiday.
Sausage Tree Camp
Sausage Tree is one of the most luxurious camps in Lower Zambezi, it is beautifully styled and furnished and has high quality service to match. That said it has retained elements of rusticity that means it has managed to keep the atmosphere of an authentic safari camp. Sausage Tree offers a range of flexible activities which are run by excellent guides. These include walking safaris, game drives (day & night) in open 4WDs and boat cruises (using 9-seater motor-boats which seem rarely to have more than a few guests in them). They also offer canoe trips guided by professional canoe guides down the Chifungulu channel. Usually there’s a canoe guide in each canoe, although it’s also possible to opt to paddle yourself
Catering for a maximum of 20 guests, the lodge comprises 6 stone and thatch “rondavel” chalets, each with their own large private deck overlooking the Zambezi River, full en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Also a Family Chalet which includes three suites – each with their own private entrance and en-suite bathrooms, but sharing a large deck area. Overlooking the river, the restaurant and bar allow spacious & relaxed dining. Each evening guests are treated to Kanyemba Lodge’s famous cuisine under the branches of a giant wild Mango Tree. With a distinctly Italian influence, their team of chefs will wow your palate.
Royal Zambezi Lodge
the perfect romantic setting for honeymoon couples, while its customised family suite works perfectly for family holidays. The lodge offers a vast range of activities that guests can choose from – from unrivalled game viewing, canoeing on the Zambezi river, to world class fishing, or relaxing in the award winning Royal Bush Spa. The 15 airy canopied canvas tents nestle under mature trees, and each is positioned for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding views and complete privacy. The tents are impeccably finished with a contemporary, understated elegance.
Red Cliff Lodge
Redcliff Zambezi Lodge takes its name from the magnificent red cliffs of Kenyemba Hill across the Zambezi River. The lodge and nearby areas are best known for superb tiger fishing in truly stunning surroundings.cliff Zambezi Lodge can accommodate up to 16 guests. Four tent-roofed chalets (each with 2 beds) and two family chalets (each with 4 beds). Guests can enjoy stunning views and abundant bird life of the Zambezi River from the privacy of their chalets. The indigenous vegetation forms the ‘garden’ between chalets, with the huge trees providing a shady canopy above the beautiful lawns.
The tents all have timber floors and verandas with excellent views and are accessed by paths running behind them to maximise privacy. All share ample comforts, conveniences and unexpected luxuries. Honeymooners and more adventurous couples can enjoy an outdoor verandah, a gorgeous split level deck with private dining area, day bed and comfy furniture. The bathroom features an indoor and outdoor shower. Game drives, boating safaris and walks are of an exceptionally high standard.
Old Mondoro Camp
With only 8 beds, Old Mondoro is the Lower Zambezi National Park’s most intimate and private safari camp, exuding charm and charismaAppropriately constructed of canvas and natural materials, Old Mondoro has an open and adventurous feel, providing a perfect retreat after a day filled with excitement in the bush and yet where much of the action will happen right in front of you. Overlooking a maze of hippo-inhabited islands from a grove of Acacia trees that tower above the massive elephant bulls that seem to be constantly feeding on them, this is perhaps the most beautiful site in the Lower Zambezi National Park and certainly one of the most remote.
Mvuu Lodge, or, Place-of-the-Hippo, provides luxury tented camps, self catering, and bush camp accommodation. Wildlife roam freely through the camp and a fully serviced viewing deck extends over the mighty Zambezi River. The staff are friendly, the chefs passionate, and the guides well informed and equipped, all making your safari experience unforgettable.
Kiambi Lodge is in the Lower Zambezi Valley, in a stunning location on the confluence of the Zambezi and Kafue Rivers. Since 1999 Kiambi has been enchanting guests by capturing the essence of the Lower Zambezi, offering a unique experience in the combination of Africa’s culture, scenery and wildlife. The accommodation, from luxury air-conditioned chalets to campsites, all have stunning views of the Zambezi River.
Gwabi Lodge is on the banks of the tranquil Kafue River, undisturbed by passing boats. It is the oldest lodge in the region, and consists of 9 en-suite, air-conditioned chalets, and full camping facilities, set in lush lawns, with great views over the river. A fleet of boats are provided to satisfy your every river need, you can even launch your own. A swimming pool deck and bar area is fully serviced with electrical, DSTV and WiFi connections.
Anabezi River Lodge
A newly refurbished and renamed camp with large and well-appointed suites linked together with wooden walkways.. The excellent location affords the chance to enjoy outstanding wildlife in an unusually quiet and lovely area of the Lower Zambezi National Park.