Lake Camp is the new addition to Nanzhila Safaris and perfectly compliments the Plains Camp experience. The focus of Lake Camp is exploring the Southern Kafue wildlife that is found around Lake Itezhi-tezhi. Here, the mega herbivores like elephant, buffalo and hippo are more common than down on the Plains and so the incredible diversity and variety that Nanzhila is known for delivering simply gets broader with the addition of Lake Camp. In addition to the variety of species, the open floodplains and shorelines around the edges of Lake Itezhi-tezhi make for a stunning wildlife experience.
What you will love
Don’t be surprised to hear buck crunching twigs underfoot, or the ripping sound of branches as elephants strip the trees close by.
The tented chalets are all situated along the tree line, giving guests an unobstructed view of the floodplain and shoreline ahead which has a constant flow of wildlife.
authentic bush experience
Comfortable beds with mosquito nets are complimented by a large en-suite bathroom and vanity area and expansive covered verandah for midday game viewing.
Lake Camp OVerview
The location of Lake Camp is very private and in a prime game viewing area of the Southern Kafue. It is also very well positioned between the Nanzhila Plains area further south and the central Kafue River properties up north like Kaingu, Kasabushi, Mawimbi, Mukambi and Ila to name a few. As with Nanzhila Plains Camp, the focus of the rooms at Lake Camp is providing comfortable facilities with the focus being more on what’s happening outside the rooms! The Smith Family attention to detail and focus on warm hospitality is again evident throughout Lake Camp.
1 July – 31 December
No. Of tents
2 – 6 people
Min. 12 yrs old
Lake camp will consist of 3 safari tents under thatch with flushing toilets and hot water (by donkey boilers). The actual ‘bedroom’ component is smaller than Plains Camp but the Smith’s have combined the vanity and dressing area with a lovely en-suite bathroom. Another change from Plains Camp is the expansion of the covered verandahs to make the most of the views – at Lake Camp the verandahs are longer and more equipped and become your personal game viewing deck!
Lake Camp chalets will resemble what is seen above, but with minor changes as is mentioned in the description.
LAKE camp activities
Lake Camp will offer game drives, bush walks and visits to the Elephant Orphanage. Many of the activities will spend time around the stunning Lake Itezhi-tezhi shoreline and floodplains with views over the Lake. The variety of bird and wildlife species compliments the Plains experience perfectly!
getting to lake camp
The GPS Co-Ordinates for Lake Camp are as follows: –15.894520, 25.765155. For clients who want to fly in, there are flights available from Lusaka to Ngoma Airstrip with the the distance from Ngoma to Lake Camp being roughly 1.5 – 2 hrs. For clients looking to drive in, your route options and distances are as follows:
From Livingstone: Livingstone to Dundumwezi park gate is 2.5 – 3 hrs (200kms). Dundumwezi to Lake Camp is about 2 – 2.5 hrs (140kms). From Plains Camp: Dundumwezi to Plains Camp is 1.5 hrs in the dry season (62kms) & 3 hrs in the wet season (Southern boundary/Cordon Road route – about 90kms). Plains Camp to Lake Camp is 2.5 – 3 hrs (about 90kms). From Lusaka: Lusaka to Musa Gate is 4 – 4.5 hrs (320kms). Musa Gate to Lake Camp is about an hour (30kms).
1. Livingstone – 2. Dundumwezi Gate – 3. Nanzhila Plains – 4. Lake Camp – 5. Musa Gate – 6. Lusaka
BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
To enquire about accommodation at either Lake or Plains Camp, please use the form below:
*Please note that there is no campsite facility at either of the Nanzhila Safaris Camps.