The closest safari destination in Zambia to Victoria Falls

Remote Wilderness
Diversity of wildlife
close proximity to vic falls

Nanzhila Safaris operates in the closest true safari area in Zambia to the Victoria Falls and enjoys nearly 3000 sqkm almost to itself. An incredible variety of wildlife and birding species are to be found across our 2 magnificent camp locations that compliment each other perfectly. Our original Plains Camp and her rolling grasslands has recently been joined by our Lake Camp on the game rich shorelines where the Musa River joins Lake Itezhi-tezhi.

What you will love about Nanzhila Safaris:

Safari accommodation in the Kafue national park - chalet at sunset

Both Plains and Lake Camps are small, intimate bushcamps beautifully set overlooking game rich areas.

sable - nanzhila plains camp - Kafue national park

Game drives and safari walks across both camps are bound to reveal a wide variety of wildlife and bird species including 4 out of the Big 5!

safari camp owners - nanzhila plains camp - Kafue national park

Your hosts are also the owners,  which means you’re assured of faultless attention to detail and hours of stories about life in the bush


We were so happy with our stay, definitely the highlight of an already great trip. Steve, Cindy and the team made our stay probably the best bush experience we’ve had in Zambia or ever! Game viewing was excellent . Lots of leopard (including 2 in camp!) and lion. We saw 41 mammal species between the 2 camps. “

– Mark Bennet, August 2021

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Nanzhila offers an all-round Kafue Experience

The ability to link up Livingstone with the Southern Kafue using Nanzhila Safaris’ Plains Camp has allowed safari enthusiasts to combine the Victoria Falls and a safari experience in a smoother way than any other safari region in Zambia.  However, with the addtion of Lake Camp – it means that more of the 3000 square kilometre region known as the Southern Kafue is available for safari lovers heading south through the Kafue from Lusaka to Livingstone or enjoying a safari in the Kafue after having spent a few nights at Victoria Falls.

What the addition of Lake Camp means for safari goers:

Lake Camp views from the Lake Camp main lapa overlooking Lake Itezhi-tezhi
plains & lake combination

A combination of the wide open plains in the South and verdant shorelines around Lake Itezhi-tezhi is going to offer an all round Southern Kafue wildlife experience. 

Hippos in Lake Itezhi-tezhi in the Kafue National Park
greater variety of wildlife

The water dependant mega herbivores like hippo, elephant and buffalo around the lake shorelines will complement the staggering grassland and antelope species common on the plains with the big cat sightings being consistent from both camps.

Game Viewing through Kafue National Park
Better access

With the Livingstone to Dundumwezi gate road a mere 3 hours, the development of Lake Camp and improved road to Itezhi-tezhi means getting to the Southern Kafue from Lusaka or the more central river based properties is quicker than ever before! 


“This gem of lodge is beautifully designed and overlooks a waterhole that is alive with wildlife throughout the day. Food is miraculous, particular note to  our guides for arranging a full blown lion hunt with cubs on our first outing. This followed by six cheetahs.  We will return!”

– Marc B, Sep 2019,  TripAdvisor

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Don’t fall for a commercialised safari experience

You deserve a personal encounter with the wilderness!

“We are experienced safari goers and cannot understate the benefit of a more rural and different location away from the crowds. Very different species to  see under an expert guide. Wonderful!” – Bruce D, July 2018, TripAdvisor

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*Please note that there is no  campsite facility at Nanzhila.

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    3 ways to combine the Southern Kafue with Victoria Falls

    Whether you are an 'adrenalin junkie' or looking for a peacful river experience after your time in the Kafue - we have outlined 3 fantastic options for you in this brochure "3 ways to combine the Southern Kafue with Vic Falls".

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