Choose between our chalets or safari tents, all of which are perfectly positioned overlooking the dambo 

Nanzhila Plains has 3 en-suite safari tents and 3 en-suite chalets all of which have beautiful views of the dambo and the gauzed windows allowing all the wonderful sounds of the African night to reach you clearly!

What you will love

wildlife visitors

Don’t be surprised to hear buck crunching twigs underfoot, or the ripping sound of branches as elephants strip the trees close by.

Dambo views

The tents and chalets are all situated along the tree line, giving guests an unobstructed view of the dambo. Here, peace and tranquility reign

authentic bush experience

 Comfortable beds with mosquito nets – the rooms are also lit with solar lamps and hot water comes from donkey boilers .

thatched chalets

The 3 chalets can each accommodate two guests and are situated along the tree line, giving guests an unobstructed view of the dambo. Here, peace and tranquility reign. The chalet’s en suite facilities include a hot and cold shower, toilet and double basins.

  • Ensuite Bathrooms

  • Mosquito Nets

  • Laundry Service

  • Plug points available

safari tents 

The 3 meru-style safari tents can accommodate up to six peopleThey have separate en suite toilets, single basins and hot-and-cold shower areas for greater privacy and their walk-in structures provide fantastic views of the bush and the dambo. They are lit with solar and hot water is provided by donkey boilers.

  • Ensuite Bathrooms

  • Mosquito Nets

  • Laundry Service

  • Plug points available

the dining experience

Breakfast, lunch and dinner times are flexible and governed by activities.  Meals are wholesome and prepared in the traditional way – they  are served either in the boma or at the adjoining communal fireplace/outdoor dining area. Local beers, house wines, soft drinks and bottled water are available as are a selection of imported spirits and South African wines.


  • “Superb hospitality and luxury await you at Nanzhila Plains. We spent 3 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed every minute, including a lovely candle lit dinner under the stars for our anniversary. If you are in Livingstone or Lusaka and plan a trip away you really should consider this lodge. We are experienced safari goers and can not 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, August 2018, TripAdvisor

  • “This Safari Camp is truly off the grid, giving you a one of kind wilderness experience. We stayed in one of the chateau’s which are beautifully decorated with very comfortable beds and linens. The main lodge area is a great place to relax, read and search for game and birds. The entire staff went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Steve and Cindy are wonderful hosts and you can see the passion they have for Nanzhila Plains.”

    – Megan, June 2018, TripAdvisor

  • “Nanzhila Plains will forever hold a special place in our hearts. The location in the park allows one to see a very wide variety of animals, our safari tent was spacious and the food was amongst the best we had in our month stay in Zambia.. All in all a very special place!!”

    -Malou, August 2018


To enquire about accommodation* at Nanzhila, please use the form below:

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

Will Nanzhila be the only place you wish to visit in Zambia?


Nanzhila is the closest true safari destination in Zambia to the Victoria Falls and enjoys nearly 3000 sqkm of the Kafue National Park to itself. An incredible variety of wildlife and birding species, as well as a magnificent location overlooking the dambo, make Nanzhila one of the most memorable safari camps in Zambia.


Reservations & Enquiries
Erroleen Williams
Cell: 0027 82772 0804 (7:00 – 19:00)



Emergency Contact

WhatsApp Only
Steve and Cindy Smith
Cell:+260 963 006 202

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