Nanzhila Plains (view on Google maps) is accessible via road from Livingstone via Kalomo and Dundumwezi Gate or from Lusaka via Itezhi-Tezhi and Musa Gate (details below). The lodge also utilises Ngoma air-strip that is serviced by a number of air charter companies based in Lusaka and Livingstone and is an approx 90 minute game drive from the lodge.
1. Livingstone – 2. Dundumwezi Gate – 3. Nanzhila Plains – 4. Musa Gate – 5. Stop Over Accommodation – 5. Lusaka
From Livingstone take the T1 towards Lusaka. Proceed for 124kms to Kalomo. It is recommended that you fuel up here. Continue towards Lusaka for 400m to a junction. Turn left. Continue down this road which changes to gravel, past the market to a T-junction. Turn right and immediately left over the railway line, over a river and up the hill to a junction. Turn left and proceed down this gravel road for 70kms until you reach Dundumwezi Gate.
From Dundumwezi Gate, follow the new road from the gate. In the dry season (1 Aug – 15 Nov: but check with us before departing) turn left onto the track 5km from the gate. You are now on the old “Plains Road”. The first 15km is very sandy but will improve and it is 53km to camp after you have turned off the new road departing Dundumwezi gate.
In the early season (15 May – 31 July: but again check with us before departing) follow the new road for 67.5km from Dundumwezi gate then turn left onto the bush track to Kalenje heading past Hornbill lodge. Follow the signs from Kalenje to Nanzhila. It is 26.5km to Nanzhila after you turn off the new road.
From the Lumumba road in the Lusaka CBD take the Great West Road (M9) towards Mongu. 151kms from Lusaka you reach the Mumbwa turn-off. It is recommended that a short detour be made into Mumbwa to fuel up. From the Mumbwa turn-off continue a further 66kms to the junction of the Itezhi-Tezhi road (S14°58’17” E26°27’05”) where you turn left. Proceed for about 50kms and you will reach Mweengwa DNPW check point (S15°16’33” E26°14’57”). Continue for another approximately 66kms along the same gravel road until you reach the town of Itezhi-Tezhi. Pass through Itezhi-tezhi and proceed for 25kms over the dam wall, past Musungwa Lodge and through Musa Gate to Ngoma. Go through Ngoma bearing south for 7kms to the air-strip. Continue straight for another 5kms to a sharp bend in the road where you turn left proceeding for a further 2.5kms to the Kalenji/Nanzhila turn-off where you turn right onto a bush track. Continue for 24kms to Kalenji Scout Camp. Here you turn right and proceed to Nanzhila for 16kms following the signs
Ngoma air-strip is a 90 minute/48km game drive from Nanzhila
bookings & enquiries
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*Please note that there is no campsite facility at Nanzhila