Plains Camp is located in the southern section of Kafue National Park, Zambia and Lake Camp is located 3.5 hrs north on the shores of Lake Itezhi-tezhi 

GETTING TO PLains and lake camp

Co-ordinates: -16.279055, 25.918035

Your options for getting to the camps are as follows:


Fly to Livingstone or Lusaka 

We can organise road transfers for you so that you can be collected  from the ariport and transported into camp.


Self Drive into camp

Both Plains Camp and Lake Camp  are accessible via road from either Livingstone (through Kalomo) and Dundumwezi Gate OR from Lusaka via Itezhi-Tezhi and Musa Gate. 


Charter Flights

The lodge also utilises Ngoma air-strip. We will collect you from the airstrip and drive you into Camp (90 min to Plains Camp and 45 min to Lake Camp).


travel logistics map & drive-in details

ROUTE: 1. Livingstone – 2. Dundumwezi Gate – 3. Nanzhila Plains – 4. Lake Camp – 5. Musa Gate – 6. 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.

TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE from Livingstone to Dundumwezi park gate  is 2.5 – 3 hrs (200kms)

1. After passing through Dumdumwezi Gate continue up the new road that follows the eastern boundary
2. Travel for 25kms in a northerly direction from the gate (Best to zero your odometer at the gate).
3. Turn left onto a bush track. It is signposted with a sign saying “Nanzhila 36kms”.
4. Proceed 4.5kms down bush track and turn right (heading north) onto another bush track and proceed for a further 23kms through mopane woodland and the Plains.
5. At the second concrete bollard turn left. It is signposted saying “Nanzhila 7kms”.
6) Proceed for 2.5kms to a crossroads. Continue straight for 4.5kms to camp.
**The route via Hornbill (67kms along the eastern boundary road from Dundumwezi) is still an option.

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. From Ngoma AMU (DNPW Regional Headquarters) continue south passing Ngoma airstrip after 6.5kms on your right hand side. After a further 5.5kms you come to the junction with the cordon road. Turn right here. After another 3kms you will come to a bush track on the right hand side. The signboard says “Nanzhila 40kms”. Turn right here. Proceed down this bush track for 24kms until you reach Kalenje Scouts Post. Turn right here. After a couple of kms the road turns left in a southerly direction following the Nanzhila River on your left hand side. After about 11.5kms you reach a small crossroads. Turn right here and camp is 4.5kms further.

Ngoma air-strip is a 90 minute/48km game drive from Nanzhila

bookings & enquiries

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

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

    Which Nanzhila camp are you enquiring about?*
    Plains CampLake Camp

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