nanzhila lake camp

Three uniquely design tented chalets looking over the Musa River

Lake Camp consists of 4 tented chalets overlooking the Musa River and Lake Itezhi-tezhi shoreline

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.


All year round


4x (including 1x family chalet)


2 – 10 people


Min. 12 yrs old

Highlights from Nanzhila Lake Camp

Three things you will love when visiting Lake Camp:

Wildlife sightings in front of Lake Camp, Kafue National Park

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

Lake Camp views overlooking Lake Camp in Kafue National Park

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.

Nanzhila Lake Camp chalet - Safari Lodge Accommodation in the Kafue

Comfortable beds with mosquito nets are complimented by a large en-suite bathroom and vanity area and expansive covered verandah for midday game viewing.

“So happy to have found this precious paradise! We could have stayed much longer and enjoy the incredible game drives Sean has been able to offer us. Never seen that many animals in action!”

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.

Your accommodation in the Kafue: Lake Camp overview 

Lake Camp consists of  4 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!

En-suite Bathrooms
Mosquito Nets
Laundry Service
No wifi available
Electircty = Lanterns
Plug points available in the main area

Safari activities are on offer at Lake Camp

Lake Camp will offer game drives 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!

Have you heard about Predator Season at Lake Camp?

The Southern Kafue has REVEALED an astonishing secret. Unbeknownst to many, a variety of antelope species have been gathering in their HUNDREDS on a daily basis to make the most of a very seasonal feeding bonanza. With the Musa River and the headwaters of Lake Itezhi-tezhi in the far western sectors of the lake having receded through the season, it has left behind nutrient rich and highly fertile shorelands which, when combined with the sunny days and the first rains, produces new grass growth of the highest quality. The antelope know this and gather in huge numbers.

They are followed by arguably Zambia’s greatest density of all the apex predators in one area – namely, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. Although we see these predators through the year, they really move in for the months of October, November and December.  

Nanzhila Lake Camp is located right in the middle of this incredible wildlife gathering. In our first spring of operation (2021), we weren’t sure if it was just a once off event. Then last year it happened again. Now in 2023, the numbers just seem to be growing aided no doubt by the extra protection Kafue is getting from African Parks.

If you would like to visit us during Predator Season,  email us to book a chalet!

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

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