Nanzhila Plains is located in the southern section of Kafue National Park. It is accessible via road from both Livingstone and Lusaka, or by air. Nanzhila is only lodge in the Southern Kafue, meaning you have nearly 3,000 square km of pure wilderness to yourself.
On daily game drives, visitors have the opportunity to seek out 4 of the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo), plus you also stand a chance of seeing other special wildlife species such as antelope, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, zebra and warthog.
At least once a week, Nanzhila Plains is visited by a family of honey badgers leaving chaos and delight in their wake. Nanzhila also offers superb sightings of serval, as well as special nocturnal creatures such as bushbabies, civet, genet and many more.
Nanzhila Plains has 3 en-suite safari tents and 3 en-suite chalets. To make that bush experience all the more authentic, the tents and chalets are lit with paraffin lamps and hot water comes from donkey boilers.
The spacious main lodge is a raised, grass-thatched structure (called an insaka) with a beautiful teak deck. Elevated above the Nangandwe pool, it comprises a lounge and dining area, bar and verandah. An adjoining communal open-air fireplace is a great gathering place in the evening, where stories are exchanged under the stars. Enjoy game-viewing and bird-watching from the cool verandah, shaded by a huge jackalberry tree (also known as the African Ebony), which provides an unhindered view of the dambo (vlei or wetlands).
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General Information For Guests
The chalets are lit with paraffin lamps and hot water comes from donkey boilers. The en-suite facilities include a hot and cold shower, toilet and double basins.
The safari tents have a separate en-suite toilet, double basin and hot and cold shower area. They are also lit by paraffin lamps and the hot water is provided by donkey boilers.
The main lodge is a raised, grass-thatched structure (called an insaka) with a beautiful teak deck. Elevated above the Nangandwe pool, it comprises a lounge and dining area, bar and verandah. An adjoining communal open-air fireplace is a great gathering place in the evening, where stories are exchanged under the stars.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner times are flexible and governed by activities and are served either in the boma or at the adjoining communal fireplace/outdoor dining area.
Activities include game drives, bush walks, visits to waterholes and hides, and sundowners.
There is no mobile phone reception but satellite internet communications and a satellite phone are available for emergencies.
A laundry service is offered covering essential items.
Solar power provides electricity to charge cameras, laptops and phones. It uses a 3 prong round plug point system.
The lodge is accessible via road from both Livingstone via Kalomo and Dundumwezi Gate or from Lusaka via Itezhi-Tezhi and Musa Gate.