Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp
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Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp

Forming part of the KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area, spanning Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Angola, the Kafue National Park covers an area the size of Wales comprising a diverse array of habitat including lake, river, swamp, open plains, forest and woodland and is home to 160 mammal species and more than 500 bird species.

Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is located in the far south of the park and is the only facility south of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi and is the closest lodge to Livingstone and the Victoria Falls, making it an idea first (or last) stop on any Kafue itinerary.



Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Kafue is home to more than 160 species of mammals including all the major predators, including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog and Africa's largest variety of antelope, including the iconic Roan and Sable Antelope, Litchensteins Hartebeest, Eland, Reedbuck, Oribi and Sharpes Grysbok. Birdlife is prolific with more than 500 species recorded. The Nanzhila Plains provide the best opportunity to view the Back-cheeked Lovebird, endemic to this part of Zambia.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

The following activities are currently offered:

  • Early morning and late afternoon 3-4 hour guided game drives.
  • Night drives.
  • Guided bush walks.
  • Full day excursions up to Lake itezhi-Tezhi and the Ngoma Forest.
  • Cultural tours to Shezongo Village.


Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp offers traditional wildlife based activities, including game drives and bush walks accompanied by professional guides and armed scouts. These activities tend to take place in the early morning and late afternoon when it is coolest and wildlife most active.

The main Insaka, overlooking Nangandwe Pool, is the centre of all the lodge based activities, with free wifi and battery charging facilities on offer. The lodge also has an extensive selection of wildlife reference guides, magazines and novels.


The lodge currently accommodates 12 guests in 3 en-suite thatched chalets and 3 en-suite meru-style safari tents, set discretely in the treeline overlooking the Nangandwe Pool which is regularly visited by the areas prolific wildlife.


"A beautiful place. Like an island in an ocean of tranquility" Ralph C. Germany 2015.

"A little piece of heaven" Shirley B. South Africa 2015

"Wondeful few days. the game viewing was marvellous, the food lovely and the company great" Hilary P. United Kingdom 2015



The lodge is open annually from 15 May through to 15 November. Our peak season is from 01 July through to 30 October.

Average StayAverage Stay

The minimum recommended stay is 3 nights, preferably 4.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Our standard fully inclusive tariff is $385 between the months of July and October. Our green season rate is $330 for the months of May, June and November. These rates include accommodation, all meals, coffees, teas and snacks, local drinks, activities and park fees. The rates also include transfers to and from Ngoma airstrip.

Transfer costs are additional. Air charter and road transfer services are available and are quoted on request.

Options are also available both in the lodge and camp site for self-drive guests.

Children PolicyChild Policy

The lodge will accept children of any age however children below the age of 12 are by special arrangement as we have to be sensitive to the requirements of all out lodge guests. As we are in an unfenced wildlife area children should be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times. Children up to the age of 12 years of age are charged at 50% of the full adult rate.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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