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Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi Safari Lodge

Mukambi Safari Lodge


14°58’55.0"S 25°59’57.0"E

Mukambi Safari Lodge: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Safari Lodge
No. of rooms
14
Check-in time
1400hrs
Check-out time
1100hrs

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Mukambi Safari Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
20 Apr 2022
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Facilities at Mukambi Safari Lodge

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Detached Private Bathroom, Disabled Rooms, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
Nearby activities
Boating, Fishing, Game Viewing, Game Walks
Languages
Dutch, English

Room types at Mukambi Safari Lodge

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(Family) Chalet

The family unit sleeps a total of 4 person and is made up of one double room and twin room. It has an en suite bathroom, 24 hrs electricity and hot water. The is also a small cozy living room and a patio with comfortable seating to take in the scenery.

The family chalet is ideal for small families or for guests looking for a triple room. The unit is river facing with plenty of shade and animal activity.

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Luxury Tent

Four Luxury tents that have a private deck with comfy seating overlooking the Kafue River. This is our most luxurious accommodation with each unit privately surrounded by natural riverine bush. A freestanding ball and claw bathtub is found on each deck. Further enhancing the African theme, the furniture is made out of recycled wood from Dhows that used to sail the Indian Ocean off Tanzania.

Cocooning mosquito nets surround luxurious box spring beds and the entrance to the private deck is made of wall to wall wooden sliding glass doors that provide spectacular views and light into the tents. The tents have an open bathroom setup with shower, toilet and washbasin.

All rooms are made up as king beds but can be made up as twins on request. These units are reserved for guests staying on a safari package but can be booked on last minute basis.

They do also offer a romantic experience and are great for honeymooners.

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Standard Chalet

Chalets come with either one queen size double bed or 2 single beds with cotton sheets, duvet (extra blankets available) and mosquito nets. The standard chalets follow an African styling of old in that they are rondavels. Thatched roofs keep guests cool during the warmer months and all units are river facing allowing for guests to take in some beautiful scenery right at their doorstep.

There are eight units in total with an even split of four doubles and four twin rooms.

Activities at Mukambi Safari Lodge

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Boat Cruises

Boat cruises over the Kafue river can also take place at any time of the day but we also have a scheduled Sunset Cruise each evening. On the boat cruise we shall drive you slowly up the river, giving you the chance to take in the surroundings, have some sundowners and watch the sunset.

You can bet your money you will see hippos and crocodiles and a plethora of birds, about which our guides can answer your questions.

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Fishing

Fishing trips by boat take place at any time of day and are approximately 2.5 hours long. While out on the river, just you and your guide, you can enjoy the surrounding nature while fishing. We supply basic equipment and bait to assist you on your way to catching one of the many fish found in this area, whether that be a silver barbell, a larger cat fish or Kafue bream. Keen fishermen may bring their own equipemnt to take on the fishing trips.

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Game Drive

Mukambi Safari Lodge offers game drives daily. One departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drivers are 3.5 to 4 hours long. Our vehicles are located in the park, which is a short boat trip across the Kafue River, so all game drives depart from within the park.

Mukambi is open all year round and game drives can be booked all year round.

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Visit to Mukambi Community School

Forming a part of our Responsible tourism, over 14 years ago we started our Mukambi Community School to provide education to the local community in an area where no good schools exist. The results are spectacular; the well-equipped school now provides 92 local children with a high standard of education, and we have five teachers in permanent employment. Conservation is an important subject at our school. The school received generous funding from a donor a couple of years ago, which meant they could invest in iSchool Tablets, through which the pupils can engage in active learning as well as developing key IT skills for later in life. Every year all the grade 7 pupils graduate with flying colours and have attained places at secondary schools throughout Zambia. The school is supported by a charity called Cikoko

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Walking Safaris

Walks leave in the early morning hours after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. The walks take place in the Kafue National Park itself and are approximately 3 hours. Our guides will talk you through everything Kafue has to offer that otherwise goes unnoticed, showing how the whole ecosystem works together to support the National Park. You can find nature at its most untouched on such safaris.

Unfortunately not available due to the wet conditions and high grass from approximately Dec to May.

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