3 Night Escape – Mukambi Safari Lodge – N6817


TOUR NAME 3 Night Escape – Mukambi Safari Lodge
NO OF DAYS / NIGHTS 3 Nights / 4 Days
VALIDITY All Year Round
Peak Season – 1 July to 31 October
Low Season – 1 Jan to 30 June; 1 Nov to 31 Dec
Start Location Lusaka, Zambia
Highlights Mukambi Safari Lodge, Game Drives, Walking Safari, Wildlife, Birding, Mukambi Community School



Kafue National Park is Zambia’s oldest park and by far the largest. It was proclaimed in 1950 and is spread over 22 400 square kilometers, making it one of the largest National Parks in Africa. It is fed by three rivers, the Lufupa in the north-west and the Lunga and Kafue in the north-east. The Lufupa River floods in the summer, creating a large floodplain delta system that attracts thousands of water birds. The Lunga and Kafue rivers are wide and slow-flowing, banded by riverine forest.
Habitats in the Park are diverse, and include floodplains, Miombo woodland and dambos. It has good concentrations of plains game and their predators as well as the largest species diversity in Zambia, including animals that are rare or non-existent in other southern African countries, such as Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, roan antelope, Defassa waterbuck and oribi. Birdlife is spectacular, consisting of 491 species.
In the extreme north of the Kafue lies the Busanga Plains – one of Zambia’s most significant wetland resources and one of the few areas in the world that remain untouched by development and human activity. Covering 750 square kilometers of breathtaking wilderness, it is considered the jewel in the Kafue crown. This is the best area in Zambia to see cheetah.
Despite the deprivations of poaching and lack of management, the Park is still a raw and diverse slice of African wilderness with excellent game viewing, bird watching and fishing opportunities.



mukambi safari lodgeMukambi Safari Lodge Luxurious TentCommonly known as “The Gateway to The Kafue National Park”, Mukambi Safari Lodge is centrally located in the park, right on the banks of the stunning Kafue River. The Kafue National Park is one of the largest national parks in Africa (roughly the size of Wales at more than 22,000km²) therefore we would recommend you book with us for at least a week so you have time to explore this vast park and combine time at  Busanga, Fig Tree and Mukambi. However, shorter bookings of 3 to 4 nights at Mukambi will also guarantee a truly unique safari!
Mukambi Safari Lodge is open all year round. Our peak-season is May-December, but during the Emerald Season (December-May), the Kafue National Park also has wonderful safaris to offer.  Game might be a little harder to spot, but ‘the fifty shades of green’ , stunning bright light (photographers best) and beauty of the bush, still guarantee a unique and highly rewarding experience.
During the green season Mukambi is the only lodge open to guests in the Northern and Central part of Kafue National Park.

There are 8 comfortable en-suite chalets, 1 luxury family Riverside Villa and 4 Luxury Tents

We do game drives twice a day. One departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drives 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 game drives depart from within the park daily.  Walking Safaris leave around an hour after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. The walks take place in the Kafue National Park itself and are approximately 3 hours (unfortunately not available due to the wet conditions from approximately Dec to May).

Fishing trips (Mukambi Safari Lodge Only) Fishing trips by boat take place at any time of day and are approximately 2.5 hours long. Only basic equipment and bait included. It is advisable for professional fishermen to bring their own equipment if possible.

Boat cruises/sunset cruises (Mukambi Safari Lodge Only) 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.
With the help of generous donors we were able to establish the Mukambi Community School. Daily visits to the school are scheduled after the morning activity.
Guests often ask us what they can bring as a gift for the school so we generally request for English reference books and children’s reading books and magazines for their library plus any consumables. However, any donations are well received!


Day 1

  • Fly from Lusaka to Kafue or opt for a 4 hr scenic road transfer
  • Transfer from the Airstrip to Mukambi Safari Lodge
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon siesta or laze at the pool
  • Tea
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Dinner at the lodge

Day 2

  • Early morning coffee
  • Game Walk
  • Breakfast
  • Visit Mukambi Community School
  • Lunch
  • Tea
  • Game Drive
  • Dinner at the Lodge

Day 3

  • Early morning coffee
  • Fishing
  • Breakfast
  • Laze at the pool
  • Lunch
  • Tea
  • Game Drive
  • Dinner at the Lodge

Day 4

  • Early morning coffee
  • Game Drive
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from Mukambi to the airstrip or 4 hr scenic road transfer
  • Fly from Kafue to Lusaka


**For illustration purposes only.



From:   USD 1 390.00 per person sharing

Low Season:            1 Jan – 30 June ; 1 Nov – 31 Dec
High Season            1 July to 31 October
*Seasonal Rates Apply

Want to change or add other activities or additional nights. Contact us.   (additional costs may apply)
** Resident Rates may apply. Contact us.


For PDF Itinerary click here…


Excursion Includes

  • Return road transfer from Lusaka to Mukambi
  • 3 Nights Accommodation including
  • 2 x Game Viewing Activities per day
  • Meals
  • Bar excluding premium drinks


Excursion Excludes

  • All items of a personal nature and items not included in the above itinerary.
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flight option from Lusaka to Kafue
  • VISAs


What you need to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat/Cap, sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
  • Evenings can be fresh so please bring a fleece
  • Neutral coloured clothing
  • Cameras and Binoculars



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Destination Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia



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  3. Seasonal Rates may apply
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