Nanzhila Lake Camp


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.

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Nanzhila Lake Camp

The camp overlooks the Musa River and Lake Itezhi-tezhi shoreline. 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, Mukambi and Ila to name a few. 

For clients who want to fly in, there are charter flights available from Lusaka to Ngoma Airstrip with the distance from Ngoma to Lake Camp being roughly 1.5 – 2 hrs.  For clients looking to drive in – either self drive or with organized transfer approximate distances are as follows

From Livingstone: Livingstone to Dundumwezi park gate  is 2.5 – 3 hrs (200kms). Dundumwezi to Lake Camp is about 2 – 2.5 hrs (140kms).  

From Plains Camp: Dundumwezi to Plains Camp is 1.5 hrs in the dry season (62kms) & 3 hrs in the wet season (Southern boundary/Cordon Road route – about 90kms). Plains Camp to Lake Camp is 2.5 – 3 hrs (about 90kms)

From Lusaka: Lusaka to Musa Gate is 4 – 4.5 hrs (320kms). Musa Gate to Lake Camp is about an hour (30kms).


The Lake Camp has 3 Safari Tents.

Room features include:

En-Suite Bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot water (by donkey boilers)
Mosquito nets
Spacious verandas

Bar and communal dining area

Special outdoor dining options include bush dinners and breakfast on the lake shore.

Camp inclusive activities include Game drives, Boating, Walking, Fishing

Visits to the Elephant Orphanage can be organised at an additional cost

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!

Game Drive Visit to the Elephant Orphanage Walking Elephants

Children aged 12 years and older are accepted

The camp has no Family Rooms but they can do triples

15th May -31st December

The Camp is Solar Powered

There is WIFI in the Communal area

Central charging points in the communal areas

Daily laundry service

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