The Lower Zambezi Lodge is located in Zambia, approximately 75km downstream from the Chirundu bridge in the GMA, and approximately 10 km from the Lower Zambezi National Park.
GPS Coordinates : –15.751774, 29.268420 Altitude: 366 meters
The Lower Zambezi Lodge is owned and operated by Lower Zambezi Safaris. The lodge has seven individually designed chalets on the banks of the Zambezi, with unparalleled views of the majestic river.
The chalets are built from locally sourced materials. The stones are from the Msaku and Nyamangwe rivers, and the timber and grass from nearby villages. They are tastefully furnished in a simple but comfortable, rustic style, each with its own bathroom and a solar-heated shower.
Utmost care has been taken to ensure the lodge is in harmony with its surroundings, and that nothing distracts from the sights and sounds of the river and the bush.
Amenities include a “boma” (common area), with kitchen and spacious dining facilities, as well as 2 fireplaces. Concerted efforts are also being made to ensure the lodge is as eco-friendly as possible.
We have seven chalets available on a self-catering basis, of which five can accommodate 2 pax and two, 3 pax (16 in total). Fully-catered accommodation will commence in early 2019, TBC. With our self-catering option, you bring your own food/beverages and our cook can prepare your meals for you. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Prices: Both self-catering & full-catering options are season dependent and can be confirmed by contacting us.
Current self-catering rates: $60 (Zambian Nationals), $65 (non-nationals). This excludes park entrance & boat/vehicle hire.
* Please note that a 1.5% Tourism Levy & 10% Service Fee is added to all quoted accommodation rates.
What are the directions to the Lodge, when driving from Lusaka?
For satnav users the coordinates are 15°45’03.6″S 29°16’06.5″E
The total distance from Chirundu to Lower Zambezi Lodge is 70 km.
1. Turn left at the large Shoprite on the corner before Chirundu Bridge.
2. Drive 13 km along the dirt road and cross over the Kafue River Bridge (tarmac).
3. Continue along the dirt road for 24 km until you reach Chiawa.
4. At Chiawa turn right off the road, passing the ‘Chimwaye Shopping Centre’ on the right-hand side.
5. Continue 17 km along this road until you reach the ‘Zambezia Sanctuary’ entrance gate to the Game Management Area (GMA), which is manned day and night.
6. A further 8 km along this road and you will pass the entrance to ‘Mvuu Lodge’ on the right-hand side.
7. Continue along the road:
After 2 km you will pass the sign for the ‘Eco Residence Lodge’.
After a further 3 km you will pass ‘Munyameshi Lodge’ on your right-hand side.
After a further 1 km you will reach a large stone structure with the name plate
‘Lower Zambezi Lodge’ on your right-hand side.
8. Turn right onto the drive and continue for 1km until you reach the car park, from where you can see the lodge.
How long does this take?
3-5 Hours, depending on the season and road conditions. We highly recommend leaving Lusaka as early as possible to ensure making it to the Lodge before dark.
Can I fly to the Lodge?
Yes, Proflight offers a flight from Lusaka to the Royal airstrip, roughly 8 km from the Lodge. See proflight-zambia.com for further details. We can arrange collection form the landing strip when arranged in advance.
Do you offer transfers to the Lodge from Lusaka/Livingstone?
No, not at this stage.
Can I bring my children to the Lodge?
We strictly operate a ‘no kids under 12 years’ policy, in the best interest of the safety of young children in the bush.
Which activities do you offer?
Currently boat hire can be arranged through us for a sunrise/sunset boat cruise or fishing trip. Expect to see crocodile and hippo, as well as elephant, buffalo and other animals and birds that come to the river to drink. Price is $30 p/person for a 2 hour trip (minimum 2 guests). Boat capacity is 8 -10 people. When arriving in your own vehicle we can also arrange a guide to accompany you for a game drive into the park or local GMA. This will be an additional cost. All services must be requested in advance.
Do you have electricity in camp?
We make use of solar lighting in our chalets and between the chalets and dining room/tea room. Water is also solar heated and there are solar power outlets in chalets for charging cameras/phones. We also make use of gas lanterns at night outside and have torches for guest use. Our fridges and freezers are powered by a generator.
Do you have wifi?
There is complimentary wifi in camp, available to guests from our dining room area between 9-11am & 5-7pm only. When weather is poor/cloudy connection is less reliable. Please ask manager on arrival for access.
What are the Lower Zambezi National Park entry fees?
$25 for Zambian Nationals & $35 for non-nationals
Is there a grocery store near to the Lodge?
Yes, a Shoprite has recently opened in Chirundu which is about 78 km from the Lodge.