How long does the drive take to the Lodge?

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.

What are the directions to the Lodge, when driving from Lusaka
Travel from Lusaka to Chirundu (110km approx 3hrs)
Travel from Chirundu to LZL is 70km (approx 60-90m)
For satnav users, the coordinates of Lower Zambezi Lodge are 15°45’03.6″S 29°16’06.5″E
Detailed Directions from Chirundu:
Turn left at the large Shoprite on the corner before Chirundu Bridge.
Drive 13 kilometres along the dirt road and cross over the Kafue River Bridge (tarmac).
Continue along the dirt road for 24 kilometres until you reach Chiawa.
At Chiawa turn right off the road, passing the ‘Chimwaye Shopping Centre’ on the right-hand side.
Continue 17 kilometres until you reach the ‘Zambezia Sanctuary’ entrance gate to the Game Management Area (GMA)
A further 8 kilometres along this road and you will pass the entrance to ‘Mvuu Lodge’ on the right-hand side.
Continue 6km (passing sign for “Eco Residence Lodge after 2km and Munyameshi Lodge after 3km on RHS).
Continue down the road for 1km until you reach the car park.

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.

Are there wild animals onsite?

We are an ‘open camp’ meaning that wild animals are free to move through our site, such as elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, hippo and more. By entering our lodge you are understanding of these factors and take full responsibility to ensure your safety whilst visiting.

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. 

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.

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.

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