Mukambi Safari Lodge

Commonly 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!

When to visit

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.

Chalets (2-4 persons):

8 comfortable en-suite chalets for 2 persons of which one a family unit (4 persons) with en suite bathroom (rondavel type), 24hrs electricity and hot water. Chalets come with either one queen size double bed or 2 single beds with cotton sheets, duvet (extra blankets available) and mosquito nets.

The family chalet has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds plus a lounge for relaxation. Bathroom comes with shower, toilet, basin and mirror. Outside terrace with chairs and side table.

Family Villa (4-persons):

1 luxury family Riverside Villa with 2 bedrooms both en suite (1 with a queen sized bed and the other with 2 singles), a fully furnished living room, an extensive wooden deck overlooking the Kafue River. This unit is right on the banks of the river.

Luxury Safari Tents:

4 Luxury tents that have a private deck with comfy seating overlooking the Kafue River. This is our most luxurious accommodation with each unit situated 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. Romantic 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 set up with shower, toilet and washbasin.
All rooms are made up as king beds but can be made up as twins on request.

Restaurant – Bar – Swimming pool area

Centrally located you will find:

logovoet Our Boma (Restaurant/bar/wifi)
logovoet Swimming-pool area
logovoet Several decks with a spectacular view over the Kafue river

Food & drinks

Mukambi is famous for its excellent cuisine, friendly staff and highly experienced rangers.


All accommodation offered at the lodge is on a full board basis (self catering not permitted). Our meals are fixed but we do meet dietary requirements.

logovoetBreakfast: full English breakfast with cereal and fresh fruit buffet, coffee, tea, hot chocolate or juice

logovoetLunch: Mukambi Safari Lodge serves a full lunch with a hot dish and salads.

logovoetDinner: fine 3-course dinner or extensive buffet is on offer each evening.

Bar & drinks:

All drinks are included in the Mukambi Safaris all inclusive packages. With Full board formule they are extra.


Complimentary laundry services


Game drives

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

Walks 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.

Tour to Mukambi Community school

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!

( 1 Jan 2017 – 30 June 2017
1 Nov 2017 – 31 Dec 2017)
Peak Season
(1 July 2017 – 31 Oct 2017)
Full Board

Includes meals only

$275 $350
All inclusive

Meals, 2 activities per day and bar

 $395  $480

Upgrade to our Luxury Villa for $50 per person per day. A Minimum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 paying children in the Villa.

Full board: Chalet accommodation and 3 meals per day.

All inclusive: Chalet accommodation, 3 meals per day, 2 activities per day and bar.



  Rates are per person per night sharing
logovoet  Single supplement 30%
logovoet  Children between the ages of 4 and 11 inclusive pay 50% providing they are sharing with adults   (children younger than 4 stay free)
  logovoetRegrettably no children under 6 on game drives unless by prior arrangement
 logovoet Laundry is done complementary
logovoet  Minimum 2 night stay over Zambian public holidays/long weekends
logovoet  Park fees are compulsory and are payable in cash to Zawa on day of departure. 

Note: have a look at our Safari Packages rates. These offer you 6 to 8 days of experiencing Mukambi Safaris in the most advantageous and economical way.

(Please enquire about latest ZAWA rates as ZAWA fees for 2016 are not yet announced).

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How to find Mukambi Safari Lodge:  Coordinates S14 58.663, E25 59.577.

Mukambi Safari Lodge is located centrally in Kafue National Park, right on the banks of the stunning Kafue River. An easy 3,5 hour ride from Lusaka International Airport, over a very well maintained mainroad. You can either self-drive, or we can arrange for your direct transfer, either by car or by plane, with airstrips located in close proximity to both our Mukambi and Busanga lodges. More and more major airlines offer direct flights to Lusaka, several days a week. It is easy to make bookings to other destinations within Zambia (eg Victoria Falls) or other African countries in combination with the Kafue.  There are regular flights to Livingstone, Johannesburg, Windhoek, Gaborone, Dar es Salam, Nairobi and Dubai.

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