“The setting on the edge of a dambo is breathtaking. Chalets are very well appointed and perfectly comfortable. Food is simple but delicious and most importantly, the game drives are fantastic with plenty of wildlife!” - Ximunbtz, Paris, TripAdvisor

Why choose to visit Nanzhila Plains?


Great location

The closest true Zambian safari destination to Livingstone – a 3hr drive and you are in the park

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Remote wilderness

Nanzhila is only lodge in the Southern Kafue, meaning you have nearly 3000km² of pure wilderness to yourself

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Animal diversity

Nanzhila offers staggering animal and bird diversity including 4 out of the Big 5 and a number of birding specials

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Our park gate is only 3 hours from Livingstone

Although Nanzhila is remote, it’s not hard to get to! We have a road transfer agent based in Livingstone who can get you to the park gate in about 3 hours. Alternatively, we can fly you into the park with a charter flight from Livingstone or Lusaka. It is a 1.5 - 2hr game drive into camp from either the Ngoma airstrip (for charters) or the Dundumwezi gate (past the Black-cheeked Lovebirds).

The lodge GPS co-ordinates for Nanzhila Plains are: S16°16’ 45” E25°56’04”

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Authentic Accommodation


Chalet Accommodation

There are 3 chalets in total. 1 x Queen bed chalet and
2 x 3/4 bed chalets. All en-suite. All overlooking the dambo.

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Safari tent Accommodation

There are 3 safaris tents in total. 1 x Queen bed safari tent and
2 x 3/4 bed safari tents. All en-suite. All overlooking the dambo.

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Explore the Southern Kafue National Park

Nanzhila Plains is located in the southern section of Kafue National Park and is home to a staggering array of wildlife and bird species. A visitor can expect to see up to 10 different antelope species during a typical stay. The southern Kafue has stable and increasing numbers of 4 out of the Big 5 species (lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo) along with cheetah, wild dog and many more. However, a real highlight of a visit to Nanzhila would be the abundance of smaller game and birdlife such as serval, honey badgers and over 450 species of birds including the southern Kafue flagship - the Black-cheeked lovebirds.

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