Find our members of the Big 5 and other 'specials'


Nanzhila Plains provides visitors the opportunity to site 4 out of the Big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. The numbers of these species have been increasing steadily during our ten years at Nanzhila and remain a highlight sighting for any safari enthusiast. You also stand a chance of sighting other special wildlife species such as cheetah, wild dog, hyena, zebra and warthog.

Activities and tools to enjoy this experience:

  • nanzhila-web-icons_03Game Drive
  • hiker_07Bush Walk
  • nanzhila-web-icons_09Night Drive
  • DOWNLOAD-PDF_06Large Mammals
  • DOWNLOAD-PDF_06Smaller Mammals

Discover a variety of antelope species

Most typical safari venues offer regular sightings of 5 - 7 different antelope species. But at Nanzhila Plains, guests have an excellent chance of sighting at least 10 different species within our area including sable, roan, defassa waterbuck, lichtenstein's hartebeest, kudu, eland, wildebeest, common reedbuck, oribi, impala, puku and duiker to name a few.

Activities and tools to enjoy this experience:

  • nanzhila-web-icons_03Game Drive
  • hiker_07Bush Walk
  • nanzhila-web-icons_09Night Drive
  • Large Mammals
  • Smaller Mammals

Enjoy spectacular birding


In addition to offering near-guaranteed sightings of the Black-cheeked love bird, Nanzhila Plains is home to world class birding. Wattled crane, racket-tailed rollers, Pel's Fishing Owl and Chaplin's Barbet. Our bird list is over 500 species strong and Nanzhila Plains is a must for keen birders.

Activities and tools to enjoy this experience:

  • nanzhila-web-icons_03Game Drive
  • lodge_20Around camp
  • hiker_07Bush walk
  • nanzhila-web-icons_09Night Drive
  • download_06Bird list

Meet the Nanzhila honey badgers and other smaller game


At least once a week, Nanzhila Plains is visited by a family of honey badgers leaving chaos and delight in their wake. Nanzhila also offers superb sightings of serval, as well as special nocturnal creatures such as bushbabies, civet, genet and many more

Activities and tools to enjoy this experience:

  • nanzhila-web-icons_03Game Drive
  • lodge_20Around camp
  • nanzhila-web-icons_09Night Drive
  • download_06Smaller Mammals
  • download_06Amphibians
  • download_06Reptiles

Embark on the Kafue explorer


After breakfast and taking a packed lunch, enjoy an all day Kafue experience including a visit to the Elephant orphanage, a drive through the Ngoma Forest and Lake Itezhi-tezhi.

Activities and tools to enjoy this experience:

  • nanzhila-web-icons_03Game Drive
  • download_06Large Mammals
  • download_06Smaller Mammals