Chalets and Tent Accommodation
Nanzhila Plains has 3 en-suite safari tents and 3 en-suite chalets complimented by a perfectly positioned main ‘insaka’ lodge complete with boma, fireplace, deck and bar!
The Main Insaka
The spacious main lodge is a raised, grass-thatched structure (called an insaka) with a beautiful teak deck. Elevated above the Nangandwe pool, it comprises a lounge and dining area, bar and verandah. An adjoining communal open-air fireplace is a great gathering place in the evening, where stories are exchanged under the stars.
Enjoy game-viewing and bird-watching from the cool verandah, shaded by a huge jackalberry tree (also known as the African Ebony), which provides an unhindered view of the dambo(vlei or wetlands).
The thatched cottages bring you into close proximity to nature - don't be surprised to hear buck crunching twigs underfoot, or the ripping sound of branches as elephants strip the trees close by.
The 3 chalets can each accommodate two guests and are situated along the tree line, giving guests an unobstructed view of the dambo. Here, peace and tranquility reign. To make that bush experience all the more authentic, chalets are lit with paraffin lamps and hot water comes from donkey boilers. The chalet's en suite facilities include a hot and cold shower, toilet and double basins.The cottages are spacious and private with large, comfortable beds protected by mosquito nets.
The 3 meru-style safari tents can accommodate up to six people.
They have separate, en suite toilet, double basins and hot-and-cold shower areas for greater privacy and their walk-in structures provide fantastic views of the bush and the dambo.
They are lit by paraffin lamps and hot water is provided by donkey boilers. The comfortable beds are protected by mosquito nets.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner times are flexible and governed by activities and are served either in the boma or at the adjoining communal fireplace/outdoor dining area. Meals are wholesome and prepared in the traditional way. Local beers, house wines, soft drinks and bottled water are available as are a selection of imported spirits and South African wines.
Game drives, bush walks, visits to the waterholes and hides, sundowners and the “Kafue Explorer” are all offered in the fully inclusive rate. For full descriptions of each activity, please visit our Explore Kafue page.
Climate & Clothing: Clothing should be cool and comfortable. During the winter months, jerseys and anoraks will be required in the evenings and early mornings.
Accessories: Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, binoculars and camera. The lodge supplies torches and insect repellent.
Health: Malaria is present and it is advisable to take the necessary precautions prior to visiting the area.
Communications: No cellphone reception but satellite internet communications and a satellite phone are available for emergencies
Electricity: Solar power with provisions to charge cameras, laptops and phones. 3 prong round plug point system.
Gratuities: Gratuities are at a client’s discretion. A guideline is USD 10 per day for guides and USD 10 per day to cover all camp staff
Laundry: Laundry service is offered covering essential items
Visa Requirements: Tourist visas are required for non-SADC clients and cost $50 per person on arrival in Zambia. No visa required for SADC
Our Ten Year Special:
STAY 3 NIGHTS AND GET THE 4TH NIGHT AT HALF-PRICE
Full Board and Fully Inclusive rates are offered to self drivers
All our rates are split between GREEN SEASON ( 15 May – 30 June | Month of November ) and HIGH SEASON ( 1 July – 31 Oct ).
"My third visit to Nanzhila! Once again many thanks to Cindy and Steve for their welcome and hospitality. Under their watchful eye the wildlife goes from strength to strength." - Alex Paul, Sep 2016