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Mukambi Safari Lodge

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Mukambi Safaris is a Dutch family run safari company in Zambia with three camps in Kafue National Park, one of the largest unspoiled wilderness areas in the world. Mukambi Safari Lodge is your gateway to Kafue National Park, one of the biggest and last remaining true wilderness areas of Africa. Activities consist of game drives, sunset boat cruises, fishing trips and walking safaris on which you are likely to see elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, and hippo besides an incredible variety of birds. Fig Tree Bush Camp is situated next to a beautiful beach created by the dried sand banks of the Shishamba River. The camp overlooks a large lagoon, 1.7 km long and about 60m wide. Busanga Plains Camp is the seasonal luxury bush camp of Mukambi Safaris located deep in the heart of the famous Busanga Plains, a stunning wetland area in the north of beautiful Kafue National Park. The camp in Busanga offers an intimate experience with our tented accommodation in the middle of the floodplain.
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Desert Warrior ... T wrote a review 15 Feb
Lusaka Province, Zambia3 contributions
Untamed safari experience ever, located in the Kafue National Park with other two camps some kilometers apart. Scenery of hippos in the vicinity. Boat cruise also accessible on daily basis along the Kafue river, also to access other camps.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Bring safari attire with you, sunscreen creams, mosquito repellent. Parking available and free...
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Malissa H wrote a review 12 Feb
Leduc, Canada74 contributions21 helpful votes
The Lodge is beautiful. Everything is clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly. The food is excellent. It is off grid and runs on solar power, so don't expect many outlets for charging. There is a view of the river from the main Lodge, but also from the chalets and tents. It is a very nice respite.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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sshahA1 wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom114 contributions19 helpful votes
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its a very pleasant lodge in a beautiful setting. service from staff was good. we went by boat across the river for safari drives. our room was great! Our guide was Brian - who was very good. he was knowledgeable, friendly, easy to talk to and learn from.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: the only downside is that the safari viewings can be hit and miss in the area
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IzziGirlAbroad wrote a review Oct 2023
Guatemala City, Guatemala60 contributions53 helpful votes
The pros: The lodge is very beautiful and the location is stellar. We loved hearing hippos grunting while drinking our morning coffee. The guides were so kind and knowledgeable, and they were able to adapt the activities to our particular interests and requests. We saw some amazing animals. I'll never forget hanging out with a pride of lions at sunset, just 15 feet from our jeep. We appreciated the pool, with the separate kids area, even if our rowdy kids likely acted as birth control for the honeymooning couples who were also enjoying the pool area. The cons: The villas were small, with limited space to relax and hang out. There was a small verandah with chairs so we could sit outside, but our septic tank was actively overflowing just a few feet way and the smell was incredible. It would have been nice to sit out there with a cup of coffee in the mornings, but there's no room service (or even a phone in the rooms to request service). The rooms themselves were SWELTERING. We slept terribly while we were there and woke up drenched in sweat every day. It made the 5am wake up calls and late nights (because of slow dinner service) even harder. We almost left a day early because of this -- we were almost too exhausted to enjoy the activities. The most frustrating part of the stay was the meals. While the food quality was fine (not spectacular, but perfectly fine), the service was SLOW and there were only 1-2 choices per meal. After waking up at 5am, doing two long activities outside each day (which requires kids to sit quietly and not talk so we don't scare the animals), all we wanted was a quick and easy meal so we could get to bed. It would take 45 minutes or longer to even get the first course for dinner, which was an absolute disaster for our large party. It was also weird that we had to choose one kids meal for the entire party (of 6 kids) and it would then take an hour for the kids meal to arrive -- a bowl of plain pasta, no side, no fruit, no vegetable, nothing. By then, the kids were in full meltdown mode and had already filled up on bread rolls that we threw at them in desperation. The vegetarians in our group were repeatedly served meat dishes even after we requested/reminded of dietary needs. The staff often seemed annoyed or confused by requests for vegetarian meals or our desperate pleas to get meals to go (often requested at lunch time for the dinner service, in an attempt to give the staff plenty of time to adapt).
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Donncha wrote a review Oct 2023
Ireland95 contributions35 helpful votes
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Setting out by boat to cross the Kafue river for safari activities adds a magical dimension here. We picked Mukambi as it is accessible by road from Lusaka in a reasonable time. The road is quiet once the city if left behind, and most of the drive is through a wild game management area. The lodge itself is attractive, with the central feature a stream that flows right through it to the river, so there's a relaxing sound of water flow. There are multiple decks which offer places to sit quietly and enjoy the view, but not ideal if guests have mobility difficulties. I like places where the owners are resident, and here it was a pleasure to meet Robyn and hear her stories. The rest of the staff including Rita and Maggie were also good company. We were guided by Malcolm, with both drives and a walk. He was very knowledgeable, and shared stories about traditional plant uses, especially the many sausage trees and jackalberries. The miombo woodlands are good for walks, with enough shade at this hot time of year. We also enjoyed the night drive, seeing scrub hares, nightjar, hyenas and grazing hippos. As we had a short stay we did not have time to visit the sister lodges at Fig Tree and Busanga Plains, but heard good reports from other guests.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Lyda wrote a review Oct 2023
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It took 5 hours by road from Lusaka but it was worth it to arrive at the lodge - located by the river with impala and puku in the grounds. We stayed 3 nights in tented accommodation with the sounds of hippos at night. The food was good although there was no choice for Game drive breakfasts or lunch. The staff were great particularly are game drive guide Brian and we got to see different wildlife after dark. Unfortunately the room fan was too noisy to use otherwise we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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daisybanda wrote a review Sept 2023
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The peace you feel on the boat cruise or seated on the banks watching hippos, elephants and crocodiles go about their day. Hot tea or coffee readily available all day! The peaceful candlelight dinners. Definitely the place if you want to connect with nature and your inner self
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Steffo107 wrote a review May 2023
London, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Mukambi Lodge and it was excellent. All staff are really friendly and always willing to help. We were a bit late arriving and they even reached out to a family member of mine who lives in Zambia to ask if everything was ok which was a nice touch.Once we had arrived, they contact said family to confirm that we had arrived safely. The set up of the lodge is in a fantastic setting and you can really relax. Our guide for the river and driving safaris was really knowledgable and friendly too. He always made us feel safe and was always willing to answer whatever questions we had. We stayed in the tented chalets and they were really clean and comfortable. It is really exciting at night as you need to be escorted back (someone always available) because of the animals that may be close by or on the path (hippos, elephants etc). One the first night we had a hippo right outside one of the chalets which was exciting. I would highly recommend Mukambi when visiting Zambia - only 4 hour drive from Lusaka.
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robreimert wrote a review Apr 2023
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Beautiful place. I stayed in one of the more luxurious lodges, which had a bath, comfortable bed and nice view. Just outside of the park, but the gamedrive is done within the park. Friendly accommodating staff, and very nice owner!
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Ahmedpandor2023 wrote a review Mar 2023
Lusaka, Zambia1 contribution
We had an amazing time at Mukambi and were very sad to leave in just 2 days. The rooms were brilliant with a stunning river view. The staff were excellent and really tried their best to serve us well. I would highly recommend visiting Mukambi!
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R 13,978 - R 15,446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ZambiaCentral ProvinceChunga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mukambi Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mukambi Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Mukambi Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mukambi Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.