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Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp

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#10 of 33 Speciality lodging in Kafue National Park
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Milonga wrote a review Nov 2019
London468 contributions332 helpful votes
We enjoyed three nights at this camp. Accommodation is comfortable with good food. Lovely to look out over the plains and watch the animals at the waterhole. Even though we were there at the end of the dry season we had lots of good game viewing including African painted dogs. Wonderful hospitality throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Mark B wrote a review Sep 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom41 contributions11 helpful votes
Run by Cindy and Steve, this gem of lodge sits on its own waterhole deep in the southern Kafue National Park. The communal lodge is beautifully designed and overlooks a waterhole that is alive with wildlife throughout the day. Food is miraculous given how remote the camp is and the staff are great. Particular note to Caesar and Bob our Guides for arranging a full blown lion hunt with cubs on our first outing. This followed by six cheetahs. Cottage is beautifully appointed. We will return.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Di F wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions24 helpful votes
We spent 2 enjoyable nights at Nanzhila in the Kafue National Park. The chalets were very comfortable and welcoming. Cindy and Steve are such friendly hosts who went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Unfortunately, due to lack of rain, the dam is almost dry but they pump water into it to keep the animals visiting. The lounge and dining area are tastefully decorated with the chalet built around a stunning Ebony tree! The meals were delicious and had great variety. One morning we were taken on a walking safari to see a different perspective of the wildlife habitats and behavior. On our last game drive, Bret guided us to a large herd of Eland and wilderbeast which was a definite highlight. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Nanzhila.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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veronicamunro23 wrote a review Jul 2019
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions5 helpful votes
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We flew in & spent 5 nights here & from the moment we arrived at camp we felt very much at home. Cindy welcomed us & along with Sean made us feel like part of the family. We enjoyed fun nights around the fire, exceptional meals with the other guests (we LOVED the yabbies especially!) & sooo many lion sightings! The best part was seeing so many cubs as well. There is so much interesting wildlife in this part of the park, we were never short of sightings. Our tent was extremely cosy & our bed so comfortable & we had a perfect view straight out over the dambo. You cannot fault this place, the staff are attentive & friendly, Cindy & Steve are wonderful hosts, along with their son Sean, & our guides Caesar & Bob were fantastic & very knowledgeable about the Kafue, the wildlife & made a mean G & T. We were very sad to leave. Steve kindly treated us to a drive around the lake before he dropped us at the airstrip, which was an added bonus. We loved our stay here & hope to return again in the near future.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Michelle G wrote a review Jul 2019
Langebaan, South Africa160 contributions2 helpful votes
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Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is the true prize of Kafue National Park. An easy 3 to 4-hour transfer from Livingstone and very much worth a few nights stay. The camp itself is probably the most comfortable we have ever stayed in. Sitting on the man deck drinking an ice cold Mosi on arrival refreshed all our dreams of making a permanent move to the bush. This feeling of peace and belonging is something I wish for everyone. Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is a good place to start if you are searching for it. The layout of chalets in relation to one another is perfect. You feel secluded and part of the surrounding environment. We were super lucky to be allocated the chalet furthest from the common area, surrounded by scrub. This proved perfect for watching the Bushbuck creeping past to head down to the waterhole for an afternoon drink. A Typical Day Every morning started with a hot cup of coffee and rusks on the deck watching the sunrise before heading out on the morning game drive. On return from the drive, a warm breakfast will be ready to devour. The midday tends to be a bit warm for game viewing so this time is spent in camp reading, sleeping, beer drinking and viewing the game that makes their way down to the waterhole. A light snack is always provided before you head out on the late afternoon drive. This was my personal favourite as Cindy and her kitchen staff get brilliantly creative with these light and tasty treats. Every game drive ends with an iconic sundowner overlooking one of the many beautiful vistas. This is always a good time to bundle up for the Chillier drive back to camp. A top tip for night drives is: keep your camera out. Some of the best sightings were at night and I am thrilled I was able to capture some images. Dinner is served in the communal area and was always delicious! From heart-warming soups to mouthwatering lasagna, curry and roast. A special treat was getting a bowl of traditional South African Malva pudding. The Game Viewing Zambia was experiencing drought during our time at the lodge. The expectation was that this would make it harder to spot game, but we were surprised that the animals had not moved off for wetter pastures just yet. The highlights of the game viewing adventures were the sighting of 7 lion cubs, 2 honey badgers, a Serval, hyena and a porcupine. A special mention needs to made of the Eland we came across as they are apparently very shy. The guides are extremely knowledgeable of the area and the movement of the wildlife. They seemed to almost be able to read the minds of the animals. We will also be eternally grateful for the rescue of our binoculars they that decided to go on a walking safari of there own one morning. Thanks, Steve and Cindy for a brilliant stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.