zambia - Kasanka National park
Located on the banks of the
Luwombwa River in the western half of the park
nearer the airstrip, this lodge has also recently
been upgraded with the addition of new ensuite
chalets overlooking the river. Some of these are
family chalets with 4 beds in each.
Some older chalets with separate
bathrooms are also available.
The prime attraction of Luwombwa
Lodge must be the river. Unlike most safari river
trips, the Luwombwa is a gentle meandering stream
heavily fringed with evergreen forest. Birdwatching
can be great with African Finfoot, Narina Trogon
and Pel’s Fishing Owl all regularly seen,
not to mention kingfishers, bee-eaters, sunbirds
For fishermen a special permit
is available allowing you to catch Bream (Tilapia),
Barbel Fish and sometimes the much sought after
tigerfish. Motor boats and canoes with guides
are available at the lodge.
Luwombwa also has nearby gameviewing,
noteably at the Chikufwe Plain where the airstrip
is located, and Reedbuck, duikers, Lichenstein’s
hartebeast and Sable antelope are often seen.
are currently 2 camping sites available for visitors
in Kasanka, one is near the pontoon along the
Kasanka river and the other at Fibwe, near to
the hide. The availability of these sites depends
on conditions and bookings so please enquire before
arriving for camping. Campers should bring all
their own tents and equipment, as the sites only
have a simple toilet, shower and shelter. Staff
are on hand to help with water.