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Zambia - Places To Stay

Kasaka River Lodge
Zambezi River/Chiawa Game Management Area - Kasaka River Lodge is a small luxury tented camp offering an authentic and memorable safari experience. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Chiawa Game Management Area, it is set in a natural bush environment with each chalet secluded amongst the native flora. Only 4 km by road from the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia and the famed Mana Pools World Heritage Site in Zimbabwe on the opposite side of the Zambezi. The river extends the length of the property and there are breathtaking views over the water with sightings of buffalo, elephant, hippo and crocodile. It is Kasaka's philosophy to combine the tranquility of an off the beaten track destination while supporting & conserving the local environment, culture, and natural resources.

The luxury tented chalets are tastefully decorated with an authentic African flavour. The tents are large walk-in safari tents with two single beds or one king-sized beds and set on a wooden deck. Each has an elegantly furnished en-suite bathroom with flush toilets and powerful heated showers.

Location
Located in the Chiawa Game Management Area (GMA) adjacent to the Lower Zambezi National Park. On the opposite banks of the Zambezi River is Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.

Travel Information
Fly from Lusaka to Royal Zambezi airstrip (35 mins), followed by a 10 mins drive to the lodge.

Room Types
8 Classic tents, 1 Honeymoon tent (Wild Mango), and 1 family unit (Hippo Pod)

Prices From
Green Season: £235 per person sharing (generally Apr-Jun and 1-15 Nov)
Shoulder Season: £265 per person sharing (generally Jul & Oct)
Peak Season: £300 per person sharing (generally Aug-Sep)

Price Includes
Full board, house drinks, safari activities, National Park fees, Community Development Levy, laundry, and airport/lodge transfers.

Child Policy
No children under the age of 7 years allowed.
Kasaka River Lodge offers a free Bush Kids programme, geared mainly towards 6-13 year olds with special workbooks and activities.


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Activities
Day & night game drives, river boat cruises, canoeing, fishing on catch & release basis, morning bush walks, and cultural visits.

Responsible Travel
Kasaka River Lodge supports the local community and conservation of the Lower Zambezi through initiatives, such as Conservation Lower Zambezi. This is a NGO combating poaching and providing environmental education to local communities. They also support two schools at Mugurameno through the Mugurameno Basic School Charitable Trust, a UK-based charity, the Chiawa Cultural Village, and also helped establish the newly formed Chiawa Partnership Park. A levy of $10 per person per night is donated directly to the Chiawa Partnership Park.

Money Issues
Only cash payment in US Dollars or Zambian Kwacha.

Other Comments
Lodge is closed between 15 Nov-Mar during the rainy season.

Batteries recharge facilities available at reception 24/7.

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