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Mukalya Private Game Reserve

Lower Zambezi River, Off The Siavonga Road, Lower Zambezi National Park 0000 Zambia
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Dining (8)
Pool & Beach (2)

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#9 of 12 lodges in Lower Zambezi National Park
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Mukalya Private Game Reserve is the ultimate luxury bush experience, located in a scenic location along the mighty Zambezi 180Km from Lusaka. It is directly opposite the Hurungwe Safari Area that allows for sightings of elephants, lions, buffalo, and other game as well as the magical sounds in the early hours of the morning and evening. The pristine location and Mukalya Private Game Reserve offer a safe experience to walk with game, experience a comfortable and luxurious stay without all the people! Accommodating 18 guests comfortably, Mukalya offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the bush in a unique and private setting that with all the lavish attention to detail. Our grand entrance, central living, and main dining area overlooks the Zambezi River with lots of open views and fresh air to maximize the connection with nature. The design of the reserve has incorporated lots of natural elements from the area such as all the pebble work on the walls and wood features from the woodlands nearby. Our oval swimming pool is situated on the edge of the riverbank with outstanding views, under our shady Acacia Tree canopies. The pool has a curved edge seating and pool loungers for those looking for a relaxing spot in the sun. Accommodation at Mukalya is in 9 uniquely designed rooms, completely renovated in 2020 with a design focused on supporting local craftsmanship and incorporating nature. All rooms are situated on the bank along the Zambezi River.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool with view
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Boating
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Private pool
Plunge pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Hiking
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Lower Zambezi River, Off The Siavonga Road, Lower Zambezi National Park 0000 Zambia
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atika296 wrote a review Jul 2023
Lusaka, Zambia1 contribution
Had an amazing stay at Mukalya. The rooms are beautiful! We had an outdoor plunge pool which was amazing. Food was really good. The sauna and plunge pool overlooking the Zambezi river is just beautiful. Also, had the best massage ever at the spa. Enjoyed the sundowner boat cruise and hot spring hike. Staff were friendly too. Would definitely love to visit Mukalya again.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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KDM wrote a review Apr 2023
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Excellent experience. The staff are welcoming and ensure that your needs are attended to. The food was first class and all meals are included in the accommodation fee. Very quiet relaxing environment. The rooms are comfortable. Each room has its own plunge pool that you can cool off in during the heat, looking out to the Zambezi. Each room has a mosquito net and a fan. The entire lodge is solar powered. Activities are expensive and you need to plan and budget for those. The beds could benefit from a bit more comfortable mattresses and pillows! You are in the bush and do have to share the space with some insects and I had a resident frog in the plunge pool and bathroom. I will be back as the environment and service are just perfect.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Deluxe plus rooms are worth the price
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Emma B wrote a review Feb 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom5 contributions
A beautiful lodge, it felt like a film set, the stylish contemporary design discretly complimenting the beauty of the location. The room was very comfortable and afforded fantastic views over the Zambezi. From our terrace we could see hippos, elephants and colourful weaver birds busily weaving their nests. At night you could hear the lions' roar from across the river. It was so atmospheric and magical. The staff were exceedingly helpful and thoughtful. The Walking Safari was amazing, it was a real priviledge to walk through the bush at dawn and see the Zebra, Giraffe and so many colourful birds without being trapped in a noisy vehicle. I cannot wait to go back and next time I wont make the mistake of opting for self catering, for although our outdoor kitchen was fully equipped and great fun to use, the food in the dinning room looked fantastic.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Mambwe S wrote a review Feb 2022
Lusaka Province, Zambia
Amazing food, great service.. from the day we arrived, the welcome juice was heaven on our palette. Each meal felt like it was curated specifically for us and to perfection. The sunset cruise was so much fun, we learnt a lot. Looking forward to our next trip
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brian Maher, Other at Mukalya Private Game Reserve
Responded 22 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your taking the time in sending your review about your stay with us. Your positive feedback will be relaid back to management and staff assisting us on a measure of our guests experience, much appreciated. We look forward to your return in July.
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Companion53551969284 wrote a review Oct 2021
Lusaka, Zambia3 contributions
My wife and I recently spent three nights at Mukalya in their No. 1 Exec Room with full board. Given our work lives in Lusaka we just wanted a place to decompress especially after having had no break since the onset of C-19. Claudio and Friday were very hospitable and informative from beginning to end, always open to suggestions for any improvements. Paul the chef was super: almost every dish was delicious and well presented. We particularly liked having a fixed menu (no choice, thank goodness!) but were able to ask for a small impromptu changes here and there. Our room was spacious, comfortable with a lovely view of the Zimbabwean riverbank with daily sightings of elephant, hippo, baboons, various antelope and fish eagles. Activities were available but no expectations to do anything. We did a lot of nothing. We decompressed. We had a nice time. We recommend Mukalya PGR for a relaxed, pleasant break.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Nigel-S-from-Z wrote a review Aug 2021
Lusaka, Zambia62 contributions15 helpful votes
Had a great couple of nights at Mukalya. The location is easy access from Lusaka. The rooms are very nice and all face the river. The service was great from arrival to departure. One absolute highlight was the food - really superb !!! some of the best food at a lodge in Zambia that I have experienced. Spent some lovely time out on the boat and whilst saw a fair bit of game - unfortunately did not manage to land the elusive Tiger Fish. Next time !!!! Would highly recommend visiting.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Camille d wrote a review Jun 2021
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We spent 2 days in Mukalya lodge and we won't recommend it. Compare to other lodges in Lower Zambezy, Mukalya prices are higher with extra fees for many activities. We had several dissatisfactions but the manager and the landlord have no consideration for their clients: no hot water the first night and first morning, no drink water in the bedroom, only 1 free activity instead of 2 as paid... and at the end be careful you can be asked to drive the massage lady back to Lusaka!!! Before we left, there was nobody to carry our luggage to our car and to say goodbye to us.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Brian Maher, Other at Mukalya Private Game Reserve
Responded 16 Aug 2021
Dear Camille We thank you for your honest feedback about your stay with us, much appreciated. By doing so assists us in making good our shortfalls ensuring that they do not reoccur. Regarding the hot water, as you are aware the matter was attended to with urgency, as most people know gas geysers can play up every so often and we apologize for this. Regarding activities, you are right that one activity per night of stay was included in your stay but in this instance you took up an activity of the Kariba Dam Wall excursion, which you were made aware, was not included in your package offering. We apologize should there have been any such misinterpretation or misunderstanding of entitled activities, but we did initiated compensation to you in full, including our standard activity charge in your rate, the amount of K3860, 00, paid into your account. In finality, we did falter in not providing room bottled water and not attending to the carrying of your bags on departure, this is not our standard service norm and for that we sincerely apologize. Thank you once again for your valued feedback. Kind Regards Lodge Management
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mukalya Private Game Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Mukalya Private Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Mukalya Private Game Reserve?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, extra long beds, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Mukalya Private Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mukalya Private Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mukalya Private Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and a private pool during their stay.
Does Mukalya Private Game Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Mukalya Private Game Reserve offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mukalya Private Game Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.