Visited the lodge during the off peak season, so didn't go there for game viewing, but for some rest and relaxation.
I was booked in the tented chalets with a good view of the river right from your bed. Since they have an outdoor bathtub on the deck right above the river banks, so can sit outside in your birthday suit because the deck is well concealed and private- very wild experience indeed!!!
The bed is so cozy and comfortable, it was hard to decide whether to go outside and enjoy the view or just stay in bed. The room was kept clean, large enough and airy, equipped with mosquito sprays and repellants.
The food is great, especially the dinners- I fully enjoyed their steaks and vegetable chowder. The ambiance in the lounge area and dining is very 'romantic' in the evening as most of the public area are lit by candles or lamps- the lodge is powered by genset, so alternative sources of light and heating are used.
'Buzzle' the hippo came to visit the lodge, and we were offered on free ride on an electric powered land rover- my very first time! the boat cruise was also nice. I didn't go on a game drive, but got to see some warthogs, impala, hippos and fox around the lodge.
The staff are knowledgeable, polite and friendly.
its definitely the place to visit if you want some outdoor fun or simply a quiet and relaxing place to unwind and getaway.
Can't wait to visit again, and hopefully next time I can visit with a special someone and of course exploit the activities offered by the lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mukambi Safari Lodge is your gateway to Kafue National Park, one of the biggest and last remaining true wilderness areas of Africa. We are located on the Kafue River and organize game drives, boat cruises, fishing safaris and walking safaris at your request. We are open all year and are known for our beautiful location, good food, friendly staff and good atmosphere. We are open all year and are child friendly. Try us, you won't regret it. ... more less
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