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Mukambi Safaris is a Dutch family run safari company in Zambia with three camps in Kafue National Park, one of the largest unspoiled wilderness areas in the world. The three camps are Mukambi Safari Lodge, Busanga Plains Camp, and Fig Tree Bush Camp, each surrounded by unique, untouched areas of remote African bush. Recently Mukambi Safaris won two awards in ‘The Big Tusker - Ultimate Safari Experiences 2017’.

Activities consist of game drives in open-canopy vehicles, boat and fishing trips, along with walking safaris where you are likely to see elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, puku, impala, hippo, many other animals and an incredible array of birds. Back at the lodge our delicious food, friendly staff and comfortable accommodation will make your stay an unforgettable one. Our accommodation consists of a luxurious Riverside Villa, comfortable en-suite chalets and four luxury safari tents, all on stilts with a deck overlooking the river, with a private outdoor bathtub which makes for extraordinary star gazing after dark.

Come and experience it all at Mukambi Safari Lodge for the famous last words of Karen Blixen, the writer of Out of Africa, were ‘if there was one thing I could do again, it would be to go on Safari’……

Luxury Tents (4 rooms)
Four Luxury tents that have a private deck with comfy seating overlooking the Kafue River. This is our most luxurious accommodation with each unit privately surrounded by natural riverine bush. A freestanding ball and claw bathtub is found on each deck. Further enhancing the African theme, the furniture is made out of recycled wood from Dhows that used to sail the Indian Ocean off Tanzania.

Cocooning mosquito nets surround luxurious box spring beds and the entrance to the private deck is made of wall to wall wooden sliding glass doors that provide spectacular views and light into the tents. The tents have an open bathroom setup with shower, toilet and washbasin.

All rooms are made up as king beds but can be made up as twins on request. These units are reserved for guests staying on a safari package but can be booked on last minute basis.

They do also offer a romantic experience and are great for honeymooners.

Chalet (1 room)
The family unit sleeps a total of 4 person and is made up of one double room and twin room. It has an en suite bathroom, 24 hrs electricity and hot water. The is also a small cozy living room and a patio with comfortable seating to take in the scenery.

The family chalet is ideal for small families or for guests looking for a triple room. The unit is river facing with plenty of shade and animal activity.

Standard Chalets (8 rooms)
Chalets come with either one queen size double bed or 2 single beds with cotton sheets, duvet (extra blankets available) and mosquito nets. The standard chalets follow an African styling of old in that they are rondavels. Thatched roofs keep guests cool during the warmer months and all units are river facing allowing for guests to take in some beautiful scenery right at their doorstep.

There are eight units in total with an even split of four doubles and four twin rooms.

Game Drive
Mukambi Safari Lodge offers game drives daily. One departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drivers are 3.5 to 4 hours long. Our vehicles are located in the park, which is a short boat trip across the Kafue River, so all game drives depart from within the park.
Mukambi is open all year round and game drives can be booked all year round.

Walking Safaris
Walks leave in the early morning hours after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. The walks take place in the Kafue National Park itself and are approximately 3 hours. Our guides will talk you through everything Kafue has to offer that otherwise goes unnoticed, showing how the whole ecosystem works together to support the National Park. You can find nature at its most untouched on such safaris.
Unfortunately not available due to the wet conditions and high grass from approximately Dec to May.

Boat Cruises
Boat cruises over the Kafue river can also take place at any time of the day but we also have a scheduled Sunset Cruise each evening. On the boat cruise we shall drive you slowly up the river, giving you the chance to take in the surroundings, have some sundowners and watch the sunset.
You can bet your money you will see hippos and crocodiles and a plethora of birds, about which our guides can answer your questions.

Fishing trips by boat take place at any time of day and are approximately 2.5 hours long. While out on the river, just you and your guide, you can enjoy the surrounding nature while fishing. We supply basic equipment and bait to assist you on your way to catching one of the many fish found in this area, whether that be a silver barbell, a larger cat fish or Kafue bream. Keen fishermen may bring their own equipemnt to take on the fishing trips.

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The Ultimate Kafue Experience
Full Kafue Experience - from $4350
2 nights Mukumbi, 2 nights Fig Tree & 3 nights Busanga
* Put down 50% deposit for Mar 31, 2024 and enjoy FREE transfers, parks fees, flights and more. Valid Jul 1-Oct 31, 2024.