Campsites and Self-catering

On the road to Lower Zambezi:

Zambezi Breezers is on the Zambezi River, not far from Chirundu, and known for fishing – chalets and camping

Gwabi Lodge is on the Kafue River and is a family-orientated lodge – lodge and camping

Just over the bridge and into the Game Management Area:

Mount Hermon Cottages – self-catering and camping

Nsofu – self-catering

Kiambi Lodge – lodge and camping

Lastly, into the wilderness, another 40 km into the Game Management Area, requiring 4×4:

Mvuu Lodge – chalets, camping and self-catering.

Munyameshi River Lodge – camping and self-catering

Getting There

Self drive will reach Lower Zambezi via Chirundu.  Chirundu is a 2-3 hour drive from Lusaka.  From Livingstone there are two routes.  The normal route is via Mazabuka but the road north of Mazabuka is in a shocking state.  The alternative route is along the Bottom Road by taking a east turn in Chisekesi to Gwembe.  There is a short stretch of dirt road but the rest is all tar.  It is a very pretty route and is much shorter.

Having arrived at Chirundu look for the sign to Lower Zambezi.  (There is a petrol station and shopping mall in Chirundu).  After Kiambi and Kanyemba, 4×4 is required.  The road passes through several villages and farmlands until you reach the Zambezia Gate, then it is all wilderness.