Remote Lodges In Zambia
Zambia has one aspect in bucket loads: wild and remote areas, areas that have seen little to no human interference in centuries. With famed National Parks like the Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, North Luangwa, Kafue, West Lunga, Liuwa Plains, Kasanka and much more further north on offer, one is spoilt for choice when it comes to remote accommodation options.
The list below of remote and wild lodges all offer up fantastic wildlife and birdlife experiences that are all as far away from humanity as one can get when in Zambia.
And now, for the fun part, getting to these lodges can be a challenge at the best of times as they are so remote and a fair amount of effort goes into the planning. Road transfers take longer, but one can spot wildlife all the route, this is also the cheaper option, fly-in options are available, and with the shorter travelling time, one can maximise one's time on the ground, but this does come at a cost. Either way, getting there is half the fun.
Most Remote Camps In Zambia
- Shumba Camp
Shumba Camp is situated in the northern region of the Kafue National Park, in the famed Busanga Plains area.
The Plains, covering approximately 750 square kilometres, is considered one of Zambia's most important wetlands as well as a wildlife paradise with a wealth of plains game, predators and birds.
- Chiawa Camp
Chiawa Camp is a must for any visit to Zambia with superb accommodation, magnificent game viewing and scenery, and a large variety of activities are complemented by renowned guiding.
A stunning thatched lounge area with upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi.
- Kakuli Bush Camp
Kakuli Bush Camp is one of the few Zambian and South Luangwa National Park bush camps to open in February and March.
At this time of year, the river is high, we gain access by boat and activities are either on the river or on foot in the drier, sandy areas that surround the camp, with spectacular wildlife.
- Luwi Bush Camp
Due to its remote location, there are not many roads in the area so activities are centred on walking safaris. This fact makes Luwi Bush Camp one of the most enthralling camps in Zambia.
The wildlife in the South Luangwa National Park is prolific and to track it each day on foot is a memory that will last a lifetime.
- Mchenja Camp
As a luxury bush camp in the South Luangwa, Mchenja is the perfect destination to complete a walking safari that has combined camps.
Alternatively, those guests seeking a little more comfort and pampering may choose to combine a longer stay here, with a number of nights at the main lodge.
- Busanga Plains Camp
Busanga Plains Camp is an intimate option for those seeking out an almost private wildlife safari experience, perfect for couples, honeymooners and small groups alike.
The luxury Kafue camp offers up only four luxurious tented suites, each with commanding views over the Busanga Plains.
- Fig Tree Bush Camp
Fig Tree Bush Camp is located in a wild region of the Kafue National Park surrounded by exceptional wildlife including lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena and occasionally wild dog.
A small and intimate camp that offers up only 4 tented suites is the perfect destination for wildlife and birdlife enthusiasts and is perfectly positioned on the Kafue River.
- Kaingu Lodge
Kaingu Lodge offers guests a choice of six tented suites and one family house, a small and intimate lodge that is owner run and managed that is perfect for couples, honeymoons and families alike.
The lodge is set in a pristine wilderness on the banks of the Kafue River with views into National park itself.