Kiambi Lower Zambezi is situated in the Lower Zambezi within the Chiawa Game Management area, near the confluence of the Zambezi and Kafue Rivers. The closest town to the lodge is Chirundu, a mere 22km upriver, and the Lower Zambezi National Park is situated 65km downriver. Kiambi Lower Zambezi is strategically placed in a prime location high up on the very edge of the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.
Our G.P.S. Co-ordiniates are S15º 55.849º and E28º 55.440º
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Our Country - Zambia
In the heart of the African subcontinent lies a destination known as the "real Africa". This is Zambia. With its remote wilderness areas and abundant wildlife, it rekindles memories of an Africa of over 200 years ago when the first European explorers ventured into this vast untamed landscape. Today, wildlife enthusiasts converge on Zambia from all corners of the globe to experience the prolific populations of game and bird life in the 19 national parks and 31 game management areas. Zambia - The names derives from the Zambezi River. The country is located on the central African plateau which is above 1100m in elevation. The first inhabitants were the San or Bushmen, who left their rock art in various parts of Zambia; they then gave way to the Bantu from the north. Tribal wars and slave trade caused great upheaval until the missionaries arrived. The area is 752 615km2 with a population of about 12 million. Lusaka is the capital, and is one of the fastest growing cities in Central Africa. Livingstone town, the former capital of Zambia was named after the Scottish explorer, Dr David Livingstone. Because of its proximity to the Victoria Falls, Livingstone became known as the tourist capital of Zambia. Zambia became the British colony of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. The colonial regime was replaced by the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1953, until its independence in 1964. Dr Kenneth Kaunda was its first President.
The Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lower Zambezi National Park (4092kmē) is the most recent of Zambia's National Parks and was for many years a forgotten wilderness. This extraordinarily beautiful reserve lies between the rolling hills of the Zambezi Escarpment and the Zambezi River, opposite Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. The park is totally underdeveloped with only one track accessible during the dry season. The park has a river frontage of 120km starting at the Chongwe River mouth and ending at the Mpata Gorge. The waters of the Zambezi are a focal point for the wildlife, which includes elephant, hippo, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, various antelope species, baboon and vervet monkey, together with a great variety of birds. It is a truly stunning location with a perfect combination of open plains, dense palm groves, thickly wooded clusters and deep sandy riverbanks. The wildlife in all its splendid forms punctuates this landscape perfectly, leaving the visitor often at a loss as to which to admire more, the scenery or the animals.
Accessing Kiambi Lower Zambezi By Air, Boat or Road
flights can also be organized in conjunction with one of our local charter flight companies to our closest airstrip which is a mere 5kms away. For larger aircraft a further away airstrip is used. Kiambi Lower Zambezi's closest airports are Lusaka or Royal airstrip, near the Lower Zambezi National Park. Cessna 210's can land on the Mastock Farm 5kms from Kiambi Lower Zambezi, only by permission from the farm owner. Some of the scheduled and charter airlines that fly into Lusaka include British Airways, Kulula, Zambian Airways, South African Airways and Air Zimbabwe.
By Kiambi Boat Transfers
Transport and transfers are available by boat and can be arranged, to and from most places, in the Lower Zambezi area. If flying into Royal airstrip, a boat transfer can be arranged by Kiambi Lower Zambezi. Transfers are not included in the fully inclusive and full board rates at Kiambi Lower Zambezi.
By Kiambi Road Transfers
Kiambi Lower Zambezi is 160km/ two and a half hour drive, from Lusaka, on the main Lusaka- Chirundu road. Guests can be met at the airport, and transferred to the lodge by a Kiambi vehicle and driver. Kiambi Lower Zambezi's transport and transfer service is not limited to guests staying at Kiambi Lower Zambezi. This service is extended to the surrounding camps and lodges as well as any passengers that are in need of transport to their desired destinations within and around Zambia. Transfers are not included in the fully inclusive and full board rates at Kiambi Lower Zambezi.
By Road (Self-drive)
Kiambi Lower Zambezi is accessible by road all year round, a 4WD is not necessary, but a high clearance vehicle is recommended. From Chirundu there is an 11km gravel road to the pontoon across the Kafue River, and thereafter, another 11km of gravel road to Kiambi Lower Zambezi. If traveling on your own, please take into consideration that there is a payment pontoon crossing over the Kafue River. The pontoon opens at 06h00 and closes at 18h00, so one has to ensure to arrive at the pontoon before the 18h00. Alternatively for the more adventurous, there is the Leopard Hills road from Lusaka to Kiambi Lower Zambezi. This road is definitely for 4x4 only and if possible traveling in convoy. It is a spectacular and breathtaking road through the Zambezi Escarpment down to the Lower Zambezi Valley.
Directions to Kiambi Lower Zambezi
From Lusaka on the main road:
Travel towards the Chirundu border post. At the border post, turn left onto a gravel road traveling towards the pontoon on the Kafue River. After the pontoon, take the 1st turn-off to the right and drive +- 12km to Kiambi Lower Zambezi.
From Lusaka on the secondary 4x4 road:
Travel out of Lusaka on the Leopard Hills Road, and continue where the road splits to the right. Continue straight down the escarpment. At the T junction on the Lower Zambezi Road, turn right and travel about 4 kilometers to Kiambi Lower Zambezi.
Cross the border at Siavonga and travel towards the Lusaka / Chirundu road. Turn right at the T-junction towards the Chirundu border post. At the border post, turn left onto a gravel road traveling towards the pontoon on the Kafue River. After the pontoon, take the 1st turn-off to the right and drive +- 12km to Kiambi Lower Zambezi.
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