Luwombwa Lodge - "Rewards the explorer"
If you are an intrepid explorer and a seasoned traveller, Luwombwa Lodge is the place for you. Situated on the banks of the Luwombwa River, these chalets are tucked away offering a private stay with a focus on adventure and exploration.
Luwombwa Lodge Accommodation
Luwombwa has 3 chalets - 1 x 3 sleeper and 2 x 4 sleepers. All of the chalets are situated on the banks of the river, each of them serviced by a flushing toilet and bucket shower system.
There is simple dining chalet alongside a fireplace as well as a beautifully located lapa with table and chairs also overlooking the river.
Luwombwa is located in a very secluded area of the park, near the Bufumu area which offers some excellent birding and the Chifukwe plains, which are always a good place to look for sable, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest and reedbuck.
Please Note: If at any stage you are traveling via air charters, you are usually only permitted 10kgs of luggage each. Unless extra is specifically pre-booked.
Laundry - most camps have a daily laundry service (included in the charge) so that whenever you spend 2 or 3 nights in the same camp you should be able to get clothes washed, dried and ironed.
Shopping - You are unlikely to have any chance to buy things apart from some local crafts on safari, so bring everything you need with you!
Batteries - Some camps have 220/240V electrical supplies for recharging video and digital camera batteries, but others do not. Either bring a good supply of batteries to keep you going at the camps where you can’t charge, or better, obtain a 12 volt charger which can be used from vehicles.
Money - If you are on a fully inclusive pre-paid safari you shouldn’t need much more than for bar bills, tips and souvenirs. US Dollars or Zambian Kwacha are the preferred currency. Other currencies are nearly impossible to use or exchange. If arriving at Lusaka airport, the bank agency changes money for kwacha quickly and at a good rate. You can usually even change back unused kwacha when you are leaving.
Credit Cards and Cashpoint machines - Credit cards are not accepted very widely in Zambia. None of the lodges mentioned in this site can accept them. This is because of the limited banking facilities in rural Zambia. Neither can you buy fuel with credit card. VISA cards (usually no other type) are accepted by major hotels, restaurants and big shops (including the chain of Shoprite supermarkets) in Lusaka, Livingstone and the Copperbelt, but expect a delay when paying. Barclays bank can give limited cash advances against cards, and Some ATMs (cashpoint machines) in towns will allow limited Zambian Kwacha withdrawal from foreign VISA cards only.
Whether flying or driving to Kasanka, these are some items which you will need to make your holiday enjoyable. Note that the list will depend on where and what time of year you are visiting.
- Fleece / Windbreaker (Jackets in winter).
- Long sleeve, light weight shirts for sun and insect protection.
- Light longs or jeans for evening wear.
- Light, quick dry clothing.
- Hat / Cap, sunglasses, sun cream (high factor), Lip balm
- A firm, closed footwear for walks, climbing hides etc. and for wearing at night
- Medicines including anti-malarials
- Peaceful Sleep and antihistamine cream
- Binoculars, Camera and memory cards
- Torch and spare batteries, Passport with VISA, Tickets, vouchers
- Enough Money preferably in US$ cash (or Zambian Kwacha )