Wasa Lodge - "A Piece of Peace
Your stay at Wasa will allow you to experience the heart of Kasanka. The beautiful chalets overlooking the the lake, the welcoming staff and tranquil surrounds will put you at ease allowing you to enjoy the safari of a lifetime.
Wasa Lodge Accommodation
Wasa lodge has a total of 7 chalets - 4 large chalets and 3 smaller rondavels all of which are set in the treeline or overlooking over the lake. The larger chalets all have double and single beds in the room, a verandah and a simple shower, basin and flush toilet in an en-suite bathroom. The smaller chalets have double or twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with flush toilets and simple bucket showers.
Between the chalets is a tree-top platform which makes for a stunning sunrise spot listening to the hippo, puku and fish eagles. The main dining area has beautiful views and is complemented by a cosy bar and chill zone while many a warm and cold drink are enjoyed around the fireplace outside the main building.
Wasa Lodge is located near the airstrip and is the closest accommodation to Maluashi Gate. It is also situated in an area of the park that offers great viewing of puku, hippo, sitatunga and of course, is the closest lodge to the famous Kasanka Bat Forest.
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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 )
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