Kasaka River Lodge
A unique Safari Lodge, as it’s name suggests, situated amongst lush foliage on the banks of the lower Zambezi. Guests of all ages can enjoy spectacular views and fantastic activities both on and off the river including fishing, canoeing and cultural visits.
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Facilities & Services
- Swimming Pool
- The library is an ideal setting for you to relax in our leather loungers or sofas to read or just relax after your day’s activities.
- Early morning and evening game drives.
- River safaris and Sundowner evening cruises.
- Fishing trips – conventional bait fishing, spinning or fly fishing. Species include tiger fish, vundu (giant catfish), bream, chessa, nkupi and bottlenose. A catch and release policy is followed strictly at all times in line with local wildlife regulations.
- Canoeing on the Zambezi – morning, afternoon or full day trips.
- Picnics at Chongwe Falls or on Nyamangwe Island.
- Cultural trips to Mugurameno village (most of the staff live in the village and Kasaka’s shareholders founded a charity which has built almost all the educational and hygiene facilities for children there)
- Visits to Conservation Lower Zambezi base camp.
Bars & Restaurants
- Kasaka’s bar and deck area are nestled amongst huge tamarind trees and is the perfect location for watching the world go by on the river.
- The thatched dining area over looks the river and dining under the stars can also be arranged on the deck.
The lodge welcomes children of all ages (although primarily aimed at those age 6 plus) and is an ideal spot for a family bush safari.
Looking after younger guests
A wide selection of games and children’s entertainment is also kept at the lodge.
A less formal children’s menu is available for children and their parents.
Babysitting & supervised activies.
- Kasaka is one of the few safari lodges in Zambia to accommodate children, and has a dedicated Bush Kids programme. Aimed at 6-16 year olds, the Lodge entertains the children with “Pooh Walks”, pod and seed collecting, tracking for beginners, quizzes, Bush Kids activity books and special game drives.
- The lodge does not have baby sitting facilities as such, but the guides happily offer Zambian storytelling by the log fires in the library in the evenings whilst parents enjoy their evening meal!
- Please note the lodge is not fenced and care should be taked as wild animals do come into camp including elephant.
- The is located on the river bank which is quite steep and children should stay clear.
- The pool is not fenced and parents should supervise their children at all times.
Kasaka River lodge is set in a natural bush environment with each chalet secluded amongst the native flora. Guests have an option of staying on the ‘tame’ side with manicured gardens nearest the swimming pool or on the ‘wild’ side, which is connected by overhead walkways to allow for the passage of wildlife within the camp. Each luxury tented chalet has an elegantly furnished en-suite bathroom with flush toilets and powerful heated showers.
- Honeymoon tent, Wild Mango is the last chalet on the river’s edge to the west of the ‘Wild Side’ and affords maximum privacy. The sleeping area is a fully insect-proof 4.68m x 3.50m tent (16.38 square metres) on a slasto slab with en-suite toilet, shower and hand basin
and an adjacent open-air stone and brown oxide finished bath overlooking the river.
- Acacia Suite – Ideal for two couples travelling or families with older children. Located on the ‘Tame Side’ with decking and a central boma, an informal covered outdoor lounge area linking the two chalets. Intended to be open, light and flexible in a Bedouin style, it will be furnished elegantly and have its own
private indigenous bush garden.
- Kigelia Suite – This room is located on the ‘Tame Side’ and is simalar to the Honeymoon Suite and also has lovely views of the river.
The Hippo Pod – This suite is ideal for families and located about 500 metres from the main lodge. It has a two bedrooms both en-suite with one being a double and other a twin. The lodge can however accommodate an additional 2 people in the central lounge area.
The rates start from £262 per person sharing a luxury tented suite on a fully inclusive basis. (valid April, May & November 2012). The Hippo Pod starts from £1,422 per unit for the same period above and is based on the first four guests. A fith or sixth guest in the Hippo Pod will pay £150 per person. Extra children between 7-11yrs pay £37 per child.
- Children aged 7-16 in chalets – 30% discount.
- Children under 3 – free BUT parents expected to supervise at all times.
Their UK charity, www.asiz.org, has provided many of the school and educational facilities available in the village, as well as helping to improve sanitary and living conditions for families living there. Guests visiting the village learn about age old traditions and see at first hand the way of life in rural Africa, its people and the local culture. The local children particularly enjoy playing football or swapping games with the lodge’s younger guests. Many visitors state that this trip was the highlight of their visit to Africa. Visits to the Conservation Lower Zambezi base camp can be also arranged. Guests can spend a half day or so browsing through CLZ’s extensive library and field resource exhibition, learning about conservation educational outreach programmes and exploring the challenges and successes of anti-poaching activities in an area which was until the early 1990s very heavily depopulated through commercial poaching and the ivory and rhino horn trade. There are no additional charges for the village and CLZ activities, but donations to the individual organisations are encouraged and always very welcome!