KaingU Safari Lodge

Tour Summary

Destination

KaingU Safari Lodge

Area

On the Kafue River above Itezhi-tezhi Reservoir, 200 miles upstream from the confluence with the mighty Zambezi

Country

Zambia

Season

April – November

Trip Type

Tented suites overlooking the Kafue River

Description

Tilapia ~ Bream ~ Sharptooth Catfish ~ African Pike ~ scaled Barbel ~ Yellow Fish and many more

Approx Cost

Fishing/Safari adventure trip for all the family

Species

From $410 pppn based on double occupancy *

No of Days

5 days, 6 nights

‘Safari-Style’ Lodge

Accommodation is in ‘meru-style’ luxury thatched tents on a rosewood platform with private deck OR Family House which comes with 2 bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms/shower, an outdoor shower, a living area and a private deck overlooking the river.

This is a comfortable, well-run, small lodge and privately-owned. Guests’ comfort is primary here and there are many activities to keep the adventure traveller on the go all day long.

Activities

All activities, fishing, bush-walks, canoe trail, overnights in the bush-camp, cultural visits etc are included in this package. It is the guests who decide on their activities program and as it is a small 12 bed lodge, the staff is able to organize these activities according to the wish of the guests. There is no set activities program.  Guests can also decide to spend a night or two in the new bush camp in the Park (no fishing there).

Wildlife

Wildlife is in abundance around the camp and along the river. Game viewing is made on Bush Walks and in the Park in open vehicles.

Additional Information

Health Information:

Travellers must note that on entering Zambia immigration, they may be asked to present an up-to-date YELLOW FEVER vaccination certificate. This is now law in Zambia.

The Lower Zambezi is a malaria affected area so appropriate prophylactic like Malarone is advisable.

Climate:

Most of Zambia’s elevation on a plateau gives it a moderate to tropical climate with three distinct seasons: December to April is warm and wet, May to August (winter): cool and dry, September to November: hot and dry. Average summer temperatures range from 25 to 35 deg C and winter from 6 to 24 deg C

Clothing:

For clothing, layers are most practical for the fluctuating day/night temperatures at certain times. Don’t bring too many clothes as laundry is available in the camp. It is best to pack hardy, durable clothing in a soft bag rather than a suitcase.

Visas:

At point of entry into Zambia, you will be required to buy a tourist visa. A single entry is approx. 50$USD and a double entry visa is 80$USD.

Airports:

Anglers must travel to Lusaka International Airport, Zambia. British Airways Emirates, KLM, Ethiopian, Kenyan and South African Airways operate flights to the airport from all major cities, via O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, SA.

From here, ground transfer will be arranged via the newly reopened Spinal Road to the boat launching site in the park from where guests are taken by boat across the Kafue river to KaingU Safari Lodge (boat 20 minutes). The entire transfer is about 5 hours.

Current airport departure taxes – International approx. ($30), Domestic ($10)

Time Zones:

Zambia is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, 7 hours ahead of Eastern USA time and 10 hours ahead of Pacific and Western time.