Covering a vast area of approximately 22500 square kilometres, the Kafue National Park is the largest in Zambia and one of the largest protected areas in the World.
Nanzhila Plains offers excellent opportunities to see the healthy populations of a number of antelope species including Roan and Sable, Reedbuck, Defassa Waterbuck, Oribi, Hartebeest and Eland.
There are good sightings of all the major carnivores, with a particularly strong population of Wild Dog and Cheetah.
The birdlife is phenomenal throughout the year, and sightings can almost be guaranteed of the endemic Black-cheeked Lovebird, the Wattled Crane, Ground Hornbill and Saddle-billed Stork amongst others.
- Twice daily game drives in open 4-wheeldrive vehicles with guides/armed ZAWA scout.
- Guided walks - birding, bush trails, etc...
- Visits to Lake Itezhi-Tezhi and cultural visit to Shezongo village (by special arrangement)
- Night drives
In the south, attractions are Lake Itezhi-Tezhi, the Ngoma Forest and the Nanzhila Plain. Lake Itezhi-Tezhi, fed by the Kafue River, is a large man-made lake of some 390 square kilometres surrounded by rocky outcrops, submerged trees and grassy banks.
The Nanzhila Plains in the far south is predominantly Miombo and Kalahari woodland interspersed with dambos and grassy plains.
The seasonal Nanzhila River that flows through the plains overflows its banks during the rainy season covering the entire area with the exception of the numerous Palm and Baobab clad termite mounds.
Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is only one of a small handful of camps in the whole park, ensuring that visitors experience the unspoilt beauty of the area and is located in the remote and seldom visited southern sector of Kafue National Park.
The raised, thatched Boma of the main camp is situated under the shade of a huge Jackelberry Tree. It houses the lounge and dining area, bar and verandah, with a stunning and elevated view of the dambo,
The communal open-air fire place is situated on the adjoining kjope and is the focal point of the evening activities where guests can enjoy a warm fire, a cold drink, good fellowship and the sounds of the African night.
There are three well appointed thatched cottages and three ensuite safari tents. The accommodation has been built to make the most of the tranquil surrroundings and blend discreetly into the undergrowth without compromising the magnificent views in front of the lodge.
The cottages are spacious, have en-suite facilities of hot shower and toilet and have been tastefully decorated and provide everything one needs for comfort and peace without compromising on the sense of being close to nature.