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Top 19 Safari Lodges, Bush Camps & Camp Sites In Zambia Africa In 2022: Best Lodges You Can Book Right Now

In this article you will learn about the top safari lodges, bush camps and camp sites In Zambia Africa you must book in 2022. Read the reviews now!

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Article updated five days ago · 10 min read

In This Article We Review The Top Safari Lodges, Bush Camps & Camp Sites In Zambia Africa 

In this article we've collated a list of the top lodges , bush camps and camp sites available right now. If you want to get the best African Safari Package deals, keep reading below about your next safari and lodge visit .

Article written by Doris Jumbe Murphy · 10 min read

1. Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge is award-winning and Located in  one  of the best safari parks in African and the most prolific game area of South Luangwa in Zambia . The Lodge's  thatched buildings are built around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife roams close to the lounge on the open deck or the swimming pool. It is the perfect place to enjoy fantastic game viewing drives either during the day or at night . Also, walking safaris can be arranged. Every spring, a whole elephant herd walks through the reception of Mfuwe Lodge to go onto the mango fruits beyond...

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2. Royal Zambezi Lodge

Royal Zambezi Lodge, situated in Zambia on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, not far from the Lower Zambezi National Park . It offers the perfect romantic setting for honeymooners ,as well as the customised family suite that is great for family families .  One of the best African safari lodges in zambiaIt is both intimate and spacious ..


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3. ThornTree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge is within Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, not too far from the famous Victoria Falls. The lodge has an amazing Wooden decking that floats on the edge of the river, it moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat, and helps to achieve a harmonious feel between river and land.


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4. Mukambi Safari Lodge

Mukambi Safari Lodge is the doorway to Kafue National Park, which is one of the largest and last surviving true wilderness areas of Zambia and Africa in general. It is a Dutch family owned lodge.


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5.Sausage Tree Camp

Sausage Tree Camp was voted “Best Location in Africa” .It is located on the banks of the Zambezi River within Lower Zambezi National Park. Its refurbished into a more modern safari lodge .


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6.Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp

Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp is located at the confluence of Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers of Zambia.

Here you can do walking safaris, game drives, canoeing, boating and fishing adventures.


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7. Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp is "Best in Africa” multi-award winning hospitality and guiding - it is located in the Lower Zambezi National Park of Zambia . it is a family owned and operated camp .

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8. Potato Bush Camp

Potato Bush Camp

Potato Bush Camp is located within the Lower Zambezi National Park of Zambia . It is a sister camp to Sausages Tree Camp. `it over looks the Zambezi river . It is a family friendly camp .


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9. Anabezi Camp

Anabezi Camp is located within the Lower Zambezi National Park. This camp is exceptional for game viewing , one of the last untamed areas of Africa .


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10. Mozhi Bush Camp

Mozhi Bush Camp is strategically set where the Lufupa and Moshi rivers meet in the Kafue National Park. The campsite offers spectacular views of the lufupa river.


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11. iLa Safari Lodge

Ila Safari Lodge is an eco-lodge, located on the banks of the river within the Kafue National Park, Zambia. Its a luxury tented ,eco-friendly lodge


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12. Baines River Camp

Baines' River Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River . It occupies much of the Lower Zambezi National Park . It offers the finest game-viewing, birding and angling

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13. Kaingu Safari Lodge

Kaingu Lodge is boundary of the Kafue National Park. it offers game drives (in the park and the GMA), walking safaris , canoeing and boating. A true wilderness experience is guaranteed!

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14. Time + Tide Chinzombo

Time + Tide Chinzombo is a wildly luxurious camp, located on a curve of the Luangwa river where there is plenty of animals . Here you can go on walking safaris , game viewing drives or go on a boat cruise.


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15. North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp

North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp is located in North Luangwa - North Luangwa River Lodge and Camp is located in North Luangwa National Park on the banks of the Luangwa River at the between Luangwa and Lutaba Rivers. Wild animals roam freely around the lodge , you can see rhinos, Elephants, hippos and buffalo . This park prides itself to be the only one with the Big 5 in Zambia. 

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16. Luangwa River Camp

Luangwa River Camp located in South Luangwa National Park ,which is one of the last surviving virgin wilderness areas and possibly the best wildlife sanctuary in Africa.

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17. Nsefu Camp

Nsefu Camp set on a meader of the luangwa river within the South Luangwa National Park,which play host to huge concentrations of wildlife to name but a few: buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, elephant,, hippo and over 450 species of birds.. Nsefu Camp was Built-in 1951.

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18. Tena Tena 

 Tena Tena located in South Luangwa National Park of Zambia and situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees. Tena Tena is well renowned for Robin Pope Safaris as it was the first camp he opened and ran and has since become a favourite amongst many safari lovers over the years.


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19. Nkwali Lodge

Nkwali Camp is a warm and natural property offering Classic , seclusion and fantastic service in the heart of the Luangwa National Park. There is a private game viewing area behind camp on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land as well as exclusive access into the park either by boat or across the pontoon. 

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All the above lodges are all unique in their own way and offer any african safari lover a wealth of experience and enjoyment . My recommended Safari camp is MOZHI Bush Camp for the simple reason that it is the latest one I visited this past July 2022 when I visited Zambia. Memories of MOZHI are still very fresh. It is a private, relaxing , get away from it all , safari paradise, that is set in a tranquil bush surroundings.It is deep within the vast Kafue National Park ( The Size Of The Netherlands – But its All Wild!)

The Wild life in Kafue national park includes several prides of lion, cheetah and the ever elusive leopard. You can also see parks of endangered wild dog. Other wildlife sightings within the park include red lechwe, Buffalo , Hippo, Zebra and various antelopes like impalas, puku, sable, hartebeest , Roan, Bushbuck and waterbuck.

The Wild life in Kafue national park includes several prides of lion, cheetah and the ever elusive leopard. You can also see parks of endangered wild dog. Other wildlife sightings within the park include red lechwe, Buffalo , Hippo, Zebra and various antelopes like impalas, puku, sable, hartebeest , Roan, Bushbuck and waterbuck.

The amount and variety of wildlife I saw on the vast Busanga plains really stood out for me during my safari besides the lions, elephants , leopards , rhinos etc .., there were herds of wildlife in their hundreds!!!

I also enjoyed seeing the variety of antelopes such as the beautiful looking red lechwes with their amazing horns... 

And the weird looking Warthogs....

On this safari I also saw a lot of Impalas, and  all impalas , both male and female, have a conspicuous black 'M' shaped mark on their white backside - prompting the joke that they are the 'McDonald's fast food for lions'.Their tail is always down between their hind legs, which give them the appearance of being extremely timid and nervous.

 ....And the birdlife is just phenomenal

Within the Kafue National park you also see amazing diversity of landscapes, there are wetlands, the savanah , rivers .....

and then there is the amazing Busanga plains which are so vast, as far as the eye can see and beyond! The plains are inundated with every wildlife specie that resides within the kafue national park of Zambia...

Exploring the Kafue National Park and Busanga Plains with Mozhi Bush Camp by Shearzone Safaris Zambia Africa was an amazing experience ! I enjoyed their game drives and sunset cruise ......

....on which I also had a hand on fishing and caught fish for the first time! I was thrilled .....

Sunset Cruises are relaxing .....

Sunset Cruises are relaxing .....

Sunset Cruises are relaxing .....

I truly enjoyed the luxury tented accommodation that Mozhi Offers, my highlight here was their amazing showers and showers heads. The Best showers in the wild . The campsite has hot boilers called ( donkey boilers) which used firewood to generate really nice hot showers!

What really exceeded my expectations while at Mozhi Bush camp was just how lovely the guides were during the safari, which gave me a sense of safety and calmness about the whole safari experience . They were able to drive to the best spots , for the best sightings of the animals within the vast Kafue National Park and the Busanga Plains in particular . We were able to have breakfast out on the safari at the Busanga plains … The level of guiding is amazing ! They will take you on game drives and focus on your interests. The guides at MOZHI in particular Amon and Kamala (at the time of writing ) really know their stuff! All the staff were amazing from the Kitchen staff, House keeping , reception , reservations and management and not forgetting the amazing GM James.

I didn't know what to expect but it was  truly beautiful , Magical with amazing scenery and loads of variety of animals!


My advice is to make sure the safari experience is arranged through a Safari Lodge or Bush Camp like Mozhi to enhance your experience and not just do it on your own.



CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MOZHI AND ENQUIRE ABOUT A SAFARI EXPERIENCE (also check out Bongolo campsite just next to Mozhi Bush Camp) - For a Special Mention this article .



Author : Doris Murphy


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