Frequently Asked Questions
How to get to Mukambi?
Mukambi Safari Lodge is a 3 hour drive from Lusaka once on the M9 (this depends on traffic and where you start off from within Lusaka) , 275 km down the Lusaka-Mongu road (M9). From Lusaka you take the road to Mumbwa to Nalusanga gate, the Eastern gate of Kafue National Park. After the gate you continue for another 85km where you will reach the Mukambi Safari Lodge sign on your left hand side. Turn off and follow the all weather road for another 2km. the GPS coordinates are S14 58.663, EO25 59.577
We recommend you use either the Shalom or Juldan Bus Services that depart from Grand Central Station (near Levy Junction) at 08h00 and again at 12h00 daily to Mongu (Mukambi is about halfway between Lusaka and Mongu). Approximate price is $25 per person each way. No need to pre-book as there is most likely space on one of the buses.
You will need to notify the bus driver you wish to be dropped at the Mukambi turn off. They are quite used to doing this. We will be waiting for you at the turn off approx. 3.5 hours after you depart so from around 11h30 on the morning bus or 15h30 on the afternoon bus. Should you not arrive 2 hours after this time we will then return to the lodge. Should you arrive after this time please do not walk down the road unaccompanied. Rather wait for a passing vehicle or staff member and accompany them to the lodge.
We strongly advise you to call us once you have left Grand Central. Should you not have your own cell phone number you will find one of the passengers quite happy to offer you the use of his/her phone to call us or send a message. We can always call you back. Please keep our numbers above handy.
NEW FOR 2015! FLYING TO THE KAFUE
Proflight recently announced they will be flying to the Kafue National Park from 1 July 2015 to 31 October 2015. See www.proflight-zambia.com. The primary airfield they will service will be Chunga which is located in the centre of the park near Mukambi Safari Lodge but Proflight are able to add on additional stops on request so will be able to fly to the Busanga Plains. You can contact them directly for reservations. They fly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays late mornings and conveniently meet on going flights to other parts of Zambia as well as certain International flights.
Contact details for Proflight as follows:
Lusaka Central Reservations
Land Lines: +260 (0) 211 252452/476
Cell Line: +260 (0) 977 33 55 63
The nearest all weather airfield is located at Chunga, S15.15.00 E025″59’00, and will accommodate a plane approximately the same size as a Caravan (it is 1,5km long).
BY PRIVATE TRANSFER VEHICLE
Private transfers can be arranged directly with us. Please enquire for prices.
Is Mukambi a high risk Malaria area?
Do you have a laundry facility and what are the charges?
Do you have electricity at the lodge and what plug sockets do you use?
Do you have cellphone reception and WI-FI at the lodge?
Wi-Fi is available at Mukambi free of charge so those clients with their own devices can easily stay in touch with their folk back home. A guest computer is also available. Contact number for the lodge is +260 974424013. Wi-Fi facilities are available at Busanga but not at Fig Tree Bush Camp.
Does Mukambi close for the wet season?
Are there Tsetse Flies in the park?
They carry no disease that is dangerous to humans in Zambia but they do affect all domestic animals and livestock.
Do you cater for specific dietary requirements such as vegetarians?
What methods of payment do you accept?
How do the Park Fees work?
Is there a question that is not answered above? Please do not hesitate to contact us.