The many positive comments of our guests, most of whom give us five star ratings on Trip-Advisor, has lead to Mukambi receiving the official ‘Certificate of Excellence’ Rewards since 2013.
A GUEST EXPERIENCE: VIDEO BY MIGUEL FRADE
There really aren’t words to express how incredible the Mukambi Lodge and Safari experience was for us. The staff is amazing, and they make sure to personalize the experience. The accommodations are excellent, just the right combination of rustic and luxe. The food is incredible and the service impeccable. And that doesn’t even begin to describe the safari experience. Lions, elephants, hippos, zebras, monkeys, baboons — all up close in the most breath-taking setting we could imagine. We stayed at Fig Tree, which is highly recommended for anyone who wants to disconnect and become immersed in the experience. All I can think of is how to get back there. Paradise.
We were also lucky enough during our visit to stay at the new bush camp Fig Tree. Wow! The 3m high tents in the tree canopy are a thing of beauty. There is nothing quite like having the bespoke tent "windows" down, waking to the sight and sound of the tree leaves in the calm breeze. Incredible. There is a wonderful boma area and fire pit in the sand below. The hammock on the beach overlooking the lagoon is a real treat, spend an afternoon here listening to the birds and watching the array of wildlife pass you by.
We just loved this lodge! The staff were so friendly they really couldn't do enough for us. The meals were not only totally delicious they were taken in their lovely dining room overlooking the river. Our accommodation was in a "permanent" tent overlooking the river. The view was a dream and we couldn't have asked for a more fitting place to drink our afternoon G&Ts. Thank you so much!
Our tented accommodation was spacious and comfortable with a shower inside and a bath out on the balcony overlooking the river. The lodge supports a local community school and I was taken there for a visit. The students sang a song of welcome when I arrived. Before I left they sang a farewell song, "We're saying goodbye but not for ever." I hope it won't be for ever. I really want to go again and stay longer next time.
This lodge has a great view over the kafue river. We've stayed at Mukambi twice last year. The hospitality, food, accommodation and safaris are excellent. Definitely going to visit again. Last January we booked a tent, which was absolutely perfect. The rooms are very clean and have a nice balcony with a view over the river.
Mukambi is a gem along the river. The food was magnificent, the lodging was lovely, and the views were magnificent. The colours of the sunsets here are breath-taking. The game drives were excellent, the drivers very well educated, kind, and easy to chat with en route. We really did not want to leave this special place in the world.
We travelled up to the Busanga Plains the following day. Magical! Words cannot convey the beauty of the plains and how special it is. The plains camp is an oasis of calm surrounded by lechwe, lions, elephants, true wilderness. It is phenomenal, and the staff are a true asset, attentive, friendly and extremely welcoming.
The Busanga plains is the jewel of the Kafue and is renowned for the concentrations of game. 720 square kilometres and three camps in total means that you are not going to be crowded, that is for sure. The game viewing was superb and so was the camp. The tents are beautifully appointed and with great outdoor showers. The staff are all friendly and helpful and everything worked very well indeed. I would recommend this camp to anyone wishing to see Busanga.
Stunning place! Fabulous! Everything is in good shape, service excellent, activities offered (game drive, fishing tour, sunset boat cruise) very enjoyable. Pick up at and return transportation to Lusaka well organized.
Beautiful lodge with a super nice main building that creates a nice feeling during dinner time after sunset. In the morning, when the sun rises, the view over the river is amazing, and the pool area is perfect to relax between sessions. The tents are also of high standard with comfortable beds, nice showers, and more. The main thing Mukambi Lodge does so well is the staff. They really look after you during dinner and when booking activities, for example. The best part about our stay at Mukambi Lodge, which also made it a memorable experience, is the guides. We had Brian for our three game drive sessions, and he was so friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife in the park he really made our made our trip something we will never forget in our life. Every question we had during the safari was answered, making the game drive so interesting to learn about the ecosystem in Kafue National Park. We were also lucky to see many different animals, such as leopards, elephants, zebras, lions, and hippos, which further made the experience memorable. Overall, I would recommend this place as it offers great hospitality and great game drives in the bush.
5 stars for 5 stars 😉. We just took lunch and moved further to the figtree Lodge. But this place is quite nice!
Nice place to stay for a holiday and good staff. Very certain that when you are visiting for the first time, you will always hope to come back.