Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is an intimate owner-managed lodge situated on the edge of the Nangandwe dambo (shallow floodplain) in the seldom-visited southern section of Kafue National Park, Zambia. This area has good populations of lions, leopards, wild dogs and cheetahs, and offers excellent bird-watching throughout the year.
Accommodation at Nanzhila Plains consists of three chalets and three meru-style safari tents (accommodating 12 guests in total), situated in the shady tree-line, and commanding views over the dambo. Each unit has an en-suite toilet, double basins and hot-and-cold showers. They are lit by paraffin lamps and hot water is provided by donkey boilers. The comfortable beds are protected by mosquito nets.
The spacious communal area is a raised insaka (grass-thatched structure), with a wooden deck in the shade of a massive jackalberry tree. Elevated above the dambo, this area features a lounge and dining area, bar and verandah. An adjoining communal open-air fireplace is a great gathering place in the evening, where stories are exchanged under the stars.
Activities offered include day and night game drives in large open 4×4 vehicles, bird-watching and guided bush walks.