Kasaka River Lodge, Lower Zambezi National Park

The overhead walkways of Kasaka River Lodge provide the best of both worlds during a family safari in Zambia.
  • Experience short boat trips into the African sunset
  • Choose from a wide range of safari activities at Kasaka River Lodge
  • Children can enjoy a range of activities designed especially for them
  • Overhead walkways between the tame and the wild side of camp

Kasaka River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Chiawa Game Management Area, Zambia. It's conveniently located just 4km (2.48 miles) from the Lower Zambezi National Park. This Zambia lodge is also situated close to the famed Mana Pools World Heritage Site in Zimbabwe.

The Zambezi River extends the length of the property, providing guests with striking views over the water. Guests can watch Hippo, Buffalo, Elephant and Crocodile from the comfort of the lodge.

Accommodation at this Zambia lodge is luxurious and elegant. Overhead walkways link the tame side of the camp with the wild side. Kasaka River Lodge manages to keep the environmental impact on the land as low as possible. Much of this Zambia lodge's produce is also purchased from small scale garden farmers in the nearby game management area.

Guests can experience the African bush on a safari game drive. This Zambia lodge also caters for children and has a range of exciting activities to keep them busy. Enjoy a river safari or a relaxing sunset cruise with sundowners.


Kasaka River Lodge has a clear eye on luxury. At this superb Zambia Honeymoon safari accommodation you will find manicured lawns, leather chairs in the library, chaise lounges by the pool and a high standard of comfort. As you enter the lodge, a mood of quiet elegance and complete comfort awaits you.

Kasaka River Lodge is situated in a natural bush environment, where it is nestled snugly under a canopy of shady Tamarind trees. This Zambia safari accommodation consists of a 16 bed luxury en-suite tented lodge in the Lower Zambezi, a mere 30 minute flight from Lusaka. The chalets at Kasaka are luxury tented and tastefully decorated with an authentic African flavour. Each chalet has an elegantly furnished en-suite bathroom. Sleep peacefully in this impressive Zambia safari accommodation, where the sheets are crisp and the pillows are soft. Using only the finest materials and furnishings, Kasaka has attended to all your creature comforts, bringing a atmosphere of sophistication and instant relaxation.

At Kasaka every need is catered for, even insect repellent is provided. In each chalet filtered and boiled water is available and bottled water is provided at the bar. Kasaka River Lodge guarantees the most comfortable Zambia Honeymoon safari, first class cuisine and personal service. Overlooking the river, you can relax in the comfortable thatched library. If it's a bit more cooler, then snuggle near the log fire. The Bar, Dining Area and Deck nestle amongst the huge tamarind trees and are the perfect location for relaxing whilst watching the world go by on the river below. Take in the absolute beauty of this stunning Zambia Honeymoon safari lodge. 

Feel like some retail therapy? The shop at Kasaka is well stocked and offers clothing, toiletries and a wide range of curios. Dining is provided on a full board basis with a 3-course meal in the evenings. House wine, beer and soft drinks are included in the rates. The gardens around the Lodge are a colourful blend of indigenous plants with paths weaving from the chalets to the pool, to the dining and bar areas. Relax during the quieter part of the day with a dip in the pool or float on the pool lounger - the pool also overlooks the river.

Walk on over to the wild side of the camp with overhead walkways that link the chalets to the Lodge. The river extends the length of the property and affords breathtaking views. Close sightings of Buffalo, Elephant and Hippopotamus from the decks are frequent events. Bird life is abundant around the Lodge with over 300 species. This Zambia safari accommodation manages to combine comfort and luxury, without losing its rustic appeal.


Kasaka River Lodge is located opposite Mana Pools Heritage Site on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia.  The deck is high on the river and provides a spectacular viewpoint for watching the sunset and activities on the River.

The camp is built on private property in the Chiawa Game Management area, approximately 6 kilometres (3 miles) from the Lower Zambezi National Park Boundary.

Zambia travel can be made easier if you plan ahead. Kasaka River Lodge can be accessed either by air, road and river. On your Zambia travel, local charter aircrafts are available for charters in the Lower Zambezi and the flying time from Lusaka International Airport to the Lodge is a mere 30 minutes.

Air services for Zambia travel:

  • British Airways fly (direct) from London Heathrow 
  • KLM (via Nairobi) fly from Europe to Lusaka 
  • South African Airways and British Airways/Comair fly Johannesburg to Lusaka daily

    Transfers by vehicle and boat can be arranged via Gwabi Lodge, the total trip takes approximately 4 hours from Lusaka. For your Zambia travel a 4WD vehicle is necessary during the rainy season and a high clearance vehicle is recommended at all times. Transfers by vehicle and boat can be arranged via Gwabi Lodge, the total trip taking approximately 4 hours from Lusaka.
  • This is an important Zambia travel tip. Kasaka River Lodge is open when the weather is most reliable for successful and exciting game viewing between April to December each year. The seasons vary greatly - generally cool and dry from April to August, hot and dry from September to December and wet and humid from January to March.

    Zambia travel routes:
    By air - 30 minute flight over the Zambezi Escarpment
    By road -  4 to 5 hour drive in a 4x4 vehicle
    By road and boat - 2 hour drive to Gwabi Lodge, followed by a 2 hour boat transfer to Kasaka 


    Kasaka River Lodge gives guests a whole variety of activities to choose from, each one more exciting than the next. Go from a thrilling Zambia safari to relaxing massages and facials. One day is never like the next at Kasaka River Lodge, where planning ahead allows you to enjoy the moment.

    If going on a Zambia safari isn't your thing, why not try fishing. You do not have to be an accomplished fisherman to catch the legendary tigerfish. The Lower Zambezi is renowned for its excellent fishing and fly fishing is becoming increasingly more popular - particularly for the voracious tiger fish - other species include vundu (giant catfish), a variety of bream, chessa, nkupi, and bottle nose. A catch and release policy is enforced in the area by the responsible authorities.Going on a Zambia safari is definitely a highlight, but at Kasaka River Lodge there is a wide range of safaris to cater for every level of adventure. You can choose to go on morning and evening game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, game walks with qualified guides or a Zambia safari. Canoe safaris can be arranged for the more adventurous with prior notice.

    Imagine sitting amongst wild Elephants getting to grips with that intimate detail of your painting, or try capturing the elusive Hippo before he disappears underwater. Well, with Rory McDougall's Painting Safaris, you can now make this a reality.Experience a genuinely unique 2 night walking safari through the mountains 1920's style with James Egrmont-Lee and end your journey with 2 nights at Kasaka. (Minimum 6 people, maximum 8.) Enjoy the African sunset on Nyamangwe Island, a short boat trip from camp.

    Game viewing varies from season to season and your daily package at the Kasaka River Lodge includes 2 formal Zambia safari activities. Special weekends can be arranged by prior notice and is subject to a minimum number of 8 guests.The Lower Zambezi is a photographer's paradise where one can capture wildlife scenes against a landscape of water and African vistas. Visits to local villages and the Magurameno Basic School can be arranged. You will learn about age-old traditions of the people and their local culture.

    Instead of going on a Zambia safari, you could indulge in a weekend of serious pampering in the open air. Get away from it all and treat yourself with qualified Aestheticians who offer massages, facials, pedicures and manicures. As the sun sets on your day, why not enjoy an aperitif on the island overlooking the river. 

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