Kabula Lodge is a self-catering and camping establishment. Perched on the banks of the Zambezi River, it offers guests a peaceful place to enjoy the river as it passes by.
The rustic and comfortable thatched and stilted chalets are built of local materials - wood, grass and reeds. Each chalet has a wooden deck which overlooks the river where one can sit and relax at the end of a long day of fishing. There is one 4 bed "fisherman's" chalet, one 3 bed chalet and five 2 bed chalets, all with en-suite bathroom with shower.
All chalets are provided with linen and towels and are fully serviced. Kitchens which are equipped with gas refrigerators, gas cookers, tables, cutlery, crockery and basic cooking utensils are available for use by the residents of the chalets.
Please note that the chalets are self catering so you must bring all your requirements in terms of food.
The fully grassed Kabula campsites, situated beneath huge indigenous trees, are without question the best on the river. These are serviced by clean and well designed ablutions that consist of rondavels, each containing a separate toilet and shower.
In addition to each camp site having its own washing up facility there is a communal washing up area with hot and cold water. Water is heated twice daily by wood fired boilers. The campsite is grassed and each campsite has its own abultion unit, making for a more personal stay.
There is a lovely deck and bar where drinks and bottled water are available, but you are welcome to bring your own. This is a great place to end off the day and regale stories of the "one that got away".
Fishing in this area is great, with tiger and bream on offer. Guests can hire a boat if they dont have their own, but fishing tackle has to be brought with you.
This lodge is a good place to stay if you are wanting to visit the Sioma Ngonya Falls. These are about 50km further up the tarred road. The entrance to the Falls is on the right hand side of the road. It is a short walk to where you can see them. The best way to see them however, is to continue up the road to the ferry, to cross the river and to then backtrack down the river on the opposite side. You will then be able to park and walk to these amazing falls. This is a good day outing.
Kabula Lodge is also a great place to stop over if you are travelling further up into Western Zambia to Liuwa Plain.