Kingfisher is a self-catering lodge located on the banks of the Zambezi River between the Mpata Gorge and the Zambezi gates - which is the narrowest part of the Zambezi. It is approximately a 4.5 hour drive from Lusaka.
The six en-suite chalets are all river facing and can sleep 4 comfortably for groups or families. All linen and bedding is provided for your comfort. The lodge has a rustic African look and feel, giving you a truly African experience as most of the furniture and decor was either made by the staff or by other local Zambian craftsmen from around the country.
The kitchen is fully equipped, so all you need to bring is your food and drink. There are two cooks who will prepare your meals so you can relax and enjoy your stay. There are two dining areas, one open air area by the braai for those warm dry days, and a covered dining and sitting area in case of rain. The bar area has a fridge for your drinks, and a small wooden deck looking out over the river. There is also a larger wooden deck that opens onto the river for seamless panoramic views. The small splash pool is close by for cooling down on those hot October days.
The lodge is not accessible by road. Transfers from the Kavalamanja harbour can be arranged when making a booking. Parking is available here for guests at a small fee per night, as well as launching fees for those who like to bring their own boats. The boat trip to the lodge is about a 15 - 20 minute ride.
Most guests come to Kingfisher to fish. Fishing boats are available for hire for either a full or a half day. Prior bookings of boats is essential. The boats are only available for dry hire (no fuel included) so make sure you book a boat when making your accommmodation booking. Guests are required to bring their own unleaded petrol for the boats, as well as all fishing equipment.
The area also has a large variety of birds and wildlife, so there is always something to do and see.
Kingfisher is striving to be a greener lodge by generating its power supply from solar panels. Catch and release of fish caught is also promoted in an effort to ensure the preservation of the area, its wildlfie, birds and fish for future generations.