Kasaka River Lodge is luxury tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Chiawa Game Management area, and only 4 kilometres by road from the Lower Zambezi National Park. The River acts a border to the property, and there are exceptional views across the water, which include sightings of elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile.
Accommodation is in eight luxury tents, tastefully decorated with an authentic African flavour. Each has an elegantly furnished en-suite bathroom with flush toilets and powerful heated showers. Enjoy the sumptuous four-poster bed, or relax in the open-air bath, whilst viewing the game on the banks of the River. The honeymoon suite is the last chalet on the river’s edge to the west, and affords maximum privacy offering the same facilities as the chalets.
Kasaka also offers a luxury family home, ideal for small groups of friends/ family wishing a more private experience. There are two bedrooms, and the lounge can be used for two more guests. There is a private deck, including an area for private dining, overlooking the River. There is also a lower deck, with private swimming pool.
Kasaka’s bar and deck area are nestled amongst huge tamarind trees and is the perfect location for watching the life in and around the River. The library area offers books of interest related to Africa, and its fascinating and diverse plants and animals.
There is a thatched dining area, and as an alternative, the deck is used, for al fresco meals. During the full moon, you can enjoy a poolside dinner, and there is also the option of a candlelit dinner on an Falcon opposite the Lodge. Private dinners for honeymoon couples or other special occasions can be arranged on request.
If you just want to relax, the swimming pool overlooks the Zambezi River. Sun loungers, large sunshades and two hammocks are available. Pool towels are available and drinks are also served.
You can experience a variety of activities at Kasaka – with early morning and late afternoon game drives – which stay out after sunset, giving the chance to see the nocturnally active species such as civet, porcupine, genet and honey badger. You can also enjoy a river cruise on a pontoon boat, a relaxing and peaceful way to enjoy the area, and see wildlife. This is especially attractive in the late afternoon, in conjunction with a sun downer… For the more adventurous there are canoes available (with fully qualified guide), in which to enjoy short safaris on the River.
This part of the Zambezi is renowned for its excellent fishing particularly for the world’s premiere game fish, the tiger, and the vundu (giant catfish). The best time of year to catch tiger is September to November. There is a strict catch and release policy in place. There are also a number of species of bream, amongst others.