While most people would prefer a mountain retreat and sitting infront of a fire in a cabin in winter, a visit to Kanyemba Island proves that the bush camp atmosphere can be a relaxing alternative with the added bonus of the calm Zambezi River surrounding the island.
Located in southern Zambia at the Lower Zambezi National Park and only two and a half hours from Lusaka or a thirty minute boat cruise from the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Chirundu. This camp offering comprises of four chalets and a restaurant. Built on stilts; the chalets are secure and secluded while also offering a spectacular view of the surroundings.
Zambezi River is the main attraction and guests can enjoy boat cruises, fishing, canoeing, bird watching or simply read or relax.
The Island has a sister lodge “Kanyemba Lodge” which caters for a maximum of 20 guests, the lodge comprises 6 stone and thatch “rondavel” chalets, each with their own large private deck overlooking the Zambezi River, full en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. In addition they offer a Family Chalet which includes three suites – each with their own private entrance and en-suite bathrooms, but sharing a large deck area.
All chalets have 220V electricity (mains with full generator backup), ceiling fans, and mosquito netting. Unfortunately they don’t have WiFi or TV’s in their rooms. They offer SADC and International rates at both properties and guests have to stay for a minimum of 3 nights. Overall, Kanyemba is the perfect place to visit when you need to get away from everything.
For more information visit www.kanyemba.com
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