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Lower Zambezi

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Kayila Lodge is situated on a private game sanctuary on the northern banks of the Zambezi River, approximately 45km downstream from Chirundu opposite Mana Pools National Park.


Common sightings at Kayila Lodge are Elephant, Buffalo, Impala, Bushbuck, Kudu, Zebra, Warthog, Baboon, Hippo, Crocodile and an abundance of bird species. Nocturnal animals such as Hyena, Porcupine, Civet, Genet, Honeybadger and Leopard are occasionally seen on night drives. There are also Lion on the estate and Cheetah occur further east in the Lower Zambezi National Park. There have also been occasional sightings of the Samango Monkey on the estate.


  • One double bedded lodge and 3 twin bedded stone under thatch chalets with en suite shower, toilet and washbasin.

  • Honeymoon suite with large sunken bath, shower, toilet and hand basin.

  • 1 x twin bedded treehouse with a lower level shower, toilet and washbasin.

  • All chalets have a verandah with deck chairs and a private view of the river.


  • A central dining area on higher ground affords magnificent views of the river and the escarpment.

  • A Baobab tree with a toilet and hand basin.

  • Pontoon reception/bar

  • Plunge pool.



  • canoeing

  • day and night game drives

  • fishing (rods and tackle are not provided)

  • walking

  • sundowner cruises

  • mountain hikes



1. Departures ex the Cutty Sark Hotel at 10h00 in Kariba. Road transfer to the Kafue Pontoon, boat transfer to Kayila Lodge.

2. By road via Chirundu and the Kafue Pontoon to Zambezi Wildlife sanctuary.

3. Air charters to Kayila airstrip may be arranged at an additional cost on request.

4. Float plane - vehicle transfer to Siavonga/Kariba shoreline, clearing customs and immigration at the dam wall. Air charter direct to Kayila Lodge landing on the Zambezi River adjacent to the Lodge.



  • No minimum number of clients.

  • Maximum - 12 clients.

  • Groups of 14 on request.



If travelling from Zimbabwe: customs and immigration formalities must be cleared. Facilitation at both border posts has been organised to speed up this procedure.

1. Double entry visa for Zimbabwe - if required.

2. Return air tickets or vehicle registration particulars - if required.

3. Zambian visa - if necessary obtainable at border post unless you hold:

Swedish, Danish and Finnish passports - these cannot be obtained at the border. Visas for these passport holders can only be obtained from a Zambian Embassy prior to clients' departure on holiday.

4. Health documents.

5. Hotel reservations in Kariba or Lusaka are advisable prior to and after your stay at Kayila Lodge.

6. Advise Safari Par Excellence of any dietary requirements and any particular interests e.g. botany, ornithology etc.



  • Malaria prophylactics

  • Personal medical requirements

  • Torch

  • Binoculars

  • Camera / Video and film

  • Fishing rods and tackle

  • T-shirts

  • warm clothing during cool months

  • walking shoes

  • Khaki / green clothing for walking

  • swimming costume

  • broad-brimmed hat

  • sunscreen lotion.



Kayila Lodge is open year round.

UK Head Office
Ermington Mill, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9NT
Tel: +44 1548 830059 Fax: +44 870 094 1881
Mobile: +44 7900 582746

African Head Office
The Heights, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 61 3351  Fax: +263 61 2291
Cell: +263 91 343616 

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