Lodges in Kasanka
There are 2 permanent lodges in Kasanka, Wasa and Luwombwa
Wasa Lodge lies on the edge of Lake Wasa in the eastern half of the park just 12 kms from the park entrance at the tarmac road.
3 new rondavels have been built to a high standard. Each has a double and a single bed, ensuite bathroom and private verandah. Lighting is provided (by solar power).
Additional accommodation is available in 6 simpler chalets with separate facilities.
The Lodge also has a new main building housing a Bar, Dining room, Reception and Verandah overlooking the lake. All the buildings have thatched roofs and are in a traditional style.
Located on the banks of the Luwombwa River in the western half of the park nearer the airstrip, this lodge has also recently been upgraded with the addition of new ensuite chalets overlooking the river. Some of these are family chalets with 4 beds in each.
Some older chalets with separate bathrooms are also available.
The prime attraction of Luwombwa Lodge must be the river. Unlike most safari river trips, the Luwombwa is a gentle meandering stream heavily fringed with evergreen forest. Birdwatching can be great with African Finfoot, Narina Trogon and Pel’s Fishing Owl all regularly seen, not to mention kingfishers, bee-eaters, sunbirds and ibises.
For fishermen a special permit is available allowing you to catch Bream (Tilapia), Barbel Fish and sometimes the much sought after tigerfish. Motor boats and canoes with guides are available at the lodge.
Luwombwa also has nearby gameviewing, noteably at the Chikufwe Plain where the airstrip is located, and Reedbuck, duikers, Lichenstein’s hartebeast and Sable antelope are often seen.
There are currently 3 camping sites available for visitors in Kasanka, one is near the pontoon along the Kasanka river, another downstream across the Kasanka at “Kabwe” and the other at “Fibwe”, near to the hide.
The availability of these sites depends on conditions and bookings so please enquire before arriving for camping. Campers should bring all their own tents and equipment, as the sites only have a simple toilet, shower and shelter. Staff are on hand to help with water.
See the Visiting Bangweulu Page for Accommodation at Shoebill Island Camp in the Swamps