Accommodation

Stay at
Kasanka national parK

Kasanka comprises of two lodges (Wasa and Luwombwa), a seasonal self-catering tented camp (Kapabi), four campsites within the park (Pontoon 1, 2 & 3, and Kabwe), as well as dormitories and guestrooms with shared facilities at the Kasanka Conservation Centre. Kasanka’s tourism business operates as a social enterprise, so every Kwacha earned in revenue is reinvested back into the park. By visiting Kasanka, you are making a direct contribution to the conservation of this wonderful landscape.

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Wasa lodge

On the edge of Lake Wasa lies the peaceful Wasa Lodge, situated just 12km from the park entrance gate and 4km from the Mulembo airstrip.

Lodge Details:

  • Traditional-style rondavels and comfortable chalets
  • En-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and showers
  • Private verandas with sweeping views
  • Dining area, lounge, bar and campfire
  • Solar lighting
  • No wifi and phone signal
  • Catered
  • Children welcome
  • Open all year round

Luwombwa lodge

Luwombwa Lodge is a one hours’ drive from Wasa Lodge, on the banks of the Luwombwa River overlooking a grassy floodplain.

Lodge Details:

  • Three chalets along the meandering river
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Dining area with fireplace dominated by a magnificent mpundu (or mobola) plum
  • Solar lighting
  • No wifi and phone signal
  • Self-catering
  • Children welcome
  • Open all year round

campsites

Kapabi – private tented self-catering camp open October 25th – December 20th, overlooking a small lake in the floodplain of the Kasanka River. Ideal for small groups of up to eight people. Elephant visit this spot and the yellow billed kites, marsh harriers and African fish-eagles are abundant.

Pontoon – campsites are set under a canopy of red mahogany trees along the Kasanka River, close to the Bat Forest and Fibwe Hide. Amongst the most popular campsites due to their stunning location in an evergreen forest overlooking the Kasanka floodplain offering the best sitatunga sightings in the park. Pontoon 1: Great for large groups. Pontoon 2 & 3: Ideal for families or small groups.

Kabwe – Quiet and with a beautiful setting, downstream across the Kasanka River, overlooking the grasslands that is perfect for large groups. Located midway between the Bat Forest and Bufumu Forest allows for a complete mix of wildlife and birding experiences.

Campers should bring their own tents and equipment. The sites have flush toilets, bucket showers and cooking shelters. Staff will supply firewood, help draw water and prepare hot showers.

Kasanka Conservation Centre

Kasanka Conservation Centre (KCC) provides guestrooms with shared facilities as well as dormitories. The Centre is 1km from the main gate and boasts a well-stocked Kasanka Natural History Museum. Guests staying within the park can visit the Centre to observe school lessons as well as enjoy a traditional lunch with school children. The Kasanka Trust’s environmental education programme is concentrated here and hosts a number of local and private schools.

our mission

Wildlife based tourism can contribute significantly toward the financial sustainability of Protected Area Management, and at the same time provides a source of employment for communities living in the periphery of the protected areas. Kasanka Trust employs up to 70 staff, most of whom are from the local communities. 

In order for us to attract more local and international tourists, we need to bring the facilities to a higher standard and to provide more booking opportunities throughout the year.

what is needed

*needs based on the 2020 budget and according to gaps in donor funding already secured – Updated in March 2020

Dedicated Tourism vehicle

Kasanka landscape

Equipment for new tourism activities

Kasanka Canoe