Getting to kasanka

Driving Routes to Kasanka


Driving to Kasanka from Lusaka will typically take you about 7 hours. The roads are tarred up to the park entrance and are in good condition. Take the Great North Road passing through Kabwe on to Kapiri Mposhi. If you are coming from the Copperbelt you will drive south from Ndola to Kapiri Mposhi. From the Copperbelt turn left at Kapiri Mposhi onto the Great North Road to Tanzania. If you are coming from Kabwe turn right. After Kapiri you will pass Mkushi and Serenje. It is recommended you buy fuel in Serenje as it is the last fuel stop before Mpika (North) or Mansa (West). If you drive into Serenje town you will find an FNB ATM at Mapontela Investments to draw some kwacha from. Drive north from Serenje for 36 km until you find a tarred road on your left signed to ‘Mansa’ and ‘Samfya’. Turn left here, and continue for 55 km, at which point you will see a large sign to Kasanka and the park gate on your left side. The gate is always manned, and you will receive further directions from here to the reception at Wasa Lodge, which is 12 kms from the gate.


If coming from Luapula Province, the Kasanka turning is on the right-hand side about 72 kms after the Luapula Bridge. (Do not get confused by signs before Luapula Bridge to Kasanka Village, Mission and Clinic!)


Turn right towards ‘Mansa’ 200 kms south of Mpika. The park gate is 55 kms along on the left-hand side and clearly marked.

Flights to Kasanka

Most visitors coming from overseas choose to fly directly into Kasanka by private charter as we have our own airstrip in the park (12deg 33’South 30deg 09’East) and an aircraft based We can arrange the air charters from anywhere in Zambia. It is a about a 1-and-a-half-hour flight from Lusaka, 1 hour from Mfuwe in the Luangwa, and just 45 minutes from Ndola.

Sky Trails Ltd aircrafts are available for private charter to Kasanka National Park (May and November). A destination extremely special to Sky Trails CEO and Founder, Edmund Farmer, as the Kasanka National Park is where the company first started. If you need any help or advice in planning your itinerary or arranging charter flights, please contact us.