Kasaka River Lodge

Tented camp in Lower Zambezi National Park

The sister property to Chongwe River Camp, this place is perched high above the Zambezi only 4km from the park entrance. On one side are eight fairly luxurious tented chalets with charming outdoor bathrooms set on a manicured lawn with a small pool where a particularly frisky hippo is known to visit.

On the other 'wild side' is the honeymoon suite with Ottoman-style bed and open-air bath and a family- (children are welcome here) or group-oriented two-bedroom thatch-roofed home with its own viewing deck and fire pit.

In between, built under several large trees where monkeys and baboons scamper, is the dining and bar area; just below is another small 'library' deck, best used for kicking back and watching the river flow by. Cultural visits to a local community and local schools are a good way to break up the wildlife viewing.