For those seeking down time at the closest 'beach vacation' to Lusaka, you can kick back or undertake various boating activities. Just don’t even think of putting your big toe in the water – crocs lurk around the lake shore.

The lodges can organise activities in and around the lake, including boat trips to the dam wall, sunset cruises, fishing trips, longer-distance boat trips and one-day to four-night canoe safaris on the Zambezi.