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Southern Kafue, Kafue National Park

The closest true safari destination to Victoria Falls

Nanzhila Plains Camp is an intimate owner-managed lodge situated on the edge of the a dambo in the southern section of Kafue National Park. It has 3 en-suite safari tents and 3 en-suite chalets all of which have beautiful views of the dambo and the gauzed windows allowing all the wonderful sounds of the African night to reach you clearly!

“Unbelievable hospitality! From the moment we arrived at camp we felt very much at home. We enjoyed fun nights around the fire, exceptional meals & so many lion sightings! We loved our stay here & hope to return again in the near future.”
– Veronica Munro, August 2019

3 reasons to visit Nanzhila Plains Camp

Three unique elements which you will love about Plains Camp

Don’t be surprised to hear buck crunching twigs underfoot, or the ripping sound of branches as elephants strip the trees close by.


The tents and chalets are all situated along the tree line, giving guests an unobstructed view of the dambo. Here, peace and tranquility reign


Comfortable beds with mosquito nets – the rooms are also lit with solar lamps and hot water comes from donkey boilers .

Camp Facts, Features & Amenities

Key facts and information about Plains Camp
May – November
3 tents + 3 chalets
Ensuite bathrooms
No wifi
All ages
No credit card
No reception
Mosquito nets

Nanzhila Plains Camp location and travel logistics

Plains Camp is located in the southern section of Kafue National Park, Zambia. 

*Please note that this map is for reference purposes only and is not to scale 

Activities on offer at Nanzhila Plains Camp

Plains Camp offers a range of land based activties including:
Game Drives
Outdoor dining
Safari Walks
“The prize of the Kafue! Words are never enough to convey the true magic of places such as Nanzhila Plains. Some of the highlights included sighting 7 lion cubs, 2 honey badgers, a Serval, hyena and a porcupine.”
– Michelle Gregory, July 2019

Multi-camp packages featuring Nanzhila Plains Camp

Get the most out of the Kafue by booking the following packages:

9 night Kafue Adventure Safari

A brilliant way to see the full beauty of the Southern Kafue. This safari allows you to experience the remoteness of the Nanzhila Plains, the wildlife abundance of Lake Itezhi-tezhi’s shoreline and the beauty of the Kafue River at Mawimbi Bush Camp.

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6 night Plains & Lake Safari

Our most popular safari – combine the remoteness and wildlife diversity of the Nanzhila Plains in the south of the park with the water activies and shoreline location of Lake Camp at Itezhi-tezhi…the perfect way to safari from Lusaka to Livingstone or vice versa.

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Specials: Stay for 4 nights, pay for 3.5 OR Stay 6 nights at both Nanzhila Lake and Plains Camp and only pay for 5!

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