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Camping Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge - Kankonde Campsite

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Located in Zambia :: Great North
Category: Camping :: Camping

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Description [ correction ]

Guests should first report to the Main camp. A Private Conservancy of about 10,000ha owned and run by Lari and Mike Merrett. It was chosen for its majestic granite inselbergs, pristine streams with picturesque waterfalls and untouched wetlands and Miombo woodland. The Kankonde campsite is located 11km from main camp, therefore, you need to be self-sufficient. The camp offers its own personal barbeque/braai with picnic table & benches. Wood is complimentary, please use wisely. Wash hand basins, hot showers, toilet facilities with views good for birders and dish wash-up area are shared and central to all sites.

It is an IBA 'Important Bird Area' under the Birdlife International Programme with a bird list of 319 species to date. Other facilities consist of a four cottage full catering lodge and a well equipped main campsite, both situated on rocks overlooking surrounding valleys and a self-catering 'fly camp' 11km from the main camp on the Mutinondo River. Activities include horseback riding, quiet canoeing, hiking, birdwatching, swimming, rock art sites, wild flowers and lots of peace and quiet. Large variety of wildlife live in the area, from Roan and Sable Antelope to Aardvark and otters, but are difficult to spot. Jewellery designed and made on site is available from Lari's craft shop.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Mayense Farm, Chief Mpumba's Area, Nr Kalonje Railway Station, Mpika District.
Postal :  P.O. Box 450126, Mpika, Zambia
Contact :  Lari and Mike Merrett (WhatsApp or SMS)
Cell :  +260(0)97 819 8198
Cell2 :  +260(0)97 327 5281
Cellphone Reception :  Intermittent

Directions [ correction ]

25km to the East of the Great North Road down a well maintained gravel/dirt road. From Mpika direction, 73 Km SE of Mpika turn left about 500m beyond Kalonje Railway station. From Serenje direction, 164km from Serenje junction turn right just after the Kingdom Hall on the left. There is a white Mutinondo Wilderness Sign at our turnoff.

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  USD
Minimum Rate :  20.00
Maximum Rate :  20.00
Updated for :  2020
Comments :  (Rate info updated Nov-2019)
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card, Foreign Currency

General Information [ correction ]
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Non-Essential

Facilities [ correction ]
Accommodation (Chalet), Camping, Landing Strip Nearby

Camping Facilities [ correction ]
Shower Facilities :    Hot and Cold Showers
Toilet Facilities :    Long drop/Pit latrine
Wood Available :    Yes
Is water available? :    Yes
Accomodate Large Overland Trucks :    Yes

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Tours and Excursions, Hiking Trails, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Bird Watching
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town :  Mpika

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

Only sms to their cellphone, as the signal is intermittent.

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