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Lodge Camp Kapishya Hot Springs Campsite

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


The campsite is situated on the Mansa River and offers neat ablutions with hot showers, flush toilets (bring your own toilet paper), braai areas and lapas, and plenty of shade. There is now electricity and WIFI at the camp at an additional cost.

This is quite a busy campsite which also allows day visitors, which given the camping rate, is a bit of a nuisance.

Campers are welcome to use all lodge facilities.

The lodge also has a fully stocked bar and a fantastic restaurant where all styles of food are served. Requests to the chef can also be made!

The lodge also offers chalets.

The owner is an avid gardener who created a lush garden for guests to enjoy. Guests can also enjoy lazing in the Kapishya Hot Springs, which is on the property. Gallons of hot water bubbles to the surface daily and a weir created a shallow pool which is safe for children. The temperature of the water is around 39 degrees Celsius and it contains no sulphur.

Address :  Kapishya Lodge/Buffalo Camp, Shiwa Ngandu, Mpika, Zambia
Postal :  Shiwa Safaris Ltd, P.O. Box 1, Shiwa Ng'andu, Mpika, Zambia
Contact :  Mark Harvey
Cell :  +260(0)97 697 0444
Cell2 :  +260(0)97 793 9277
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good


Kapishya Hot Springs - The hot springs are approximately 9 hours drive from Lusaka along the Great North Road. It is advisable to fill up with fuel at any fuel station you pass as fuel is NOT always available! The great North road is in reasonably good condition but there are numerous police and immigration checkpoints so please make sure you have all the correct documentation such as passports and visas. It is also possible to fly into the airstrip at Shiwa Ng'andu which is 19 kilometres from the lodge. Coordinates are available on request should you wish to self fly.

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  USD
Minimum Rate :  20.00
Maximum Rate :  20.00
Updated for :  2021
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card, Foreign Currency
Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :  USD

General Information
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Non-Essential

Camping Child Friendly Restaurant (And bar) Swimming Pool Internet Wireless Networking Pet Friendly
Accommodation (Chalets), Restrooms
Day Visitors Allowed :  Yes

Camping Facilities
Power Points Shaded Sites Hot and Cold Showers Flush Toilets Can use Lodge facilities Water is available Accept large overland trucks
Is water drinkable? :    Yes

Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Swimming Canoeing Bird Watching

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Mpika
Distance to Mpika  :  118km
Travel Time to Mpika  :  1h38min

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  ALL

Reportedly enjoyable to camp here!

Comments [ leave a comment ]

“There are also many birds in the bush around the campsite. ” - Deon Kotze, 2012/03/15

“The site is about 32kms off the main T2 road so is not ideal for an overnight stop but the hot springs are an attraction as well as the possibility of arranging a visit to Shiwa Ng'andu built by Sir Stewart Gore Browne.” - David Clack, 2009/02/09

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