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Self-catering Kapishya Hot Springs

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Located in Zambia :: Great North
Category: Lodging :: Self-catering


The lodge is situated on the bank of the Mansha River. Kapishya is a quiet secluded 6 chalet lodge with a capacity for 26 people. The spacious riverside chalets can accommodate families of up to 5-6 people. 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 that is safe for children. The temperature of the water is around 39 degrees Celsius and it contains no sulfur.

There are three options available to guests who wish to stay in the chalets; either full board, dinner/bed, and breakfast or self-catering. Self-caters need only bring their food with them as all bedding and eating utensils are provided. There is a fully equipped kitchen where clients can cook for themselves. They endeavor to offer limited fridge space to self-catering clients for food but not drinks. 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 has a Spa for relaxing massages. There is WiFi available around the main lodge and 4G cell coverage (Airtel).

The campsite is situated on the Mansha River and offers neat ablutions with hot showers (heated by donkey), flush toilets, braai areas, and lapas. There is now electricity at the campsite and plug points are available. Campers are welcome to use all lodge facilities though please check with management if you want to use the pool.

There are also walks, river rafting, rock paintings available to do or see. Kapishya is adjacent to the well known Estate and Manor House of Shiwa Ngandu (The Africa House by Christina Lamb) which is well worth a visit.

Address :  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 9-10 hours drive from Lusaka along the Great North Road(T2) The best route is to continue up the T2 toward Tanzania from Mpika. 86km North of Mpika (Kalantekwe) you turn left. Follow the road through Shiwa Ngandu for 32km to Kapishya Hot Springs. 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.

Time Information
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  All year round

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  USD
Minimum Rate :  80.00
Maximum Rate :  175.00
Updated for :  2019
Comments :  (Rate info updated Oct-2019)
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card, Foreign Currency

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

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

Camping Facilities
Power Points Hot and Cold Showers Flush Toilets Can use Lodge facilities Water is available Accept large overland trucks
Price per Stand/Person :    20USD
Price Quoted :    Per Person on Stand
Is water drinkable? :    Yes

Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Swimming Canoeing Bird Watching

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Mpika

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  ALL
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