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Park Camp Pontoon Campsites (Kasanka National Park)

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

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Kasanka Pontoon campsites are the most popular campsites mainly due to their stunning location in an evergreen forest overlooking a swamp clearing favoured by sitatunga. Also close proximity to the Bat Forest and Vivian and Fibwe Hides.

Pontoon 1 is great for large groups. Can comfortably accommodate 20 people or 8 vehicles with shared simple toilets, hot bucket showers and concrete braai but no braai grid, bring your own. There is a camp attendant who will bring firewood.

Pontoon 2 and 3 is ideal for families and small groups. Each campsite can comfortably accommodate 6 people or 3 vehicles with shared simple toilets and hot bucket showers as well. A concrete braai stand is available, bring your own grid. There will be an camp attendant who will also provide firewood.

There are no power outlets at the campsites but you can charge camera batteries if necessary by arranging it through Wasa lodge.

Note that this is a public campsite, so from time to time the entire campsite can be booked out to a tour operator. Reservations mandatory.

Contact
Address :  Kasanka National Park, Off Serenje-Mansa Road, Zambia.
Cell :  +260(0)96 867 8214
Cell2 :  +260(0)97 295 7997
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Intermittent

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  USD
Minimum Rate :  10.00
Maximum Rate :  20.00
Updated for :  2022
Comments :  No credit card facilities in the park because of weak signals. (Updated 2022).
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Foreign Currency
Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :  USD
Fee/s :  Park entry fees for Residents: Residents Adults ZMW69pp/pd; Children (6 -13 yrs) ZMW35pp/pd. Park fees are paid per day in the park (06h00 to 18h00) and not per night and paid at the gate upon entry in Zambian Kwacha. (Updated Jul-2019).

General Information
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Required

Facilities
Camping Child Friendly Landing Strip Safe Parking Available
Restrooms
Day Visitors Allowed :  Yes

Camping Facilities
Shaded Sites Hot and Cold Showers Long drop/Pit latrine Can use Lodge facilities Water is available Water is not drinkable Firewood Available
Number of Sites :    3

Activities
Game Viewing Game Drives Tours and Excursions Guided Walks Mountain Biking Fishing Canoeing Boat Trips Bird Watching Photography
Picnics
Game to View :  Sable. Reedbuck. Tsessebe. Sitatunga. Hippo. Sable. Antelope
More Activities :  During November and December witness the spectacular bat migration. Shoebill stork trekking. Nearby: Livingstone Memorial. Kundalila Falls. Nsalu Caves and other local community projects.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities are offered nearby).

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Serenje

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

Pre-booking is only required during bat season (October-December).

There is no drinking water at the campsite but you can fill up containers from Wasa lodge where there is filtered borehole water available. (Jul-2019).

Comments [ leave a comment ]

“We stayed on campsite 2. It is a wonderful quiet place with a very good view. There is a campfire, braai, seating opportunities and even toilet and shower. The campsite is very clean, the attendant is assisting with fire wood and hot water for the shower.” - Silvia Bender, 2022/10/02

“It overlooks the river and has a shelter as well as long drop toilet, shower and braai place. The attendant will heat up large quantities of water on the fire and load it into the hand operated shower bucket for you. Beware of Tsetse flies and Red ants.” - David Clack, 2009/02/09

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