We stayed for 5 nights in early December, the low season. It was nice, sometimes we felt as though we had the place to ourselves. We self-catered so have no reviews on the meals offered. The pools were cleaned each day, and one pool has a shade cover over it which was nice for our pale skin. Some of the rooms have better views than others, so might be worth asking before booking. We worked with Janine via email who was very helpful answering all our questions so there were no surprise costs when we were there. The prices of beer are not that bad, but the internet is pretty expensive - but you are in the middle of no where, so why would you want to be on the internet anyways? The sunset cruise was awesome! We saw elephants, hippos, alligator, and tons of birds. Our driver was very knowledgeable. The views over the river are stunning, our favorite spot was the upstairs balcony on the air-con bar. If you are adventurous, you can walk to nearby villages. There isn't much there, but the locals will great you with excitement.
We were in a luxory tented cabin with a fan. We had no problems with the heat and the bathroom was nice. Our room was cleaned everyday. Just be prepared to be in the wilderness, and expect to meet some wildlife in the bathroom, as it is outside.
The water is drinkable, which is nice so that you don't have to spend a ton of money on bottle water.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kiambi Safaris is situated in the Lower Zambezi within the Chiawa Game Management area, near the confluence of the Zambezi and Kafue rivers. The closest town to the lodge is Chirundu, a mere 22 kms upriver, and the Lower Zambezi National park is situated 65 kms down river. Kiambi Safaris is strategically placed in a prime location high up on the very edge of the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. ... more less