Leopard Lodge, Kafue National Park
Leopard Lodge Zambia is in Kafue National Park and has just 6 chalets (max 12 guests) accommodated in 6 chalets that are private, secluded and all have river views. The African-Colonial décor is complimented by Rhodesian Teak furniture and ceiling fans to keep the rooms cool in the heat of the day.
It is not uncommon to have elephants wandering through the camp or lions and leopards catching their prey in the lodge grounds. The Kafue River is home to large pods of hippos and is the source of life for the area, drawing animals to its banks. Game viewing by boat is therefore spectacular during all seasons.
Fishing is excellent and it has become a lodge tradition for fisherman to attempt to catch all 5 bream species during their stay.
Brunches are enjoyed on the deck which extends over the river, whilst dinner is served around the campfire. There is a restaurant if preferred and the new pool opened in 2012, meaning guests will no longer be tempted to cool off in the Kafue River amongst the crocodiles and hippos!
Activities at Leopard Lodge
Game drives from an open safari vehicle, or on foot or by boat; visiting a natural hot spring, fishing, or simply enjoying a sundowner at a view point above the lodge offering stunning views over the National Park. The lodge lives up to its name and Leopard are frequently sighted.
Dates: open March to Christmas each year.
Recommended stay: 4 night stay – special rate available.
Leopard Lodge Green Season: 1 April – 10 June
The rains will be finishing, so river levels will be high: some of the game drive routes will be impassable so game viewing activities are orientated around the river and game viewing from boat or canoe.
Peak Season: 11th June to 20th Nov
The rains are long-gone: as the year advances the ground dries out making water more scarce and game viewing along the Kafue riverbank better and better:
The lodge rates include:
- 2 activities per day (game drive; boat cruise; walking safari or fishing trip.)
- All meals, teas, coffees and fruit juice whenever wanted.
- National Park entrance fee.
- Bar bill