Leopard Lodge – From $340 per person per night – All Inclusive
This small family run elegant lodge on the banks of the Kafue River is totally secluded and distant from any other lodges, making it a private and un-commercialised wildlife experience.
With a maximum of only 12 guests the focus is on personal service, flexibility and giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the diverse range of activities available, which includes game viewing from an open safari vehicle, on foot, canoe or by boat; visiting a natural hot spring, fishing, or simply enjoying a sun downer at a view point above the lodge offering stunning views over the National Park. Guests could also however remain in camp and see what animals pop-in.
Chalets are private, being individually sited, and all have river views. The African-Colonial décor is complimented by 100% percale cotton linen and Rhodesian Teak furniture, with beds that have been quoted as “the most comfortable in Africa”. Ceiling fans keep the rooms cool in the heat and nets keep mosquitoes off.
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 it is the source of life for the area, drawing animals to its banks. Game viewing by boat is therefore spectacular and enjoying a drink as the sunsets is a tranquil experience.
Fishing is excellent and it ha become a lodge tradition for fisherman to attempt to catch all 5 different bream species.
Brunches are enjoyed on the deck which extends over the river, whilst dinner is served around a fire. In the unusual case where weather calls for inside dining our restaurant is obliging which also portrays the African-Colonial theme of the lodge.
A swimming pool allows guests to cool off during the heat of the day.