Carved out of the African bush, Kanyemba is a wonderful getaway in the Lower Zambezi, only two and a half hours from the capital city of Lusaka.
Kanyemba's great atmosphere and vibe, the staff, the surrounding nature, expert guiding, and breathtaking scenery, along with our renowned cuisine will make your experience of Zambia's hospitality one to remember!
Kanyemba Lodge strives to provide a haven in which to enjoy the beauty and activities on offer in the Lower Zambezi. Catering for a maximum of 20 guests, the lodge comprises 6 stone and thatch “rondavel” chalets, each with their own large private deck overlooking the Zambezi River, full en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi, Kanyemba Lodge is built of natural materials, and the chalets blend in perfectly with the surroundings, providing extreme comfort in the warmer months and a very high level of privacy.
In addition we offer a Family Unit which includes three individual suites – each with their own private entrance and en-suite bathrooms, but sharing a large deck area.
Stunning en-suite bathrooms include state-of-the-art fittings and bright mirror lighting, along with hand crafted, Zambian made amenities. Chalets also include walk in wardrobes with shelving, hanging rails, digital safe, and plenty of room for storage. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in each room. All chalets have 220V electricity (mains with full generator backup), ceiling fans, and mosquito netting.
Overlooking the river, the restaurant and bar allow spacious & relaxed dining, while our bespoke wood-fired pizza oven allows guests to see their meal being prepared and cooked before their eyes! Meanwhile upstairs in The Retreat, guests can relax and enjoy the extensive library and lounge with a view across the river – the perfect space to while away the afternoon!
Each evening guests are treated to Kanyemba Lodge’s famous cuisine under the branches of a giant wild Mango Tree. With a distinctly Italian influence, our team of chefs will wow your palate at the same time as the “Kanyemba Chorus” of hyena, frogs, and of course the odd lion, will wow your mind.
We also have a swimming pool beautifully situated on the banks of the river, with built-in benches that allow a retreat from the hotter hours of the day - whilst sipping a G&T and watching the elephants on the opposite bank.
In 2015 Kanyemba rebuilt the restaurant/bar/lounge area to be a more modern, open space that provides plenty of opportunities for guests to relax, unwind and enjoy the views across the mighty Zambezi.