KaingU Lodge is a great weekend camping destination in the Kafue National Park in Zambia. It is easy to get to via the D769 (Itezhi Tezhi Road) which is tarred right to the KaingU turnoff. They have three quality campsites, each with an ablution block with hot and cold running water, a kitchen sink, fire pits and sheltered area. Lodge facilities are not part of the campsite but activities, meals and laundry can be organised for camping guests.
The riverside tents at Marula Lodge are high quality, clean, comfortable and placed in spectacular natural scenery. The campsites provide guests an option of the full board package, offering all meals, tea, coffee and juice, from dinner on the night of arrival, to breakfast on the day of departure, plus two game drives on each full day.
Accommodation at The Zambezi Waterfront ranges from comfortable chalets with en suite facilities to budget Adventure Village tents with shared ablutions to camping. Fun and lively, The Zambezi Waterfront is the perfect place to stay when you are looking for centrally located, yet affordable Livingstone accommodation.
Mayukuyuku Camp is perfectly placed for either motoring visitors or backpackers. It breaks the journey if you are travelling west to the Barotse Plains, Liuwa National Park, or the Kuomboka Ceremony near Mongu. This camp is unique in that it is accessible by two wheel drive vehicles.
Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp offers a camp site facility with three sites each taking two vehicles. The campsites are located approximately 500 metres away from the lodge under the tree canopy overlooking the dambo. The campsites are purposely rustic and the only facilities are bucket showers and bush toilets.
The campsite has 60 tent sites and offers ample space for large motorhomes. Shared ablution blocks with showers are conveniently located near the site. The site is fenced and is monitored day and night by well-trained security personnel. The campsites give guests a great opportunity to unwind and reconnect with family and friends.
The campsite is set on the edge of a wooded rocky outcrop with a spectacular view from the nsaka offering some non canvas comfort. Cooking areas, comfortable ablutions with hot showers are well designed. The lodge is full catering and campers are welcome to have meals in the lodge, prepared by its enthusiastic chefs.
Natwange and Munyamadzi community bush camps offer a host of adventure travel opportunities – and you'll be encouraging responsible tourism when you visit them. Competitive rates reflect that this is a not for profit and that a little can go a long way in local communities. The North Luangwa Conservation Program has been set up with the sole aim of supporting the surrounding communities.
Flatdogs Camp has two campsites. Campsite 1 is specifically for larger groups travelling together and Campsite 2 is for independent couples or families. So everyone has plenty of space. Four very popular tree platforms are available on a first come, first served basis only.
Situated right on the banks of the quiet Maramba River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, the Maramba River Lodge campsite is just a few minutes from the main road, only four kilometres from the Victoria Falls and about ten minutes drive from Livingstone town.
Camping areas at this resort have an immaculately clean ablution block, BBQ facilities, green lawns and space for open fires as no campsite is complete without an evening camp fire! the Kaazmein campsite is often full of groups of travellers and means its a great place to make friends.
This is the kind of place for fun, friends and story-telling by camp fires! The Eureka camping facilities are high quality, clean, comfortable and placed in spectacular natural scenery. Groups of campers, both large and small, can join in and get to know the farm, other visitors, and the animals too.
Camping at the Pioneer Camp is perfect for those on overland adventures as well as people just looking for a weekend away suitable for the family and groups of friends. The grounds are large which means there is plenty of space for everyone. It is peaceful, interrupted only by bird songs and sounds of people having fun.
Maaze Island bush camp is stocked with prime game, including impala, bushbuck and the occasional elephant. The camp is made up of 6 tents, each with a shower and toilet, a kitchen for self catering, a Boma with a bar, lounge and dining area providing a space for relaxation.
The Village Rest grounds are well suited for camping, and the facilities create a friendly, homely atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the onsite gym and competition-length swimming pool. This campsite is a popular stop-off point for groups exploring Zambia and other African countries.
The campsite at Croc Valley borders the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. It welcomes campers, backpackers and overland trucks. This fully-services campsite provides parking areas, summer huts, fire places, power points, hot showers and ablutions, offering comfort together with rustic simplicity. Chefs are available to cook quality meals.
In beautiful grounds surrounded by dense African woodland and abundant wildlife, the fully-equipped campsite at The Royal Sichango Village is just 6km from the stunning Victoria Falls, with all its adrenalin activities. A quiet retreat with good food and a bar. Ideal for self-drivers with two or four wheel drive.

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Camping in Zambia

Camping is a popular choice for many travelers in Zambia. Fall asleep under the stars and wake up to cool morning air with the sunrise softly streaming into your tent. There is nothing quite like being out in the wild, staying in a tent whilst listening to birds singing and lions growling in the distance. With many lovely places for camping, this country offers you great opportunities to experience pure, clean and untouched environments. All campsites have the extras that make camping convenient and comfortable including sparkling showers and bathrooms. As a camper, you will enjoy quiet family-friendly and secure campsites jotted around the country.

Camping in Zambia is a great chance to get up close and personal with nature in a safe, yet enjoyable setting. Choose between a guided or self-drive safari for an exciting experience, one that you will enjoy, no matter what your comfort level and preferences are. Adventure camping is a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts and budget travelers, especially if you want to set up camp outside of the designated areas. Whether you are looking for a place to relax in a natural setting, the best destination for family holidays, or a laid-back naturist paradise, Zambia has you covered for a memorable camping holiday.

Camping in Zambia allows you to participate in various activities including:

  • Early morning and sun downer game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • River safaris by boat
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing

Some important tips to follow when going camping:

  • Maintain hygiene
  • Carry a survival kit
  • Beware of getting lost
  • Avoid bugs
  • Leave nothing at the campsite after leaving
  • Create or find a shelter before sunset

Zambia also gives you an option to camp in special campsites out in the wild, with no fences or boundaries. You will be in an area in the middle of the park with wildlife all around. If you are camping in these remote areas, you must ensure that you go prepared, and bring into camp everything that you will need including tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, firewood, food and drinks, cutlery and insect repellent. When camping in these remote areas, you must try as much as possible not to disturb the environment. Ensure that you camp in designated areas, and never camp near waterholes. It is also important to keep an eye out for animal trails and to avoid camping in the paths.

Camping is one of the best ways to truly get close to nature, and when you are camping in Zambia, the closer you can get, the better. However, facilities vary from campsite to campsite, some campsites have fully kitted kitchens, hot showers, and electricity; other campsites leave you with nothing but earth, wind and fire. Choose your campsite according to how adventurous you are feeling.