1. Boat Cruising
Come and explore the untouched tranquility of this part of the country. Guests are free to bring own boats for fishing or boat cruising. The road to the Lodge is an all weather road.
Explore the rivers by canoeing on either a fibre glass or a Dugout canoe (Mokoro) You can canoe for an hour, half day and or a full day. You can go on a canoe trip and be picked from a point or come back on the same canoe on the river.
3. Boat or Canoe Trip to MABONNGO Hot Spring.
Mabongo Hot Spring is a natural place where water is boiling Hot from the ground and flowing into the Kabompo River. Clients have a choice whether to a Boat or a Canoe trip to the Hot Spring. Clients can have snacks and soft drinks while they enjoy the scenery at the Hot spring and take pictures of the place. As clients take this trip they watch river species such as crocodiles, Hippos, Birds and see the beautiful scenery of the Kabompo River.
4. Boat, Canoe Trip or a Walking safari to MULONGWANYIMU Swamp.
Mulongwanyimu Swamp is found in West Lunga National Park about 100 metres from Kabompo River. It is home to a variety of bird species hence if it you are a bird lover this is a place to visit. Clients can either have a boat, canoe trip or take a walking safari to the Mulongwanyimu swamp. As clients take this walking safari to Mulongwanyimu swamp in West Lunga National Park they watch different types of animal species.
Kabompo River is the deepest River in Zambia and second in Africa while West Lunga River is the river with unusual transparent waters in the province; both are good for fishing and boast of their variety fish species which include Bream, Cat, slide jaw and the elusive Tiger fish.
At Kabompo River Lodge and Campsite we strictly practice a catch-and-release policy to preserve the precious fishes of the pristine Kabompo and West Lunga rivers. However, Anglers can remove their catches from the water for photographing and weighing provided the fish is carefully handled to avoid loss of life.
Anglers can bring their own fishing tackle, although they may hire fishing tackle from the Lodge.
4. Game Viewing
To mention but a few, the following animal can be viewed in the West Lunga National Park; Yellow-backed duiker, Wild dog, Buffalo, Impala, Puku, Monkey, ,Baboon, Bushbuck, Warthog, Bush pig, Cane rat, Thick-tailed bush baby, Civet, Genet, Roan antelope, Sable antelope, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeests, Eland, Elephant, Blue duiker, Common duiker, Defassa waterbuck, Blue and Common duiker . Hippo, Nile Crocodile and Sitatunga
5. Bird Watching
If you are interested in birds, this untouched environment ensures excellent bird-watching.West Lunga National Park and its rivers (Kabompo and West Lunga) boast of their variety of bird species which include half-collared kingfishers, African fin foots, Zambia’s turacos (Schawlow’s and Lady Ross’s) and large numbers of black saw-wing swallows, the fish eagle, the African King Fisher and the famous white-chested tinker bird amongst the many more common species.
6. Other Park Features
Apart from the amazing birdlife and wildlife, West Lunga National Park has other features making this hidden corner of Zambia well worth exploring
- numerous rapids,
- stunning waterfalls,
- limestone caves,
- underground rivers,
- hot springs,
- the Kabompo Gorge,
- a sunken lake,
- the source of the famous Zambezi River, in Ikelenge District.
The West Lunga Trust works alongside communities in the West Lunga Ecological Zone to improve livelihoods and social services and to conserve, restore, and sustainably utilize the area’s natural resources
Makishi Masquerading – Likumbi Lya Mise ~ Annual traditional ceremony
We shall appreciate, if you send us pictures of your fishing catches and any other sightings of interest while at Kabompo River Lodge and Campsite
FISHING RECORD BOOK
Are you one of the lucky anglers, that have caught a big or trophy size fish?
Inform us of this catch to be entered in our fishing record book.
- Tiger – 5kg and above
- Bream (Nembwe) – 3Kg and above.
Send us the following information.
- Date of your catch.
- Your name and picture
- The picture of the fish and its weight.
- Coordinates of the catch area.
- The fish specie.
- Time of the catch.
- The type of lure used.
- Mode of fishing (e.g. Casting, Drifting or Trolling.)
- The bait used ( if any)
- The weather condition