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Zambezi Lodge 0852
Property Reference 0852
An established fishing lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River near the Lower Zambezi National Park
The location of the Lodge ensures a secluded stay in the Zambian bush where one can experience the spirit of the "Real Africa"
At 130 hectares this is a large site for a lodge, with a generous 2km of Zambezi river frontage.
Location & Access
• The Lodge is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi Valley
The accommodation units are set under magnificent indigenous trees
• Four rooms housed in two separate chalets each with aircon and a lounge
• Lodge furnishing, bedding, and kitchen equipment is included
The property is 130 hectares in extent, with just under 2 Km of Zambezi River frontage
The land is held by way of 99 year title, to be sold out of an existing company
3 Aluminium boats and one house boat are available for separate purchase
The lodge owner has retired and closed the commercial operations however the lodge is equipped and could be made commercially operational if so desired.
The magnificent surroundings are ideal for land or river based excursions including fishing, photography, birding and game viewing.
The remoteness of this stretch of the Zambezi River makes for excellent angling opportunities for both the course angler and the fly fisherman.
Fishing is mainly from boats but with lengthy river frontage, bank angling is also rewarding.
Tiger fish, famous for their fighting ability and with specimens up to 10 kilograms taken in the area are usually top of the list. Other angling species include Chessa, Nkupe, Tilapia (bream), Bottlenose and Cornish Jack. If interested in Extreme freshwater fishing, Vundu, the river monster of the Zambezi is found in the area.
Large mammals seen around and near the Lodge include elephant, buffalo, kudu, klipspringer, impala, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog and bushpig. Carnivores such as lion, leopard, caracal, serval, spotted hyaena and African wild cat are sometimes seen in the wider area.
Hippo and crocodile are common in the river, other species of interest include chacma baboon, samango and vervet monkeys, white-tailed and water mongooses, thick-tailed bushbabies and lesser bushbabies.
Day trips into the Lower Zambezi National Park can produce four of Africa's 'Big Five' - lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard as well as more elusive species such as the wild dog.
Zambia is well known as a birding destination with over 740 species so far recorded. Of these some 400 may be found in the Zambezi Valley.
The Lodge and its surrounds provide a diverse range of habitat, ranging from riverine forests, huge cliff faces, sand banks, reed beds and steep river banks to tree clad gorges and rocky islands in fast flowing water.
Birding in the vicinity of the Lodge is therefore excellent with sightings of such sought after species, as the African (Angola) Pitta, Pel's Fishing Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Bat Hawk and African Skimmers.
A visit to the nearest village can provide an opportunity for visitors to experience an authentic rural village.