Places to visit in Kitwe – Kumasamba Lodge

Kumasamba Lodge

Kitwe is acquiring an interesting number of places of interest on its outskirts. Clustered together on the Kitwe-Ndola Dual Carriageway are Kumasamba Lodge, Zemics Park Lodge, and Spur Farm House.

Kumasamba Lodge has been there for some time and provides very interesting natural sights.

Location

15 Kilometers south of Kitwe, Kumasamba Lodge is located on the South bank of the Kafue River, downstream from the Kafue Bridge, as the river meanders its way down to the Zambezi River.

Access

The dust road leading up to the lodge comes off the Kitwe-Ndola Dual Carriageway 11 kilometers south of the city. After it runs past Cedric’s Farm, the trail becomes a bit of a challenge for very low cars.

Track leading to Kumasamba Lodge-low res

Track leading to Kumasamba Lodge-low res

Those who persist are soon rewarded with a scenic view on the south bank of the Kafue River. The road approaches the lodge over a bridge between two lakes and leads into a small car park at the foot of a hill.

View to the West - Kumasamba Lodge-low res

View to the West - Kumasamba Lodge-low res

Kumasamba Lodge - West view

Staff

The typical Zambian staff are welcoming and very friendly and helpful.

Accommodation

Accommodation- Kumasamba Lodge 1- low res

Accommodation- Kumasamba Lodge 1- low res

Cottages are clustered on higher ground on the side of a hill between the lakes and the Kafue river.

Reception - Kumasamba Lodge-low res

Reception - Kumasamba Lodge-low res

Facilities

Adequate space is provided for the car park.

A childrens’ play ground is available in an enclosed area.

You can sit and enjoy your drinks and meal in the lounge or in one of several picnic spots on the bank of the Kafue river.

Children's Play Area - Kumasamba Lodge-low res

Children's Play Area - Kumasamba Lodge-low res

Wild Life

The area harbours a wide variety of insects, birds, animals and river dwellers such as fish,crocodiles and hippos. Make sure you don’t miss out on the experience provided by the vantage point of the lounges and accommodation areas. Binoculars will be handy if you want a closer look at the birds and insects.

Wild Life on lakes- Kumasamba Lodge-low res

Wild Life on lakes- Kumasamba Lodge-low res

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  3 comments for “Places to visit in Kitwe – Kumasamba Lodge

  1. lee
    February 10, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    guys how much do u pay for entering the park and how much are the rooms?

    • JS
      February 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      When we last visited, there was no admission charge. You only paid in the bar or restaurant and for accommodation if you were staying over. It has been some time, though.

  2. August 11, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Kumasamba Lodge in Kitwe brings back so many wonderful memories the service is second to none.

    Chisanga
    http://www.goleka.com

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