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Gwabi river lodge

​Your Gateway to the Lower Zambezi

Gwabi River Lodge has an incredible history and was one of the first to establish and offer lodgings in the Lower Zambezi Valley. Situated along the tranquil banks of the Kafue River, a mere 6kms from the Mighty Zambezi River, Gwabi River Lodge has long been known as the Zambian lodge with a direct gateway to the Lower Zambezi.

Gwabi experiences

​Your Gateway to the Lower Zambezi

Only 145kms from Lusaka, and near the Chirundu border, Gwabi River Lodge is easily accessible throughout the year and caters to all needs offering a variety of lodging accommodation options and activities to suit everyone's tastes. Whether you are looking for some R&R by the pool or adventures on the river, we will ensure it is an unforgettable experience at our river lodge.


Fishing on the Zambezi river is one of the most popular activities at Gwabi River Lodge. Headed up by an experienced member of our team, Gwabi guests have the option to hire one of our boats and try their hand – or rod – at some fishing on the River. Tiger fishing on the Lower Zambezi is one of the best in the country.

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Taylor’s Tiger Fishing Tours

This fishing tour is great for those that enjoy the excitement of Tiger fishing. Tiger fish range in size from 3 to 6kgs however some have caught bigger! A perfect experience for those that enjoy spending time on the water.

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Canoe Safaris

Our canoe safaris are a unique way to take in the beautiful wildlife and surrounds of the Mighty Zambezi River. Guests can enjoy from one to three days making their way down river with our trained guides. Wild camping is as rustic as it gets but an exciting adventure to always remember, spend your evenings around a campfire reminiscing on the days' sightings.

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Game Drive

To complement your Lower Zambezi Safari experience, book to enjoy a full day adventure to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Depart from Gwabi at 5:30am and travel the 70km (+- 2 hours) to the park gate, taking in the spectacular scenery of the Lower Zambezi as you go. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park and return to Gwabi early evening

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Baobab Forest & Bat Cave

Join us on a half day excursion through the neighbouring area which is home to an abundance of baobabs, an iconic tree in Africa. For active guests, take a moderate hike to a cave in the mountains that is home to an array of bats. Explore inside and enjoy the elevated views over the valley.

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Nature Walk & Community Visit

Spend a few hours exploring the Gwabi bush with one of our guides who will teach you about the local flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for tracks in the sand and birdlife in the trees above you. Nearby is the Local Farao Community who will warmly welcome you and share their local culture.

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River Safari

Whether you would like to enjoy a sunset cruise to toast the end of the day or a full day adventure to take in all that the river has to offer, we will ensure you have an unforgettable experience. ​Add to your experience on the river and enjoy a braai or picnic lunch on one of the sandbanks that dot the Zambezi River.

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For those with an interest in birds, all our activities offer the opportunity to spot one of the 378 bird species in the Lower Zambezi Valley – Saddle billed Stork, White-fronted bee-eater, Western-banded Snake eagle, Eastern Nicator and the African Skimmer to name a few.
For those avid birders, who are in search of something special, we offer guided birding walks or boat tours at select times of the year. Sought after species during our green season include the African Pitta, Livingstone’s flycatcher and African broadbill. We also welcome back the migratory birds such as the Broad-billed Roller, Collared Pratincole and Southern Carmine Bee-eater

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Glamp Zambia

South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi & Livingstone 2021.
Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

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