5 cottages. 10 guests. Two twins, three doubles.
is unique being the only island camp on the Upper Zambezi River in the Victoria Falls area. It is a tiny island offering the best wildlife experience area. The birdlife is outstanding and game is often seen around the island. The cottages are built from local timber, reed and thatch. Each with spectacular private views over the Zambezi. All chalets have cold running water, hot bucket showers, flush loos with views. The island is fully staffed with an island manager / qualified guide hosting guests and is available to take them on boat trips or canoeing. There is no electricity on the island.
The Lochinvar Estate has a genuine history as an “Out of Africa” colonial cattle ranch and farm. Bequeathed to the nation in 1904, the old colonial farmhouse still stands, under a preservation order. But Lochinvar’s huge swath of unique wetland and floodplain savanna was returned to its wild state.
Today it is a World Heritage Wetland Site. Situated on the Kafue River floodplain mid way between Livingstone and Lusaka, the Park is now the last stronghold of the Kafue Lechwe, an aquatic antelope of extraordinary grace.
The exotic and beautiful Lechwe Plains Tented Camp is an African fantasy under canvas. The tented lodge, built onto teak decking, shelters under a mature grove of acacia trees on the edge of the wide Chunga Lagoon. Just six double units cater for a maximum of 12 guests at any one time, making this a tranquil hideaway far from the main safari circuits.
The close-up experience of living in the same environment as the wildlife offers a new perspective to the visitor. Peace and beauty together with ever-changing waterscapes will offer opportunities for special interest groups and individual visitors alike. Guests will have the undivided attention of the hosts and staff, including a competent ornithologist and guide.
Lechwe Plains’ location midway between Livingstone and Lusaka makes it a highly original proposition for the corporate market as well as the international visitor, and perfect as an incentive group destination.
Meal times are at the usually accepted times but can be dependent on safari activities. A wide range of cuisine is served blending local ingredients with international flavours. Meals will be served outdoors whenever possible.
Children's policy is 6 - 12 years of age. Children under 6 years can only be accepted through prior arrangement with management.
By air: international flights to Lusaka, transfer to Camp via charter plane to Lochinvar airstrip.
Self drive: Around 4 hours from Lusaka to Lochinvar National Park.
Star of Africa
Postnet Box 218
Private Bag E891 Manda Hills
Telephone: (260 1) 271366, 271508, 271509
Fax: (260 1) 271398