Found on the edge of the Luwombwa River in the western part of the park nearest to the airstrip, Luwomba lodge has also recently been upgraded with the addition of new ensuite chalets facing the river. These are family chalets with four beds in each cottage.
The chief fascination of Luwombwa Lodge is the river. Unlike most safari river tours, the Luwombwa is a moderate meandering stream densely fringed with evergreen forest. Birdwatching can be excellent with African Finfoot, Narina Trogon, bee-eaters, sunbirds and Pel’s Fishing Owl all regularly seen, not to mention kingfishers, ibises.
For fishers, a special permit is available allowing you to catch Bream (Tilapia), Barbel Fish and sometimes the much sought-after tigerfish. Motorboats and canoes with guides are open at the lodge. Luwombwa also has game-viewing, at the Chikufwe Plain where the airstrip is found, are Reedbuck, Lichenstein’s hartebeest, duikers, and Sable antelope are often seen. Camping
There are currently three camping sites ready for guests in Kasanka, one is next to the pontoon along the Kasanka river, another downstream over the Kasanka at “Kabwe” and then another at the Conservation Centre 1km from the gate. The availability of these sites depends on situations and bookings so please check before arriving at camp. Campers should bring all their tents and gear, as the sites only have a simple toilet, shower, and shelter. Staff is on hand to help with water.