There are several ways to get to Kanyemba details below. Alternatively, Kanyemba Lodge can also organise a complete package for you that includes meet and greet, transfers to and from any destination in Zambia, and accommodation anywhere in Zambia.

Our staff at Kanyemba live and work in Zambia, therefore not only understand the logistics and challenges Zambia might have and the standards you require, but are also in the perfect position to help you organise the trip of a lifetime.

Please contact us should you like us to organise a complete package for you and we will get back to you with further details.

From Europe to Lusaka, the main routes are serviced by British Airways from London, or by KLM via Nairobi. Flights from other European centres are available via Johannesburg.

Emirates have just commenced flights 5 times a week (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun) from Dubai to Lusaka and Harare.

Ethiopian Airways has regular flights to Lusaka from Addis Ababa – with connections to many European and Asian destinations.

KLM flies 3 times a week from Amsterdam direct to Lusaka. As well as these flights KLM will continue their codeshare flights with Kenya Airways via Nairobi.

From the USA and Australia, you must travel through Europe, Johannesburg, or Dubai. Most Southern African capitals have connections with Lusaka airport.

Entering Zambia by road you'll find that most borders are open from 06.00 to 18.00. In the southern region Chirundu, Kariba, Livingstone and Kazungula are the main borders.
Driving from Lusaka to Kanyemba Lodge takes around 2.5-3 hours, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Head South from Lusaka on Kafue Road, and travel 146km though Kafue town to Chirundu (lots of trucks!!!)

Turn left at the old customs building (there is a sign pointing to Chiawa Estates). Proceed on the dirt road for 12km till you reach the pontoon across the Kafue River. Once you cross the pontoon (ZMK 56,000 per vehicle per crossing for 4X4 vehicles), you keep right where the road forks, and keep going for 11 kms till you see the "KANYEMBA LODGE" sign on the right. If you come to a large banana plantation on your right, you have gone too far!

Note that the Kafue River pontoon operates from 0600-1800 (6am to 6pm) daily. If you reach the pontoon and find that it is not operating, or has broken down, please contact the lodge on +260 (0) 977 755 720 so that we can determine the cause of the problem and make alternative arrangements to get you to the Lodge!
Kanyemba Lodge also provides a pickup service from anywhere in Lusaka, including Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (with meet and greet service) at an extra cost.

This is a 2.5 hour drive by road down the Zambezi escarpment, and then a 15min cruise by boat.

Please enquire about current costs if you wish to use this service – note that we cannot guarantee transfers for last minute reservations, as we do ask for 48 hours’ notice in order to confirm availability of a vehicle.
Scheduled flights
Proflight Zambia ( operates multiple daily scheduled flights into Royal airstrip from April to November.

Note that we are situated 2 hours upstream from Royal airstrip – while we are happy to arrange a transfer from Royal to the lodge for you, there are extra charges payable for this service. Please enquire upon booking and we can advise if a road transfer or flight would be better suited to your needs.

Charter flights
There are several air charter services operating flights into the Lower Zambezi region, and we can utilise Masstock airstrip, located around 20 mins from the lodge. Charters are available for up to 5 guests (small planes only), and are quite affordable!

Please enquire upon booking if you would like a quotation on chartering a flight from Lusaka (20-25 mins) and we can advise current costs.


If you have any questions about Kanyemba Lodge or Kanyemba Bushcamp, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page and we would be delighted to assist.

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