Set in the breath-taking, untouched wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia, Lolebezi is the latest lodge in the African Bush Camps family and will undoubtably be one of the most spectacular. Situated on five hectares of protected wilderness, the lodge has been designed to make the most of the one kilometre of private river frontage.
Designed for both family and romantic escapes, Lolebezi has four signature suites and two double family suites; all with private plunge pools for those romantic afternoons just the two of you; as well as a lodge pool with enough space for the kids to have a play. The name Lolebezi is derived from a combination of the owners’ son’s name “Lole” and “Zambezi”, underlining the importance that is placed on family and the amazing experiences waiting to be shared.
The contemporary lodge effortlessly incorporates the luxury expected in a world-class safari camp with a modest elegance and simplicity that can only be found in the African bush. Suites are 85m2 internal space with a further 80m2 of external area made up of decking and a thatched “sala” lounging area. Waking up with the majestic Zambezi River flowing just in front of your room is a truly exceptional experience.
The Lower Zambezi is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has some of the best wildlife sightings in the world. Famous for its leopard population and elephant herds, this amazing destination is best experienced on foot with one of African Bush Camps’ experienced guides. There are endless activities to keep everyone entertained. Walking through the towering acacia forests, or floating down the might Zambezi River, searching for Africa’s famous wildlife is simply one of life’s unbeatable adventures. Walking safaris and canoeing are restricted to children over the age of 16. If eating is a big part of your activities schedule Lolebezi’s exceptional chefs bring together a mixture of traditional African, European and Asian dishes to create a Halaal friendly menu that is almost as amazing as the wildlife and views.
LOW Season: 1 Jan – 31 Mar & 1 – 31 Dec
HIGH Season: 1 Apr – 30 Nov
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation
This was the last stop of our vacation and boy did we finish with a bang!. Our safari adventure started with a pick up at Jeki airstrip from our guide Elijah. Little did we know would be spending the next three days with him. It was also unknown to us that we would have him all to ourselves for the duration of our stay. As you drive up to the Lodge, you are greeted by the entire staff singing a welcome song. They knew our first names, food and drink preferences before we got out of the car. There seemed to always be food around, someone to take a drink order for you. They give you a list of activities aside from game drives available and cater to your needs and wants. Canoeing wasn’t available yet but should be soon we were told.
The rooms OMG! The room/suite was breathtaking! You have your own pool, reading swing, tons of seating options, double vanity, indoor and outdoor shower + tub. They have binoculars in each room in case you didn’t bring a pair. fridge was stocked. Bug spray available, mosquito net.
The chef presents each meal at each table. Boma dinner was great, also with a song to celebrate the feast. You wont be hungry here; there was always food around.
You wont see Rhino’s here but will see the rest of the big 5. We hadn’t seen a Leopard before our arrival; Elijah asked what we wanted to see and sure enough, he made it happen lol. On our first drive, we saw not one but 2 leopards in a kill. Hopefully you will get to meet Oscar (he hung out with us at the gym); if not, you will see many of his relatives during your stay. The spa was very good, no need for music to set the mood as you will hear the birds chirping and the hippos looking at your from the window. Wish there was an option for a couple’s massage. Wish it was an adults only lodge.
There aren’t enough words to describe how wonderful we felt and how sad it was to say goodbye. We even got teary eyed with their goodbye song. Thank you to African Bush Camps for this new location and for all you do