• The happy start of a game drive at Msandile River Lodge

Guest Reviews

"Great safari days at a beautiful and unique location."

In a unique riverside location where you can see elephants, giraffes and other animals crossing the river every day during the dry season, a Dutch couple with a team of dedicated, friendly Zambian staff run this beautiful lodge. Unlike most lodges on that side of the river, guests do not have to enter the park by car over the bridge at the main gate, but are taken by boat to the other side of the river for each drive (in itself already a special experience) where the safari car is parked on the bank. Our guide had a breathtaking amount of knowledge about the flora and fauna of the park. Each drive turned out to have new highlights in store, while we were still processing our luck on the previous drives. When 'coming home' it was wonderful to cool off in the swimming pool, from where we watched elephant families walking past or saw a giraffe reach the other bank with careful steps, avoiding crocodiles. The chef provided delicious meals daily, taking into account our dietary requirements (vegetarian / vegan). A part of my soul seems to have remained in Msandile River Lodge.


The Netherlands

Excellent place to spend a few relaxing days.

Wonderful 5 night stay with fabulous hosts. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. Staff was super nice and welcoming. Excellent stay. The best part for me as a vegan, was the staff went way out of their way to make me special meals and snacks. Everything was delicious and I really appreciate them accommodating my special diet.


Fantastic Place to Stay

I stayed for 5 nights with friends in the ensuite tents. My tent was fantastic with a 4 poster bed, as well as an indoor and an outdoor shower. The tent was scrupulously clean. The food was fantastic and the rides into the national park were incredible. The guides were knowledgable and we saw lots of wildlife. Last but not least the staff at Msandile were incredible. Nothing was too much trouble.

Annajane L.

A real safari experience

EVERYTHING! the place was beautiful and the views to the river (with animals crossing the river at all times) was amazing. Even an elephant approached to the lodge when we were having lunch (an experience I will always remember) the food was very tasty, the pool was essential (specially because it was really hot). game drives were very fun and informative (we saw all the animals!) the room is wonderful and the staff is always attentive and making sure you feel comfortable



Excellent! Awesome! Magical!

Awesome in every way! Friends management and staff, excellent food, Located on the river where elephants walk past the rooms each morning ! I had views of hippos from my bed. 2x game drives each day with Very knowledgeable guides. Saw So many animals up close.



We had a fabulous stay at this lodge

The main lodge areas is spacious and well designed. The pool is a good size and some lovely sitting areas around it. There was plenty to see from the lodge including elephants crossing the Luangwa river just in front. The en suite tent was very comfortable and clean with a spacious clean bathroom and two (indoor and outdoor) excelllent showers with plenty of hot water.

Richard Dimock

The best safari experience!

A gorgeous Riverside lodge with fabulous staff and a comfortable chalet and relaxing space. The pool overlooks the river where we often saw elephants and hippos at the same time.