Open-Air Chalets

Learn more about the Lumbe chalets below

5 King or Twin chalets with views of the Zambezi River

Our chalets have been uniquely designed – from sandbag walls to canvas chalets, our roll down blinds and flowy curtains, the chalets are designed to be cooled by the Zambezi breezes. Hot water bottles and thick blankets are provided for the cold nights in June and July whilst the airy nature of the rooms keeps things cool in the warmer months. We provide bedside lamps and charging points through our solar system and donkey boilers provide your chalets with hot water. 

What can you expect to find in your chalet?

En-suite bathrooms 
twin or double beds
Plugpoints available
tea of coffee delivered
Laundry service.

Take a walk through one of the chalets [VIDEO]

Staying true to our Everwild philosophy, we have designed the rooms to let the sounds and smells of the Zambezi in and use mozzie nets to keep the bugs out! 


Frequently Asked Questions abou the rooms

Browse some of the FAQ’s below:

Do you offer self-catering?

No, bookings are sold on a full board basis which will include your accommodation, 3x meals a day, coffee / tea and all your activities. 

Is there electricity in camp?

Lumbe Pools is equipped with solar and a backup generator. Bedside lamps and charging points are available in the rooms

Is it safe to drink the water?

We provide water bottles with water stations filled with borehole water which is safe to drink. Bottled water is also available at an additional price.
Hot water for the showers is provided by donkey boilers. These boilers are lit in the morning and again at the end of the day. If you need hot water at other times, simply speak to your room attendant or host and this will be arranged.

will i have access to wifi or cell phone signal?

There is limited wi-fi and cell phone coverage is poor but available in certain places. Camp management can assist with connectivity to respond to any emergencies etc.

do you have any family chalets?

Chalets 3, 4 and 5 are designed to be close together to allow small children to be safely in earshot of parents. We also provide baby sitting afterhours at an additional cost. 

how far are the chalets from the main area?

The furthest chalet is about 100m from the main area. Our paths are laid with beach sand so please advise us in advance if you need assistance walking with a stick

Are there Payment Facilities in camp?

There are currently no card facilities at the camps and all extras and tips need to be settled in cash (ZAR, Kwacha or USD). We also have a selection of fishing shirts and caps available for purchase in camp. Please speak to us about settling bar and shop accounts by EFT after your trip if you wish to explore this option. A separate price list for the drinks, shop items and the tipping guidelines will be sent to you.


Lumbe Pools is open from 1 March - 15 December

You can visit Lumbe Pools between March and December but keep in mind that some of the activities will be better experienced at certain times of the year. Chat to us about what type of experience you're looking for and we can recommend when the best time to go would be.

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    Three exciting Lumbe Pools packages coming in 2024!

    Not quite ready to enquire with us? That's not a problem, we don't want to rush you! But before you go, why not download this FREE pdf to see what exciting packages we have in store for 2024? 

    Guest Reviews

    An amazing week! I am looking forward to coming back and seeing how this camp develops over the next few years! This is the start of something truly special on the Zambezi

    mike gretzi
    August 2023

    Thank you for an amazing time! You made me feel so special from the minute I arrived here, I will return and bring my friends and family back to experience this beauty.

    Elsie Bodington
    August 2023

    What an incredible week! Thanks for the Lumbe team for an amazing few days o the Zambezi. Great fun, great people and great fishing. We will be back!

    Tim Botha
    August 2023

    Thank you to everyone involved for a wonderful few days fishing and enjoying the upper Zambezi. Weather was not on our side but we had some lifetime experiences. I will be back!

    Will Lotter
    September 2023

    To Ilze, Karl and all the wonderful staff - Thank you for a wonderful week of fishing, eating and amazing outings.

    Ann & Pete
    September 2023

    Please note that camping is not permitted at Lumbe Pools. 

    EVERWILD group

    Lumbe is a part of the Everwild Group. Find out who Everwild is and what other camps are members here.

    location & logistics

    Lumbe is located 30km from Sioma Falls and 300km from Livingstone.  

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