Location & Travel Logistics

See below for directions to Lumbe Pools

Lumbe Pools camp is located on the eastern bank of the Zambezi River, 30km from Sioma Falls and approximately 300km from Livingstone. 

Despite its remote location, Lumbe Pools is accessible through a couple of transportation options. For details on how to get to Lumbe, see graphic below:

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There are 3 ways of accessing Lumbe Pools:

Decide on which option would be best suited to you:

2. Fly to Livingstone

You can fly commercially to Livingstone and we will arrange road transfers to the first camp (drive time approx 5 hours). 

1. Fly to Kasane

You can fly commercially to Kasane and we will arranger oad transfers to the first camp (drive time approx 2.5 hours). 

3. Private Charter

Once the big day arrives, you can travel with total peace of mind knowing that we are covering all the steps you take behind the scenes.

The fourth option, which is not mentioned above is to drive yoursevles into campThis is very doable via Katima Mulilo or coming down from Mongu. We can provide directions and safe parking on the west bank of the Zambezi where we will collect you

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before booking or travelling to Lumbe, you may have a few questions. We have tried our best to answer a few below, but if you have any more queries, please feel free to send us an email. 

DO I NEED A VISA TO ENTER ZAMBIA?

SADC visitors do not need a VISA to enter Zambia and Zambia has recently dropped VISA entry requirements for many international passport holders. Please enquire with us about your country’s VISA status to enter Zambia.

It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid for up to 6 months AFTER your departure date and has at least 2 spare blank pages.

DO I NEED TO BOOK MY OWN FLIGHT?

No, we can book your flight for you – just let us know in the booking process and we can take it from there. 

DO I NEED TO ARRANGE MY OWN ROAD TRANSFER?

No, we can arrange the road transfer for you. We work with experienced road transfer companies who will assist with border crossings. The meeting point with our team is a designated parking area on the west bank of the Zambezi. From here it is a 5 minute boat ride into camp.

approximate TRAVEL DISTANCES?

FROM LIVINGSTONE – Current timeframe is 5 – 5.5hrs. (We do NOT recommend this route due to the condition of the road.)

FROM KABULA AIRSTRIP (charters only) – About 30 mins.

FROM KASANE AIRPORT/KASANE TOWN –
Kasane Airport to Ngoma border post (45 – 60 mins)
Ngoma border post to Katima border post (90 mins including border crossing)
Katima border post to Lumbe parking bay (120 mins including border crossing)

DATES & SEASONS

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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    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. 

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

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

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