Zambezi River Lodge
(4 villas, 3 rooms) Tel: 01 250972, or 097 826177
According to one report, 'this lodge is like coming to Shiva Ngandu in colonial days: in the middle of absolutely nowhere is an apparition in the form of a five-star lodge with imported Indonesian furniture, fish-pond, manicured lawns and gardens, tasteful African art, pool, fishing boats, etc'. Not far from Kingfisher, it is accessed by plane as far as Luangwa, then by river for the 12km from there. Each of the luxury lodges has its own guide and motorboat for fishing and game viewing. There's a swimming pool and separate plunge pool, and three game-viewing platforms.