Various aircraft options are available. Visit the the Proflight
website for more information. For details of other routes and
air bookings contact us for a referral.
Transfers from Lusaka to Leopard Lodge in 4X4 vehicles
may be arranged. The total traveling time is approximately 3 -
3 ½ hours. Please contact us for pricing and bookings.
Outside the National Park’s northeast boundary, the lodge
is a few kilometers north of the Lubungu pontoon, which crosses
the Kafue River where the river forms one boundary of the park.
Leopard Lodge is on the river bank of the Kafue River, approximately
3,5 km upstream from the Lubungu Pontoon.
You can reach it by driving in a westerly direction from Lusaka
on the M9 tar road for 150km to the village of Mumbwa. (N.B. last
fuel is in Mumbwa). From Mumbwa to Leopard Lodge and back is approximately
200kms. Set your odometer in Mumbwa to 0.00.
As you enter Mumbwa you turn left at the first roundabout (Mumbwa
Filling Station: S 014 deg 59.457 min, E 027 deg 03.617 min).
Drive for approximately 1km and turn right at 14º59.621'S;
27º03.011'E on the first gravel road (D181). From there drive
approximately 33.2 kms to where the road will fork and take the
left fork. (S 014 deg 45.599 min, E 026 deg 54.376 min).
Here are some bench marks on the road from where the road forked:
- At odometer reading 40.3 kms you will pass Chitunda
Open Air Reform School on left. Keep right. At odometer reading
62.3 kms you should reach Kabalushi Gate (entering park now),
(S 014 deg 40.727 min, E 026 deg 39.338 min) At odometer reading
82 kms the road will fork again. Keep right. To the left is
the Hippo Mine turn-off (S 014 deg 37.866 min, E 026 deg 29.659
- Drive on this road for approximately 8 kms until
you reach the Kafue River. Once you cross the river with the
pontoon, drive for another 3.5 kms and then turn off the main
track (D181) at GPS TULOEP 14º32.700'S; 26º28.082'E.
(sign posted Leopard Lodge). Follow this two track road for
1.6 km until you reach the camp.
The main tourist season
is from 1 April - 30 November; however we are open during the
rainy season as well. You will be able to reach the lodge with
a 4 x 2 vehicle all year round. The gravel road from Mumbwa to
the camp has been regravelled and it takes approximately 1 ½
hours from Mumbwa to reach the camp.