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Chaminuka Game Reserve

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Address: Latitude 15'10'' South And Longitude 28'30'' East, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Phone Number: +260 21 1254140
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Wonderful experience: one stop shop

This is a wonderful place, especially if you can spend a night or go there really early for a day trip. There's so much to do: game drive, cheese and wine tasting, tennis... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just had a 1/2 day to do something near Lusaka and we booked to go on a jeep ride through the preserve. The road to get there was pretty rutted and the driver had a hard time to find the lodge so it took about an hour to get there. Once there, we had missed our appointment so we... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place, especially if you can spend a night or go there really early for a day trip. There's so much to do: game drive, cheese and wine tasting, tennis, fishing, boat cruise, art work, snooker, books written by owner - you'll be spoilt for choice! Getting there is a mission because it is out of town... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been there couple of times for business and personal day trips but this is the first time I spent a night on a business trip. Rooms are average and need to be remodelled. What they call villas are actually houses far away from the main property and are even worse than the main building rooms! Concept of art is... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to visit Chaminuka with two colleagues during my week stay in Lusaka. It was a perfect choice - it is less than an hour away from downtown Lusaka. The experience was fantastic, the lodge itself is beautiful, and the entry ticket included delicious lunch including grilled meat and lots of vegetarian options. The Safari took over 1.5 hours... More 

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Thank mih12367
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our day trip at Chaminuka. The food was lovely with so much to choose from the lunch buffet. People freely went back for seconds. The game drive was fine and the boat cruise adventurous. The kids enjoyed the pool too on that hot day. It was a worthwhile venture.

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Thank Mwepu80
Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery. Not far from the city and worth the drive. We had a lovely time and the boat cruise was superb. The service could be improved but overall good service.

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Thank theefoodie2016
Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Cheetah walk with 2 friendly Cheetahs & nice briefing by Joseph. This is my 2nd visit here. This time they have 2 lion cubs as well.. hopefully will get chance to walk with them in next visit...

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Thank 2015BHARATH
Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was such great fun visiting chaminuka, from the start on the game drive to the very end with the cheetah experience. The staff where warm and friendly, our guides where very informative and humorous making the experience that much more enjoyable. We didn't expect to see so much wild life! The cheetah experience is a must, with the guides... More 

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Thank RumandGrapes
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Beautiful place, wonderful service, wide variety of great food everyday, great activities! We absolutely loved it and can not wait to go there again!

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Thank Christina B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Within an hour from Lusaka ariport. One of the best vacations. Very well organised ,excellent game drives, wonderful food, very nice pool. Staff very attentive. What more could one ask for!

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