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Chaminuka Game Reserve

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Address: latitude 15'10'' South and longitude 28'30'' East, Lusaka, Zambia
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+260 21 1254140

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Stroke the spotted kitties

Just a 25km drive outside of Lusaka you'll find this Game Reserve, the highlight being the 2 cheetahs in the conservancy. You can actually go on walks with them, pat them and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a 25km drive outside of Lusaka you'll find this Game Reserve, the highlight being the 2 cheetahs in the conservancy. You can actually go on walks with them, pat them and learn about them through the knowledgable rangers. Also, on display are the rare karakuls and spotted hyena. It is a bit like a zoo which is sad but... More 

Thank Andygardy
Lusaka, Zambia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Grade the road! Ok food. Not amazing. Terrible road. Not worth the vehicle damage ..... Good to see a tame elephant. Pretty setting.. friendly service. Tell the when you call that your booking would involve many more people if the road was good. Grade the road! . . . . . . .

Thank Andrew C
Lusaka, Zambia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Awesome start to the New Year! Excellent food and great game drive with very knowledgeable guide. Hanging out with the cheetahs was the highlight of the day! Awell trained and experienced staff! A definite must do if visiting Lusaka Great value for money

Thank BonaventureMbewe
Lusaka, Zambia
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98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I went in October 2016 and really enjoyed the game drive, boat ride, and game walk. If you have already been to national parks here in Africa, you will probably not be impressed (for example, they have ONE elephant), but it was a very nice experience, and the lunch is FANTASTIC. They also have a lovely pool. I would recommend... More 

Thank RL_Adirondack_Woman
Fonthill, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Walk with the cheetahs was outstanding! Very well managed. We had 10 people in our group. We drove out to an enclosed area with the guides and they allowed us to touch the animals and take photos. The cheetahs are so elegant and regal.

Thank Carolyn H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Love this place. So calming, and great staff. The lunch is really good. Went for the game drive, boat trip and fishing. My family also did the cheetah walk. I just feel sorry for that one lonely elephant in the park. He didn’t look too happy. But you should definitely pay Chaminuka a visit.

Thank Victoria K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 

Thank smjpds
Lusaka, Zambia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 

Thank roofus1010
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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