Ndole Bay Lodge | Established Campground

Zambia

Details

Verified:
10 months ago
Altitude:
752.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
+260 96 2036871
Contributor:
CloggiesonTour

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Yes
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Unknown
Sanitation Dump Station:
Yes

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Description

Lovely spot on Lake Tanganyika run by Craig and Elise who can give you lot of info as well about the area. You can do diving and boat trips on the lake and into the Nsumbu NP. Hot showers, clean toilets and BBQ stand. Camping $15 pppn. You can upgrade to lodge rooms which will start for $125 a night including 3 meals.

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We stayed four nights. Easy to book via WhatsApp. Staff all super helpful and friendly. Three camp sites on the beach. Hot water and super clean ablutions. Lodge has wifi, laundry, meals, snorkelling trips and kayaks for a price. We didn’t do due to wind/waves.
Lovely pool and bar area. For much of our stay there were no lodge guests so we were welcomed into the bar area, not sure how this would work if lodge full.
Food was excellent but due to vicinity you need to pre order. They were super helpful when I didn’t provide much notice.
Lovely dogs, few monkeys, we heard hippos and saw one croc.
$20pppn.

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Very nice spot. Staff all friendly. No food at the lodge/ bar available unless you book in advance. Reason that all food and drinks need to be order which takes 3 days to arrive.

Ablutions are clean and maintained. Fresh drinking water available. Drinks are available at the bar.
Overall a good experience
Ben

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The road gets better and better. The first 20 km is bumpy but there is hope so just continue! You will find an amazing place at the shores of Lake tanganyika. Modern, well maintained, clean, good vibe, friendly staff and managers, etc

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Lovely place to stay and unwind for a few days. Camping is on a sandy beach. Shared nsaka with chairs tables and PowerPoint. Good ablutions. Beautiful old acacia trees in the camp. Very friendly staff.

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Three campsites directly on the beach with picnic tables and barbecue. 4x4 required.
One communal shelter with power point at the back with 2 kitchen sinks. If you need power directly at the site bring 50 m extension.
One site has a (lake) water tap.
Excellent food at the restaurant.
Advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment if fully booked.
We got no reply via email but WhatsApp worked perfectly. Contact details on website.
Check out all prices and lodge policies on http://ndolebaylodge.com. Accept it or stay away.
We stayed 6 nights and had a good time.

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We agree that everything is expensive and that the sales pitch you get from the manager when you arrive is not very welcoming, especially after the very rocky 7km to the lodge. However, if you bring everything you need you can enjoy the lake, the beach, the hippos and the mozzies-free bathroom with good hot showers and spotlessly clean toilets for 15USD pp plus VAT, which they did charge us. The location is worth coming if you haven't spent time at the lake already.

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Yes, nice place at the lake.
But, ALL prices w/o VAT, i.e. you have to add 16% to all items!
Also camping, USD 15, PLUS VAT!
To be fair, they didn’t charge the VAT.

Bring your own food!
Food in the restaurant is nice, but (as in all lodges) ridiculously overpriced.
Breakfast: 15 USD
Light lunch: 15 USD
Dinner: 20 USD,
all PLUS VAT.
All boat activities are expensive. Where they state a price per person, you still have to pay for minimum two persons!
Note, that guest of the lodge mainly come for fishing!

WiFi only for guests of the lodge, not for campers!
In general I had the feeling, that campers are kind of second class citizens.

Road from Kasama to Mporokoso new asphalt, road from Mporokoso to the lodge very good gravel road. Only the last 7 km from the main road to the lodge are terrible!

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Very nice campsite on a part of the sandy beach! They improved the gravelroad but there is a still a bad strech for 20km (around 60km till 40 km from the lodge). The other 140km is in a very good condition.
Camping is still $15pppn and there is a powerpoint available at the shelter at the campsite. The campsite is directly on the beach with a beautiful view on the lake.
There is no drinking water at the campsite available but they can refill bottles at the lodge for 5kw per litre.
Toilet and shower are clean but there is no sink to do the dishes.
In front of the campsite is also a diesel waterpump what could be running.
We also could recommend the dinner at the lodge, great food! ($20 pp for a 3 course dinner).

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This place is a real paradise with lovely owners, but also far away from everything, on bad roads. The camping is right on Lake Tanganyika, has nice banda's on the beach, snorkeling right of the beach, a swimming pool, play ground. If you come for Nsumbu National Park, they told us the roads are very bad and a long drive to get to the wildlife (no camping facilities in the park). You can go by boat from the lodge, but that is expensive (now 120usd pp).

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Lovely spot on Lake Tanganyika run by Craig and Elise who can give you lot of info as well about the area. You can do diving and boat trips on the lake and into the Nsumbu NP. Hot showers, clean toilets and BBQ stand. Camping $15 pppn. You can upgrade to lodge rooms which will start for $125 a night including 3 meals.

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