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November 2008 Travel Zambia 51 info@ zamagsafaris. comWe take you to places we know and trustZAMBEZI LODGERoyal Zambezi Lodge is a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort and is a perfect base to explore the unspoilt African environment ofthe Lower Zambezi. The fourteen chalets are designed in an elegant tented style, under thatched roofs, to take full advantage of the natural beauty of Zambia. Visit our website for more details, or to learn more about Royal Zambezi Lodge contact us at royalzambezihq@ iwayafrica. comTel/ Fax + 260 211 261265 Mobile + 260 979 486618www. royalzambezilodge. com

52 Travel Zambia November 2008 PeoplePeopleVakachaVakachaHabitatHabitatNkaniNkaniCultureCulture SAFARI Saddle up in K ? f ? Kafue Kafue Horse Safaris will be open for business in March 2009. This exciting new venture is on a private concession bordering the Kafue National Park close to L ? ? I ? ? z ? - ? ? z ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? Z ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Lake Itezhi- tezhi, and will be the very first horse safari company in Zambia to have access to a National Park. Game, including a regular herd of some 1000 or more buffalo, wanders freely throughout the area. Details at www. zambiahorsesafaris. com Loo ?? t ? L ? ? ? ? LookLook toto Luapula Destination Luapula was launched during Zambia's tourism week in September 2008. This campaign aims to unveil the many tourist attractions in this little- visited corner of the country. Among them are numerous waterfalls, including Kabwelume, Lumangwe, Ntumbachushi, Chipoma and Kundabwika, as well as the white- and- gold sandy beach at Samfya, and Lusenga Plains National Park. Cultural highlights include the Mutomboko traditional ceremony in July, y, during which chief Mwata Kazembe and his people pay homage to their ancestral spirits. Details at www. luapulaprovince. gov. zm R& R at River Club Spa A brand- new spa and gym has opened at The River Club, near Livingstone, where visitors can enjoy a massage, manicure or pedicure with a view of the Zambezi. The new double- storey building includes a sauna, jacuzzi, rowing and cycling machines, weights, showers and two massage beds. Massages, by the in- house masseuse, and beauty treatments are available. Meanwhile, the old massage tent has been rebuilt as a brand new gazebo. It can be used as a small chapel for weddings, an alternative dinner location, or simply another place to sit and relax during the day. Details at ? ? ? d ? ? ? ? ? - ? ? ? ? ? www. wilderness- safaris. com Chongwe honeymoon hideaway Chongwe River Camp has opened a luxurious new retreat for honeymoon couples and others wanting an exclusive hideaway. The Cassia Suite is a stand- alone unit at the very confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers and has been built on the site of owner Chris Liebenberg's original home in the valley. It complements the existing Albida Suite, and is built in the same style, with a custom- designed octagonal room tent, an adjoining bathroom and a plush lounge that sits alongside a private pool overlooking the river. A dining area allows meals to be taken in the suite, if desired. Details at www. chongwe. com sarahsarah p earson