Pre Travel Information

What you need to know before visiting Kasanka

Lodge Facilities

Wasa Lodge has 220/240V electrical supplies for recharging video and digital camera batteries. There are no electrical plug points in the rooms but you can charge your electrical appliances in the dining area or you can bring a good supply of batteries to keep you going at the camps where you can’t charge, or better, obtain a 12 volt charger which can be used from vehicles.

Cell reception & wifi

There is currently very little mobile coverage in the area around Wasa Lodge. Although, in case of emergencies, we are always able to get messages instantly to the outside world.


There are no card facilities and all extras and tips need to be settled in cash.

Climate & What to Pack

End of November with showers continuing into April and early May so a fleece / windbreaker will be helpful to have in these months.  Winter sets in from May through to August- bring a warm jacket for the chilly nights. September to mid November has fair to warm weather.

Recommended clothing is as follows; Long sleeve, light weight shirts for sun and insect protection,. Light longs or jeans for evening wear, Light, quick dry clothing, Hat / cap and Sunglasses, A firm, closed footwear for walks climbing hides etc. and for wearing at night

Suggested Extras

Basic extras like Binoculars, Torch, Suncream (high factor), Lip balm, Medicines including anti-malarials, Peaceful Sleep and antihistamine cream, etc.

Medical Insurance

Malaria is present in the Kasanka area, so we recommend you consult your doctor and take malaria prophylactics. Certain parts in Kasanka National Park do have tsetse flies, however they are seen as more of an irritation but sprays and dull clothing should deter them to some extent. No other compulsory vaccinations are required.

Visa Requirements

Tourist visas are required for non-SADC clients and the current cost is $50 per person on arrival in Zambia. No visas are required for SADC members.

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