LOCATION & LOGISTICS
Map of the Lower Barotse Region
Mutemwa Lodge acts as the base for Royal Barotse Safaris. Our Kwamashi and Sioma Barotse trips are both accessed from Mutemwa Lodge and therefore, you can plan how to fish the Lower Baroste region primarily by looking at how best to access Mutemwa Lodge
Getting to Mutemwa Lodge
There are three ways of getting to Mutemwa. See your options below:
Fly to Mutemwa Airstrip
Fly in via charter plane from Livingstone, Zambia OR Lanseria, South Africa to Mutemwa Airstrip.
rive in from Livingstone or Kasane Airports to the lodge after connecting with the daily commercial flights offered by SAA or BA.
Fly to Katima Mulilo
Fly in via charter plane from Lanseria, South Africa to Katima Mulilo.
Travel Logistics in more detail
Your first option is to fly to Livingstone and take a 3 hour road transfer from Livingstone airport. British Airways, South African Airways and Pro-flight all fly into Livingstone, Zambia on a daily basis arriving around midday. We use a road transfer company based in Livingstone who can then drive you to the lodge which should take about 3 hours.
Route from Livingstone: Head west out towards Sesheke for approximately 200kms on tar road (about 90km is pot-holed). Cross the bridge over the Zambezi and follow the road north. Once you pass the turn-off to the Katima border post, it is 50km on a good tar road before turning right at the Mutemwa sign to follow the gravel road into the lodge (4km).
Route from Kasane/Katima: From Kasane cross Chobe and leave Botswana through the Ngoma border post. Cross the Caprivi Strip into Katima Mulilo.
Go through the Katima/Zambia border post and as you drive away from the border post once in Zambia, you will come to a T junction. Turn left and it is 50km on a good tar road before turning right at the Mutemwa sign to follow the gravel road into the lodge (4km).
Route from Mongu: Head south down to Sioma and cross the ferry at Sioma. As you leave the ferry crossing, you will come to a T-junction. Turn left and head south towards Sesheke. After about 1 hour’s driving, you will see the Mutemwa Lodge sign on your left and follow the gravel road into the lodge (4km).
Mutemwa has its own private airstrip which is a 1000m grass strip and suitable for planes like Caravans, King Airs and PC 12’s. The airstrip co-ords are: – 17.051625, 23.998989