Location & Logistics

How to access Western Zambia

What areas does Royal Barotse Safaris operate in?

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 our region of Barotseland primarily by looking at how best to access Mutemwa Lodge

How to get to Mutemwa Lodge

There are 3 ways you can get to Western Zambia


Option 1: Fly in via charter

Fly in via charter plane from Livingstone, Zambia OR Lanseria to Katima Mulilo or the Mutemwa Airstrip.

 More details below


Option 2: Fly commercially

Fly to Kasane or Livingstone by commercial airline and we will arrange a road transfer co. to fetch you! Allow for 2.5 – 4 hr drives depending on the airport you choose. . 

More details below


Option 3: Self Drive

Mutemwa can be reached easily by vehicle – simply let us know where you are coming from and we can assist with directions.  

.More details below

Travel Logistics in more detail

Fly in via Charter
Commercial Flights
Self Drive
Fly in via Charter
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
Commercial Flights
Your first option is to fly to Kasane or Livingstone and take a 2.5 - 4 hour road transfer from whichever airport you choose. SA Airlink fly daily to Kasane and 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 Katima or Livingstone who can then drive you to the lodge which should take about 2.5 - 4 hours depending on which airport you fly into.
Self Drive
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).


Contact James: (+27) 72 536 1337

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