Monkey Cottage on the banks of the Kafue River

Step back in time to this little Rustic 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom  cottage set on the banks of the Kafue River and only a 1 hour drive from Chingola Town Centre. The perfect place to unwind, great for birding, bush walks, bicycle rides or take your own boat and try your hand at some fishing (catch and release only) and a splash pool which is filled with river water. There is no power supply here. (solar lights and gas braai)

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- Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Orphanage is a 15km drive from the tarmac turnoff.

- Perfect stopover on the way to the Source of the Zambezi, which is also an excellent birding area (IBA). 

NO day visitors allowed only pre booked guests will have access to the farm. 

Self catering  - sleeps 4 

-Public holidays and weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) - K1500 per night 

(minimum 2 nights on long weekends ) 

-Monday to Thursday - K1200 per night (excluding long weekends)

-checkin - 14h00 / check out - 09h30 (times can be adjusted if no other guests)

-Maximum 1 extra tent allowed K400 per night

- Kitchen, a gas braai and and outside braai.

Just take your food, drinking water, drinks and cooler box with ice. Water is pumped straight from the river please take your own drinking water.

Farm shop: Charcoal is K50 bucket. (firewood is provided for camp fire weather depending)

Please take your own swimming towels and camping lights.

PLease DO NOT FEED THE Monkeys (keep your doors closed if you not in the cottage otherwise the monkeys will try and get in for food)


- take your bicycles

- Fishing off the river bank is at your own risk (beware of crocodiles), please bring your own rods.(some rods are available to hire K200 each per 24 hours)

- Farm bush/bird walks please follow the road.(please do let us know what you have seen in our bird sighting book)

- Boat launch at Riverbend next door is K50.(pls enquire at the farm)

Whilst the owners take all possible precautions to ensure your safety we accept no liability or injuries, deaths, theft, damage to equipment or property whatsoever etc., which may occur during your stay and that your visit to this campsite is entirely at your own risk.

keep right here
keep right here

Directions - will be on confirmation voucher


turnoff from Solwezi side
turnoff from Solwezi side
turning on right coming from Chingola
turning on right coming from Chingola

Directions ENTRY AT OWN RISK From Kitwe - 100km from fire station From Chingola - 34.3km from the Chingola/Solwezi turnoff. Turn right when you see the Jacaranda Farm sign onto a dirt road. (OR 19km from the Chingola/Solwezi tollgate to the Jacaranda farm sign.) Continue down the dirt road for 7.4km until you get to a T-Fork. (Please don't turn right at the Jacaranda farm turning) Turn right at the T-fork for 5km until you reach the farm.

From Solwezi - Kansanshi Mine road junction to the Jacaranda sign (which you can’t see is 130km) The turn off is on your left onto a dirt road and is 3km from the Muchinchi Village and 15km from the Chimfunshi turn off. Continue down the dirt road for 7.4km until you get to a T-Fork. (Please don't turn right at the Jacaranda farm turning) Turn right at the T-fork for 5km until you reach the farm. Please beware of cattle crossing the farm roads. (Please do not attempt any interaction with animals.) Please note swimming in the river is not permitted as there are crocodiles. Driving around the farm is not permitted in your own vehicle. No motorbikes, Hunting or Shooting. No fires except for designated areas.

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