Lake Tanganyika Explorer

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The Lake Tanganyika Explorer is the perfect opportunity to explore Lake Tanganyika at your own pace and leisure. The Ndole Bay lodge is built on a forested slope ending in their own secluded and private beach. Discreetly set amongst lush tropical gardens and towering fig trees, the lodge is virtually invisible to the outside world.

Lake Tanganyika – one of the world’s longest and deepest lakes – sits in the heart of the rift valley in Northern Zambia, and boasts pristine, warm, crystal clear waters. The lake plays host to more than 350 different species of fish and is well known for aquarium fish exports and excellent freshwater-angling.

Tanganyika fish is internationally regarded as being among the finest eating anywhere. In these waters, you can find five indigenous species of lates (perch), one of which – lates angustifrons – can grow up to 50 kilograms! Other species include nkupi, tigerfish, lake salmon, bream, chichlid, trout, vundoo, frontosa, mbilli and even more.

What to Expect

  • 6 nights’ accommodation at one of Zambia’s most picturesque places

  • A free schedule to plan your own adventures from the lodge

  • Boat cruises, fishing trips, walking excursions and more

  • Learn to scuba dive

  • Game viewing from land and water

  • The newest of Zambia’s exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas


  Day 1 – 7: Ndole Bay Lodge, Lake Tanganyika

You will be met at Kasama Airport by a representative of Ndole Bay Lodge, and transferred by vehicle to the Mpulungu Harbour. From here you will board a boat to cross Lake Tanganyika to the lodge.

Once settled, you will be able to enjoy this pristine environment in your own time and at your own pace. Your booking includes a variety of activities for you to do, and the lodge offers a plethora of others. With tropical crystal-clear waters at your doorstep, spend your time learning to dive or for those advanced divers look for deep diving in tropical freshwaters with unbeatable visibility.

The lodge is located on the outskirts of the Nsumbu National Park and hosts a variety of wildlife including elephant, leopard, hyena, kudu, bushbuck, the elusive blue duiker and much more. You can even see the wildlife coming down to the shores to drink at sunset, while cruising on the beautiful turquoise lake.

Fishing is excellent for all types of anglers from avid fly-fishermen to kids wanting to have fun bottom fishing. There is a large variety of fish to test your skills at catching, some of the most highly prized fish include Tanganyika perch, tigerfish, nkupi (emperor cichlid), lake salmon and many more species. Other activities available include kayaking, snorkelling, lake cruises or, spend some time relaxing by the pool reading your novel.

Meals: Full board, including local drinks.

  Day 7: Departure

On your last morning, you will be treated to a final breakfast before boarding a boat back to the Mpulungu Harbour where you will meet your transfer to the Kasama Airport for your further travel arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast


  Ndole Bay Lodge, Lake Tanganyika

The lodge is built on a forested slope ending in their own secluded and private beach. Discreetly set amongst lush tropical gardens and towering fig trees, the lodge is virtually invisible to the outside world.

The lodge consists of a massive central thatched area that acts as a dining room, reading area and bar. The ten en-suite chalets are set only a few steps away from the beach, with piping hot water, backup generators, power points and fans.

Delicious freshly prepared meals are created with an emphasis on local produce and fresh fish from the lake. Set meals usually include a cooked breakfast, light lunch and sumptuous three-course dinner. Packed meals are provided for those on any extended activities. The fully stocked bar serves a range of local and international beers, wines and spirits while the signature Ndole cocktails make good times at the wooden bar unforgettable.

A large swimming pool near the bar area allows cool dips between serious relaxation, and a spacious wooden deck is situated right over the lake providing a shaded hideaway strewn with hammocks and sunbeds.


All prices are subject to change due to availability, season, number of guests and special requests.

It is advised that guests take out the necessary travel insurance to cover any costs of lost baggage, flight cancellations or curtailment. Navigate Africa Safaris cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by airlines.

It is compulsory for guests to have comprehensive medical insurance to cover them for any medical costs that may result in injuries or illnesses.

All guests travelling with Navigate Africa Safaris are covered for emergency evacuation. Should there be a situation where you are ill or injured and the conditions are life threatening – we will arrange an emergency evacuation for you.


SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association)

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  • All Local Beverages
  • Activities (As per Itinerary)
  • Accommodation
  • Laundry Services
  • Meals
  • Wi-FI
  • Transfers
  • Park Fees
  • Medical Insurance
  • Lost or Broken Tackle
  • International Flights
  • Premium Branded Drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Gratuities
  • All Items of Personal Nature

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