Discover a little piece of tropical paradise in Zambia
Ndole Bay Lodge, Lake Tanganyika Zambia

Nestled among lush tropical vegetation opening onto its own exclusive beach, Ndole Bay Lodge offers visitors a singular African experience on the shores of a unique lake. The shoreline of Nsumbu National Park offers a haven to wildlife, while the crystal clear blue waters teem with an unparalleled diversity of life. Ndole Bay is your gateway to one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa.

An accommodation safari lodge on Lake Tanganyika in Zambia, offering exceptional fishing, SCUBA Diving, Snorkelling, Cruises and Walks in Nsumbu National Park, Water Sports and Cultural experiences. We are a small family owned lodge which has been operating for over 30 years, with a focus on family friendly holidays, taking pride in our service, activities and experiences that guests are offered.

The lodge and rooms are traditonally constructed of brick roundavels with wood and grass thatched rooves made from local materials. From beachfront deluxe chalets, standard ensuite rooms through to a gorgeous shaded campsite, Ndole Bay caters to all budgets. Our rooms are comfortable and clean with mosquito nets and fans, and are serviced daily by our friendly staff. Meals and laundry are included in our nightly room stay rates.

Activities include world class angling, adventure safaris, sunset dhow cruises, kayaks, walks, village and cultural visits, and Zambia’s only SCUBA diving and snorkelling destination, this is a wonderfully unique playground in the middle of Africa. Its a kids haven where they can safely play on the beach and swim in the lake or pool.

The restaurant operates on pre-bookings only and caters to a range of dietary requirements from vegetarians to gluten free and hallal options. We highlight fresh available produce such as fish and grow most our vegetables in our own gardens.

For bookings, please whatsapp message us, email or fill in the form on our contact page. We hope to welcome you to our little piece of paradise soon :)

Beachfront accommodation Lake Tanganyika Zambia

Offering a range of accommodation to suit your budget

Deluxe Beachfront Suites , Standard ensuite rooms and a shaded beach campsite
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Ndole Bay Activity Map

So much to do with so little time
A visual map of our activities and where they are conducted. A larger version is available on our Activities page
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Proudly supporting the Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation Programme

Ndole Bay Lodge supports the Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation Project in Nsumbu National Park.

In 2017 the Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation Project (NTCP) was established under the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) to focus on securing the Nsumbu Tanganyika Ecosystem:a core wildlife area of 4,000km2 including NNP, Tondwa Game Management Area (GMA) and parts of Kaputa GMA and open areas. Immediate law enforcement support to government though the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) focused on protecting the remnant elephant population and a vast undisturbed wilderness.  

Intense andcomprehensive protected area management support is required if we are to be ableto aid the recovery of iconic and threated species such as lion and black rhinoand increase the security of a globally significant ecosystem able topositively contribute to human wellbeing and sustainability.

2023 Swim Route
Our annual Swim for Nsumbu Event

Ndole Bay hosts the Swim for Nsumbu, an annual event that takes place in April on Lake Tanganyika, with funds raised from swimmers going to the Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation Project (NTCP). Join us for this years fun!

Visit our Events page for more information on this exciting event.

Watch to see a short video on the Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation project.
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Come with us on a tour to Kala Bay,
Nsumbu National Park

Our Kala Bay cruise and walk is our most popular activity into Nsumbu National Park. This is because its great for animal sightings, namely elephants, hippos, warthogs, antelopes and various birds, as well as the gorgeous landscapes and calm reflective waters in the bay. This is always done late afternoon so that visitors can view animals when they are more active and to enjoy the liquid blue and pink metal sunset as we travel home.It is where you will find the huge rippling sand dunes that tower over the bay which are great to climb to the top as you will get fantastic views of both sides of the bay.
Here the peninsula is at its thinnest so you can see the lake at both sides of the dune.  You can also easily see the tracks of all different types of animals that have passed through the sandy corridor throughout the last few hours, the wide printed ovals of elephants, the double prongs of the puku, bush bucks and tiny blue duikers as well as cats such as civets, jennets and the odd leopard.

We start off from Ndole Bay Lodge at 2:30pm with our guide, it takes about 45 minutes to reach Kala Bay and there is plenty to see along the way.......
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The best accommodation safari lodge on Lake Tanganyika in Zambia offering exceptional fishing, SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling, Cruises and Walks in Nsumbu National Park, Water Sports and Cultural experiences.
Lake Tanganyika Nsumbu, Northern Province Zambia