Passion & Knowledge
«When for the first time I arrived in the Kafue, now more than 10 years ago, as a wildlife photographer and passionate zoologist, I completely fell in love and decided to change my life. From Italy, my birthplace, I moved my home onto the the banks of the Itezhi – Tezhi Lake, a magical place in the southern section of the national park. I built Konkamoya in this area, a small and intimate lodge with only 4 comfortable tents facing the sunrise on the lakeshore. My aim is to share my passion and my home in the bush with a small number of guests, not more than 8 at the same time, to offer a real close up encounter with Mother Nature in one of the wildest and still less known area of the Kafue NP. That’s why in Konkamoya Lodge our guests will not find scheduled activities and a fixed timetable. We like to design together with you your safari experience, according to your interests and your dreams. For us this is a matter of love and we are never too tired for another thrilling drive late at night to track an elusive aardvark or to find the lions calling nearby during our chats in front of the fireplace under the thousand stars of the African sky. I will wait for you on the shores of the Itezhi –Tezhi Lake, but be aware that you could fall in love like me and change your life forever!»
Andrea Porro – Konkamoya Lodge’s owner – is a wildlife photographer, he studied Zoology and Natural Sciences. Thanks to his knowledge and passion, Konkamoya Lodge can offer tailor made safari experiences, with experiences built around the interests of our guests and special requests of wildlife photographers.
You can contact Andrea at email@example.com to personally plan your safari.
Game Drives & Walking Safari
During the dry season – from May to November, the best moment to visit the south of the park where Konkamoya Lodge is located – we can watch hundreds of elephant come down to drink on the shore. In close knit family groups they cluster like friends, elephants of all ages together. The giant parade graze peacefully side by side. Our game drives, conducted by a certificated guide in open and comfortable four wheel vehicles, provide visitors the opportunity to meet 4 of the Big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. There is also a chance of seeing other special wildlife species such as cheetah, wild dog, aardvark and pangolin. The lodge is eco-friendly and completely unfenced. The guests don’t even have to leave camp to meet wildlife. Puku, Impala, Bush buck, Mongeese, Vervet Monkeys and Elephants are all frequent visitors. Not to be missed is a visit to the nearby Elephant Orphanage, of the David Sheperd Foundation.