The Hidden Gem of Kapishya Hot Springs

“Stunning, unforgettable. An extraordinarily personal experience.” – Sue S, April 2017

Kapishya is an SERENE OASIS for travellers, with quiet and restorative hot springs leaving one feeling RESTED AND ENRICHED by the natural beauty of the area. Situated on the Estate of Shiwa Ng’andu (The Africa House) and along the banks of the Mansha River, these springs offer a welcomed rest on an adventurous journey.

Kapishya Hot Springs is perfectly suited to:

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What you can find in this region

Unique attractions or experiences in this region include:

Kapishya hot springs

With natural, sulphur free water, these natural springs are fed by three cold water springs which permeate down 6-7 kilometres to be super heated and then forced back to the surface dropping 10 degrees celsius with every kilometre, so ending up on the surface at a luxurious 41 degrees celsius. As your feet sink into the soft white sand, you can forget about the stresses of the outside world and truly relax.

Shiwa Ng’andu

A visit to Shiwa Ng’andu estate is a unique and fascinating step back into the history of the area. The ancient structure reminds guests of both Ancient and Colonial times with a stunning estate. The estate combines this rich and varied history with a world class private game reserve that is home to over thirty species of wildlife and over two-hundred species of birds

Accommodation Ideas in this region

Where we suggest you stay in this region:

Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge

Kapishya is a quiet secluded Lodge just off the Great North Road, situated on the Estate of Shiwa Ngandu (The Africa House) and is set along the banks of the Mansha River.

Kapishya Hot Springs Travel Packages

Some package ideas as to how you can best experience this region

Northern Zambian Birding Safari

An amazing 9 night, self drive birding safari through Northern Zambia offering some of the countries best birding and wilderness regions.

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Routes through the Northern Region of Zambia

The Northern region route would typically begin in Lusaka.
This route is passable year round and for the most part offers travellers easy access to its various destinations.

Leaving Lusaka and heading North East on the Great North Road, there are many hidden highlights along this route. From beautiful waterfalls and cave art, there’s a surprise around every corner if you know where to look. where to look.

Following the Great North Road you will pass through Kabwe on to Kapiri Mposhi. Pass through Kapiri and after about 4 kms turn right towards Mpika and Tanzania. If you would like an overnight stop to break this trip, Forest Inn between Kapiri Mposhi and Mkushi is a convenient resting place.

Passing the Mkushi turn-off, you will reach the Serenje turn-off, clearly visible with a Lake Petroleum and Serenje Gas Pad. It is recommended to fill your tanks here as fuel stops can be scarce along this route. Continue on the main road for 36km until you will find a tarred road on your left signed to ‘Mansa’.

If you are heading to Kasanka, turn left here, and continue for 55km, at which point you will see a large sign to Kasanka and the park gate on your left side. Otherwise if you continue on the Great North Road you will find all the other destinations scattered along this route with easy to spot signage and directions.