Directions from Lusaka to KRL via Mumbwa:
From Lusaka head in a westerly direction on the M9 tar road for 150km. Take the turn-off to Mumbwa (1). After approximately 4km you will reach a traffic circle, turn left at the first exit. Note: If you are self-driving fill up at the TOTAL GARAGE as this will be your last fueling point until you reach the lodge.
Set your odometer to 0km from the Traffic circle, drive past the Total garage on your right for approx 1km and turn right onto the first gravel road (D181). Drive approximately 34km to where the road forks, take the left fork (2).
At approx 66km you should reach Kabalushi Gate (3) (entrance into Kafue National Park). At 87km, the road will fork again, wit the sign to Hippo Bay Lodge (4) on your left. Keep right. Drive on this road for approximately 8km until you reach the Lubungu Pontoon Crossing (5) (Pontoon hours: 6am - 18h00 pm). Payment to cross the pontoon: US20 per vehicle.) From the pontoon, continue straight, you will pass a sign to Leopard Lodge at 100km. At 107km, you will pass a big dambo, continue past the dambo for another 4km until you come to Kafue River Lodge (6).