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Shiwa Ngandu

A beautiful house and at the center of Zambias history. The house has recently been restored and offers guests a chance to stay as house guests and experience colonial Africa as described in "Africa House" the book by Christina Lamb. An opportunity of a life time.
This historic house is in the remote heart of northern Zambian and is a majestic home built in the wilderness in 1921 by Sir Stewart Gore-Browne and his wife Lorna. He wanted to create an "Africa Utopia" in the wilderness and designed the project on an English country estate. It was recently on the brink on collapse when their grandson Charlie Harvey and his wife Jo took on the job of renovating this amazing property. It is now open to the public and is a fascinating 3 or 4 night addition to any safari. They are always on hand and do the hosting themselves. Their insight into the history of the house, and the task of building this odditiy in the African bush is in itself worth the trip. At present the house can accommodate 4 -5 couples. All rooms are simple with original hardwood furnishings and paintings and ensuite bathrooms. 

Fireplaces are lit every night and the atmosphere at Shiwa is unique. The food is good, simple wholesome farm-fare. The garden is full of beautiful flowers and the lawns well maintained. Guests have complete run of the house and many spend hours enjoying the library of Sir Stewart's books, record collections and in the archives. Outdoors, there is plenty to do with gameviewing, boating on the lake, fishing, superb bird watching, horse riding for the experienced, river walks, historical drives and walks, meeting the people on the estate, visiting the schools and hospital and other on-going projects. 

On walks around the estate you will come across everything from shy sitatunga and duiker to historical buildings including essential oil mills and traction engines. While exploring you can find Sir Steward Gore Browne's grave with beautiful view of the lake or climb Nachipala Hill, where David Livingstone took bearings on his last journey some weeks before his death. Breathtaking views from 6000 ft.For those who can ride, guided horse trails are available. Many an hour can be sent searching through archives and historical photos piecing together the story of Shiwa.

Rates for this Safari
Price excluding international flights:
March - December $630 pppn
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Notes

We can arrange for you to visit Shiwa as part of a longer safari in Zambia, Access is usually by air ( Charter ) or a scheduled service from Lusaka to Manza and a road transfer from there, we will advise you on the best plan and make all of the arrangements, cost for transfers and flights will vary depending. 

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Shiwa Ngandu

A beautiful house and at the center of Zambias history. The house has recently been restored and offers guests a chance to stay as house guests and experience colonial Africa as described in "Africa House" the book by Christina Lamb. An opportunity of a life time.This historic house is in the remote heart of northern Zambian and is a majestic home built in the wilderness in 1921 by Sir Stewart Gore-Browne and his wife Lorna. He wanted to create an "Africa Utopia" in the wilderness and designed the project on an English country estate. It was recently on the brink on collapse when their grandson Charlie Harvey and his wife Jo took on the job of renovating this amazing property. It is now open to the public and is a fascinating 3 or 4 night addition to any safari. They are always on hand and do the hosting themselves. Their insight into the history of the house, and the task of building this odditiy in the African bush is in itself worth the trip. At present the house can accommodate 4 -5 couples. All rooms are simple with original hardwood furnishings and paintings and ensuite bathrooms. 

Fireplaces are lit every night and the atmosphere at Shiwa is unique. The food is good, simple wholesome farm-fare. The garden is full of beautiful flowers and the lawns well maintained. Guests have complete run of the house and many spend hours enjoying the library of Sir Stewart's books, record collections and in the archives. Outdoors, there is plenty to do with gameviewing, boating on the lake, fishing, superb bird watching, horse riding for the experienced, river walks, historical drives and walks, meeting the people on the estate, visiting the schools and hospital and other on-going projects.

On walks around the estate you will come across everything from shy sitatunga and duiker to historical buildings including essential oil mills and traction engines. While exploring you can find Sir Steward Gore Browne's grave with beautiful view of the lake or climb Nachipala Hill, where David Livingstone took bearings on his last journey some weeks before his death. Breathtaking views from 6000 ft.For those who can ride, guided horse trails are available. Many an hour can be sent searching through archives and historical photos piecing together the story of Shiwa.

Rates for this Safari
Price excluding international flights:
March - December $630 pppn
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Safari Summary

Notes

We can arrange for you to visit Shiwa as part of a longer safari in Zambia, Access is usually by air ( Charter ) or a scheduled service from Lusaka to Manza and a road transfer from there, we will advise you on the best plan and make all of the arrangements, cost for transfers and flights will vary depending.