Luangwa Safari House

Reviews of Luangwa Safari House

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Below are independent comments from 7 of our travellers who have visited Luangwa Safari House, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr.C. from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 8 nights
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Great family safari

Being a regular safari fan it was decided to take my family to Luangwa Safari House for their first taste of Africa. The family included my 7 year old grandson and 11 year old grand-daughter who had her birthday during our stay.To say the trip was a success would be an understatement with my grandchildren being entertained and spoilt by all the staff even to the extent of doing some cooking in the kitchen. They even saw Wild Dogs on two occasions!!

Not only must praise be given to Jacob and Tina for their kindness and attention to us all but also to all the backroom staff whose efforts to make our stay so enjoyable were second to none. Many thanks goes to all at the House.

On a general note the meet and greet service arranged by Robin Pope Safaris at Lusaka Airport was very welcome and efficient.

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E Family - UK
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 8 nights
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A fantastic experience with brilliant staff and a great location

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Mrs L. from Tunbridge Wells
Arrived on: 25-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luangwa Safari House review

Robin Pope kindly up-graded us to this spectacular house for two nights and it really does have the 'wow' factor.

The d├ęcor, bedrooms, service, food, location - everything is amazing. Tina, our hostess, ensured everything ran absolutely smoothly without a hint of rush. Simon cooked us some wonderful meals, and Kanga the guide was so knowledgeable and managed to track a mother leopard with a cub for us to see and enjoy on one of the evening safaris. He really was in tune with the sights and sounds of the safari park. Peter and Emanuel were also so friendly and efficient.

We went to visit Peter's village which is part of the South Luangwa Community Project and it was a pleasure to meet all the local people and visit the school. Robin & Joe Pope have put so much back into the local community with the aid of the other lodges in the area.

A long deck runs out past the small swimming pool to a swamp area where for several hours one afternoon we watched 20+ elephants mud bathing - great viewing. Giraffe also come close by and there is a great telescope set up for private viewing.

What more could you ask. We would love to return one day for a longer visit. It was far too short a stay/.

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Family L - Lagos
Arrived on: 27-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic Safari at Luangwa Safari House

What a fabulous place!!! The house is beautiful, the staff friendly, efficient and great with children. The location was amazing. I cannot say enough good things about Luangwa Safari House and Jacob, our guide.

Jacob loves his job, and knows the park extremely well. He is uncannily good at tracking animals: we were able to find 4 leopards and a pack of painted dogs while in the park. He really listened to us and worked to help us achieve the experience we wanted. He is great with young children and seems to really enjoy them.

The chef was very good as well and catered to my daughter's allergies (wheat, corn, soy) quite creatively and ably. My daughter never felt left out at meals and that can be a challenge. The food was fresh, tasty and well presented.

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The R group from London
Arrived on: 1-Dec-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Luangwa Safari Lodge - AMAZING!

Shortly before we left the UK we were offered a complimentary "up-grade" from Nkwali to the Lodge, which we were delighted to accept!! What an amazing experience! Words failed us as we arrived at the Lodge - it is stunning from an architectural point of view, and the way it is laid out overlooking the water hole makes it hard for you to tear yourself away for a walk/game drive! The elephant were there to greet us on arrival and they seemed to appear whenever we did!

Once again, the people who looked after us were wonderful and could not have been more helpful nor more charming company. A huge amount of thought and effort went into making my birthday incredibly special (surprise picnic brunch at the end of the morning walk - everything transported to a lovely spot by a water hole), birthday tea (with iced cake) and special performance by a local theatre group at Nkwali, drive with champagne sundowners, then a delicious dinner!

There seemed to be someone present to anticipate anything we might want at any time - a really amazing place to stay - nothing seemed to be too much trouble!

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B Party of six from Seattle
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luangwa Safari House review

By contrast [Ed: to the mobile safari that started this trip] LSH represented absolute luxury!

Lucinda and the house staff really made us feel that this was our home for the duration of our stay. They left nothing wanting. The facility itself was delightful - the views of game from the deck were excellent and the dipping pool was enjoyed by all.

Jacob, our guide, was gracious, knowledgable, great company and an incredible asset for RPS. After 10 days of safari we found his tour of a local village most valuable. Being enveloped in luxury it was a healthy reminder that 90% of the Population lives on less than $2 per day.

We have no recommendations on how this experience could be improved.

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R family from Scotland
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luangwa Safari House review

Most amazing, fantastic accommodation. Loved the architecture of the house - luxurious but authentic in style and feel. Had the house to ourselves which was great so if boys wanted to have a swim during the quiet time we were not disturbing anyone alse - except the hundreds of elephants who came to wallow in the mud at the end of the walkway! Plunge pool was a great delight to the boys. Having lunch watching these elephants interact was a definite highlight.

Staff were fabulous. Jacob as guide was wonderful and after 5 days was a real friend to us. Jacob our waiter was equally great and we had many informative talks with him over dinner. The boys would go to bed immediately after dinner and Lawrence and I would chat to Jacob well into the night about his family, the animals, Zambian politics, education.....We learnt so much from Jacob about his country. He was warm, courteous, gracious and an excellent waiter!

We never got to meet the kitchen staff but the food was always to an incredibly high standard. Did question the role of Emma. Did we really need an English hostess? Although friendly and helpful she probably didnt add much to the smooth running of the house that Jacob (or equivalent) couldnt have provided. We definitely preferred chatting to the local Zambian folk over tea or dinner.

Game drives were excellent. Saw and learnt a lot from Jacob. He was first class.

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