Reviews of Luwi Bushcamp
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Great - superb for walk and drive safaris
This was the first taste of bush camp and we were thrilled by it all. Had some close encounters with animals which were thoroughly enjoyable and had superb guide Sam (sometimes seemed a little touchy) but his humour was overriding feature.
Everyone so thoughtful and helpful.
Food/rooms all great.
Luwi Bushcamp review
Lovely initimate atomosphere. We had the camp to ourselves on the first night. Terese was the best hostess of the tour and Luwi provided the highest level of service, Jason in particular was outstanding.
Sam was the best guide in that he had an interactive style which encouraged active engagement of us.
The second evening ws enlivened by the arrival of a Channel 5 "Rough Guide" film crew. Norman Carr representatives (Christina and Dave) were most solictitous about the Intrusion of the film crew but we enjoyed it as an addition dimension to our stay.
Middle of nowhere - great!
The rooms were quite 'rustic' but enhanced the experience greatly.
Sam the guide was excellent (recurring theme) and we had some wonderful sitings including leopard, huge crocadile and large bull Elephant. And not forgetting the ancient Baobab tree.
The walks were very informative and thoroughly enjoyable. Staff also arranged candle lit dinner for us - thank you.
Four Outstanding Wildlife Sightings at Luwi
Our comfortable reed and thatch chalet built round a large mahogany tree looked out across an open area with the dried up Lubi River in the distance. Four highlights stand out from our stay at Luwi:
• observing on our morning walks the profusion of hippos and crocodiles in the nearby lagoon with the wide variety of water birds;
• seeing a pair of lionesses who climbed into a tree to feast on an impala which had been caught earlier by a leopard (we felt very sorry for the leopard whose hard-earned dinner had been stolen);
• finding a pennant winged nightjar, sitting on the sand at the roadside which was then ably spotlighted by our scout as it flew up displaying the spectacular streamers attached to its wings;
• observing a pack of twelve wild dogs eating a young bushbuck that they had just killed – they were spotted as we were eating breakfast so everybody jumped into two vehicles to drive off, so that we could see these rare mammals at very close quarters.
On our final morning at Luwi we set out early to walk to Nsolo. The great virtue about walking in the bush is that it gives a new perspective on the wildlife, particularly the small details that cannot be seen so readily from a vehicle – particularly tracks and droppings and the trees with their flowers and fruits.
First time on safari
This was our first camp - in fact our first time in Africa and first safari - so we had no idea what to expect. I think the usual route is Kapani first and then the camps but I was pleased we were plunged into camp life. The accommodation was really comfortable and the food was so good.
We particularly enjoyed the extended walks between the camps in this case Lewi to Nsolo. The safari walks are different and the between camp walks are an opportunity to exercise a little.
Walking safaris are not for keen walkers who want to clock up the miles. They are a way of really seeing the bush at first hand.
It was nice just to be able to sit outside our hut in the afternoons and see animals and birds in their natural state.
Review of Luwi Bushcamp
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Expert Africa comments
This traveller commented on his whole trip, on the 'previous page:
"It was a splendid tour you had arranged for us in South Luangwa.
In all five lodges Kapani, Kakuli, Nsolo, Mchenja and Luwi. Anne Marie, Lora, Natasha, Warren, the guides Abraham, Lawrence, Shaddy, Sam, Jimmy and John plus the rest of the teams gave us a wonderful time. They were all incredibly hospitable and immediately made us feel wellcome.
The game experiences were unforgettable.The guides who were all excellent did their best to show the nature and the game in varied actions. Especially John, who was called out to take us from Nsolo to Mcenja, half way walk, two days at Mchenja and the walk from Nsolo to Luwi. He was a brilliant guide, who seemed to be fond of walking like we are, while some of the guides had a preference for driving."