South Luangwa National Park

Lodges & safari camps in South Luangwa National Park

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Tafika

Tafika

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Home to John and Carol Coppinger, the founders of Remote Africa Safaris, Tafika is a small and apparently fairly rustic camp ...More about Tafika

Excellent  98%
(181 reviews)

They are special moments in life when one meets special people that show such kindness, love and loyalty to people of the local area and the Coppinger family, John, Carol, ... reviews...

Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp

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The well-established Kaingo Camp overlooks the Luangwa River from beneath an old grove of ebony trees. Owned by Derek Shenton ...More about Kaingo Camp

Excellent  95%
(125 reviews)

Beautifully located camp overlooking Luangwa River. Very friendly staff and excellent guides. Food OK, but "Executive Chef" giving us the menu each evening ... reviews...

Nkwali

Nkwali

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Built on the banks of the Luangwa River, Nkwali Camp sits under the shade of tall mahogany, ebony and sausage trees. Owned and ...More about Nkwali

Excellent  95%
(112 reviews)

A superb location with masses of wildlife and excellent guide. Our guide (Obi) was with us on all our game drives - a wonderful person as well as being an excellent guide... reviews...

Nsefu

Nsefu

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Located on a wide bend of the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park's remote and game-rich Nsefu Sector, Nsefu is run ...More about Nsefu

Excellent  98%
(85 reviews)

Another excellent camp in a super location. Lost count of the number of lions and leopards seen here in 4 days. Our guide was Chris and we had a number of memorable game ... reviews...

Tena Tena

Tena Tena

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Run by Robin Pope Safaris , Tena Tena is in the remote Nsefu Sector, on the north side of South Luangwa National Park in an area ...More about Tena Tena

Excellent  93%
(82 reviews)

What a relief to get back to a traditional tented safari camp - zip up tents, mosquito nets and wonderful fans - heaven! A great location with excellent game viewing, and ... reviews...

Kapani Lodge

Kapani Lodge

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Kapani, which means “the place of the Mopane trees", is situated on the banks of a permanent ox-bow lagoon, just outside South ...More about Kapani Lodge

Excellent  95%
(79 reviews)

Lovely stay at Kapani. Arrived late in Mfuwe, so the stay in Kapani was most comfortable. Great 1st day Game Drive with a lot of fantastic Game sightings. Great place ... reviews...

Mwamba Bushcamp

Mwamba Bushcamp

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Mwamba Bushcamp is set beneath the shade of tall ebony trees overlooking a waterhole in the usually dry bed of the seasonal Mwamba ...More about Mwamba Bushcamp

Excellent  98%
(79 reviews)

This bush camp is a really great to stay - surrounded by wildlife with a fantastic hide overlooking a permanent waterhole crowded with birds and animals. Great guiding, ... reviews...

Chikoko Tree Camp

Chikoko Tree Camp

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Chikoko Tree Camp is an exceptionally small and intimate bushcamp that overlooks the seasonal Chikoko River – a scenic, winding ...More about Chikoko Tree Camp

Excellent  99%
(73 reviews)

Everything about Tafika also applies here. Food still brilliant. Because it was very hot, I would have preferred to have tea or coffee first thing and then set out for ... reviews...

Crocodile Bushcamp

Crocodile Bushcamp

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The tiny and stylishly rustic Crocodile Bushcamp – also known as Crocodile River Camp – is one half of a pair of bushcamps, known ...More about Crocodile Bushcamp

Excellent  98%
(57 reviews)

Comments about Chikoko apply here. Less scenic in October than Chikoko, so we would probably have preferred to go to Crocodile first and have only 1 day here and 3 at Chikoko... reviews...

Kakuli Bushcamp

Kakuli Bushcamp

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Kakuli Bush Camp is a small, intimate camp situated in an area of South Luangwa National Park known for its high density of wildlife...More about Kakuli Bushcamp

Excellent  96%
(52 reviews)

Once again words fail me on another visit to Kakuli with my favourite guide Aubrey. This is my favourite camp, very comfortable chalet/tent, great location looking out to ... reviews...

Mchenja Bushcamp

Mchenja Bushcamp

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Mchenja Bushcamp is Norman Carr Safaris' flagship and most luxurious bushcamp. It's a beautiful camp in a lovely setting within ...More about Mchenja Bushcamp

Excellent  98%
(49 reviews)

We walked in to Mchenja from Kakuli with lots of very close lion tracks - quite exciting...... Another excellent game drive in the evening - TWO leopards. The next day ... reviews...

Nsolo Bushcamp

Nsolo Bushcamp

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Taking the local name for the greater honeyguide bird, Nsolo Bush Camp overlooks a bend of the usually dry Luwi River, a tributary ...More about Nsolo Bushcamp

Excellent  97%
(43 reviews)

Wonderful location inside the national park located along the dry river bed. Spacious chalet, comfortable stay, often joined by elephants for afternoon tea. The food was ... reviews...

Luwi Bushcamp

Luwi Bushcamp

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Luwi Bush Camp is Norman Carr Safaris' most remote and rustic camp, with no other camps, or people, for miles. It stands in a ...More about Luwi Bushcamp

Excellent  92%
(31 reviews)

The best Camp of Norman Carr Safari's if stayed in. Definately a Bush Camp, so remote but so wonderfully designed and wonderfull peoples there. Stayed only for 2 ... reviews...

Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp

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Located in the Mfuwe area, just outside the gates into South Luangwa National Park, Flatdogs Camp was once known as an excellent ...More about Flatdogs Camp

Excellent  97%
(27 reviews)

We were very glad to spend a night here after about 30 hours' travelling but we enjoyed it so much that we would have loved to have stayed longer. Next morning, our ... reviews...

Luangwa River Camp

Luangwa River Camp

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Luangwa River Camp was built by a young English couple, Barry and Tara, who arrived in Zambia in 2001 with a host of ideas and ...More about Luangwa River Camp

Excellent  95%
(22 reviews)

Great experience at Luangwa River Camp, although "river camp" led me to believe we'd be nearer the river and in actuality because the water is so low, there ... reviews...

Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp

Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp

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If you stay at either of Robin Pope safari's camps in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park, Nsefu or Tena Tena, ...More about Robin Pope bush-camp

Excellent  100%
(12 reviews)

Stayed for three nights at two separate bush camps with Kanga as our guide. For us this was one of the highlights of our trip walking between and from the bush camps. Kanga's ... reviews...

Kapamba Bushcamp

Kapamba Bushcamp

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In the remote far south of South Luangwa National Park, along the shallow, seasonal Kapamba River, lies Kapamba Bushcamp, owned ...More about Kapamba Bushcamp

Excellent  93%
(11 reviews)

This was my second bushcamp and the transfer from Bili took only 20 minutes. This camp located along the Kapamba river with lovely views from both the deck and the chalets... reviews...

Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp

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Kuyenda is one of the more rustic and traditional safari bushcamps in South Luangwa National Park – with a clear emphasis on ...More about Kuyenda Bushcamp

Excellent  100%
(11 reviews)

This was my third bushcamp and it was certainly the best of the lot. Kuyenda is located about an 1 1/2 hours from Kapamba/Bili area, a little closer to the Mfuwe lodge. The ... reviews...

Kafunta River Lodge

Kafunta River Lodge

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Opened in 1998, Kafunta River Lodge is about 9km from the main road between Mfuwe Airport and the bridge. It stands beside the ...More about Kafunta River Lodge

Excellent  96%
(10 reviews)

Same comments as my earlier review (24-26th September) apply. [ Ed: see below! ] reviews...

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

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In the half-light of dawn, you sit clutching a mug of hot coffee beside the glowing embers of the campfire. Slowly, the sun rises ...More about Robin Pope walking

Excellent  96%
(10 reviews)

The walking safari was just what I was looking for. Great group of trekkers, and a super staff. Our camp manager was a very friendly, efficient young Zambian woman who ... reviews...

Kawaza Village

Kawaza Village

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Just outside the South Luangwa National Park, and a few miles from Mfuwe town, lies a normal, working, rural Zambian village ...More about Kawaza Village

Excellent  93%
(9 reviews)

The village overnight was such a wonderful part of our trip. The experience really made us feel a connection to Zambia that we never would have felt had we not stayed at ... reviews...

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

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Bilimungwe Bushcamp is a small, stylish camp run by The Bushcamp Company in the remote southern section of the South Luangwa ...More about Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Excellent  93%
(8 reviews)

This was the first Bushcamp in my South Luangwa itinerary. I was very tired after a long flight and it was dark by the time I reached the park gate. First I was taken to ... reviews...

Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House

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In the Nkwali area, the spectacular Luangwa Safari House is a luxurious four-bedroomed house has been designed with originality ...More about Luangwa Safari House

Excellent  100%
(7 reviews)

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 ... reviews...

Chinzombo

Chinzombo

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Opened in early June 2013, Chinzombo is a brand-new camp on an old site that spans an expansive curve of the Luangwa River overloo...More about Chinzombo

Excellent  97%
(6 reviews)

This amazing creation, a vision of perfection much like one of NCS 's finest hosts who will be missed. This is luxury beyond anything in South Luangwa but it is the friendly ... reviews...

Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge

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Occupying a lovely spot overlooking Mfuwe Lagoon – a huge oxbow lake – Mfuwe Lodge is the flagship safari property of the Bushcamp ...More about Mfuwe Lodge

Good  87%
(6 reviews)

We had booked an overnight stop at Mfuwe Lodge en route to Zungulila. Having already travelled for 24 hours from UK we were ready for a rest before continuing on for our ... reviews...

Chindeni

Chindeni

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Chindeni Bushcamp is one of the South Luangwa's most luxurious and well-furnished bushcamps. It underwent extensive refurbishment ...More about Chindeni

Excellent  92%
(5 reviews)

Large comfortable cabins on the water and we could watch animals coming to drink. Good food. Some great morning walks and an exciting night drive where we saw 3 lions, a ... reviews...

Lion Camp

Lion Camp

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Lion Camp is located in the remote north of South Luangwa National Park, close to the incredibly game-rich Lion Plain, and a ...More about Lion Camp

Excellent  96%
(5 reviews)

This was my 3rd and final lodge in Zambia. The lodge is beautifully designed with a combination of wood and brightly colored fabrics. The setting is magnificent with ... reviews...

Puku Ridge

Puku Ridge

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Set on a rocky hillside overlooking the Kakumbi Floodplain, Puku Ridge is a stylish camp which has recently been bought by Sanctuary ...More about Puku Ridge

Excellent  92%
(5 reviews)

Beautiful setting against an open plain where puku,impala, elephants, baboons, zebra and giraffes frequently graze and take advantage of the small bit of remaining water... reviews...

Island Bush Camp

Island Bush Camp

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Island Bush Camp is situated a three-hour drive away from its sister camp Kafunta Lodge, and is a simple property with just five ...More about Island Bush Camp

Excellent  100%
(4 reviews)

Island Bush Camp is quite isolated, so you are unlikely to meet other vehicles or other people, the only complaint I had about Kafunta. The staff, small, is absolutely ... reviews...

Robin's House

Robin's House

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Very close to Nkwali Camp, Robin's House is a private two-bedroom house (a double room and a triple, each with a large private ...More about Robin's House

Good  85%
(4 reviews)

Looking distinctly tied now compared with ten years ago and in urgent need of refurbishment. We were not impressed with our young hostess and the food was nothing better ... reviews...

Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp

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On the banks of the Luangwa River, in the southern area of the South Luangwa National Park, Chamilandu Bushcamp is set in a shady ...More about Chamilandu Bushcamp

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

Our last 3 nights on this safari were spent at Chamilandu. Sue and I had stayed here before, 9 years ago, and we were hoping that our 3 friends would like it as much as we did... reviews...

Zungulila

Zungulila

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Zungulila is a small bushcamp, in one of the more remote areas of the southern sector of the South Luangwa National Park. Built ...More about Zungulila

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

We started our 9 night safari with The Bushcamp Company at Zungulila after a 3.5 hour transfer/game drive from Mfuwe Lodge. What a wonderful location and a very warm welcome ... reviews...

Chichele Presidential Lodge

Chichele Presidential Lodge

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Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built in 1972 as the holiday home for the former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda...More about Chichele Lodge

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Absolutely superb. Wonderful game drives and walking safari, excellent and extremely knowledgeable guides, fantastic catering. I was very well looked after, even though ... reviews...

Mwamba Camp Out

Mwamba Camp Out

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Walking out in the afternoon, after your afternoon tea at the main camp, you will head through the bush to the camping area, ...More about Mwamba Camp Out

Average  60%
(1 reviews)

The four of us had a fabulous walk into the Camp Out with Patrick and Gideon. We felt very safe with them and saw lion, leopard, hyena, buffalo and elephant, amongst other ... reviews...

Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

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Although none of the Expert Africa team have been on a Luwi River Sleepout, we have been able to put together a good description from one of our travellers who experienced the trip in June 2009: The sleepouts start in the afternoon – after a delicious afternoon tea, you set out with your scout ...More about Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

Surprise Safari Camp

Surprise Safari Camp

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Situated in the South Luangwa National Park, this 'Surprise Safari Camp' represents one chosen from a selection of top-notch, exclusive safari camps. It may be a luxurious tented camp or an authentic bush camp. It may offer game drives and walks, or perhaps it'll concentrate only on walking activities...More about Surprise Safari Camp