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%
(171 reviews)

A good camp with very friendly staff 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%
(116 reviews)

Like Nsefu an excellent camp where all the staff made us feel very welcome.Our guide,Patrick,was excellent combining enthusiasm with knowledge.Although less intimate than ... 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%
(106 reviews)

Very enjoyable time at Thai camp and all the staff made us very welcome Nothing was too much trouble It was the busiest of they camps we went to for seeing other cars 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%
(81 reviews)

Once again a superb stay. Braston and the team did everything to make our stay memorable. Food and game drives were excellent. However we felt that standards had dropped ... 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%
(78 reviews)

A lovely setting, with good food and excellent game drives, including a "very serious charge" from a hippo (our guide's words!) Lots of birds. Only drawback ... 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%
(78 reviews)

Again another friendly camp with an excellent guide Chris and nothing was too much trouble Out of the three camps we visited this was our favourite 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%
(74 reviews)

We had a fantastic time at Mwamba. All the staff were welcoming and friendly, the food was superb and the guiding was exceptional. The rooms were very comfortable and we ... 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%
(71 reviews)

Walking to Chikoko with Alex, skirting round buffalo and elephants, tracking a lion is what makes a walking safari so memorable. Accomodation good and enjoyed being up ... 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%
(54 reviews)

Loved Crocodile it was so peaceful and enjoyed watching the animals coming to drink at the water hole. Visited the kitchen and where the bread is made. The staff are very ... 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%
(50 reviews)

A super game drive with a staring match with a lone bull Ellie and a sighting of an AARDVARK (!) with our guide Aubrey ecstatic ! Excellent food and brilliant guiding. 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%
(41 reviews)

More excellent walks with another very knowledgeable guide and varied terrain. Very good food. 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  91%
(30 reviews)

My first walk on this trip, which was lovely and a delight to come back to a shower with lashings of hot water ! How do they do it ? Quality of guiding very good indeed ... 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%
(25 reviews)

Liked the flexibility of the meal system and also excellent quality food which included fresh produce from the garden Excellent guide - Bwalya was not only very personable ... 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%
(19 reviews)

Although I only stayed one night as I was flying home the next day I was made to feel really at home during my time there. 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...

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%
(11 reviews)

With Kango and his team as our guides we had an amazing two days .His style, passion and knowledge was eagerly shared. It took camping to a new level and was far more ... 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...

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%
(9 reviews)

Being away from noise and civilisation is a real experience. Discovering nature and behavior of animals are a challenge on walking tours. We had a very pleasant and competent ... 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...

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  93%
(6 reviews)

See my previous comments on Kafunta. [Ed: see below.] 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...

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  96%
(5 reviews)

This camp is a real 5 star experience. The staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Although this is classed as outside the reserve it actually sits on the ... reviews...

Lion Camp

Lion Camp

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

Excellent  100%
(4 reviews)

Lion Camp is a great place hidden in the northern part of the South Luangwa Park. The camp has a fine ambiance, nice and friendly staff and is beautifully decorated. The ... 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  95%
(4 reviews)

There were a lot of things to like about Puku Ridge. The location is great and the animal viewing from the camp is the best I've ever seen, we even had 2 honey badgers ... 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...

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%
(2 reviews)

We loved our 2 night stay at the Camp and the opportunities for safari-walking in the bush. Klaus, the current manager, is both friendly and efficient as well as a source ... 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...

Kalamu Lagoon Camp

Kalamu Lagoon Camp

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Kalamu Lagoon Camp (previously known as Kwena Lagoon Camp) was built and run for a few years by Wilderness Safaris, who sited ...More about Kalamu Lagoon Camp

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

Probably best food on trip. Only downside poor game viewing and bloody red covers on spotlight for night drives, understand their ethics but impossible to photograph, ... reviews...

Kalamu Tented Camp

Kalamu Tented Camp

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Kalamu Tented Camp was built and run for a few years by Wilderness Safaris. It opened around 2008, and closed in 2012. We've ...More about Kalamu Tented Camp

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

The camp itself was very well run. The game viewing might be considered a little disappointing but that can be par for the course sometimes 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 ...More about Surprise Safari Camp