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%
(161 reviews)

Tafika has to be one of our favourite lodges. The setting is beautiful, the owners John and Carol run things very efficiently along with their dedicated team of staff. The ... 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%
(110 reviews)

[Ed. See comments below] 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%
(100 reviews)

Nkwali is a very good camp with excellent guides. The surprise bush breakfast was fun! To eat a fry up watching hippos, crocodiles, animals coming to drink and the abundant ... 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%
(73 reviews)

This is an excellent camp. We particularly liked the accommodation and again, the guides were superb and worked hard to get that lion! We also took the opportunity to go ... 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%
(72 reviews)

The setup at Mwamba was excellent and we enjoyed the smaller camp and Sly as our guide. Maxwell the scout impressed with his spotting abilities. 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%
(72 reviews)

Nsefu was the highlight of our holiday. The location, food and attention to detail by the staff were second to none. Braston, our guide, found us superb sightings of lions ... 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%
(70 reviews)

The beds were too soft. Just foam material. But the view from the bed was excellent. Lots of elephant shrews in front of the veranda. Very remote, lots of animal noises ... 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%
(53 reviews)

As previously. [Ed: the comment made previously was "Really excellent guiding by Brent Harris."] 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%
(23 reviews)

Flatdogs was fine, we were only there from 6.00pm to 6.00am the next morning, so I have no comments. 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  94%
(10 reviews)

Big spacious rooms overlooking a shallow river bed. The rooms are open with no curtains and watching the sunrise from the bed was magic. A whole family of elephants in ... 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%
(10 reviews)

Phil & Babette were in fine form and it was wonderful to meet them and their ever-cheerful staff again. Excellent food as before as there are lots of choices and dishes are ... 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 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%
(9 reviews)

We had particularly wanted to do a 'walking' safari and George, our guide, was very knowledgeable, and we got to see birds and animals which we would have missed ... 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  95%
(8 reviews)

We really, really enjoyed this experience and would like to do it all over again starting tomorrow! Our guide, Bertram, was outstanding. The whole team of staff worked ... 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

Good  90%
(6 reviews)

Large spacious cabins overlooking a waterhole which had a lot of animal activity. Puku, implala, wart hogs, waterbuck, kudu, bushbuck, monkeys, elephants, and a hippo were ... 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...

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%
(5 reviews)

Robin Pope kindly up-graded us to this spectacular house for two nights and it really does have the 'wow' factor. The décor, bedrooms, service, food, location ... 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  88%
(5 reviews)

Very much enjoyed our one night at the Lodge after a long journey. Very comfortable room and great bathroom complete with water monitor lizard! We enjoyed the informal ... 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

Good  90%
(4 reviews)

Our first Lodge on our first safari. We liked everything and everyone. High points were the views from the lodge, this is better than it looks in the photos. Also 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

Excellent  93%
(3 reviews)

On the saturday lunchtime when we arrived, we asked the host James if we could go on a walking safari, we all agreed that we would have a jeep safari on Sunday and would ... 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%
(2 reviews)

This was our first time in the South of the Park and with the Bushcamp company. During our transfer from Mwamba to Chamilandu we stopped in for brunch at Mfuwe Lodge. Here ... 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  100%
(2 reviews)

Wow!! After the rustic basic feel of Tafika, I felt as if I'd truly upgraded when I arrived at Chinzombo. Hostess Katy was charming and helpful and made my stay even ... 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...

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%
(1 reviews)

The bush camp is set in a beautiful location beside the river, and after our initial shock at how close we were to nature we settled down to a fantastic experience. Experienced ... 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...

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  80%
(1 reviews)

This was the first season for this camp so the animals were very shy. However our expectations on this was well managed by the company who explained that this was likely ... 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