Please note: Lion Camp will be closed for the entire of 2017 in order to undergo extensive renovations - we understand the camp will have the same style and feel, but the chalets will be newly rebuilt. The camp is due to open again on the 25th of May 2018, and we look forward to seeing the changes to the camp then. Lion Camp is located in the remote north of South Luangwa National Park, close to the incredibly game-rich Lion Plain, and a three-hour drive through the park from Mfuwe Airport. Comfortable and well appointed, it overlooks a plain on the edge of an oxbow lagoon, or wafwa, which is a real magnet for game all year round.
Our view of Lion Camp
Lion Camp's facilities are impressive, with an attractive and well designed main area featuring the significant luxury of a swimming pool. Its food and service were also very good, and the chalets comfortable, albeit a little less 'safari' than some purists might like. Whilst the larger size of the camp and its infrastructure might not appeal to those looking for a simple bush experience, Lion Camp is excellent value compared with its neighbours for this comparatively remote northern area of the park, especially during the peak season.
Lion Camp: Traveller ratings
Lion camp is isolated in a game-rich area of the South Luangwa.