Luangwa River Camp

Reviews of Luangwa River Camp

Excellent(96%) From 36 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 36 of our travellers who have visited Luangwa River Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The Sand Martins from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 8-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Two nights at Luangwa River Camp

After our three nights at Nsefu, we returned downstream by boat to LRC for the last two nights of our trip in the South Luangwa. The main area of LRC has a splendid river front location. The five chalets are a little further away, but our chalet also enjoyed a river view. The chalets are spacious and comfortable. The camp is very well organised by Daudi and his team - we have known Daudi for many years when he ran Nsfeu. Dining is a pleasure, with excellent food.

Activities involved boating across the river to pick up a vehicle stationed at the other side. Daudi guided us with his skill and experience. One of the highlights was to see, at a very close distance, a pack of about twenty wild dogs. We found then firstly in the morning, relaxing in the shade of trees by the roadside. Returning after lunch, they became more active, moving out of the shade. After some time, they decided to move on slowly. This was the best sighting of wild dogs that we have seen at any time during our six visits to the South Luangwa.

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Mr & Mrs L from Surrey
Arrived on: 27-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luangwa River Camp

Great birthday - we saw wild dogs and leopards. Great sun downer surprise.

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Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Luangwa River Camp review

Jonna is a fantastic guide and made out stay the greatest. Lack of rains in January and February resulted in early die back of the grasses and the game was unbelievable. I shed a tear having to leave River Camp after 4days and 5 nights of total excessive hospitality.

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Mr Farrier
Arrived on: 26-May-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luangwa River Camp review

Wonderful camp very well run.

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Mr and Mrs S - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 15-May-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Our first visit to Luangwa River Camp

As usual Robin Pope Safari staff were there to meet us at Mfuwe Airport. We were met by Kanga who guided us for 8/12 days of our stay. The transfer to the camp gave us and our friends a wonderful introduction to the delights that were to follow. This was our first visit to this particular camp. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit a section of the park that we were less familiar with.

The camp itself is surrounded by trees and bushes (more so than Nkwali and Nsefu) and is further from the river. This meant that the room was relatively dark during the day but this was not a problem as the communal area had comfy seating and a more open aspect. As with all the camps the food was delicious. We cannot praise the staff too highly - all the staff were helpful, polite and provided great service. Moses, our spotter, gave us two great opportunities to see bush babies. The guiding was fantastic - special thanks to Kanga.

There is one innovation that RPS has introduced that we hope they will reconsider - the request for a customer satisfaction survey on an iPad on the morning of our departure. Although I willingly completed the survey and rated RPS very highly I did not enjoy the experience - it seemed at odds with their otherwise very high quality of service.

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Mr B from London
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luangwa River Camp review

Game viewing was excellent.

There were a fair number of other vehicles around compared to the other places we visited but not so many that the experience was spoiled. We did a very good walk which included seeing a leopard on foot which was thrilling.

A feature of our trip to Zambia which we particularly enjoyed was the ability to go out on night drives in the National Park and we were able to see a lot of nocturnal creatures. Yvonne, the camp manager, was particularly charming and helpful.

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The Sand Martins from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Two nights at Luangwa River Camp

This was our first stay at the Luangwa River Camp. The bar and central area of the camp has a splendid view over the river, whilst the individual rooms are more enclosed and ours lacked a view of the river. The rooms are very spacious, with an enormous bathroom, but without much natural light.

The Camp was exceedingly well run by Daudi, whose guiding skills are very good, and Yvonne. Access to the National Park is very quick as the river was low enough for vehicles to drive through. We saw much game, and lions and leopards each day.

We congratulate the chef and his team for the excellent dinners and lunches we enjoyed.

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Mr I. from London
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Luangwa River Camp review

An incredible experience for my family and for our friend's family.

The welcome was so warm, the service exceptional, the food amazing, the cleanliness wonderful, the accommodation comfortable and relaxing, and the pool a welcome break after safari trips.

The highlight though are the twice-daily safari drives. Our jeep was led by Jonna and he was amazing not only at finding the animals (there are NO fences at South Luangwa), but also his knowledge is amazing and his willingness to seek out animals we wish to see is fabulous.

We were lucky to witness a lion kill, something that was magical in a strange sort of way, but to witness nature in its rawest way was a privilege we will all remember forever.

A truly wonderful experience.

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Luangwa River Camp review

Good lodge and good location.

Good game viewings.

Extremely comfortable lodge and excellent dinner.

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Mr & Mrs S from York
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great to be back!

Fantastic game drives with Daudi and a lovely peaceful atmosphere in camp, even saw an elephant approach the swimming pool.

Our second trip here and the experience beyond our expevtations

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