Luangwa River Camp

Reviews of Luangwa River Camp

Excellent(95%) From 30 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 30 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: 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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Jane from Colne
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luangwa River Camp review

The staff were brilliant the food excellent but the smell of ammonia at the bar from bat guano was eye wateringly strong. The bar needs moving or the matter resolved. There were a few tatty hessian door mats which needed replacing and my bath/shower had peeling paint. Christobel our host did advise that they had a blank week coming up when repairs would be completed.

It just seamed a bit tired when compared to Nkwali but it was a super camp

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Mr and Mrs M - Malaysia
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lovely, intimate Camp

A lovely, small camp in a picturesque location. Polly was exceptionally attentive & looked after all our needs.

The Guiding was exceptional & here again, in 3 days we saw 2 separate lion prides, many leopards & other big game. Bird watching too was great!

The food was superb & all the staff gave us their best.

The rooms were spacious & airy.

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Mrs A. from Wimbledon
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luangwa River Camp review

This was my second visit to the camp and my daughter's first. I loved it there last time and was just as pleased to be there on this trip.

The hostess, Polly, is very welcoming and well-organised. The location of the camp by the river, with the national park on the other side, makes for an exciting beginning to every game drive as you cross the river in the land cruiser. The wildlife is abundant and varied. During breakfast on our first morning a herd of elephant walked along the river bank in front of us as the sun rose. It set the scene for a fabulous three days.

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Mr & Mrs S from York
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful start to our trip!

Incredible welcome after a long journey from York (36 hours!) from Polly and Sebastion and team who made every effort to welcome and befriend us.

Accommodation spot on, food wonderful and the atmosphere relaxing. Nothing was too much trouble they even prepared a surprise Bush breakfast for us on an Island for our last lunch there and made us feel very privileged.

The game viewing was superb and the transfer by boat everytime exhilarating.

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Ms H & Ms P - British Columbia
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luangwa River Camp

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 wasn't really a "river camp" feel about it.

But regardless, the facilities and most especially, the team of staff and our guide Yona, were fantastic. We did a community/village visit as well as morning and afternoon/evening game drives - all highly recommended.

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Mr and Mrs F - Devon
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luangwa River Camp review

An extremely rewarding and enjoyable experience.

A superb location even with very little water in the river.

The guides were amazing ....... a comment that applies to ALL camps.

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