Reviews of Luangwa River Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
59 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Luangwa River Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Could have stayed longer at the camp"
Would have liked to stay at least another day, and do another night drive." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Polly was fantastic"
"Lovely last camp"
Having come from more remote camps we wondered if we might find the park too busy. There were more vehicles and roads but it was not a problem. We had excellent leopard, lion and wild dog sightings. The river was still quite high so entrance to the park was by boat which made a great start to the game drives.
Polly and team are wonderful hosts and lead lively conversations in the bar and over dinner. The food is excellent and very varied, we were not expecting this standard. The extra little touches mean a lot...the bag of muffins in case we were hungry at the airport were very much appreciated, especially since it was hard to leave." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"Luangwa River Camp review"
There were only 4 other guests whilst we were there and everyone eats together at a set time. If we had been staying longer I think we would have preferred a more 'staggered' time for eating, as we are not so keen on a set time, but everyone was very friendly and sociable.
We particularly enjoyed the 'stir-fry' b-b-q whilst we were there for the evening, out under the glorious night sky." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Our room was very comfortable though some aspects were looking a little tired. The sunken bath is an impressive feature but unfortunately the water system is not up to filling it! We understand that the rooms are to undergo a full redesign and refurbishment and if Polly's description is anything to go by will be lovely when this is complete.
Food was excellent (particularly some fantastic beef fillet) and service impeccable." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"Luangwa River Camp Review"
My intrepid guide Sebastian bent over backwards to accommodate my questions and preferences. My room was spacious luxurious and cosy. The food was excellent and carefully prepared -- the morning porridge was a great touch. All in all, a phenomenal way to start my Luangwa adventure." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"Luanga River Camp review"
The crossing of the river into the park made for a spectacular start to a drive. The Park here is a little busier than at some other places. On one occasion we had the experience of being one vehicle among half a dozen surrounding a pride of lions - I guess this is what it's like in some of the more commercially exploited safari parks elsewhere. Having said that, the rest of the time we managed to avoid other people and the walking in the morning was great." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"Luxurious Camp in the Central Area"
The chalets are spacious and luxurious and you have a fantastic view from the camp at and over the river. All people at the camp are friendly and helpful and the food was not only very good but also imaginative!
Although the camp is located outside the park it's easy and quick to get into the park - just by crossing the river with the vehicle passing many crocodiles and some irritated hippos.
Inside the park the game drives take place in the central (Mfuwe) area of the South Luangwa National Park where you can see much game and it seems to be the best place to see leopards in Zambia!
But there are not only many animals in this area but unfortunately also many other vehicles especially at the night drives. One morning we saw a beautiful male leopard and when we returned to this area again in the afternoon there were 13 vehicles standig at or around this poor animal!
Nevertheless it is a great area to observe wildlife and the Lunagwa River Camp a perfect place to stay" See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"Such comfort at Luangwa river camp"
Polly is the hostess with the mostess and she and all the staff went out of their way to make everything perfect for us and the camp is so comfortable. Both my grandchildren had birthdays while we were there and she produced wonderful boxed "bush" birthday presents in the shape of a sausage from the tree for the 12 year old and a box of dried elephant dung for the 15 year old!! - they were highly amused. Also they each received a delicious iced cake complete with candles - such a treat.
Sebastian was ever patient and an easy, humourous guide, ever answering questions which must be tiring! We also had a good day visit to the Kawaza school and lunch at the village, and appreciated our dinner even more than usual!" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
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