Luwi Bushcamp

Reviews of Luwi Bushcamp

Excellent(92%) From 35 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 35 of our travellers who have visited Luwi Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Miss P from Stoke Newington
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautiful Camp

The camp itself is lovely and remains one of my favourite in South Luangwa (this is a return visit - I was here in 2012). I particularly love the open fronted design and the huge outdoor bathrooms. It should be a wonderful bush experience.

However, something was amiss. The host was absent, and a young hostess from Chinzombo was there, but seemingly specifically to entertain one particular group of guests (including joining them on game drives). It wasn't clear what the relationship was, but it was very flirtatious and made me feel uncomfortable. Norman Carr seem very flexible and happy to have guests at Luwi who are not much interested, or not at all interested in walking. As I wanted to walk the whole time I did end up feeling somewhat out of place. Not due to the guide, Lawrence, who welcomed me as someone after his own heart. But somehow it felt like Luwi had lost its soul.

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Mr & Mrs T from Kent
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Luwi Bushcamp

The walk to Luwi from Nsolo was varied and along with all the walking safaris that we did a fabulous addition to our experinece.

Lawrence and Frank looked after us very well

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Mr & Mrs VV- G from Belgium
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luwi Bushcamp review

Enjoying the remoteness of the camp.
We highly appreciated Judy's cooking !
Friendly relaxed atmosphere and very helpful staff.

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Ms H & Mr F - Chicago
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lions roaring at night!

We got to Luwi after sunset, so we only got to have one full day there. However, we loved that day!

We'd never done a walking safari before & we didn't see any of the Big 5 on our walks, but that was OK. We saw lots of plants, smaller animals & just enjoyed being out in the wild. We did hear lions roaring nearby on both nights - that was super exciting! Rooms were rustic, yet super comfortable & we loved the open-air bathrooms & showers (plenty of hot water).

Manager Frank & guide Brian obviously have a great relationship & they are so hilarious to swap stories with during meals & during happy hour. Staying at Luwi was an awesome way to start our adventures in South Luangwa!

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Mr H - Switzerland
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luwi the real Bushcamp experience!

The best Camp of Norman Carr Safari's if stayed in.

Definately a Bush Camp, so remote but so wonderfully designed and wonderfull peoples there. Stayed only for 2 nights but would have loved to stay longer there. Lawrence the Guide was extraordinary and the Walks there were just fantastic.

I was really impressed! Thanks

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Dr T from Amersham
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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rustic luxury in the bush

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 which made the walks even better. A superb setting with an amazing night chorus of lion, hyena ,honey badger, hippo and wild dog !

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Mr and Mrs G from Devon
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luwi Bushcamp review

Luwi is an idyllic camp. Of simple construction in natural materials it blends with the surroundings and allows visitors to feel at one with the bush, as indeed do all NCS bush camps, but the remoteness of this camp makes it more enchanting.

As we were the only visitors it became "our" camp and thus an even more special place.

The walks in the bush around this area were fascinating and very informative, as were the game drives by both day and night. We saw the not-so-common reed buck and enjoyed watching elephant, impala, zebra and puku from the camp. Indeed some elephant came really close as they grazed and browsed their way through their day. Wonderful.

The idea of "sundowners" taken at sunset in picturesque locations is very good and allows the true ambience to be felt and increases empathy with the environment.

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Prof B & Dr B from Warwick
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luwi Bushcamp review

What a change from Kapani - one extreme to the other! We loved the room (we had Room 1 - the most remote from the bar) our first experience of an outside shower and toilet. We were the only guests for the first night and although this was intimidating at first in the end we really loved the personal attention we got form Lani (the host) and Lawrence the guide. Our first experience of walking - such fun. We tracked and found ions on one of the walks - an experience no-one in a Land Rover could match. Also we saw no-one else on our drives or walks - this is something we were to get used and love.

On the second night we were joined by a writer and photographers from Conde Nast UK Traveller magazine - a great group who made our second evening a lot of fun. Look out for an article on Norman Carr's new super fancy new camp in January's edition (on sale in December).

We felt the rooms did not provide anywhere particularly comfortable to sit - an essential given the long siesta times. Otherwise they were fine. (Even if a mouse did threaten me on the toilet!!!).

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Mr V - Chenai, India
Arrived on: 10-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luwi Bushcamp review

Fantastic

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Mr & Mrs M from Doncaster
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Into the bush

Loved the open-air living, and a first real taste of the sounds of the bush - particularly at night !

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