South Luangwa National Park

Lodges & safari camps in South Luangwa National Park

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Tafika

Tafika

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Home to John and Carol Coppinger, the founders of Remote Africa Safaris, Tafika is a small and apparently fairly rustic camp ...More about Tafika

Excellent  98%
(219 reviews)

We were very sad leaving Nsefu but Tafika was yet another new experience. We loved the rooms, the bar and Bryan our guide was suberb. Again nothing was too much trouble and ... reviews...

Nkwali

Nkwali

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Built on the banks of the Luangwa River, Nkwali Camp sits under the shade of tall mahogany, ebony and sausage trees. Owned and ...More about Nkwali

Excellent  96%
(151 reviews)

Met at by our guide, Fred, for our 3 night stay in this very comfortable and welcoming camp. Greeted by Kiki who managed an excellent team. Our guiding was first class, ... reviews...

Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp

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The well-established Kaingo Camp overlooks the Luangwa River from beneath an old grove of ebony trees. Owned by Derek Shenton ...More about Kaingo Camp

Excellent  96%
(144 reviews)

Liz and Garth who ran the camp were warm, welcoming hosts. Ruth the catering manager provided excellent food, and the staff were unfailingly helpful. We very much enjoyed ... reviews...

Nsefu

Nsefu

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Nsefu Camp, run by Robin Pope Safaris, is located on a wide bend of the Luangwa River in the remote and game-rich Nsefu sector ...More about Nsefu

Excellent  98%
(117 reviews)

Beautiful view over the river! We had a wonderful time with Sebastiaan and William is an excellent spotter. The (long) walks were partly difficult because off dryed- ... reviews...

Tena Tena

Tena Tena

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Run by Robin Pope Safaris, Tena Tena is in the remote Nsefu Sector, on the north side of South Luangwa National Park in an area ...More about Tena Tena

Excellent  94%
(105 reviews)

This small camp is in a great location and there is a high concentration of game. Guiding was excellent. Walking safaris on offer but we chose not to do one so spent ... reviews...

Mwamba Bushcamp

Mwamba Bushcamp

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Mwamba Bushcamp is set beneath the shade of tall ebony trees overlooking a waterhole in the usually dry bed of the seasonal Mwamba ...More about Mwamba Bushcamp

Excellent  99%
(97 reviews)

Mwamba means "heaven", and heaven it is... if you like a small, intimate bush camp that is both rustic (bucket showers only) and luxurious (a hot shower in the ... reviews...

Chikoko Tree Camp

Chikoko Tree Camp

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Chikoko Tree Camp is an exceptionally small, intimate and rustic bushcamp that overlooks the seasonal Chikoko River – a scenic, ...More about Chikoko Tree Camp

Excellent  99%
(87 reviews)

We walked here from Crocodile Camp which we visited first. Seeing a large herd of roan as we approached the camp was a real highlight Stephen was a great guide, and ... reviews...

Kapani Lodge

Kapani Lodge

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Kapani, which means 'the place of the Mopane trees', is situated on the banks of a permenant oxbow lake, just outside South Luangwa ...More about Kapani Lodge

Excellent  95%
(80 reviews)

Great game drives with good guides. Lovely rooms and good food. Lots of game including leopard, lion and wild dog. reviews...

Crocodile Bushcamp

Crocodile Bushcamp

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The tiny and stylishly rustic Crocodile Bushcamp – also known as Crocodile River Camp – is one half of a pair of bushcamps, known ...More about Crocodile Bushcamp

Excellent  98%
(65 reviews)

This is a beautiful remote camp. Walking the bush with expert guide Stephen, and Renardo the scout, was a fantastic experience. It was great to be able to discover more ... reviews...

Kakuli Bushcamp

Kakuli Bushcamp

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Kakuli Bush Camp is a small, intimate camp situated in an area of South Luangwa National Park known for its high density of wildlife...More about Kakuli Bushcamp

Excellent  96%
(56 reviews)

This was my first visit to Kakuli - it was the only NCS camp I did not visit in 2012. The hosting here was a vast improvement on Luwi and Nsolo, with Claire doing an excellent, ... reviews...

Mchenja Bushcamp

Mchenja Bushcamp

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Mchenja Bushcamp is Norman Carr Safaris' flagship and most luxurious bushcamp. It's a beautiful camp in a lovely setting within ...More about Mchenja Bushcamp

Excellent  98%
(54 reviews)

We absolutely loved Mchenja. It does have the good fortune to be in a very lovely position on the river, so there is always something to watch ( usually hippos) while in camp... reviews...

Nsolo Bushcamp

Nsolo Bushcamp

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Taking the local name for the greater honeyguide bird, Nsolo Bush Camp overlooks a bend of the usually dry Luwi River, a tributary ...More about Nsolo Bushcamp

Excellent  97%
(49 reviews)

Again, a wonderful welcome from Charity and all the staff. We particularly liked the way the staff at the Norman Carr camps introduced themselves by name when we arrived ... reviews...

Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp

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Located in the Mfuwe area, just outside the gates into South Luangwa National Park, Flatdogs Camp was once known as an excellent ...More about Flatdogs Camp

Excellent  97%
(37 reviews)

It was great to return to Flatdogs, this time to the Jackalberry Treehouse. The accommodation is wonderful, overlooking a private waterhole and open to everything. Lydia ... reviews...

Luwi Bushcamp

Luwi Bushcamp

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Luwi Bush Camp is Norman Carr Safaris' most remote and rustic camp, with no other camps, or people, for miles. It stands in a ...More about Luwi Bushcamp

Excellent  92%
(36 reviews)

Luwi was one of the two best camps on our trip, the other being Tena Tena. The greeting was exceptionally warm, from Charles and all the staff, the accommodation was perfect, ... reviews...

Luangwa River Camp

Luangwa River Camp

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Luangwa River Camp was built by a young English couple, Barry and Tara, who arrived in Zambia in 2001 with a host of ideas and ...More about Luangwa River Camp

Excellent  95%
(31 reviews)

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... reviews...

Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp

Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp

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If you stay at either of Robin Pope safari's camps in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park, Nsefu or Tena Tena, ...More about Robin Pope bush-camp

Excellent  99%
(22 reviews)

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The camp was amazingly comfortable, with an excellent bucket shower which we were encouraged to use whenever we wanted, and ... reviews...

Kafunta River Lodge

Kafunta River Lodge

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The well-established Kafunta River Lodge lies just outside the South Luangwa National Park, beside a large floodplain and watering ...More about Kafunta River Lodge

Excellent  98%
(18 reviews)

I will just repeat what I said before: We absolutely loved Kafunta River lodge! It was the last stop on our safari and also the best. Of course it was also the most expensive ... reviews...

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

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In the half-light of dawn, you sit clutching a mug of hot coffee beside the glowing embers of the campfire. Slowly, the sun rises ...More about Robin Pope walking

Excellent  97%
(15 reviews)

Good day camps stayed at in the 5-days trip, 3 in total. Especially the last 2-night camp. We were the only 2 people for the whole 5-night itinerary so good treat and we ... reviews...

Kapamba Bushcamp

Kapamba Bushcamp

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In the remote southern end of the South Luangwa National Park Kapamba Bushcamp is located on the banks of the seasonal Kapamba River...More about Kapamba Bushcamp

Excellent  93%
(14 reviews)

Another well run camp with a innovative manager Gamewas short on drives but made up with finding two lions and their kill Wonderful brunch one day in the bush under ... reviews...

Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp

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Kuyenda is one of the more rustic and traditional safari bushcamps in South Luangwa National Park. It's situated in the south ...More about Kuyenda Bushcamp

Excellent  98%
(13 reviews)

Typical African lodge with great food and lovely walking safaris reviews...

Lion Camp

Lion Camp

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Please note: Lion Camp will be closed for the entire of 2017 in order to undergo extensive renovations. The camp is due to open ...More about Lion Camp

Excellent  97%
(13 reviews)

Despite a certain apprehension as to what to expect as Lion Camp is portrayed as a large “camp” somewhat removed from the more traditional safari camps, we were not disappointed ... reviews...

Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House

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Originality and luxury come to mind when describing the grand Luangwa Safari House. With the Chindeni Hills as a backdrop, this ...More about Luangwa Safari House

Excellent  100%
(12 reviews)

This was our second visit to the House with the family and again everything was as expected. After the fist visit we could not have had a more enjoyable stay and this was ... reviews...

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

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Bilimungwe Bushcamp is a small, stylish camp run by The Bushcamp Company in the remote southern section of the South Luangwa ...More about Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Excellent  95%
(11 reviews)

During our long walks, Manda and Suzyo learned us a lot about the ecosystem and life in Zambia. Rich wildlife. Too bad we had to share the car with 6 people for the nightdrive... reviews...

Kawaza Village

Kawaza Village

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Just outside the South Luangwa National Park, and a few miles from Mfuwe town, lies a normal, working, rural Zambian village ...More about Kawaza Village

Excellent  95%
(11 reviews)

Once in a life time opportunity. Really enjoyed myself, a definite authentic experience. Everyone should visit this village, although must be prepared for the primitive ... reviews...

Chinzombo

Chinzombo

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Opened in early June 2013, Chinzombo is a brand-new camp on an old site that spans an expansive curve of the Luangwa River, overlo...More about Chinzombo

Excellent  98%
(9 reviews)

Just beautiful. Staff were friendly, intelligent and just delightful. Food was fabulous, the rooms totally perfect and everyone was flexible about what we did when. Gu... reviews...

Robin's House

Robin's House

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On the banks of the Luangwa River, Robin’s House sits in the shade of tall mahogany, ebony and sausage trees looking across to ...More about Robin's House

Excellent  93%
(9 reviews)

It was outside the park, but the guiding was exceptional. It was interesting to use the raft to enter the park. Parking in the park overnight and taking a boat across the ... reviews...

Island Bush Camp

Island Bush Camp

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The simple Island Bush Camp is in a very remote area of the South Luangwa, a three-hour drive south of the main area of Mfuwe...More about Island Bush Camp

Excellent  100%
(8 reviews)

We loved the island bushcamp experience. It was very relaxing and it has a very "chilled out" vibe. The chalets/huts are very beautiful and again, the pictures ... reviews...

Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge

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Occupying a lovely spot overlooking Mfuwe Lagoon – a huge oxbow lake – Mfuwe Lodge is the flagship safari property of the Bushcamp ...More about Mfuwe Lodge

Good  90%
(8 reviews)

Just stayed for a stopover fro 1 night reviews...

Puku Ridge

Puku Ridge

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Set on a rocky hillside overlooking the Kakumbi Floodplain, Puku Ridge is a stylish camp, currently owned and run by Sanctuary Lodges...More about Puku Ridge

Excellent  91%
(7 reviews)

On the Expert Africa website the description at the top of the page says Puku Ridge has 6 tents, but then says 7 tents further down ( which is correct). I understand the ... reviews...

Chindeni

Chindeni

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Located next to a large oxbow lake, Chindeni Bushcampis one of the South Luangwa’s most luxurious and well furnished bushcamps...More about Chindeni

Excellent  93%
(6 reviews)

Great lodge with a fantastic view over the lagoon reviews...

Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp

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Chamilandu Bushcamp is a small camp set in the shade of some tall African ebony trees, perched on the bank of a winding section ...More about Chamilandu Bushcamp

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

Our last 3 nights on this safari were spent at Chamilandu. Sue and I had stayed here before, 9 years ago, and we were hoping that our 3 friends would like it as much as we did... reviews...

Mwamba Camp-out

Mwamba Camp-out

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Walking out in the afternoon, after your afternoon tea at the main camp, you will head through the bush to the camping area, ...More about Mwamba Camp-out

Good  80%
(2 reviews)

We stayed at a makeshift camp beside a lagoon - it was not the permanent platform at Mwamba. I suspect we had a more interesting time at this location, although we didn't ... reviews...

Zungulila

Zungulila

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Zungulila is a small and incredibly isolated bushcamp in the remote southern sector of South Luangwa National Park. Owned by ...More about Zungulila

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

We started our 9 night safari with The Bushcamp Company at Zungulila after a 3.5 hour transfer/game drive from Mfuwe Lodge. What a wonderful location and a very warm welcome ... reviews...

Chichele Presidential Lodge

Chichele Presidential Lodge

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Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built in 1972 as the holiday home for the former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda...More about Chichele Lodge

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Absolutely superb. Wonderful game drives and walking safari, excellent and extremely knowledgeable guides, fantastic catering. I was very well looked after, even though ... reviews...

Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

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Although none of the Expert Africa team have been on a Luwi River Sleepout, we have been able to put together a good description ...More about Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Lawrence and Goodson were most attentive and Aran cooked a great meal over the bush fire. Loved the whole experience. Sorry that the three of them had to stay awake all ... reviews...

Surprise Safari Camp

Surprise Safari Camp

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Situated in the South Luangwa National Park, this 'Surprise Safari Camp' represents one chosen from a selection of top-notch, exclusive safari camps. It may be a luxurious tented camp or an authentic bush camp. It may offer game drives and walks, or perhaps it'll concentrate only on walking activities...More about Surprise Safari Camp

Three Rivers Camp

Three Rivers Camp

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Construction is currently being carried out on Three Rivers Camp in the South Luangwa National Park, with the new camp due to open in June 2017. Appropriately named, the camp will be located in the southern half of the park at the confluence of the Luangwa, Luzngazi and Kapamba Rivers. Like most ...More about Three Rivers Camp

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