South Luangwa National Park

Our 38 top lodges & safari camps in South Luangwa National Park

Most of South Luangwa’s camps aim at upmarket visitors from overseas. Giving the park’s remote location, this is not surprising. Most of them can operate for only for five or six months of the year, after which they pack up, returning to rebuild their camps after every rainy season.
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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%
(273 reviews)

Excellent location, excellent guiding. Again being outside the park was not a problem. Indeed several sightings were outside the park. Over attentive service for a bush camp... Tafika 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%
(198 reviews)

Sept 29+30: Well organized pickup at Mfewe airport then 40 minute drive to Nkwali Camp in time for dinner at 8pm. Delicious food, lovely accommodations, dinners served by ... Nkwali 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%
(187 reviews)

Kaingo is well situated on the Luangwa River - benefiting from beautiful views and some amazing sitings from the comfort of your very own private deck (every room has one!)... Kaingo Camp 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%
(163 reviews)

After the 5 hours drive back from the Mobile walking safari, and a short pole driven boat crossing, it seemed like a return to civilization - ice cubes! Another beautiful ... Nsefu reviews...

Tena Tena

Tena Tena

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Run by Robin Pope Safaris, Tena Tena is in the remote but game-rich Nsefu Sector, on the north side of Zambia’s South Luangwa ...More about Tena Tena

Excellent  95%
(136 reviews)

The camp provides an immersive African bush experience. We can hear hippo, hyena and lion all night. We like our guide John. We saw a pack of 3 wild dogs on the day ... Tena Tena 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 ...More about Mwamba Bushcamp

Excellent  99%
(126 reviews)

After four nights at Kaingo camp, we transferred for four nights at the smaller, more intimate Mwamba Bushcamp. We were glad that we did both camps as each one has its ... Mwamba Bushcamp 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%
(104 reviews)

Excellent for a camp really in the bush. Chalet roof had leaked during previous day's rain. Staff a ready for this with plastic sheets to cover essential parts of chalet. Chikoko Tree Camp 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%
(81 reviews)

Excellent for a camp in the bush. Chalet roof appeared waterproof. Crocodile Bushcamp 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. Kapani Lodge reviews...

Mchenja Bushcamp

Mchenja Bushcamp

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Mchenja Bushcamp is Norman Carr Safaris' most luxurious bushcamp. It's a beautiful camp in a lovely setting within an ebony grove, ...More about Mchenja Bushcamp

Excellent  98%
(63 reviews)

The highest points of our stay in Mchenja Bushcamp: 1- The people - Emmanuel (manager), Nation (ranger), Jon (our guide) and all the staff. During an amazing dinner, ... Mchenja Bushcamp 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  97%
(62 reviews)

The highest points of our stay in Kakuli Bushcamp: 1- The people - different names but the same dedication, support and warmth. Philemon (manager), Gloria, Jack (meals), ... Kakuli Bushcamp 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  98%
(60 reviews)

Really good value for money. Excellent guiding. Dining adequate but nothing special. Accommodation was excellent with river view. Would not have wanted a tent without a view... Flatdogs Camp 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  96%
(60 reviews)

My Emirates flights were postponed a day - Lucy Copson from Expert Africa was right on it and gave me a few options, being able to book me at the Luangwa River Camp for another ... Luangwa River 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%
(52 reviews)

Is it my favourite because it was my first? I managed to miss a flight, thereby arriving late and after dark, and spoiling all the arrangements but the staff took this ... Nsolo Bushcamp 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  96%
(39 reviews)

A very nice lodge, lovely location but again due to lack of rain the river was low. We were looked after very well, and were presented with tin water flasks to keep... Kafunta River Lodge 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  93%
(38 reviews)

This one is a tough one to comment on. I personally loved the bush camp feel, the rustic nostalgic charm, the isolation and sense of adventure. We got there in the dark and ... Luwi Bushcamp 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%
(25 reviews)

This was led by Braston who was always attentive to the guests needs. It was lovely one evening to sit by the fire to reminisce about a trip to the village 11 years ago, ... Robin Pope bush-camp reviews...

Lion Camp

Lion Camp

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Lion Camp is located in the remote north of South Luangwa National Park, a three hour drive from Mfuwe Airport. The camp was ...More about Lion Camp

Excellent  94%
(22 reviews)

My second trip to the South Luangwa NP but first trip to Lion Camp and the northern part of the park. Camp is very lovely, in particular the rooms with an awesome veranda ... Lion Camp reviews...

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

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Robin Pope Safaris offers the only real mobile camping option in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Their mobile walking safari ...More about Robin Pope walking

Excellent  98%
(21 reviews)

5 hour transfer to the first Mobile camp, swatting at tsetse flies and rolling up and down windows to try to keep them out the whole way! A fascinating drive nonetheless! ... Robin Pope walking 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  94%
(16 reviews)

We spent 4 nights at Kapamba near the beginning of the rainy season and had the luxury of enjoying the camp with few other guests. The food was excellent, the open chalets ... Kapamba Bushcamp reviews...

Chinzombo

Chinzombo

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Opened in early June 2013, Chinzombo is located on an expansive curve of the Luangwa River, overlooking the South Luangwa National ...More about Chinzombo

Excellent  98%
(13 reviews)

We had the most amazing stay at Chinzombo - it was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Africa. The accommodations are huge and beautiful - modern with some traditional ... Chinzombo 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 Kuyenda Bushcamp 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%
(12 reviews)

Great camp, Alex was lovely and our guide Manda was great, all the staff were nice. The room was lovely and the setting on the lagoon was wonderful, with lots of animals ... Bilimungwe Bushcamp 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 ... Luangwa Safari House 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 ... Kawaza Village 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%
(10 reviews)

I'm a safari camp novice so had chosen the lodge a) to see what it was like and b) in case I needed something a little more familiar than an open bathroom etc. before transfe... Mfuwe Lodge 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  94%
(10 reviews)

We had an outstanding time at the property. Everything was above expectations. The guide (Fred) was knowledgeable and good spirited and we took an immediate liking to him... Robin's House reviews...

Three Rivers Camp

Three Rivers Camp

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Three Rivers Camp opened in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park in May 2017. Appropriately named, the camp is located on at ...More about Three Rivers Camp

Excellent  94%
(10 reviews)

The camp is beautiful and very remote. The only thing that slightly spoiled our stay were the bothersome tse tse flies. They are very painful and abundant in this area. ... Three Rivers Camp 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%
(9 reviews)

It was about a 2 hour drive to island Bush Camp from Kafunta, and we arrived in time for a game drive. We would have preferred to walk but because our guide at Kafunta had ... Island Bush Camp reviews...

Puku Ridge

Puku Ridge

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NB: Puku Ridge is currently closed for a major refurbishment, due to open again in September 2019. Set high on a rocky ridge, ...More about Puku Ridge

Excellent  93%
(9 reviews)

Still captivated from the leopard kill we could observe from the veranda during the tea break. The plain's view creates an enormous bush experience. All meals served with ... Puku Ridge reviews...

Chindeni

Chindeni

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

Excellent  94%
(7 reviews)

Excellent hostess at Chindeni. On the transfer from Luangwa River Lodge to Chindeni we had a very warm welcome from the manager of Bushcamp Co in Mfuwe, same on the return ... Chindeni 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%
(4 reviews)

First time at a Bush camp Company camp. very impressed by the professionalism of the operation. Fanwell was an excellent guide and Camp manager. Walks however were short... Chamilandu Bushcamp 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  90%
(4 reviews)

We took advantage of the camp-out option at Kaingo camp, where we were able to spend a night "under the stars", and would highly recommend this unique experience!! We ... Mwamba Camp-out 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 ... Zungulila 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 ... Chichele Lodge reviews...

Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

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For a really adventurous night out in the bush, the Luwi River Sleepout allows travellers to sleep out for a night under just ...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 ... Luwi Riverbed Sleepout reviews...

Chikunto Safari Lodge

Chikunto Safari Lodge

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Chikunto Safari Lodge is a new property in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, sitting on a peninsula of land created by the ...More about Chikunto

Mapazi Camp

Mapazi Camp

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Mapazi Camp is a new walking only camp located in the far north of Zambia's South Luangwa National Park - one of the most renowned ...More about Mapazi Camp

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