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%
(207 reviews)

Same as ever [Ed: See review below from their visit here a few days earlier in this same trip.] 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  95%
(134 reviews)

We have visited the South Luangwa area many times over a period of over 20 years of regularly going on safari. In our opinion Kaingo is the best location in the area 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%
(134 reviews)

Room: The "honeymoon suite" no.6 was lovely (even if 40 years too late!). Guiding: Excellent, Chris "the leopard whisperer" worked tirelessly to find ... 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%
(96 reviews)

Very good staff and guides with an extraordinary about of game to view 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%
(94 reviews)

A beautiful camp with a chorus of hippos (we have no objection, but some guests find them disruptive to sleep)! The tents are very well done and do work well at keeping out ... 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  98%
(89 reviews)

This was the most basic camp we visited, but it stands out as a favourite because of the guiding and sightings. I wanted a camp that went back to basics - especially 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%
(81 reviews)

We love this simple camp and this year we saw large numbers of wildebeest, roan antelope and eland as animals move closer to river as water dries up. Crossed the river ... 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%
(64 reviews)

Returned to another favourite. Crocodile is a basic walking camp with comfortable beds. We were the only guests at the time so very quiet. Stopped one morning for tea ... 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%
(54 reviews)

We were met by our guide Prince at the Mfwue airport who was with us for the two days. He was excellent. The camp was great and Claire and her team were friendly and welcoming... 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%
(51 reviews)

Gorgeous setting in an ebony forest overlooking the river. The rooms are particularly well designed & food is excellent. The hostess Tasha was charming and guide "Uncle ... 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%
(47 reviews)

Warmest welcome ever from Colo and her team, constantly willing to surprise & please you. They all make you feel "at home". Overall a very enjoyable, comfortable ... 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%
(34 reviews)

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 ... 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%
(30 reviews)

The camp was beautiful and the safari tent was lovely! 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%
(26 reviews)

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. ... 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  100%
(15 reviews)

The highlight of our trip! It could not be improved on. Kanga and his team were fantastic and Kangar himself was by far our best guide both for his enthusiasm and ability ... 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...

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%
(13 reviews)

This was a fabulous experience with an excellent guide and supporting staff who really catered for one of the client's (not us) dietary requirements with utmost patience. 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  92%
(12 reviews)

Good Lodge, but we missed the water in front of the camp 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%
(11 reviews)

We had a wonderful stay at Kafunta River Lodge. Beautiful lodge, lovely staff, excellent food and amazing game viewing. The only minor inconvenience we encountered was the ... 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%
(11 reviews)

The House and its facilities were superb and the staff outstanding - professional, welcoming & relaxed. There would be very little to highlight for improvement opportunities ... 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  94%
(10 reviews)

The highlight of the trip. Great experience seeing a real Zambian village. Everyone was very friendly. 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  93%
(9 reviews)

Great lodge and we loved the waterholes 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...

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...

Lion Camp

Lion Camp

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Lion Camp is located in the remote north of South Luangwa National Park, close to the incredibly game-rich Lion Plain, and a ...More about Lion Camp

Excellent  97%
(7 reviews)

Absolutely loved our stay at Lion Camp. Would highly recommend it to anyone considering visiting. 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  91%
(7 reviews)

Simply excellent. 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...

Puku Ridge

Puku Ridge

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Set on a rocky hillside overlooking the Kakumbi Floodplain, Puku Ridge is a stylish camp which has recently been bought by Sanctuary ...More about Puku Ridge

Excellent  92%
(5 reviews)

Beautiful setting against an open plain where puku,impala, elephants, baboons, zebra and giraffes frequently graze and take advantage of the small bit of remaining water... 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%
(4 reviews)

Island Bush Camp is quite isolated, so you are unlikely to meet other vehicles or other people, the only complaint I had about Kafunta. The staff, small, is absolutely ... 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 from one of our travellers who experienced the trip in June 2009: The sleepouts start in the afternoon – after a delicious afternoon tea, you set out with your scout ...More about Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

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 2016. 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