South Luangwa National Park

Our 37 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%
(233 reviews)

Had our final night back at tafika after the walking camps. It was an opportunity to learn about the work they do with the local community through the Tafika Fund. We ... 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%
(160 reviews)

The camp was intimate and casual, but all our needs were beautifully met. The bungalows are very comfortable, and open to the river which is really nice. (Within hours of ... 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%
(158 reviews)

This is a very friendly and welcoming camp with very good guides. Gerard and Agatha were charming hosts. We wanted to see big cats and in our stay here and at the satellite ... 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%
(124 reviews)

Again it was all perfect, In retrospect had I known or it being possible a longer stay would be most rewarding . Nsefu 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%
(112 reviews)

A friendly camp, well hosted by Jenny, with very capable guides and delicious food. We wanted to try a camp on the other side of the river from the majority of camps. This ... 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%
(109 reviews)

Any concerns that this bushcamp might be too spartan were misplaced. It may have helped that we had stayed first at the main camp, Kaingo, before moving to the bushcamp, ... 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%
(91 reviews)

The unusual two storey reed huts are a treat and the walking with Amon and Scout Renaldo was first class. And saw cook Patson who we first met at Mwaleshi 19 years ago... Chikoko Tree Camp 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...

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  97%
(69 reviews)

A fantastic camp in a great setting. The walk here from Tafika was spectacular, led by Amon. We had the camp to ourselves for two nights and it was great to have the ... Crocodile 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  96%
(57 reviews)

We stayed 3 days in the family open cottage. The view from the master bedroom was great and the location of the cottage is perfect (right next to the communal area). We saw ... Kakuli Bushcamp 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... Mchenja Bushcamp 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%
(50 reviews)

Too brief visit to really judge. Nsolo 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  97%
(46 reviews)

Spent a long weekend at Flatdogs in September 2017 as a solo traveller. Overall, it was a fantastic experience Location - It's right by the main gate but outside the park, ... Flatdogs Camp 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%
(37 reviews)

We had an outstanding visit with abundant wildlife ,excellent guiding and walks and interesting company would willingly return here. Luwi Bushcamp 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%
(33 reviews)

Wonderful camp very well run. Luangwa River Camp 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 ... Robin Pope bush-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  98%
(19 reviews)

We fell under the spell of Kafunta River Lodge, and South Luangwa National Park and would love to return! This is an incredible place with a stunning view over the river ... Kafunta River Lodge reviews...

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

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Robin Pope Safaris offer the only real mobile camping option in the South Luangwa National Park. Their mobile walking safari ...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 ... 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  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 ... Kapamba Bushcamp 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...

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 - we understand the camp ...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 ... Lion Camp 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...

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... Bilimungwe Bushcamp 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...

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%
(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... Chinzombo 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

Excellent  91%
(9 reviews)

Each year elephants visit the lodge to get to a great old mango tree. When the mango is in fruit (usually late October through December) the elephants may walk through the ... Mfuwe Lodge 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  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...

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 ... Robin's House 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 ... Island Bush Camp 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  93%
(6 reviews)

Great lodge with a fantastic view over the lagoon 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%
(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... 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  87%
(3 reviews)

The Mwamba Camp-out was awesome! My wife and I and our two teenage children spent the night near a watering hole in the South Luangwa National Park. We had a fantastic ... 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...

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  100%
(1 reviews)

We enjoyed our stay at the Three Rivers Camp a lot. It's a lovely and remote place on earth. The managers Anna and Sverre and the other staff were very friendly, welcoming ... Three Rivers Camp 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, ...More about Surprise Safari Camp

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