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%
(225 reviews)

This was the first safari lodge we had visited and was not disappointed. Our lodge looked basic from the outside but when one entered it was quite luxurious. All the staff ... 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%
(155 reviews)

I had been a bit apprehensive about Nkwali as it is outside the national park and fairly close to Mfuwe. However it was a delightful camp and the wildlife was excellent as ... 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%
(149 reviews)

The location of this camp is very good, being set along the bank of the Luangwa river. The wild animals obviously also think it is a good location as all the paths are used ... 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%
(119 reviews)

We were so lucky to have Jason(our guide) during our stay. He has been a guide for over 30 years and is so enthusiastic and informative that you want to be with him all the time... 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%
(108 reviews)

We had visited Tena Tena in 1993 and been organised by Jo and guided by Robin Pope, so it was a hard act to follow. The camp is now in a different but still very special location... 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%
(101 reviews)

Mwamba made us feel very at home. The thatched chalets and washing area including bucket showers very traditional but spacious with a bit of luxury - just what we enjoy. ... 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%
(89 reviews)

This camp was our favourite. The rooms are built on stilts which provides incredible views across the bush from the bedroom. The facilities are a little more basic than ... 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%
(66 reviews)

At Crocodile camp one felt that you really were in the African bush. Wild animals all around, being woken by the sound of Hippos, this is what walking safaris are all about... 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%
(45 reviews)

Felt like Nat Geo live! Elephants mud bathing in front of my tent. Consistent leopard spotting in every game drive and lots of lions with cubs. When in camp I enjoyed very ... 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  96%
(33 reviews)

Wonderful camp very well run. 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%
(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 ... 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 ... 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 - 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 ... 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...

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 ... 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 ... 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...

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 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  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 ... 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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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 ... 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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Three Rivers Camp opened in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park in May 2017. Appropriately named, the camp is located on at the confluence of the Luangwa, Lusangazi and Kapamba Rivers, and is one of only two camps in the southern area of the park located on the eastern side of the Luangwa River...More about Three Rivers Camp

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