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%
(192 reviews)

Tafika was a great location on the bend of the river, with great views. There were always the options of Game Drives Day & Night, Walking & even Mountain Biking. The ... 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%
(127 reviews)

We had a wonderful time at Kaingo. Our guide (Patrick) was delightful, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff in general were always ... 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  95%
(122 reviews)

I only stayed one night at Nkwali, wasn't even there 24 hours, but the staff were lovely and welcoming, the food was great 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  97%
(92 reviews)

My game drives with Daudi were brilliant, he had such a sense of calm and trust, and I knew he would get us really good views of the animals. Whilst I was staying at 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%
(87 reviews)

This camp was particularly friendly. We saw some amazing wildlife whilst there - a leopard at first light, five lions on the move at dusk, a hyena and cub by their den ... 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%
(83 reviews)

We loved Mwamba. It was the most rustic of the camps we stayed at on this trip but that did not mean basic. The bucket shower was the only element that you could really ... 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 permanent ox-bow lagoon, just outside South ...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...

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%
(77 reviews)

The walking experience & staying in the 2 completely different bushcamps for 2 nights each was fantastic. We kept the same team for the 5 days & this was also great. We ... 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%
(62 reviews)

The walking experience & staying in the 2 completely different bushcamps for 2 nights each was fantastic. We kept the same team for the 5 days & this was also great. We ... 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%
(50 reviews)

We chose to do all drives at Mchenja & had an amazing animal viewing experience! In one day, we saw 9 leopards & 11 lions - we even tracked a pride of about 5 lions on foot ... 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%
(46 reviews)

The welcome provide by Colo and her team was wonderful The guiding was brilliant by Simon and Filomen The proximity of the lions to the camp and their nighttime roaring ... 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  96%
(24 reviews)

This was my second visit to the camp and my daughter's first. I loved it there last time and was just as pleased to be there on this trip. The hostess, Polly, is ... 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%
(13 reviews)

I have to say that I was pretty scared before I did the walking safari, but I am so pleased I did it. It was so informative, and really helped my understanding of the whole ... 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%
(12 reviews)

Kuyenda is in a lovely location and our transfer via Mfuwe was handled really well. Our guide was excellent and we had some amazing walks - even seeing a male lion with ... reviews...

Kapamba Bushcamp

Kapamba Bushcamp

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In the remote far south of South Luangwa National Park, along the shallow, seasonal Kapamba River, lies Kapamba Bushcamp, owned ...More about Kapamba Bushcamp

Excellent  93%
(11 reviews)

This was my second bushcamp and the transfer from Bili took only 20 minutes. This camp located along the Kapamba river with lovely views from both the deck and the chalets... 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%
(10 reviews)

Same comments as my earlier review (24-26th September) apply. [ Ed: see below! ] 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  96%
(10 reviews)

The walking safari was just what I was looking for. Great group of trekkers, and a super staff. Our camp manager was a very friendly, efficient young Zambian woman who ... 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  93%
(9 reviews)

The village overnight was such a wonderful part of our trip. The experience really made us feel a connection to Zambia that we never would have felt had we not stayed at ... 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%
(9 reviews)

Luangwa Safari House is luxurious, spacious four bedroom house with excellent game and bird viewing and great meals. From our bedrooms we were treated to visiting elephants, ... 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%
(8 reviews)

This was the first Bushcamp in my South Luangwa itinerary. I was very tired after a long flight and it was dark by the time I reached the park gate. First I was taken to ... reviews...

Chinzombo

Chinzombo

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Opened in early June 2013, the stylish and very contemporary Chinzombo spans an expansive curve of the Luangwa River, overlooking ...More about Chinzombo

Excellent  98%
(8 reviews)

Wonderful luxurious stay Guiding by Abraham and Innocent was superb. The food such a high standard and every taste catered for. It was a magical experience 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  89%
(7 reviews)

We stayed at Mfuwe Lodge for one night to allow us to meet someone in Mfuwe village. We were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. We were met at the airport and taken ... reviews...

Chindeni

Chindeni

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Chindeni Bushcamp is one of the South Luangwa's most luxurious and well-furnished bushcamps. It underwent extensive refurbishment ...More about Chindeni

Excellent  92%
(5 reviews)

Large comfortable cabins on the water and we could watch animals coming to drink. Good food. Some great morning walks and an exciting night drive where we saw 3 lions, a ... 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  96%
(5 reviews)

This was my 3rd and final lodge in Zambia. The lodge is beautifully designed with a combination of wood and brightly colored fabrics. The setting is magnificent with ... 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...

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

Good  88%
(5 reviews)

This was the undisputed highlight of our travel to Sambia and Malawi. Already the arrival was breathtaking for a family that had not been on safari before: hippos and crocs ... reviews...

Island Bush Camp

Island Bush Camp

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Island Bush Camp is a simple camp in a very remote part of South Luangwa, a three- hour drive south of Mfuwe. The camp faces ...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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On the banks of the Luangwa River, in the southern area of the South Luangwa National Park, Chamilandu Bushcamp is set in a shady ...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, fairly traditional bushcamp in one of the more remote areas of the southern sector of South Luangwa National ...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