South Luangwa

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The South Luangwa National Park found in the low-lying productive Luangwa Valley is one of the finest parks in Africa.

The park is sustained by the Luangwa River, an impressive watercourse that supports high densities of game along its banks.

What does make this area so special, compared to other parks with a similar volume of wildlife, is that visitor numbers are relatively low which ensures a more intimate and high quality wildlife experience.

The area is also well known for pioneering and offering outstanding walking safaris – one of the most rewarding and personal of bush experiences.

The high quality of safari in this region is due in no small measure to the work of a few family owned safari companies which over the years have established a range of excellent camps with superb guiding.

A good safari to this region tends to combine two or three camps within different areas of the park often managed by the same safari company.

Below is a list of our preferred camps / lodges within each area of the park:

South Luangwa Central: Open all year this area has the highest density of game but is also the busiest for visitors. Many of the lodges / camps in this area work well on arrival into the Luangwa valley or at the end of a stay due to the proximity to Mfuwe airport.

For a luxury camp with a stunning riverbank location we prefer Nkwali Camp.

A superb “Safari House” and our very favourite place is Luangwa Safari House.

Good lower cost options that combine well with other more remote camps are Flatdogs and Mfuwe Lodge.

South Luangwa North: A more seasonal area with far lower visitors numbers where most camps open between mid May and end October. This is an excellent walking safari area.

It’s hard to chose between the excellent top end camps however we particularly like Nsefu Camp and Tena Tena Camp.

An excellent authentic camp in the far north is Tafika Camp combined with the walking camps of Chikoko Trails .

Best lower cost option where we’ve had good feedback is Lion Camp.

South Luangwa South: A pristine and secluded area of the park that is less developed and with low visitor numbers. Some great walking safari options which operate between the small and intimate camps.

Small, high-quality bushcamps with excellent guiding are Kuyenda Camp and Chamilandu Camp.

Attractive and comfortable classic camps are Kalamu Bush Camp and Kalamu Lagoon Camp.

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Northern Camps

Chikoko Trails

Chikoko Walking Trails, operated by Remote Africa Safaris, in the South Luangwa National Park are conducted using two season bushcamps ...

S&B Rating:
$375 Per person, per night  
Chikoko Trails

Kakuli Camp

Kakuli Camp is a charming bush camp located on the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers in north South Luangwa National Park. A wo...

S&B Rating:
$430 Per person, per night  
Kakuli Camp

Lion Camp

Lion camp is located inside South Luangwa National Park to the north of the Nsefu sector. The camp stands on the edge of an oxbow lagoo...

S&B Rating:
$370 Per person, per night  
Lion Camp

Luwi Camp

Luwi Camp is a remote and seasonal bushcamp on the banks of a permanent lagoon near the Luwi River in north South Luangwa. Unlike most ...

S&B Rating:
$480 Per person, per night  
Luwi Camp

Mchenja Camp

Mchenja Camp has a wonderful locaton beneath a magnificent grove of ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa river in north South Luangw...

S&B Rating:
$505 Per person, per night  
Mchenja Camp

Nsefu Camp

Nsefu Camp is superbly located on the banks of the Luangwa River, in the middle of the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park....

S&B Rating:
$415 Per person, per night  
Nsefu Camp

Nsolo Camp

Nsolo Camp is situated overlooking a sweeping bend of the Luwi River that runs through the north of South Luangwa National Park. A perm...

S&B Rating:
$415 Per person, per night  
Nsolo Camp

Tafika Camp

Tafika Camp is a small, owner managed camp, located just outside the northern boundary of the Nsefu Sector in South Luangwa National Pa...

S&B Rating:
$460 Per person, per night  
Tafika Camp

Tena Tena Camp

Tena Tena Camp overlooks the Luangwa River at the southern end of the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park....

S&B Rating:
$460 Per person, per night  
Tena Tena Camp

Central Camps

Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp is located adjacent to the main Mfuwe Bridge which is the main entrance point to the South Luangwa National Park. An exce...

S&B Rating:
$185 Per person, per night  
Flatdogs Camp

Kapani Lodge

Kapani Lodge is situated on the banks of one of the Luangwa River's many ox-bow lagoons. It is located in the main Mfuwe area just outs...

S&B Rating:
$295 Per person, per night  
Kapani Lodge

Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House is a stunning private house situated in the Nkwali area of central South Luangwa. A superb bush location on the ed...

S&B Rating:
$200 Per person, per night  
Luangwa Safari House

Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge is situated in the heart of South Luangwa National Park in the busiest and most prolific game viewing area. The Lodge overl...

S&B Rating:
$360 Per person, per night  
Mfuwe Lodge

Nkwali Camp

Nkwali Camp is located in the private game management area of Nkwali overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. A superb game viewing...

S&B Rating:
$210 Per person, per night  
Nkwali Camp

Southern Camps

Bilimungwe Camp

Bilimungwe Camp is one of six intimate and exclusive bush camps operated by the Bushcamp Company in the unspoilt wilderness of South Lu...

S&B Rating:
$325 Per person, per night  
Bilimungwe Camp

Chamilandu Camp

Chamilandu Camp is one of six intimate and exclusive bush camps operated by the Bushcamp Company in the unspoilt wilderness of South Lu...

S&B Rating:
$480 Per person, per night  
Chamilandu Camp

Chindeni Camp

Chindeni Camp is one of six intimate and exclusive bush camps operated by the Bushcamp Company in the unspoilt wilderness of South Luan...

S&B Rating:
$480 Per person, per night  
Chindeni Camp

Kalamu Bush Camp

Situated in the Luamfwa Concession in the southern sector of the South Luangwa National Park, Kalamu Bush Camp takes its name from the ...

S&B Rating:
$510 Per person, per night  
Kalamu Bush Camp

Kalamu Lagoon Camp

Kalamu Lagoon Camp, lies on a beautiful permanent lagoon just off the Luangwa River in the remote Luamfwa area in the southern section ...

S&B Rating:
$275 Per person, per night  
Kalamu Lagoon Camp

Kapamba Camp

Kapamba Camp is one of six intimate and exclusive bush camps operated by the Bushcamp Company in the unspoilt wilderness of South Luang...

S&B Rating:
$320 Per person, per night  
Kapamba Camp

Kuyenda Camp

Kuyenda Camp is one of six intimate and exclusive bush camps operated by the Bushcamp Company in the unspoilt wilderness of South Luang...

S&B Rating:
$480 Per person, per night  
Kuyenda Camp

Lion Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia

Luangwa Safari House

South Luangwa, Zambia

Luwi Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia

Mchenja Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia

Mfuwe Lodge

South Luangwa, Zambia

Bilimungwe Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia

Nkwali Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia

Chamilandu Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia

Nsefu Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia

Chikoko Trails

South Luangwa, Zambia

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