Croc Valley Camp (South Luangwa National Park) Zambia
Croc Valley Camp offers affordable safari accommodation
bordering the amazing South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.
The riverfront campsite welcomes campers, backpackers and
overland trucks and provides parking areas, fire places,
power points, hot showers and ablutions, making your stay
more comfortable. It caters for the budget traveller as well
as those looking for both self-catering and full board
options, offering comfort together with rustic simplicity.
It is renowned for its large concentration of mammals and
elephants and it is not unusual to see a wide-ranging
variety of wildlife from the comfort and safety of your
chalet deck, the bar, restaurant and the poolside. The
exceptional location of Croc Valley Camp makes it a regular
host to elephants, giraffe, buffalo, hippos, monkeys,
antelope and crocodiles.
The Camp was renovated in February 2005 and is set in an
oasis of calm along the bank of the Luangwa River. The camp
fits effortlessly into the surrounding riverine habitat with
fantastic views and it is not uncommon to see elephants
crossing the river and strolling through the camp on a
Croc Valley Camp offers a variety of different
accommodation options to suit everyone’s pocket: From self
contained chalets on platforms, spacious en-suite tents on
the river bank, affordable backpacker rooms and a Family
Chalet to the campsite with thatched lapa's, electrical
points and water outlets all on lush green lawns.
The chalets are completely environmentally friendly and
in order to escape the off-season floods our chalets are
raised on stilts providing a fantastic viewpoint from which
to see the wildlife that wanders through the camp.
Throughout your stay, our chef's can provide delicious
meals and snacks from original recipes using fresh
ingredients for your meticulously prepared meals and for
those that wish to self-cater or camp, full kitchen
facilities are provided.
Our campsite is well catered for
campers and overland trucks with parking areas, fire places,
power points, hot showers and ablutions.
Between safaris, in
the midday heat, the big outdoor swimming pool provides the
perfect place to relax and cool off. Hammocks are also
scattered around the camp over-seeing the river and the
The Croc Valley Bar and Restaurant are open during the
day and at night it is open till 9:30. Guests are welcome to
order anytime from our restaurant menu which offers anything
from small snacks and sandwiches to full course meals.
Whether you want to eat from the bar or sit down in our
rustic and tranquil restaurant, the choice is yours. Special
meals can also be arranged and the menu can be altered to
suit your needs. The fully stocked bar offers a wide variety
of local and imported beers and spirits as well as cool
drinks, mixers and a variety of bar snacks.
For scenery and variety of animals, South Luangwa (area
of 9050sq kilometre) is probably the best park in Zambia.
Walking safaris first began here, and are a thrilling way to
experience Africa's wildlife at very close quarters.
are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird
species. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with
exceptional sightings of many of the migratory birds plus
regular residents like Open Billed Storks, African Fish
Eagles, beeaters and many more.
Whether you want to go on
safari in the comfort of our especially adapted game-viewing
vehicle or want to venture out on foot, we offer a safari
tailored to your needs with resident professional guides
whose intimate knowledge will guarantee an unforgettable
experience in the pristine wilderness of the South Luangwa
National Park .
The valley experiences two distinct seasons, the Dry
Season from May to November, and the Green Season from
December to April. The best time to view game is between
July and September. The coldest time of year is June and
July. By October temperatures reach 37 degrees centigrade
but the game viewing "hots" up too as the outlying water
dries up forcing the game to the riverine area.
a morning or night drive, or both, in our open game vehicle
and watch the antelopes, elephants, zebras, warthogs, lions,
leopards, abundance of beautiful birds and our very own
Thornicroft giraffe, which is found nowhere else. Join our
Walking Safaris on nature trails within the National Park,
escorted with a professional guide and fully trained scout.
Whether you want to go on safari in the comfort of our
especially adapted game-viewing vehicle or want to venture
out on foot, we offer a safari tailored to your needs.
Accommodation Rates:- From
$200 per person sharing per night. Please contact us for a
quote and suggested itinerary.