Lion Camp (South
Luangwa National Park) Zambia
A stylish, unique and independent lodge situated in a
remote part of South Luangwa National Park with abundant and
uncongested game viewing on the doorstep. Lion Camp is also
distinguished by its friendly staff, personalized service
and excellent food.
Located 40km upstream from the main Mfuwe gate, and on
the banks of an oxbow lagoon or “wafwa,” which retains a
small amount of water all year, the lodge looks out onto
open grassland. By day the plain is frequented by grazing
mammals, and by night it becomes a hunting ground for Lions.
Lion Camp has just nine canvas and thatch chalets
accommodating a maximum of 18 guests.
Built on raised wooden platforms, they are linked to each
other and the main area by a raised wooden boardwalk.
Each chalet has either a four poster king-size double bed
or twin beds, and a walk-in mosquito net.
They are all ensuite with a shower and toilet, and have
private decks overlooking the open plain in front.
An infinity swimming pool, lower deck with sun loungers,
central bar and fireplace are located in the main area,
along with a library and small shop. 220V inverter power is
available in each chalet. The lodge is regularly updated,
the most recent refurbishment was in 2010 when Stephen
Falcke Interiors introduced fresh and vibrant colours.
Mealtimes at Lion Camp are social occasions and are
highly convivial, with fabulous food and plenty of stories
from your Lion Camp hosts. Our set menu is varied and
healthy. Lunch is buffet style, and the evening meal is
plated. All food is prepared on site from fresh ingredients
by our team of talented Zambian chefs.
In the absence of fences, game moves freely through the
lodge grounds. Elephant, hippo, bushbuck and other antelope
are regularly seen within the confines of the camp and there
are healthy populations of lion, leopard, buffalo and
giraffe in the immediate area.
All safari activities are led by qualified guides who
will educate and enlighten you in the secrets of the park.
Game drives are conducted in open Land Rovers. Walking
safaris are accompanied by an experienced and armed escort
scout. In general you will cover more ground on a game
drive, and due to the fact you can get much closer to game
in a vehicle there are better opportunities for photography.
Walking Safaris are a very different option, they bring
you in touch with the wilderness and tend to focus more on
the minutiae of the park and the eco-system. It is a truly
unforgettable experience striding out in country where you
are on the same footing as a lion or elephant.
All of our guides have passed a rigorous Luangwa Guides
examination which includes a requirement for an in depth
familiarity with all of the mammals, birds and vegetation to
be found in South Luangwa. We recognize that everyone has
different interests so please do let your guide know of
specific areas of interest and they will do their utmost to
Lion Camp is open between 1st June and 31st October which
is Zambia’s dry season. (Access during the rainy season is
impossible by road, due to Lion Camps remote location).
From $555 per person sharing per night. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.