Luangwa River Camp
(South Luangwa National Park) Zambia
Nestled under an ancient ebony grove in Zambia on the
banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the Wafwa Oxbow
Lagoon lays this intimate owner-run lodge, catering for just
five couples at any one time.
The Lodge’s gentle but exquisite décor fuses vibrant
earth tones and raw materials such as palm stalks,
indigenous timber, thatch and red earthen plaster, create a
strikingly elegant yet warm and tactile atmosphere that
rejects the rigidity of modern life making way for the
natural flow of Africa's endless wide open spaces.
Luangwa River Lodge has all the creature comforts of a 5
star lodge, yet with all the intimacy, tailored activities
and flexible mealtimes you come to expect from a bush camp
as they only cater for up to 10 guests at any one time. The
lodge is open all year except from 01-December to 31-March.
Accommodation consists of five brick and thatch suites,
accommodating double or twin guests. Amenities include hot
and cold running water, twin sinks, a shower and sunken
baths (large enough for two people). There are overhead fans
in both the bedroom and bathroom. The bedrooms include
walk-in mosquito nets as well as a sealed mosquito proof
room (as long as the doors are kept shut!) There are large
standing fans inside the mosquito nets.
The guest suites have 240v plug sockets and the rooms
include a hairdryer (they also have 110v converters).
Furnishings include a wardrobe and vanity table with
torches, candles and matches provided. All suites have
private decks with bomas, affording great views over the
river and park. Both the bedroom and bathroom have large
folding doors leading onto the outside deck.
All Bush Suites have 240v plug sockets and hairdryers (we
also have 110v converters).
Wardrobe and vanity table with rechargeable electric
lanterns, candles and matches provided.
All suites have private decks with covered Bomas
affording great views over the river and park. Both the
bedroom and bathroom have large folding doors leading to the
Activities / Wildlife
Activities on offer at Luangwa River Lodge include game
drives, walks (with armed escort scout and guide), bush
breakfasts, picnics, river safaris and boat trips (January
to April, subject to water levels), and viewing from the
elephant crossing hide (wonderful for photos). Also on offer
are day trips to the Nsefu sector to see the salt pans and
stork colony (approximately 1 hour from camp
The camp also arranges trips guests to the following
places of interest:
Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre, Tribal Textiles,
Kawaza Cultural Village, South Luangwa Conservation Society
(SLCS), Chiutika School Project, Nsefu Sector Stork Colony
(Full Day required)
If that all sounds far too energetic – why not simply
while away the day at camp with a good book beside the pool
or indulge yourself with a choice of holistic massage
treatments by a qualified therapist.
Accommodation Rates:- From $450 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary