Luangwa River Camp (formerly Luangwa River Lodge) in South Luangwa National Park consists of just five chalets thus catering for no more than 10 guests at any one time. The chalets are individually named; Mwala, Mazi, Merzi, Moto and Ziko and all feature unique decorative themes. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom and a private deck with views over the park and river.
The open plan lounge, dining area and revitalising pool afford excellent game viewing opportunities and delicious dining under an endless canopy of African stars.
Luangwa River Camp offers a range of activities, including guided walking safaris, which originated in the area, driving and riverboat safari trips (depending on the water level of the Luangwa River). The camp also offers excursions to local schools and villages.
When the river levels are high, a boat is used from outside the lodge to access the vehicles on the other side, inside the national park (or you can be driven around the river over the main gate bridge). Boat trips up and down stream can be taken when the river is at high water.
In 2011 the camp was taken over by Robin Pope Safaris, who renamed it Luangwa River Camp.
It is located about 20 minutes north of the main Mfuwe gate entrance to the park and is in a great area to explore in all directions both the game management area and inside the park. Big cats are frequently seen around the lodge including leopard and large prides of lion.
A superb combination of game drives, boat rides and walking safari in South Luangwa in the emerald season.
"Wonderful welcome. We couldn't have been looked after better. The food was amazing - How do they do it? We had a good mix of socialising with others so that we could swap stories and time to ourselves. Loved it."