Luangwa Safari House is a private house situated on Robin Pope''s Nkwali land. It is built on the edge of a seasonal lagoon and with a backdrop of the Chindeni Hills. Booked on an exclusive basis, this house is perfect for families or a small group of friends.
The game, including elephants and giraffe, use this area to feed and drink throughout the day. The main room is vast, -going up two storeys to the thatched roof, and has large comfy sofas where guests can relax. Outside there is a quartz-tiled terrace leading to a large plunge pool. The large deck area has sofas and chairs and meals can be eaten here in the open air, with views of the nearby waterhole. The 4 en-suite bedrooms are spacious and include a sitting area and each is unique in style. The upstairs rooms have wooden balconies and the downstairs rooms have large tiled verandas. The house has it's own staff, guides and vehicles for exclusive use.
Activities offered here include guided safari walks, game drives and night drives in private vehicles. Guests can also visit the local village and school.
Open: Luangwa Safari House is open from mid March through to mid January.
Location: The camp is located in South Luangwa National Park on the edge of a lagoon.
Rooms: This private safari house has 4 bedrooms catering for a maximum of 8 guests. Two are upstairs and two downstairs. Each has an en-suite bathroom with twin basis, toilet and shower. One of the rooms has a bathtub too.
Activities: Day and night game drives are offered in South Luangwa National Park. Cultural village tours are available, you can visit Chipembele, a local market and Tribal Textiles. From January to April it is possible to explore the lagoons and river by boat. As your party will have exclusive use of the house, you set your own schedule.
Facilities: There is a dining area and lounge with comfy sofas covered in scatter cushions. Walk through the lounge out to the expansive deck. There's a small pool and another smaller deck that leads further out to the lagoon. A sunken hide can give you superb views of the elephants as they come down to the water to drink.
Dining: Meals are served both indoors and outdoors.
Children: The camp welcomes children aged 7 and above though walking is not allowed for children under 12
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: You can usually get a mobile phone signal, but the WiFi is very intermittent. In case of emergency Nkwali's office is a 5 minute drive away.
"Having known about this private house for years and seen photos of it, I thought I knew what to expect ... but nothing on 'paper' can convey the shear scale of this place! The front door was made by giants and the huge main area open to the high ceiling gives the feeling of being in your own castle! For families and groups of friends, this is a fantastic option."