Recently refurbished and reopened in 2018, Lion Camp is among the more luxurious lodges in South Luangwa. With a heavy influence from lodges in South Africa, you can expect great service, great food and great guiding with the opulence of a boutique hotel in the bush.
There are 10 rooms along the floodplain. The lodge is set on a raised wooden platform with walkways to the rooms ensuring wildlife can walk freely off the plain and under your room! Visually stunning, the lodge delivers on luxury in a game rich area of the park.
South Luangwa National Park
10 suites (8 luxury & 2 deluxe)
From $800 (ppn)
Romantic stays with private dining and open rooms
Yes. Aged 7+ (discounts available)
May – October
4 nights at the end or start of your trip
Yes – with a cooling system for the bed
Yes – quite good
Lion Camp has recently undergone a major refurbishment, which means the ‘bush technology’ is tip-top. Including, an advanced cooling system in the bed (needed in the hotter months) the latest vehicles, telescopes, kitchens and bathrooms.
This is the ultimate in comfort deep within the bush. Lion Camp go the extra mile, from high-end toiletries in the rooms to a glass of bubbly with breakfast, it is a decadent treat in a place you least expect it.
The lodge has a very South African feel, likely from the new management couple, with meal times differing slightly from the norm and lots of delicious food.
Safari can be the ultimate holiday for those on a honeymoon or wedding anniversary or even to propose! But, with joint activities and communal meals, finding moments away together can be a little harder to find. At Lion Camp, however, all dining is done privately and can even be set up on your own, private, deck, numbers are very limited in vehicles and the communal areas are set up to have several nooks you can hide away in.
Then, of course, there is the room itself – almost open plan. You can share the huge open showers, sit together on your observation deck or enjoy the complimentary bottle of port in your room as a pleasant nightcap.
This area of South Luangwa is one of the busiest wildlife areas in the park, which is great news for guests! Not that you have to leave the lodge to see the animals. Lion Camp overlooks a floodplain with a permanent waterhole, there are lots of plains game in the area from frequent elephant sightings to giraffes, antelopes and a huge number of birds.
Last time we were there both Mike and Chloe saw lions on the way in. With several resident lion prides in the area, it’s a hotbed of cat activity; new males are claiming their territory and old ones are being chased away to the north of the park. It’s an exciting time to visit!
*Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (GMT+1)
FOR SATURDAY ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL OUR SALES AND RESERVATIONS TEAM ON ONE OF THE BELOW NUMBERS;