Luambe is the only permanent camp in Luambe National Park, located between South and North Luangwa. Staying here is like having your own private concession of the larger parks nearby. You can adventure throughout the unspoilt paradise looking for the animals that are slowly getting used to human presence. The tents and guiding here are fantastic and great for those that have seen the big 5 and are looking for a little more. Not to mention they have a healthy serval population.
Luambe National Park (between North & South Luangwa)
4 spacious en-suite safari tents
From $360 (ppn)
Remote luxury and those who want an off the beaten track experience
Yes. Minimum age 12
June – Oct
As always, the guides make the trip and when we visited Luambe we were delighted to see some of our industry friends now working at Luambe! Having been really impressed when we met them before we were blown away by their guiding at Luambe. As sightings are harder to come by, a guide must be enthusing, know his small stuff and be able to recount stories to entertain guests. Which the guides here are fantastic at.
As there is only one relatively new camp here (although soon to be joined by a sister camp), sightings need to be worked for and often the animals are skittish. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t exciting! Ever been given a quick head shake or a trumpet from an elephant? Watched puku pronking? Or seen a leopard snarl? Subsequently when you do see something they make far better models than the lazy sleeping lions you find further south!
We should probably discuss the servals… if you haven’t seen one and you want to this is the place, granted in the day I was there I didn’t see one. However, the populations are high and the sightings are frequent so you have better odds than elsewhere!
I know what you are thinking ‘all safari tents are the same’ and for 99% of the time I agree! All too often, we hear the word unique, when it’s not! However, at Luambe the tents are about double the size of the normal ones (no drama the normal ones are huge) but the bed is also huge (it has room for four 6ft+ people), the towels are huge and fluffy (ladies, you get a few so no need to bring a hand towel for your hair) and the shower has excellent pressure.
There are plenty of areas to hang or store clothes and there are multi-point plugs for all charging needs. The tents were clearly designed by someone who has lived in safari tents before! It just works and feels remarkably luxurious for its price point!
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