Based just outside the park but entered by boat. This hidden piece of paradise is perfect for those who want more of a lodge than a tent. Although Luangwa River Camp is in the busy area of the Mfuwe sector, this lodge is hidden away, a little upstream, and is a gem of secluded paradise that only the animals seem aware of. Watch as the elephants make their journey across the river and back in the morning and evening as you enter and exit the park by boat.
South Luangwa National Park
5 bush suites
From $550 (ppn)
Families and those who need four walls
Minimum age 7. (Discounts available)
22 January – 30 November
2-3 nights combine with one of the bush camps further into the valley
No WiFi but there is signal
We love a bush camp and a tent, but not everyone does. Especially those who are visiting for the first time. The rooms here are incredibly spacious and have 4 brick walls! The en-suite bathrooms all have either freestanding baths with a view or a decadent sunken bath (also with floor level views). The rooms are huge yet cosy and feel like a safe haven as the wildlife wanders round you at night.
Although in the busy Mfuwe area, the lodge is slightly upstream of the park entrance and can be reached by boat (or driving across the riverbed when water levels are low). Crossing the river into the park as the sun rises whilst watching the elephants return after a night of pinching mangoes from the nearby village is extremely special. Traversing at night under the moonlight is also very special, the water reflects the twinkling stars. It is such a gorgeous and relaxing way to get to the lodge.
The guides here are fantastic! It goes without saying that Robin Pope has a high standard of guides; often they have been with the company for over 10 years. Subsequently, sightings are well thought out not only for spotting hard to see animals but for good positioning of the vehicle for photos and lighting.
The guides here know the valley like the back of their hand and can effectively show off their home ground and keep you entertained on drinks stops.
*Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (GMT+1)
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