Lion Camp (South Luangwa National Park) Zambia
A stylish, unique and independent lodge situated in a remote part of South Luangwa National Park with abundant and uncongested game viewing on the doorstep. Lion Camp is also distinguished by its friendly staff, personalized service and excellent food.
Located 40km upstream from the main Mfuwe gate, and on the banks of an oxbow lagoon or “wafwa,” which retains a small amount of water all year, the lodge looks out onto open grassland. By day the plain is frequented by grazing mammals, and by night it becomes a hunting ground for Lions.
Lion Camp has just nine canvas and thatch chalets accommodating a maximum of 18 guests.
Built on raised wooden platforms, they are linked to each other and the main area by a raised wooden boardwalk.
Each chalet has either a four poster king-size double bed or twin beds, and a walk-in mosquito net.
They are all ensuite with a shower and toilet, and have private decks overlooking the open plain in front.
An infinity swimming pool, lower deck with sun loungers, central bar and fireplace are located in the main area, along with a library and small shop. 220V inverter power is available in each chalet. The lodge is regularly updated, the most recent refurbishment was in 2010 when Stephen Falcke Interiors introduced fresh and vibrant colours.
Mealtimes at Lion Camp are social occasions and are highly convivial, with fabulous food and plenty of stories from your Lion Camp hosts. Our set menu is varied and healthy. Lunch is buffet style, and the evening meal is plated. All food is prepared on site from fresh ingredients by our team of talented Zambian chefs.
In the absence of fences, game moves freely through the lodge grounds. Elephant, hippo, bushbuck and other antelope are regularly seen within the confines of the camp and there are healthy populations of lion, leopard, buffalo and giraffe in the immediate area.
All safari activities are led by qualified guides who will educate and enlighten you in the secrets of the park. Game drives are conducted in open Land Rovers. Walking safaris are accompanied by an experienced and armed escort scout. In general you will cover more ground on a game drive, and due to the fact you can get much closer to game in a vehicle there are better opportunities for photography.
Walking Safaris are a very different option, they bring you in touch with the wilderness and tend to focus more on the minutiae of the park and the eco-system. It is a truly unforgettable experience striding out in country where you are on the same footing as a lion or elephant.
All of our guides have passed a rigorous Luangwa Guides examination which includes a requirement for an in depth familiarity with all of the mammals, birds and vegetation to be found in South Luangwa. We recognize that everyone has different interests so please do let your guide know of specific areas of interest and they will do their utmost to accommodate you.
Lion Camp is open between 1st June and 31st October which is Zambia’s dry season. (Access during the rainy season is impossible by road, due to Lion Camps remote location).
Accommodation Rates:- From $555 per person sharing per night. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.