Luangwa River Camp (South Luangwa National Park) Zambia
Nestled under an ancient ebony grove in Zambia on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the Wafwa Oxbow Lagoon lays this intimate owner-run lodge, catering for just five couples at any one time.
The Lodge’s gentle but exquisite décor fuses vibrant earth tones and raw materials such as palm stalks, indigenous timber, thatch and red earthen plaster, create a strikingly elegant yet warm and tactile atmosphere that rejects the rigidity of modern life making way for the natural flow of Africa's endless wide open spaces.
Luangwa River Lodge has all the creature comforts of a 5 star lodge, yet with all the intimacy, tailored activities and flexible mealtimes you come to expect from a bush camp as they only cater for up to 10 guests at any one time. The lodge is open all year except from 01-December to 31-March.
Accommodation consists of five brick and thatch suites, accommodating double or twin guests. Amenities include hot and cold running water, twin sinks, a shower and sunken baths (large enough for two people). There are overhead fans in both the bedroom and bathroom. The bedrooms include walk-in mosquito nets as well as a sealed mosquito proof room (as long as the doors are kept shut!) There are large standing fans inside the mosquito nets.
The guest suites have 240v plug sockets and the rooms include a hairdryer (they also have 110v converters). Furnishings include a wardrobe and vanity table with torches, candles and matches provided. All suites have private decks with bomas, affording great views over the river and park. Both the bedroom and bathroom have large folding doors leading onto the outside deck.
All Bush Suites have 240v plug sockets and hairdryers (we also have 110v converters).
Wardrobe and vanity table with rechargeable electric lanterns, candles and matches provided.
All suites have private decks with covered Bomas affording great views over the river and park. Both the bedroom and bathroom have large folding doors leading to the outside deck.
Activities / Wildlife
Activities on offer at Luangwa River Lodge include game drives, walks (with armed escort scout and guide), bush breakfasts, picnics, river safaris and boat trips (January to April, subject to water levels), and viewing from the elephant crossing hide (wonderful for photos). Also on offer are day trips to the Nsefu sector to see the salt pans and stork colony (approximately 1 hour from camp
The camp also arranges trips guests to the following places of interest:
Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre, Tribal Textiles, Kawaza Cultural Village, South Luangwa Conservation Society (SLCS), Chiutika School Project, Nsefu Sector Stork Colony (Full Day required)
If that all sounds far too energetic – why not simply while away the day at camp with a good book beside the pool or indulge yourself with a choice of holistic massage treatments by a qualified therapist.
Accommodation Rates:- From $475 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary