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Standing on a bank of the Luangwa River, this intimate and exclusive camp consists of just five bush chalets, and is situated under in an ancient ebony grove, overlooking Wafwa oOxbow lagoon.

Each bush suite is built from brick, with a thatched roof and en suite bathroom with a sunken bathtub which looks out onto your own private corner of Africa. The bathroom and bedroom have sliding doors leading on to a deck area, with views out over the river.

The Luangwa River forms the border of the renowned South Luangwa National Park and marks the end of the Great Rift Valley. This is perhaps one of the few last unspoilt wilderness areas and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa, covering an area of over 9,000 square kilometres. The oxbow lagoons, miombo woodland and plains of the Luangwa Valley hold vast concentrations of wildlife including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo, wild dog and the puku, which is endemic to the region. The area also boasts over 400 species of birds.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Leopards of Luangwa

This is our single most popular safari – we’ve been selling it for years and it’s just as popular now as when we first introduced it. South Luangwa has the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard – spot them on early morning, afternoon and night drives, as well as glorious walking safaris.

  • When to go: May-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Luangwa & a Blizzard of Bats

Brush up your photography skills with wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt and witness the extraordinary annual event of millions of fruit bats roosting in Kasanka National Park. You can also expect to encounter prolific wildlife in South Luangwa, including elephant, spotted hyena, hippo and lion.

  • When to go: Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,195 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Luangwa Valley & Lower Zambezi

Combine the beauty of the Luangwa Valley with the delights of the Lower Zambezi. In South Luangwa, you will find the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard, and boat trips on the Lower Zambezi add another dimension to watching wildlife, with elephant and huge herds of buffalo.

  • When to go: Jun-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Rivers & Rainbows

Travel during the ultimate green season when the rains have restored river levels, and you can travel by boat along the Luangwa River to view crocodiles and hippos. Flowering trees and plants come into bloom, and the young of most animals are born, including African wild dog puppies.

  • When to go: Jan-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,525 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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South Luangwa National Park

Comprising some 9,050 square kilometres of unspoilt African wilderness, South Luangwa is undoubtedly the jewel of Zambia’s national parks and a magnet to outstanding wildlife, particularly leopard. Its eastern boundary is the meandering Luangwa River whose regular changes in course leave scenic oxbow lagoons.

  • Where: Eastern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: leopard, Cookson’s wildebeest, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra, African elephant
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Vehicle safaris, Walking with wildlife, Just Conservation