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Luwi is a superb camp in a wild and remote part of Zambia's Luangwa Valley. It is as close to the perfect bush camp as it's possible to get – remote but extremely comfortable.

In fact, the camp is constructed in the legendary Norman Carr’s favourite camping spot, when he brought his anti-poaching patrols and introduced the first ever walking safaris in the park in the mid-1950’s.

Five chalets, constructed from grass, bamboo and thatch, sit in a beautiful shady grove and accommodate a maximum of ten guests. Each has en suite facilities consisting of hot showers and flush toilets. The camp runs on solar-powered lighting and offers an al-fresco dining area.

The evenings at Luwi are spent under the stars, absorbing the sounds of the night or chatting about the bush around the camp fire. Wildlife-viewing here is conducted principally on foot (including lion tracking) and offers excellent opportunities for mammal-watching at close quarters. The birdwatching is also great here, and wildlife photographers will enjoy the nearby hippo hide.

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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 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
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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