The camp is set under shady trees along the Luangwa River bank, slightly back from the river itself. Although Luangwa River Camp is not in the national park it can be accessed directly from the lodge via a quick boat or vehicle trip across the river.
The camp has 5 spacious thatch and brick chalets, sleeping a maximum of 10 guests. Each chalet is built on a wooden deck with large French doors opening out from the bedroom and bathroom onto the private deck. The en-suite bathrooms have twin sinks, a shower and a huge indulgent sunken bath. Each chalet has a wooden boardwalk that leads out to a pergola on the river bank offering great views across the Luangwa River and onto the national park.
The communal areas (bar, dining and reading areas) are very open plan with a two-level sunken infinity pool looking across the large lawn area that leads to the river bank.
Thatch and brick Chalets with sunken baths, showers and French doors.
Open 23 Jan – 30 Nov
Activities at Luangwa River Camp are not scheduled. Guests have the choice of day and night game drives, guided walks, game viewing and bird watching from the elephant hide, cultural village visits or boat trips during the wet season.
A typical day if ever there is one…
5.30 Wake up drum
5.45 Tea/coffee/toast/cereal/fruit by the camp fire
6.15 Leave camp on drive or walk
3.30 Afternoon tea and then leave camp on the afternoon/night drive
8.00 – 8.30 Return to camp for dinner
The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the valley host huge concentrations of game – including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo – and over 450 species of birds.
Guest guide/vehicle ratio of 4:1 affording guests a lot of flexibility and personalised experiences.