Luangwa River Camp
Luangwa River Camp is a gem in the crown of the South Luangwa. From its location on a meandering bend of the river, in a grove of hauntingly beautiful ebony trees, to the expert guides trained by Robin Pope himself, and the spectacular game of the Luangwa Wafwa only a boat ride away, this is where safari comes to life. And when you’re not exploring the world-famous park, we could think of worse places to relax. This is a camp that’s about a little bit of luxury alongside a traditional safari—a winning combination if ever we saw one
At the lodge
The piece de resistance of the stylish camp, the main area is a Moroccan-style villa complete with water features, red earthen pillars and pretty blue and white sofas and armchairs. A high thatched roof keeps things nice and cool and the infinity pool, overlooking the manicured lawns, is close at hand for a quick dip when the temperature really heats up. In the evening, dinner is served next to the river with the soundtrack of the hippos below.
Just 5 chalets stretch away from the main area creating an intimate and personal atmosphere in camp. Each room is raised on a wooden deck affording panoramic river views from every corner and the huge king-size beds look straight out to the water. Décor is stylish and fun with intricate and beautiful carvings adorning the walls and all the little luxuries have been taken care of. Romantics will love the claw-foot bathtubs in the vast en-suite bathrooms.
With a maximum of 10 guests allowed in the camp, there is lots of flexibility when it comes time to decide how you want to do your game viewing. Choose from morning and evening game drives, all day drives with picnic lunches, walking safaris or a combination of all of them to really make the most of the park! In the green season, boat safaris down the flowing river are also possible and a beautiful way to see the surrounds.