South Luangwa

This National Park, as the name suggests, is the southernmost of the country’s parks, lying in the valley of the Luangwa River. Covered in woodlands and savannahs, the park is most famous for its predators, as well as giraffe, hippo and zebra.

Accommodation in South Luangwa

The name translates as ‘ebony’, and this upscale camp lies on the banks of the Luangwa River. It comprises just five designer tents, all with plush private terraces and decorous Victorian-style baths. The expert guides offer a range of excellent walking and four-wheel drive safaris.

Mfuwe Lodge is situated beside an oxbow lagoon in the wildlife haven of South Luangwa National Park. There is an open plan central lodge and 18 chalets which make up the buildings. The central lodge has a reception as well as expansive lounge, dining and bar areas. Guests congregate here during the day to enjoy […]

Mwamba Camp is located in the northern sector of South Luangwa national park in Zambia. Set away from the river, this very simple three room camp acts as a satellite to the more permanent Kaingo Camp, with guests often walking between the two. Although open to all, safari here is primarily aimed at serious wildlife […]

The stone, thatch and bamboo lodges that make up this deluxe camp all have great views of the Luangwa River. The camp can host up to 14 guests, and has a large swimming pool with a great deck. Activities include walking safaris and night drives, as well as boat tours in the camp’s own swamp […]

Nsolo is one of Norman Carr Safaris’ remote seasonal bush camps in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Nsolo consists of four very spacious thatched-roofed chalets set on raised wooden platforms overlooking a bend in the Luwi sand river. Each is individually designed and has its own private veranda. Each of the open fronted rooms has […]

A sister property to Luangwa House, this is also a luxury private home, with four well-appointed bedrooms and also a dedicated house manager and private chef. This would be a great choice for families, and the guides are happy to design children’s safaris or any number of hosted activities.

Up to eight guests can stay at this architecturally impressive private house, which has four large double bedrooms. A house manager and private chef tend to all your needs, and meals, tours and activities are designed around individual groups. The building has a regal feel to it and has a fantastic viewing deck.

Kapani is an exclusive camp situated on the banks of one of the Luangwa River’s many ox-bow lagoons. It is located close to the main Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa, one of the finest National Parks in Zambia. Kapani is a luxury 12 bed safari lodge and is open throughout the year. This is […]

Luwi is a place to lay your head where you can be surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush without fanfare and fuss. Norman Carr, father of walking safaris in Zambia, identified the site for Luwi in the 1980s, choosing a site well away from the Luangwa River. Cleverly, though, the […]

Kakuli is a seasonal bush camp on the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers. For many it marks the end of a walking safari from camp to camp following the course of the Luwi River. Whether Kakuli is used as a stopover in the middle of a walking trail or as a base for […]

Situated within the South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo Camp overlooks the Luangwa Deep River that offers exciting game viewing opportunities. Special features are its unique animal-watching hides, offering spectacular close-up photography opportunities and unobtrusive observation of animals in their natural environment. The BBC used Kaingo’s hippo hide when filming their Wild Africa Series, and they […]

Chinzombo sits on the banks of the Luangwa River, snug beneath a protective canopy of trees, on the site of an earlier, simple camp (of the same name) built by Norman Carr in the 1970s. Its successor is very different. Designed by two of the safari industry’s leading designer/architects, this camp is a ‘first’ for […]

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