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 camp is located near to a permanent lagoon which is home to crocs and hippo and enjoys frequent visitations from elephant, buffalo, impala and puku among others. The remote location of the camp means that there are few roads and the area is free for walkers to explore without the disappointment of hearing vehicles and walking along jeep-tracks.
A seasonal camp, re-built every year after the rains, Luwi’s four thatched reed rooms lie under towering mahogany trees. Despite its simplicity and wildness, you can still be assured of a hot shower, flush loo and tasty home-cooked meals prepared by the camp’s fun and friendly team.
Luwi is often incorporated in walking safaris between Nsolo Bushcamp, Kakuli Bushcamp and Mchenja Bushcamp or taken as a remote retreat after a game-rich experience in the Mfuwe area of the Park.
If you want the ultimate bush experience, enjoy a Luwi Riverbed Sleepout under the stars.
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.