LUXURY CAMPS
SOUTH LUANGWA

The map shows the main lodges but not the bush camps.  All the bush camps are in the park.  Some of the lodges are in the park; others are on the east of the river in Lupande Game Management Area (GMA).  The wildlife moves between the park and the GMA, especially during the dry season when the river is low.

The main lodges are open throughout the year; bush camps close during the rainy season between November and May.

The photograph above is of Chichele Lodge.

Bushcamp Company runs Mfuwe Lodge with its bush camps scattered around the park – Kuyenda, Chamilandu, Kapamba, Zungulila, Chindeni, Blilmungwe.  Mfuwe Lodge has been named by National Geographic as A Unique Lodge of the World.

Chikunto Safaris is a new lodge, opened in 2018.

Kafunta Safaris has three camps.  Their main one is Kafunta River Lodge and their bush camps are Three Rivers Camp and Island Bush Camp.

Lion Camp is an owner-run camp.

Robin Pope Safaris.  Nkwali, Luangwa Safari House, Robin’s House, Luangwa River Camp, Tena Tena, Nsefu.  Robin Pope Safaris received Best Walking Safari by The Safari Awards in 2017 with Luangwa Safari House winning The Best Safari House in 2018.  Robin Pope also has a lodge in Livingstone.

Sanctuary Retreats has Chichele Lodge, with the sister camp, Puku Lodge.  Chichele Lodge is the favourite holiday destination for Zambia’s presidents. They also have a lodge in Livingstone.

Shenton Safaris runs Kaingo Camp and their bush camp, Mwamba.  Shenton Safaris is owned by an established Zambian family.

Surefoot Safaris.  Recently opened, Surefoot Safaris Mapazi Camp is right out in the wilds where they run their walking safaris.

Time + Tide Norman Carr Safaris.  Chinzombo is the main lodge of Time + Tide Norman Carr Safaris with Luwi, Nsolo Camp, Kakuli Camp and Mchenja being their bush camps in the wilds of the park.  In 2017 the company received Best Community Focused and Best Safari Guiding Team from The Safari Awards.  In 2018 Chinzombo was awarded Best Design, Best Spa/Retreat and Most Romantic Property; the company was awarded Best Walking Safari and Best Guiding Team by The Safari Awards.  Time & Tide also has lodges in Liuwa Plain and Lower Zambezi.