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Flatdogs Camp

From: $335.00

Flatdogs Camp is situated close to the gates of South Luangwa National Park. With several types of accommodation to choose from, a range of optional activities and beautiful room or tents on the banks of the river, this is the ideal location for your budget safari holiday.


Flatdogs Camp

South Luangwa National Park

Flatdogs is situated very close to the entrance to South Luangwa National Park. The camp lies on the banks of the river close the the town of Mfuwe. As the area bordering the park is a Game Management Area wildlife is free to roam as it pleases. Elephant are regular visitors to the camp and from the swimming pool Hippo are just on the opposite bank. Game viewing from the camp itself can be very rewarding.

Bird watching is also excellent here. Riparian, riverine and savanna species occur in and around the camp. Flatdogs camp is well established with their own restaurant and bar area as well as an idyllic swimming pool for cooling off between activities. Night drives in the park are also possible though possibly art an additional cost. However, a night drive is well worth the experience of experiencing nocturnal creatures most people never get to see.

Flatdogs is an ideal camp for a family safari on a budget. The only thing they take seriously at Flatdogs is your enjoyment and Jess – the owner – will ensure you all have a perfect safari. Staff are friendly and helpful and the guides are very knowledgeable. Their experience ensures they take you to areas in the park where there are no other vehicles and will always do their best to find you the sightings you want.

Consult our travel advice for your Zambia safari. Read our blog on the Top 5 family safari lodges in Zambia.

Track and Trail are also situated close by for a comparison. Do you want to treat yourself? A safari to Africa is a once in a lifetime experience, have a look at Three Rivers Camp.

If you would like to support conservation in South Luangwa National Park visit Conservation South Luangwa to get involved.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia. From here a light aircraft will fly you to Mfuwe Airport. On arrival at Mfuwe you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to the camp.

Self Drive

It is quite possible to drive to South Luangwa from Lusaka. The journey is a full days drive and would require an early morning departure from Lusaka.

For assistance with hiring a vehicle, meet and greet in Lusaka if you fly in and advice on road conditions contact us



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two safari activities per day
  • Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • Airport transfers


  • Drinks of any kind
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Personal medical evacuation insurance
  • International or domestic flights
  • Meet and greet in Lusaka

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