Luangwa River Camp
South Luangwa National Park
Luangwa River Camp was originally built by Barry and Tara, a young English couple that came to Zambia in 2001. Their experience of building the lodge was recorded by the BBC in a series named “No Going Back” and followed the daily struggles they encountered as they built the lodge. In 2011 the management was taken over by Robin Pope Safaris and the lodge was renamed Luangwa River Camp.
The villa-styled main building is complete with water features, Banana trees’ and is quite an unusual design for a safari lodge in a National Park. A double-level infinity pool is sunk into the multi tiered wooden deck that spans the front of the lodge and overlooks beautiful lawns shaded by Ebony trees’.
Luangwa River Camp has five spacious chalets all made from brick and thatch and delightfully shaded by evergreen Mahogany trees. The interiors can be made as twin rooms or a large double bed for couples. Beds are covered by huge billowing mosquito nets. There is also a lounge area with a daybed for afternoon naps. To add some style to the decor are eclectic furniture designs such as the carved coffee table and bedside tables.
Each room has a huge bathroom with toilet, twin vanity basins, a large open-sided shower and a bath. Ceiling fans are also installed in each room and louvered doors from both the bathroom and the bedroom open out onto a wooden deck that looks out over the Luangwa River.
Children are welcome over 7 years and if you are travelling as a family with children under 16, your second child stays free.
Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia.
Read our blog on why you should visit South Luangwa and combine this experience with Mfuwe Lodge. For a family or group of friends then Robin’s House or Luangwa Safari House are the ideal locations.
If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.