Luwi Bush CampLuwi Bush Camp

Luwi Bush Camp

From: $730.00

Luwi Bush Camp is one of the most isolated camps in the park. With just 5 chalets overlooking the floodplain and dry Luwi River bed the walking safaris here are famous for incredible sightings. Sleep outs in the dry river bed are an incredible experience.


Luwi Bush Camp

South Luangwa National Park

Luwi Bush Camp is one of the most isolated of the Norman Carr camps, there are no other camps for several miles and even fewer roads. Standing under several large Mahogany trees’ the camp has excellent views over a floodplain towards the dry Luwi River bed. While the camp is not close to the Luangwa River there are two large permanent lagoons that have an impressive population of Crocodile and Hippo.

The open sided main guest area is thatched with a sand floor that is home to the bar, a small lounge area and reference library with comfortable chairs for relaxing in. Several chairs surround the campfire and evening meals at the communal table change from the river bank to the river bed itself.

Not far from the camp is the Hippo Hide that has great views of the lagoons and is a fantastic place to relax with a cold beer and wait for the wildlife to come to drink. At an additional cost there is the opportunity to do a “sleep out” in the dry riverbed, comfortable mattresses are provided with a mosquito net as well as armed guards to keep the larger animals away. Bonfires burn through the night creating an idyllic atmosphere.


Luwi has just five en-suite chalets made of local reeds and Elephant grass that are neatly tucked into the surrounding bush. Each chalet is unique in it’s design and can be made up as doubles or twins with walk in mosquito nets and reed mats on polished concrete floors.

The en-suite bathroom is very spacious and open to the skies for magical showers under immensely star studded skies. While there is no electricity here there are lots of lanterns that create their own special feeling to the camp.

A honeymoon chalet has been built a little away from the others and is slightly larger with a unique front wall that swings open revealing a private patio and incredible views from your bed.

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Mapazi Bush Camp is another excellent location for walking and Chongwe River House is a great place to relax close to Victoria Falls after your bush walking.

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..

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia.

On your arrival in Lusaka we can arrange for you to be met and escorted onto a light aircraft for the flight to Mfuwe Airport.

On arrival at Mfuwe you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to the camp. This is about a 2 hour drive through the local village of Mfuwe before entering the park gate and then it’s a game drive to the camp itself.

For assistance with flights, meet and greet in Lusaka and domestic flights to Mfuwe, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Laundry
  • Local brand drinks
  • Transfers to and from Mfuwe Airport
  • Two daily safari activities
  • Walking safaris
  • Seasonal boating
  • Local village visits


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Park fees’
  • Conservation levies
  • Sleep outs

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