Croc Valley Camp is the place to go if you are wanting to visit South Luangwa on a budget. Cheap and cheerful it is everything a backpacker would need. From the campsite to the en-suite tents there are a variety of accommodations to suit any budget. Set on the banks of the Luangwa River at the edge of the park you can take daily guided game drives within the park or arrange for a walking safari. They have a pool, lively bar – where you will find local guides and camp managers having a well-earned beer – as well as a relaxing lounge. Although, outside the park, they regularly have hippos, crocs, elephants, bushbuck and monkeys in camp.
“We love Croc, and, in fact, this was where the journey began, the first ever lodge that Malawian Style took clients to. It’s cheap and cheerful, with a stunning location on the river. The staff are friendly, the rooms are basic but comfortable, the food is tasty and although the vehicles are more mature they are reliable and very comfortable. If you are looking for a more budget sensitive option to Luangwa Croc Valley is perfect for you. Croc is great value for money.”
Last visited by Mike Varndell, Managing Founder – Feb 2018
LOW Season: 1 Nov – 30 Jun
HIGH Season: 1 Jul – 31 Oct
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
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Croc Valley was perfectly adequate for what we were looking for, and reasonably priced. The place was clean and the staff was friendly.
We stayed in the eco-tents with the full board package. The tours were good, though it seems like you’d get the same tour with any lodge. The food was always delicious.
Croc Valley Lodge is a great lodge where you could go for the real African experience combined with luxury. The safaris they host are great and have a fair price. This is the third time we have been to Croc Valley and we love it, I highly recommend it. While going to bed you might spot a hippo on your way and when you wake up you will definitely be surrounded by a group of monkeys. The Eco-tents and the Chalets are both amazing!
We had booked a ensuite river front tent and were very happy with our choice. The tents are well appointed with a nice bathroom.
The pool and bar area are fantastic and with a nice laid back feeling.
Food was good, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The staff was always very friendly and helpful, big thanks to Wilson and Herbert.