South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa Accommodation

South Luangwa was founded as a game reserve in 1938, it became a national park in 1972 and now covers 9,050km2. The park is located in eastern Zambia, the southernmost of three national parks in the valley of the Luangwa River.

South Luangwa National Park has been named one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. This isn’t without reason, visit South Luangwa and you will see an abundance of wildlife, especially around the Luangwa River.

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Msandile Lodge

Overlooking the Luangwa River, Msandile River Lodge sits on the banks. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the bush as you relax and soak in the beautiful landscapes and incredible wildlife.

Kulandila Camp | Sungani Safaris

Set amongst the Lala palms and lush vegetation the camp is designed for leisure where you can look up and feel real peace.

Sungani Lodge | Sungani Safaris

A luxury wilderness property that has been designed with a focus on privacy and relaxation in the bush.

Wildlife Camp

An authentic bush experience with exceptional location, fantastic river views and wildlife often roaming through the camp.

Shawa Luangwa Camp | Green Safaris

This stylish eco camp situated right on the banks of the Luangwa River boasts open air rooms and solar powered game drive vehicles.

Puku Ridge | Chiawa Safaris

Located on a rocky ridge, the lodge offers guests glorious, and possibly the best views over the Luangwa Valley where the floodplain is adorned with endless wildlife.

Thornicroft Lodge

Situated on the banks of the Luangwa River in the wildlife rich Mfuwe sector, this lodge is the perfect place for those on a tighter budget to experience the Valley of the Leopards!


Located in the far North Eastern section of South Luangwa National Park, this walking-safari-only camp has an authentic safari feel to it. No frills, back to basics and comfortable.

Track and Trail River Camp

Set in the game rich Mfuwe sector this affordable camp is often full of animals and game drives are rich with sightings. The spacious comfortable chalets offer a haven within the wilderness.

Croc Valley Camp

Cheap and cheerful Croc Valley is set on the banks of the Luangwa River you can take daily guided game drives within the park or arrange for a walking safari. They have a pool, lively bar and a relaxing lounge.

Crocodile Nest | Flatdogs Safaris

‘Croc Nest' is an exclusive tented chalet perfect for families and small groups. Secluded safari accommodation with two large en-suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge and a swimming pool.

Nkonzi Camp

A classic Zambian bush camp perfectly suited to safari experts. Owned and run by the legendary Gavin Opie, unforgettable wildlife experiences are guaranteed.


Exeperience incredible sightings from the lodge and enjoy luxury tented accommodation, pool, a masseuse, exquisite cuisine, plus game drives and boating safaris during the green season.

Lion Camp

Among the more luxurious lodges in South Luangwa. You can expect great service, great food and great guiding with the opulence of a boutique hotel in the bush.

Jackalberry Treehouse | Flatdogs Safaris

The two-roomed Jackalberry Treehouse is perfect for those seeking an exclusive stay in South Luangwa. Wild and unique, the house is raised off the ground and wrapped around three stunning ebony trees.

Flatdogs Camp | Flatdogs Safaris

A comfortable and mid-priced lodge set in a beautiful location on the Luangwa River. With a pool and four different room types from basic to luxury, you can find ideal lodging in an idyllic spot.

Mwamba | Shenton Safaris

A proper “bush camp”, originally set up to help combat poaching in the area, which is evident by the now abundant wildlife. The food is brilliant, the guides are incredible, the activities are exceptional.

Kaingo | Shenton Safaris

Based in the middle of the bush, in the quieter northern sector of South Luangwa, Kaingo is a photographer’s dream. Experience unique hides and sleep out spots.

Three Rivers Camp | Kafunta Safaris

Set away from other lodges and camps, this is a luxury bush camp set on the afflux of the three rivers running through South Luangwa, with raised sleep out beds with every room.

Island Bush Camp | Kafunta Safaris

A rustic bush camp set on the banks of the Luangwa River where you can get back to nature and experience a digital detox in unspoilt African wilderness.

Kafunta River Lodge | Kafunta Safaris

Overlooking a huge marsh it is a wildlife paradise and an excellent place to start your Luangwa adventure.

Nsolo | Time + Tide

A rustic bush camp which encompasses barefoot luxury. Get back to nature with all the comforts but without being over the top. Keeping the charm of a bygone era, it appeals to passionate walkers.

Mchenja | Time + Tide

The most luxurious of the Time + Tide bush camps, it's hidden in an ebony grove overlooking the Luangwa River. A small and intimate bush camp that has all the luxuries you will need for an adventure in the bush.

Luwi | Time + Tide

Time + Tide's most rustic, exclusive and remote camp. Based next to a grove of stunning mahogany trees near a flood plain. There are just five thatched chalets, plus a hide and sleep out experience

Kakuli | Time + Tide

A beautiful camp, overlooking the Luangwa River, it's in an exceptional wildlife area on foot and in a vehicle, with resident lions, leopards and a huge carmine bee-eater colony nearby! 

Chinzombo | Time + Tide

If you want luxury in the bush look no further! By far the most glamorous boutique lodge in the valley. Excellent attentive staff cater to your every need.

Chikoko Trails & Crocodile Camp | Remote Africa Safaris

These two walking camps, right in the north of South Luangwa, are the perfect place to go walking. With no roads in this area you will only bump into the wildlife, not other people!

Tafika | Remote Africa Safaris

In the very north of South Luangwa, Tafika is family owned and run. Enjoy a variety of game drives and walks with one of the oldest and most experienced guides in the valley!

Mobile Walking Safari | Robin Pope Safaris

The ultimate walking safari experience. Explore the bush on foot, walking from camp spot to camp spot, tracking animals through the foliage over the course of a week.

Tena Tena | Robin Pope Safaris

A perfect mix of comfort and bush. Thanks to the abundant wildlife in the area and the location of the camp, next to a mahogany grove, there are incredible photographic opportunities. 

Nsefu | Robin Pope Safaris

Built-in 1951 this camp has a rich history in one of the first protected areas of the park. Sightings are frequent and the animals are not skittish. Great food, great guiding and comfortable rooms in an excellent area of the park.

Luangwa Safari House | Robin Pope Safaris

The impressive 4 bedroomed Luangwa Safari House sits on the edge of a lagoon overlooking South Luangwa. The ultimate retreat for a family or group of friends with private vehicles and your own personal chef.

Robin’s House | Robin Pope Safaris

A family house in the bush for friends or families that want privacy and exclusivity. With its own pool, chef, private vehicle and guide it is fully self contained.

Luangwa River Camp | Robin Pope Safaris

Hidden away a little upstream, this camp is a gem of secluded paradise that only the animals seem aware of. Watch as the elephants cross the river, making their journey to and from the park.

Zungulila | The Bushcamp Co.

A remote and peaceful camp located in the south of the park. Based near natural springs it attracts huge herds of plains game which in turn attract the predators!

Kapamba | The Bushcamp Co.

Set in the south of the valley, Kapamba comprises of just four open chalets, secluded with massive baths and plunge pools, perfect to lounge and observe the wilderness from.

Bilimungwe | The Bushcamp Co.

A rustic yet elegant camp, the thatch fits perfectly into the landscape among the ebony trees, three waterholes and the river, it is a paradise for the animals as well as guests.

Chindeni | The Bushcamp Co.

Elegant and modern, the camp overlooks an oxbow lagoon packed with wildlife and birdlife, which you can view from the split-level decking in the main area.

Chamilandu | The Bushcamp Co.

A small intimate camp set among a gorgeous ebony grove on the banks of the river, it is stylish yet comfortable. There are just three thatched chalets set up on stilts allowing animals to wander underneath.

Kuyenda | The Bushcamp Co.

A rustic and authentic camp set on a normally dry riverbed, perfect for walking. It is simple yet charming with a true back to nature feel with wildlife to spot around camp.

Mfuwe Lodge | The Bushcamp Co.

Perhaps one of the best-known lodges in the Luangwa valley, thanks to the famous elephants that walk through reception to steal mangoes behind the dining area.

Nkwali | Robin Pope Safaris

A classic firm favourite for return guests, Nkwali is a hippo haven! From all the hippo highways up the bank, to the resident hippo, Humphrey, who lives in the waterhole next to the pool.

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