Luwi is a gorgeous camp, right out in the bush, very authentic and a fabulous place to be.

Oscar T 44 yrs, Brisbane, Australia, Read 6 reviews »

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Luwi Bush Camp

  • Situated in an remote area which no other camps or people for miles
  • Close to a permanent hippo and croc filled lagoon
  • One of first camps in Africa to offer walking safaris

Facilities include

Restaurant Comfortable seating area Library

Activities include

  • Game Drives
  • Night Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Photographic Safaris
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Seasons in Zambia

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Peak Mid Low
About

About Luwi Bush Camp

Luwi Bush Camp, which is nestled in the shade of huge mahogany trees, is close to a permanent hippo and crocodile filled lagoon. It is situated in a really remote area with no other camps or people for many miles around. Due to the remote location it is the perfect camp for walking safaris.

Luwi Bush Camps four thatched bamboo and grass chalets are set in a beautifully shady grove of trees close to the banks of the Luwi Sand river. The rooms, which are built each season using natural materials, melt into the bush and are simple yet extremely comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and hot showers. With the emphasis on the use of natural materials in its construction, this camp is one of the most traditional Luangwa safari camps which still offers high levels of comfort and service.

The rooms are generally spacious, each containing two three-quarter or one king-sized bed. There is wardrobe and shelving storage in the rooms. The private open-air en-suite bathrooms have plenty of hot water, towels and toiletries. After dark, a member of staff will accompany you to and from your room, lighting the way and watching out for local wildlife.

Daytime meals are served in the shade of the mahogany trees, and dinner is taken under the stars accompanied by the many sounds of the Zambian night.

Luwi was one of the South Luangwa National Parks first remote safari camps. The camp barely has an impact on the environment being built with natural materials and dismantled at the end of each season. The camp has a selection of reference books to which you may refer to investigate the days sightings or to find out more about the history and geography of the area.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Luwi Camp, nestled in the shade of huge mahogany trees, is situated deep in the heart of the National Park, on the dynamic seasonal Luwi River after which it is named. There is a large hippo filled lagoon close by with a ‘hide’ for guests to watch the animals unnoticed high above the water. This permanent water source attracts wildlife from far and wide making the camp area constantly busy with animals. Luwi was one of the South Luangwa National Park's first remote safari camps. The camp barely has an impact on the environment being built with natural materials and dismantled at the end of each season.

The National Park is 9,050 km² (3,500 square miles), unfenced but bordered to the West by a steep escarpment and to the East by the Luangwa River. Once known as ‘The Valley of the Elephants', back in the early 1970s it was home to the world's largest population of elephant. Although ivory poachers reduced the population dramatically, the National Park authorities and their fellow conservation outfits such as SLCS are taking control once more and the population is regenerating strongly. There are plenty of young to be seen and numbers are visibly on the increase once more.

Zambia is regarded by many as one of the last true wildernesses and Africa's greatest secret. From the mighty Victoria Falls to the world renowned National Parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi Valleys there are incredible opportunities to explore a vast range of habitats, species, terrain and natural wonders.

The South Luangwa National Park is Zambia's premier National Park and is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of game along the Luangwa River and its associated ox-bow lagoons is amongst the most intense anywhere in Africa. It is truly an unspoilt wilderness.

The meandering Luangwa River teems with hippos and crocodiles and provides a lifeline for a great diversity of habitat and wildlife. With over 60 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds, the South Luangwa National Park has earned its excellent reputation. It is home to two endemic species, the Thornicroft Giraffe and Cookson's Wildebeest and is one of the best parks in Africa to view leopards in their natural environment.

How to get there

S 12 53 93.0 E 31 48 27.2

We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.

BY AIR:
The closest airport, Mfuwe Airport, is 45-50 minutes from Kapani Lodge.

FROM LUSAKA TO MFUWE:
1 hour 10 minutes
£182 per person each way
3 return flights a day

FROM MALAWI - LILONGWE TO MFUWE:
1 hour
£195 per person (excluding departure taxes)
1 flight a day

AIRLINES:
British Airways
Emirates
SAA
Other international flights

N.B All prices and times are subject to change

When to go

Peak season: 1 July - 31 October

Shoulder season: 25 May - 20 June

Luwi is closed 1 November - 20th May

Important Information

The electric supply is solar powered and depends on the electricity generated during the day. However, mobile phone and camera chargers can usually be charged for you during the day.

It is essential that guests take out their own personal travel insurance.

There is no internet at this camp.

Children

Travelling with children

Children aged 12 and over are welcome
(This policy does not apply to parties booking the camp exclusively)

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