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Luangwa River Camp

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Luangwa River Camp, built ten years ago, has recently been bought by Robin Pope Safaris and it now joins their portfolio of excellent lodges in the South Luangwa National Park, famous for its population of predators.

At a Glance

  • A beautiful camp situated on a sweeping bend of the perennial Luangwa River

  • Luxuriously and originally designed rooms set in the shade of towering trees

  • Each room has its own sunken bath in a sumptuous bathroom; with views out to the river

  • Enjoy excellent guiding from guides trained personally by Robin Pope

  • At the end of the season, drive straight across the river and into the park for excellent game viewing

Couples, Wildlife, Adventure, Family

Insider's View

Sit on the banks of the river at sunset and watch the elephants as they come down to drink and splash their way across the mighty Luangwa River.

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Cool down in the heat of the day in the small swimming pool in front of the main area

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Luangwa River Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Luangwa Valley


Situated on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa River Camp has just been taken over and refurbished by Robin Pope Safaris, who run Nkwali, Nsefu and Tena Tena camps in South Luangwa. Luangwa River Camp has a wonderful main area with beautiful vaulted ceilings and water features leading down to the wide lawned area in front of the camp, which is dotted with sausage and ebony trees and enjoys lovely views over the river to the National Park beyond.

It is a superb little camp with just five very spacious bush suites on wooden decks, set back into the trees and with lovely views over the river. Each of the suites has a large and luxurious bathroom, complete with a sunken bath with a view! The guiding and hospitality here is superb - delicious meals are served outside under the stars, and the camp also offers all-day drives into the park with a picnic lunch.

From Luangwa River Camp there is the option to either walk or drive into the South Luangwa National Park. Situated right across the river, your activities will generally start with a drive or a boat trip across the river, depending on water levels. The game is spectacular, and the direct access into the park allows game drives to explore further and deeper into the park.


Luangwe River Camp can sleep up to 10 people in five bush suites. The suites are individually decorated giving them a unique feel and they each have their own luxurious bathroom with indulgent sunken stone baths and a shower. The private decks offer fabulous views of the river and surrounding area.


The camp has two superb infinity pool for you to cool down and relax in between safaris. If you feel like indulging in a bit of pampering, spa facilities are also available for you to treat yourself.


There is a good mix of vehicle and walking safari year round and the lodges is advantaged by having direct boat access across the river into the park. Bivouac camping is also offered.

Location & Directions

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

The Camp is situated just 10km north of Mfuwe on the river which borders the South Luangwa National Park. Elevated between 1-3 meters on wooden decks affording great views to the park and river.

When to go

Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Luangwa River Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Luangwa Valley

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