Boutique Luxury

Shawa Luangwa Camp

Lose yourself in sustainable luxury at the Shawa Luangwa Camp, offering Silent Safari drives and walking safaris in one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Stylishly designed river deck with infinity pool and sumptuous open sided tents.

South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Shawa Luangwa Camp
  • Combining luxury and sustainability to create a green safari on the bank of the Luangwa River 

  • Plentiful wildlife can be spotted here and has one of the highest densities of leopard in Africa 

  • The only camp to offer Silent Safaris in the South Luangwa National Park 

  • Luxury tented camp born out of a partnership with the legendary guide Jacob Shawa? 


Shawa Luangwa Camp sits in a very special location on the eastern bank of the Luangwa River which has been hand-picked by Jacob Shawa, the Head Professional Guide at the camp. From this beautiful spot, you can cross the river on a pontoon or boat and explore the prime game-viewing areas of the South Luangwa?National Park. Jacob Shawa is not only a legendary Zambian guide; he is also the inspiration behind building Shawa Luangwa Camp in the first place. Jacob was brought up in the Luangwa Valley and his interest in wildlife started when he was young. 
Each of the five luxury Shawa Tents welcomes the outside in with three entirely open sides and unblocked 270-degree views over the river and across the park. Each A-frame canvas tent is raised above the ground on wooden stilts, letting the breeze, sunshine, and views easily enter the rooms, whilst also reducing the impact on the local ecosystem. The luxurious en-suite bathrooms have a bathtub, shower and double vanities finished with brass and copper fittings. For a small camp there is still a wonderful offering of facilities, with an infinity pool overlooking the landscape and river, a large lounge deck area with restaurant and bar, there are also private dining options on your own tent deck. 
The highlight of the camp is the Silent Safari Game Drive, where you can explore sensitive ecosystems gently via electric, solar-powered Land Cruisers, with the immense added benefit of being able to sneak up on wildlife without the intrusive noise of fuel engines. There are also a great option of walking and river safaris and birdwatching. The South Luangwa has one of the highest densities of leopard in Africa and sightings of this elusive big cat are frequent here. Along with lions and spotted hyenas, and a growing number of African?wild dogs. The Luangwa River is home to plenty of hippo and its banks are visited by plains game like bushbuck, kudu and puku. South Luangwa also hosts three regionally endemic species - Crawshay's zebra, Thornicroft’s giraffe and?Cookson’s wildebeest. 

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South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Located in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, along the eastern bank of the Luangwa River.  

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