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A selection of our favourite places to stay in Zambia

King Lewanika

Little known Liuwa Plains

Situated in the little known and seldom visited Liuwa Plains National Park, King Lewanika is a hidden gem in Zambia, providing its visitors with spectacular views of the surrounding floodplains and incredibly intimate game viewing opportunities. Read More

Anabezi

Action packed Lower Zambezi

Anabezi sits on the banks of the mighty Zambezi providing magnificent, panoramic views of both the river and its flood plains. Safaris here offer year-round game viewing and a great range of activities including day and night drives, walking, boating, canoeing and fishing. Read More

Flatdogs Camp

Value for money in South Luangwa

Flatdogs Camp is the closest camp to the main gate of South Luangwa National Park which reduces the logistical difficulties and costs associated with extreme remoteness. It therefore offers a fabulous but affordable safari experience in one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. Read More

Tafika Camp

True wild adventure

Tafika Camp is situated on the Luangwa River just outside the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park, where it is dwarfed beneath giant leadwood trees. The camp has six spacious en suite chalets, each with a private outdoor shower and views up and down the length of the river. Owner-operated and family-run, it offers genuine warmth and hospitality and this, combined with exhilarating safari activities and some of the finest leopard-sighting opportunities in Africa, make Tafika Camp the perfect stop in any Zambian adventure. Read More

Tongabezi

Stylish & quirky safari lodge

Tongabezi Lodge is a quiet hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream from Victoria Falls. It offers eleven stylish river cottages set on the water’s edge, each beautifully decorated with artefacts from all over Africa. Game drives, bush walks and boating trips are all on offer, and you can enjoy the majestic Victoria Falls on a guided tour, a boat trip or from the air. Victoria Falls is a tourist hub offering endless activities, yet just few kilometres away, Tongabezi remains quiet and secluded – an idyllic riverside retreat. Read More

Tena Tena

Zambian tented classic

Tena Tena - meaning 'temporary home', enjoys a stunning location on the banks of the Luangwa River. The South Luangwa National Park is famous for its concentrations of plains game, especially huge herds of buffalo, which in turn attract plenty of predators. Open to the wild and lit by lanterns, Tena Tena offers earthy bush luxury at its best, synonymous with the very essence of safari. Comfort and safety are never compromised and the four tented rooms are surprisingly stylish. Activities include morning, afternoon and night drives as well as daily walks along the banks of the Luangwa. Read More

Old Mondoro

Adventurous riverside camp

The objective of Old Mondoro is simple – to provide guests with an authentic safari that concentrates on the bush and wildlife. Here, hyena calls replace the hum of a generator, harsh electric light is replaced by the soft glow of a lantern, and Africa’s best guides give guests a closer look at the natural world. It is unpretentious and uncomplicated and not for those seeking superfluous creature comforts. Instead, a unique and authentic safari is delivered with finesse, giving guests the best bush experience possible. Read More

Luangwa Safari House

Private house in the wilds

Luangwa Safari House is a stunning private house on the edge of a seasonal lagoon close to the Luangwa River. Over 60 large mammal species including elephant, buffalo, crocodile and hippo as well as unique subspecies such as Cookson’s wildebeest and Thornicroft giraffe can be spotted. Lion viewing is excellent, and the area is renowned for leopard sightings. Hosting guests on an exclusive use basis, this 4-bedroom villa, which comes complete with a dedicated team of staff, is ideal for groups of friends and families. Read More

The Royal Livingstone

Five star Victoria Falls hotel

The Royal Livingstone Hotel is situated within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River. Zebras graze on the sweeping lawns and from the forested banks of the river directly in front of the hotel, you can admire the fine spray of the Victoria Falls throwing rainbows hundreds of feet in the air. Named after the intrepid explorer Dr David Livingstone, the hotel harks back to the bygone safari era and is fittingly serene and gracious. Read More

Sausage Tree Camp

Luxury Safari Adventure

Sausage Tree Camp is nestled amongst massive winter thorns and mahogany trees on the banks of the Zambezi River in the pretty Lower Zambezi National Park. It offers a true bush experience with lavish attention to detail and each tent has its own personal muchinda (butler) to attend to your every whim. Sausage Tree Camp offers both river and land safari activities in an eclectic combination of luxury and wilderness. Read More

Chinzombo

Riverside luxury

Chinzombo Camp is situated in a beautiful position on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. Wildly luxurious and designed by award winning architects, Chinzombo brings levels of comfort and elegance previously unseen in the Luangwa Valley. With direct access to one of the most game-rich areas of the park, guests can enjoy day and night game drives and walking safaris, then return to the lodge to luxuriate in South Luangwa style. Read More

Chiawa

River-View Tented Camp

Chiawa Camp rests peacefully on the banks of the Zambezi River, in a grove of mahogany and acacia trees. Looking out over lush green reed banks and hippo pools you’ll see plenty of wildlife coming to drink, elephants wallowing in the shallows and flocks of birds darting over the water. The camp’s construction of natural materials ensures it sits unobtrusively in the landscape and that the idyllic setting can be fully appreciated. Read More

Royal Zambezi Lodge

Lower Zambezi luxury

Royal Zambezi Lodge is a spacious but intimate privately owned lodge, situated in Zambia on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River just minutes from the Lower Zambezi National Park and directly opposite Zimbabwe’s famous Mana Pools World Heritage Site. The lodge offers the ultimate in luxury along with a vast range of activities that guests can choose from – game viewing, canoeing on the Zambezi river, to world class fishing, or relaxing in the award winning Royal Bush Spa. Read More

Takwela

Intimate wilderness experience

Takwela camp is situated on private land at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwaleshi rivers in the remote North Luangwa. The area is prime wildlife country and guests can expect to partake in day and night game drives, walking safaris, sundowners, leisurely morning and afternoon teas - the ultimate remote experience in 4636 kilometres of Africa's best. Read More

Chikoko Trails – Crocodile River Camp

Wilderness walking

A stay at Crocodile River Camp allows you to undertake a wild walking safari in arguably the best safari destination in Zambia, the South Luangwa, known for its elephant, wild dog and lion. Accommodating just a handful of guests in just three simple, grass-walled chalets the camp rests quietly in the landscape, barely leaving a footprint. Read More

Chikoko Trails – Chikoko Tree Camp

Walk-in bush camp

Located near David Livingstone’s river crossing, Chikoko Tree Camp sits in a privileged spot in the South Luangwa, Zambia. As a walk-in camp that accommodates just six guests at any one time, the experience is wonderfully exclusive. With no roads or vehicles, a stay here is like a journey back in time. This is the Africa that the first explorers saw. Read More

Thorntree River Lodge

Peaceful Victoria Falls

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Perfectly peaceful with plenty to do, it's also a great stopover spot between safaris in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. Read More

Chongwe House

Zambia's river and bush

Chongwe River House is a private residence on the Zambezi River, directly opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools. The game viewing in the area is exceptional and best discovered via game drives in open safari vehicles, guided walking, canoeing, fishing or motor boating. Read More

Chongwe River Camp

Zambezi Confluence

Chongwe River Camp is situated on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, in Zambia's Lower Zambezi. The game viewing is exceptional and the scenery, dominated by watery floodplains, lush greenery and wide skies, is spectacular. Read More

Mchenja

Beautiful Luangwa scenery

Mchenja is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in Zambia's Luangwa River. Guests can choose whether they want to view their wildlife on foot or from an open game viewing vehicle. Read More

Mwaleshi

Right in the thick of it

Mwaleshi Camp is situated 10km from the Mwaleshi and Luangwa river confluence - a magnet for wildlife in Zambia's remote North Luangwa National Park. The focus is on walking and exploring the area on foot with expert guides. Read More

Nsolo

Exhilarating safaris on foot

Nsolo Bush Camp is one of the South Luangwa's more remote, luxury safari camps with many wonderful walking areas in the vicinity. There are few African experiences more exciting than heading out on foot early in the morning, having heard lions calling through the night. Read More

Nsefu

South Luangwa's ebony groves

Nsefu Camp is perched on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River in the remote Nsefu Sector of Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Drive or walk through the ebony groves to explore a variety of diverse habitats with your guide. Read More

Potato Bush Camp

Rich Zambezi wildlife

Potato Bush Camp is situated on the Zambezi River, nestled under mahogany trees. The wildlife is prolific with huge herds of elephant & buffalo, plus lion, leopard and wild dog. The birdlife too is rich and rewarding with over 300 species to spot. Read More

Kakuli

Walking wild in Zambia

Kakuli is a tented bush camp on the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers in the South Luangwa, Zambia. This area of the Park is renowned for stunning views and some of the best game viewing opportunities both on foot and by vehicle. Read More

Nkwali Camp

Leopards in South Luangwa

Nkwali Camp hosts a maximum of twelve guests in six cool and spacious chalets which sit on the edge of the Luangwa River in Zambia. This is superb game country with countless channels and lagoons serving as a magnet for wildlife. Read More

The River Club

Vic Falls Riverside Lodge

The River Club is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, 18 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls. It has the feel of a boutique country club with croquet lawns, tennis courts and fabulous sundowners. The sense of leisurely tranquility is wonderful. Read More
King Lewanika
Anabezi
Flatdogs Camp
Tafika Camp
Tongabezi
Tena Tena
Old Mondoro
Luangwa Safari House
The Royal Livingstone
Sausage Tree Camp
Chinzombo
Chiawa
Royal Zambezi Lodge
Takwela
Chikoko Trails – Crocodile River Camp
Chikoko Trails – Chikoko Tree Camp
Thorntree River Lodge
Chongwe House
Chongwe River Camp
Mchenja
Mwaleshi
Nsolo
Nsefu
Potato Bush Camp
Kakuli
Nkwali Camp
The River Club

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