Luwi Camp, nestled in the shade of huge mahogany trees, is close to a permanent hippo and croc filled lagoon. It is situated deep in the heart of the National Park, on the seasonal Luwi River after which it is named. The area is extremely remote with no other camps or people for many miles around.
Due to the remote location it’s the perfect camp for walking safaris. Walks can be complemented by game drives and explorations upriver to discover the source of the Luwi or to find the elusive Roan antelope or reed buck, eland and hartebeest which are almost never see in other parts of the Park.
The rooms, which are built each season using natural materials, blend into the bush and are simple yet extremely comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and “all day” hot showers. With the emphasis on the use of natural materials in its construction, this camp is one of the most traditional of all of the Luangwa safari camps but still offers high levels of comfort and service.
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.
There is a large hippo filled lagoon close by with a ‘hide’ for guests to watch the animals unnoticed high above the water. Walking safaris from camp usually finish here with sundowners, watching the sunset over a landscape unchanged for thousands of years. This permanent water source attracts wildlife from far and wide making the camp area constantly busy with animals.
The Luwi area is famous for its lions and the thrill of tracking them on foot is an experience not to be missed.
Location: It is situated deep in the heart of the National Park, on the seasonal Luwi River. Approximately two and a half hour’s road transfer from Mfuwe Airport.
Number Rooms: 4 thatched bamboo and grass chalets
Room Features: Open air en-suite bathrooms
Additional Camp Features: Hippo Hide overlooking the Luwi Lagoon
Power Source: Solar powered
Activities: Game Drives, Walking Safaris
Children: No children under 12 years
Season: 20th May – 31st October