South Luangwa is known for lions and leopards
Beautiful landscapes
Spectacular birding
Experienced guides
No booking fees


Situated at the end of the Great Rift Valley, the steep banks of the Muchinga Escarpment form the park’s western boundary. The Luangwa River forms most of the eastern border, except for the Nsefu and Luamfwa sectors. Flowing for over 800km from its source in North-Eastern Zambia’s remote hills and into the Zambezi, the Luangwa River is the life source of the Luangwa Valley. As it winds along the valley floor, creating oxbow lagoons and open plains, alluvial deposits have resulted in rich soils capable of supporting high-quality grassland, woodland, and forest.

Lion Camp is situated at an oxbow at the top end of Lion Plains. Lion Camp lies in the most northern section of the South Luangwa National Park. Fly into Mfuwe Airport where we will collect you. It is a three-hour road transfer to the lodge. The first part of the transfer will be in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, through the local chiefdom of Chief Kakumbe. Once you arrive in the bustling village of Mfuwe, you will disembark at the Tribe Gift Shop. There are bathroom facilities, refreshments and lovely textiles on display from the local community project Tribal Textiles. The final transfer is in an open game viewer through the park and offers your first game drive on route to Lion Camp.

Lion Camp is a photographer’s dream. If it is not on your bucket list, add it now!


The changing seasons are very pronounced, with the dry season starting in April and intensifying in October before the rainy season begins in November. Lion Camp operates during the dry season and offers travellers the beauty of the Autumn landscape with savannas, extensive grasslands and the meandering Luangwa River with the highest concentration of hippo in Africa.

Shoulder Season: 15 May – 15 July and 16 – 31 October
Peak Season: 16 July – 15 October

Stay for 5 nights, only pay for 4
Valid 15 May – 31 October


The lodge is built on the water’s edge amongst woodlands and some large Sausage and Mahogany trees. Raised walkways link the main lodge to the individual suites. The lodge is unfenced and allows wildlife to move freely through the area. The main lodge is a large, spacious and airy thatched space with private nooks, seating areas and a pool. A well-stocked bar, real-size snooker table, coffee station and a small, cosy wildlife reading area form part of this offering. The openness of the lodge affords uninterrupted views of the plains with the continual presence of wildlife.

Lion Camp offers 10 luxurious timber, canvas and thatch suites on stilts with private decks. There are eight luxury suites and two deluxe suites. The bespoke suites have been designed to maximise privacy and relaxation. Enjoy the spectacular views of the plains and wildlife passing from the luxury of your private deck.


Lion Camp offers guided walking safaris and daily guided game drives – with no more than four guests per activity – lead by well-trained, enthusiastic guides. You’ll love South Luangwa if you are interested in birds, wildlife or spectacular landscapes.

South Luangwa is well known for its walking safaris, a very different experience from game drives. It brings you in touch with the land, wilderness and eco-system of the bush. It is genuinely breathtaking to stride out into the bush with your guide and track wild animals.

Rates include 2 shared game viewing activities per day. Lion Camp offers guided walking safaris, game drives and drives by spotlight which follow on from our afternoon game drives (returning to camp no later than 19:30). The minimum age for walking safaris at Lion Camp is 16 years.


Children under 10 are not accepted. 1 deluxe suite can accommodate a maximum
of 2 adults and 1 child (10 – 12 years old). Families with children aged 10 – 12 are required to hire a private vehicle and guide. Private use of a game viewer and guide is available on request at a daily fee of $475.


Lion Camp are actively involved with the Mkasanga school, located in the community where most of their staff are from. The camp are engaged in several upliftment projects, such as developing a computer facility at the school. Lion Camp also works with rural communities to protect Zambia’s vital forests and iconic wildlife to preserve the habitat for future generations.

Power is supplied to the suites and lodge by an inverter system, charged by solar panels with a back-up generator. Only bio-degradable laundry materials, cleaning materials and room amenities are used.


Shoulder Season
  • per person sharing, inclusive
Peak Season
  • per person sharing, inclusive

Shoulder Season: 15 May – 15 July and 16 – 31 October
Peak Season: 16 July – 15 October


  • Accommodation
  • All meals and bar (excluding premium brands)
  • Shared game viewing activities
  • Limited laundry
  • Sales tax, tourism levy and service charge
  • Single supplement applies to peak season only
  • Pricing in US Dollars


  • Park fees, Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund Levy(LCCF) & Carbon Levy (CL) – $90 per person per night
  • Local flights to Mfuwe (we’ll arrange all of that for you!)
  • International airfare
  • Visas and other entry costs
  • Travel insurance
  • PCR testing for your journey home (if applicable)
  • Personal expense such as extra drinks/food, phone calls, curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities for your tour driver/guide, waiters/staff at accommodations
  • Optional extensions available in Livingstone, Victoria Falls and other Zambian or Botswana safari parks

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