Luangwa Lion Camp


The graceful Lion Camp is located in the South Luangwa National Park, which is one of Africa’s largest nature reserves.


The Luangwa National Park first received protection in 1938 and was declared a national park in 1972. It extends as far as the Muchinga Mountains in the west to the Luangwa River.


Today, the national park protects an area of 9,050 square kilometres boasting pristine nature and fascinating wildlife diversity. The park is a home to leopards, lions, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, read more » buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes and more than 400 bird species to name just a handful.


The Lion Camp is perfectly located on the Luangwa River at the valley’s far end. The facilities are built atop raised platforms. No fences separate you from nature, ensuring magnificent animal observations.


No more than 18 guests are accommodated at the Lion Camp at any one time. Consequently the ambience is friendly and convivial and the service personal. The shared facilities include a swimming pool with a sundeck, a boma, restaurant and bar.


Kick back and enjoy the camp’s relaxing flair or set off exploring. Not only the abundant wildlife deserves mention but also the exotic vegetation. Admire Mopane Trees, Ivory Cane Palms or Baobab Trees.


After every excursion, it is always a pleasure to return to the Lion Camp to enjoy that unique flair of peace and quiet, cosiness, safari adventure and authentic African hospitality!


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The Lion Camp offers comfortably furnished chalets, each named in honour of one of the Luangwa National Park’s animals. Of course, each of the units features a private ensuite and a balcony.


The balcony read more » quickly becomes a favourite spot. It is just perfect to put the finishing touch to an exciting day. Drink in hand, put your feet up and let your eyes rest on the river valley.


Constructed atop raised platforms, the camp is ideal for wildlife observation. Moreover, with no fence to keep the game at a distance, the animals occasionally walk right through the camp.


Without having to leave your chalet, you may observe leopards, lions, hippos, hyenas, jackals, the African wild dog, crocodiles, cranes, antelopes, zebras, buffaloes, bushbucks, elands, duikers, giraffes, impalas, pukus, kudus, baboons and green monkeys!


The wildlife is indeed all around. A good spot for wildlife observation is also the swimming pool. The pool’s terrace commands a perfect view of the Luangwa River that runs almost the length of Zambia.


Both the pool and the terrace are located on an elevated platform. Just wonderful! Soak in the refreshingly cool water and indulge in the view of the river. While you splash around carefree, the river is populated by impressively large crocodiles.


The main section of the camp features the bar, the traditional boma, an open terrace and a lounge. You may look forward to a memorable experiences! There is magic in every moment … like a slow breakfast on the terrace with a view!


Or at night, in time with a spectacular African sunset, settle down to indulge in exotic delicacies. The sounds of the wilderness all around, the stars above… Sensational!


The memories from your stay at the Lion Camp in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, are going to become something sacred, treasured … for the rest of your life!


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The Lion Camp is the perfect accommodation option for spectacular safaris in the celebrated South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.


Of course, different safari options are being offered. The classic but read more » exciting game drives take place early in the morning and late in the afternoon.


Experienced rangers and trackers accompany you on the tours. Not only will you benefit from their trained eyes and wealth of knowledge, they also ensure your perfect safety at all times.


This becomes especially important on the guided safari hikes – a highly recommendable option to set off exploring. The slower pace allows other details to shift into focus.


A speciality of the Lion Camp are the Night Game Drives, which are rarely offered by other camps. A strong spotlight is reflected off the eyes of the nocturnal wildlife. Buffaloes, leopards, lions and elephants may be spotted at night, to name just a few.


Moreover, the Luangwa National Park is famous for its prolific birdlife. More than 400 species have been sighted and many may be spotted from the comfort of your terrace.


A long and dusty day in the wilderness invariably ends with a delicious dinner. Indulge in the exotic treats around the crackling campfire and exchange safari adventure stories with the other guests.


For a special experience, you may also request to have breakfast arranged at the break of dawn – somewhere deep in the bush with a fantastic view!


Exceptional experiences all around at the Lion Camp in Zambia. Wildlife sightings – striking panoramas - refined accommodation … Welcome to Africa!


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