South Luangwa Accommodation Options
Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge commands a great view of the Kafunta River and all the passing wildlife, including a substantial number of resident birds. Kafunta remains open all year round and a visit during the green season sees the spectacular rains and more abundant birdlife. Kafunta is built for comfort and a good option for families with its safe, child-friendly environment.
The Bush Camp Company
6 beautifully situated and appointed rustic bush camps dotted throughout the park. Excellent service, facilities, food and top guiding make this one of South Luangwas popular options for walking safaris between camps: Zungulila, Bilimungwe,Kapamba, Chindeni, Chamilandu, and Kuyenda bushcamps will delight the senses and ensure your comfort.
Mfuwe Lodge is hidden away amongst huge ebony trees and sprawling fig trees on the banks of a beautiful lagoon. There are 18 luxury, en-suite, thatched chalets, each with a private deck overlooking the lagoon and its abundant wildlife. The chalets can be opened up to allow guests to enjoy the views, the sounds, the scents, and the moods of the African wilderness. The bathing area can be completely opened up to enjoy an open-air bathing experience. Mfuew Lodge is within the Park itself.
The camp welcomes just twelve guests in six original brick and thatch rondavels with en-suite facilities, each room opening up to what can simply be described as the best view in the South Luangwa.
A small, private and exclusive house on the banks of the Luangwa River, ideal for young families or friends seeking a more indulgent type of safari. This two bedroom house with main living area provides a shady and cool retreat from the African midday heat and if that is not enough there is a stunning plunge pool to soak in whilst looking over the Luangwa River. With its own team of staff dedicated to looking after you Robin’s House offers a home away from home but with added luxuries.
Luangwa Safari House
The perfect getaway for families (children over seven) or groups of friends seeking an indulgent and private break. It sits gracefully on the edge of a lagoon system frequented by large herds of elephants, impalas, giraffes and countless other species which use the lagoon as a source of water and food throughout the year. Luangwa House has been designed to assault the senses from the minute you arrive, a strong castle like structure looms up in front of you, then and as you enter through the enormous pivoting door, light and grace as the entire front of the house is open to wilderness. The four double rooms each subtly but differently decorated to mimic the elements – water, earth, wind and fire encompass the feeling of bringing nature into the house.
Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees in the Nsefu sector of the park. On a double tiered river bank each room enjoys its own private view onto a long stretch of the Luangwa River. Very high service standards are the norm as with all Robin Pope Safaris camps.
The six chalets with bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs offer a rustic luxury opening up to magnificent views of the river as well as open air en-suite bathrooms. Nkwali offers understated elegance, seclusion and superb service.
In keeping with the grand colonial style of the lodge, the suites are decorated in the same understated elegance of years gone by. In the ten Victorian-style rooms, the large french windows offer a light, airy feel to the suites and open onto private terraces overlooking the valley – the ideal vantage point to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Air-conditioning, plush furnishings, a four-poster bed, and a luxurious bathroom can make you forget you’re in the bush. The lodge also features an interconnecting room – perfect for families. Chichele is within the Park
Perched on an escarpment overlooking a floodplain in the South Luangwa National Park, Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp offers stunning vistas with perfect game sighting opportunities. Each of the seven safari tents has picture windows and its own viewing deck overlooking the plains where game amble across for a drink of water. Generous and comfortable, each tent has an en suite bathroom with bath tub and shower. Watch the sun rise from your double bed, elephants bathing from the comfort of your bath tub, perhaps even wild dogs making their way across the plains in pursuit of prey from your private viewing deck.
Nine canvas and thatch chalets accommodating a maximum of 18 guests. Built on raised wooden platforms, they are linked to each other and the main area by a raised wooden boardwalk. Each chalet has either a four poster king-size double bed or twin beds, and a walk-in mosquito net. They are all ensuite with a shower and toilet, and have private decks overlooking the open plain in front. In the absence of fences, game moves freely through the lodge grounds. Elephant, hippo, bushbuck and other antelope are regularly seen within the confines of the camp and there are healthy populations of lion, leopard, buffalo and giraffe in the immediate area.
Kapani Lodge is an exclusive, 16-bed lodge, situated on a large lagoon adjacent to the Luangwa River. The stone rooms have high ceilings, overhead fans, large gauzed windows, spacious bathrooms, and a verandah with a bar fridge. The camp is designed for relaxing between safaris in complete comfort. There is a large swimming and an extensive library. Meals are taken in the open air on a dining platform shaded by evergreen trees and overlooking the lagoon. The game drives and guides are of a high standard.
Mushroom Lodge is located on a lagoon teeming with wildlife. The chalets have large windows and high ceilings and are tastefully decorated. Each one has a bathroom and indoor shower with a full range of facilities including a separate toilet and an outside shower. A separate lounge and private patio that overlook the lagoon, allow for close-up and safe viewing of birds and visiting wildlife to the lagoon. Mushroom Lodge is a child-friendly establishment and offers interleading chalets for families. Mushroom lodge is within the Park.