South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Luwi is a seasonal bush camp nestled under huge mahogany trees on the banks of a permanent lagoon, situated deep in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park.
Due to its remote location there are not many roads in the area so activities are centred on walking safaris. This fact makes Luwi Bush Camp one of the most enthralling camps in Zambia. The wildlife in the area is prolific and to track it each day on foot is a memory that will last a lifetime.
Accommodation is in four tents that are made of grass and thatch with polished mud floors. Each room is designed differently utilising trees and natural vegetation wherever possible. The design of these rooms lends the camp a rustic appeal and provides a truly African bush experience. A small thatch provides shade over the bar area but other than this there is no central covered area. Daytime meals are served in the shade of the trees above whilst dinner is taken under the stars accompanied by the many sounds of the Zambian night.
There is a large lagoon adjacent to camp which teems with hippo and crocodile. This permanent water source attracts wildlife from far and wide making the camp area constantly busy with animals.
With the emphasis on the use of natural materials in its construction, this camp is certainly one of the most traditional of the camps found in the Luangwa. Luwi was one of the South Luangwa National Park’s first remote safari camps. Norman Carr sited the camp back in the 1980s and today this camp, offers guests a true walking safari and a taste of the traditional African bush experience.
Luwi Bush Camp Information
- Location: South Luangwa National Park. A 1 hour flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe and then a 2.5 hour game drive to the camp.
- Accommodation: 4 thatched tents
- Activities: Game viewing – mostly walking safaris with guides
- Weather: Camp is open from 1st June to 31st October. November to March is the rainy season and a great time for birding. April to July is winter when the weather is dry and cool and August to October are the hot and dry months which are best for game viewing.
- Children: Welcome with prior arrangement