Best 4 Safari Lodges In South Luangwa National Park In Zambia
What is a tour to Zambia without venturing all the way to Eastern Zambia to soak in the beauty of South Luangwa National Park? At a total surface area of 9,050 square kilometers, South Luangwa National Park is home to Africa’s most intact river system (Luangwa River) and it has been referred to as the worlds greatest sanctuary for wildlife by numerous experts.
With its abundance of over 60 wild animals species, 732 different bird species and several plant species, it is to no surprise that the commonly enjoyed walking safaris were first practiced at this awesome park.
Here are the best 4 lodges in South Luangwa National Park;
Best 4 Luxury Safari Lodges in South Luangwa National Park
Luxury accommodation is for the clergy and extremely rich people who have no restrictions on their expenditure. These are people who are able and are gladly willing to spend on luxurious services offered. Examples of such places in South Luangwa National Park include;
- Time + Tide Chinzombo
Time + Tide Chinzombo is undoubtedly the most luxurious camp in South Luangwa National Park. With an unlimited view of the lovely Luangwa River, guests enjoy boat cruises and numerous game viewing opportunities while on walking safaris and game drives.
This gorgeous camp was named after a unique tree species which grows just near it. They have great food, a bar and beautiful spacious rooms which are well maintained to meet your luxurious expectations. You will love it here.
- Chindeni Bushcamp
For lovers of nature and hanging out in the wild, Chindeni Bushcamp is the perfect place for you. This lovely luxurious camp was strategically constructed on stilted wooden decks to give you an amazing view of the Chindeni hills and an oxbow lagoon which is close enough for you to see its usual visitors the wild animals.
This camp is ideal for romantic walking safaris and incase you have a large family, the rooms are spacious enough for sharing. The staff is lovely and always at your service. You will surely enjoy your stay at Chindeni Bushcamp.
- Mfuwe Lodge
Mfuwe Lodge is an exquisite luxurious lodge which is strategically located to give you a stay-cation which you will talk about for the rest of your life. The excellent and delicious meals, beautiful spacious rooms and constants sightings of different animals will have you living in total bliss.
The lodge lies under the canopies of huge ebony and mahogany trees, it is really fun staying in the wild but in absolute comfort.
- Kapamba Bushcamp
Kapamba Bushcamp is a lovely luxury camp tucked away along the banks of Kapamba River. While there, you are assured of game drives hence game viewing, candle-lit dinners and spectacular views of the river.
The camp is open and accessible from April to January each year, you will love it here.
Best 4 Mid-Range Safari Lodges in South Luangwa National Park
Mid-range accommodation targets potential clients who can sparingly spend but not in an extravagant mannerism. Mid-range lodges are fairy affordable compared to Luxurious ones, examples include;
- Chikunto Safari Lodge
This beautiful lodge is located within South Luangwa National Park. The hygiene is great alongside friendly members of staff whose sole purpose is to make sure that you enjoy your stay.
Chikunto Safari Lodge offers free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, free parking and several other services to all its clients.
- Kaingo Camp
This lovely camp was established in 1992 and it is commonly known as Shenton Safaris Kaingo Camp. It is affordable and can accommodate a total number of 12 people. The 6 rooms at the site are for sharing, which means that it can accommodate two people per a room.
The camp is privately owned and it offers free breakfast, a lounge, restaurant among several other amenities and services to its clients.
- Zikomo Safari Camp
It is a beautiful eco camp which lies under huge tree shade canopies on the banks of Luangwa River. It lies directly opposite the well known Wildlife park.
Zikomo Safari Camp offers free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, free parking and so many other services to its customers.
- Nkwali Camp
Nkwali Camp is a lovely 3-star hotel found at the heart of Luangwa valley. It has breath-taking views of the river where you are assured of fresh air at all times. The camp has an outdoor pool for you to enjoy whenever you feel like swimming, it has a unique bar which has a huge ebony tree at the center.
Nkwali Camp is affordable, intimate and ideal for lovers of nature.
Best 4 Budget Safari lodges in South Luangwa National Park
Budget accommodation is the cheapest and most affordable accommodation compared to Mid-range and Luxury. It targets clients who are on a very strict and tight budget with no chance of spending above it. Examples of such places in South Luangwa National Park include;
- Msandile River Lodge
- Marula Lodge (Mfuwe)
Marula Lodge is a simple but lovely lodge which is available and willing to accommodate you during your tour of South Luangwa National Park. The lodge is affordable and has a shared kitchen, catering services, a bar and a restaurant. It is just 5 minutes from the main entrance of the park, how convenient! You will love it.
- Croc Valley Camp
Croc Valley Camp is an affordable budget accommodation camp which ensures that its clients enjoy game drives at the center of South Luangwa National Park. It is located along the banks of Luangwa River which offers you a great view.
The camp has an outdoor pool, a lounge and a restaurant among so many other amenities.
- Wildlife Camp
Wildlife Camp is a simple camp stationed on the banks of Luangwa River. It offers accommodation, bush camping, overnight walking safaris, free parking, a bar, an outdoor pool and several other services. You will certainly enjoy the feeling and experience of sleeping in the wild.
My conclusion about the best 4 lodges in South Luangwa National Park
Due to advanced technology, you can book your stay online at any lodge of your choice. Just check them out on different social media platforms to acquire the necessary contacts and email addresses.
For an even more thrilling adventure when you visit South Luangwa National Park, please plan your trip with Kubwa Five Safaris. This lovely group of professional and trustworthy guides will make sure that you have a smooth fun-packed trip.