Luwi Bush Camp

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Remote tented accommodation in South Luangwa

For something completely authentic and satisfying, book the innovative and remote tented accommodation at Luwi Bush Camp for a true Zambian safari in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. It’s a seasonal camp that introduces its guests to the romance of pioneer walking safaris into one of the best wildlife areas in Zambia. 

Basic, yet functional furniture in rustic bush huts creates a unique home for the duration of your magical stay at Luwi Bush Camp, an off-the-tourist trail safari filled with adventure and excitement. So, make sure you book your wilderness vacation between May and October to a camp hiding under magnificent mahogany trees on the banks of a deep lagoon in a drier area of South Luangwa National Park.

Tracking wild animals on foot is the focus here in a region where few roads even exist, a Norman Carr brainchild since the 1980s when the man himself spotted the site for this camp and built his walking safari dreams into the activities it offers. Luangwa is known as a wilderness trail destination and this bush camp offers the appropriate accommodation for this in four huts created from grass, reeds and thatch with polished mud floors!

This is just how many local people still live and guests will learn why these accommodation units work so well as environmentally-friendly rooms that naturally regulate temperatures and have very little impact on the natural environment. Each African hut boasts an outside shower, large comfy beds and a private place to sit and watch wildlife. 

Luwi Bush Camp is a rustic chic camp made for walkers who want to get into nature and see biodiversity up front, the way it really is. A small, thatched area over the bar is the perfect shady relaxing corner while meals are shared under the trees during the day and around the traditional boma fire at night under skies full of stars while nocturnal animals call around you. 

The lagoon in front of the camp is brimming with hippos, crocs and diverse wildlife comes and goes. The camp blends into these surroundings and guests awaken to the animal and bird chorus at dawn. Get up early, walk all morning and return for a hearty brunch and chill time until the next sundowner activity. 

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Overview

Luwi Bush Camp offers rustic yet comfortable and secluded South Luangwa eco-accommodation built completely from natural materials growing in the region. Find it remotely located in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park in the Mfuwe area in Zambia and unique in that it is positioned well away from the permanent waters and rich vegetation of the main river but still boasts extraordinary views of lagoons and the seasonal Luwi River. 

This Zambia safari holiday destination is nestled beneath a shady canopy of mahogany trees overlooking a grassy plain that is regularly used as a crossing path by game moving toward the lagoon just off to the camp’s side. Luwi Bush Camp is open seasonally from the 1st of June to the end of October. 

Choose this walking safari-focused safari for that authentic bush feeling and revel in the comfy, rustic huts made from grass, reeds and smoothed mud floors. No roads, no other vehicles and no people so a true escape into the wilds on foot, returning after long hikes to a hut that is cool, with a huge bed and a hot outside shower. Sit under the thatch at the bar or chill under the trees with a beer. All dinners are shared around the Boma fire with the night skies fresh with stars and the bushveld alive with nocturnal animal and bird sounds.

The legendary Norman Carr discovered the site for this camp in the 1980s and set his sights on another awesome walking safari theme that really works. Discover your inner explorer, your meaning in life when you connect with biodiversity in this way. We love this camp for its lack of impact on the wilderness, its immersion in nature and its off-the-beaten-track destination away from all modernity. Try it with one of our Voyage2Africa Zambia tours and combine it with an adventure into Zimbabwe too!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Luwi Bush Camp

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Activities

  • Walking safaris
  • Birding

Included

  • Transfers from and to Mfuwe Airport
  • All meals
  • Local drinks
  • Three safari activities per day
  • Laundry

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Facilities

  • 4 en-suite grass & thatch huts
  • All day hot showers, twin or double beds, mosquito net, solar-powered lanterns
  • Alfresco dining
  • Bar

Highlights

  • Luwi Bush Camp is the most secluded, earthy camp in South Luangwa, offering only 4 huts made from grass and reeds.
  • There are no other camps or people for miles in a genuine off-the-beaten-track environmentally friendly creation.
  • Enthralling walking safaris to track wild animals and birds and see more than you ever thought possible.
  • Two permanent lagoons nearby, each with a healthy population of hippos and crocodiles.


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