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Safari Zambia: Luambe Camp

Luambe Camp is the only accommodation in Zambia's Luambe National Park. Learn more about the beautiful accommodation that is located directly on the banks of the Luangwa River

Ann-Kathrin
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Luambe Camp is the only accommodation in Zambia's Luambe National Park. It is located directly on the banks of the Luangwa River and has spacious safari tents with en-suite bathrooms. The view of the enormous hippopotamus colony, which cavorts in the waters of the Luangwa, is particularly astonishing. And also other wild animals like elephants, buffalos and countless birds can be observed directly from the camp.

During game drives and walking safaris you can discover the whole variety of animals in the Luambe National Park and witness four of the Big Five – elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard – as well as the rare African wild dog. A stay at Luambe Camp offers a special Zambian safari experience reminiscent of the early days in Zambia's Luangwa Valley.

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Name
Luambe Camp

Location
In northern Luambe National Park, directly on the eastern shore of the Luangwa River

Guest accommodations
4 spacious safari tents with en-suite bathrooms

Max. number of guests
8 guests in 4 safari tents

Activities
Game drives, bush walks, birding tours

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Highlights
The Luambe Camp is the only accommodation in the park • exclusivity and seclusion determine the stay • from the veranda of your own tent you have an incomparable view of the enormous hippopotamus colony which are at home in the waters of the Luangwa • leopards partly come up to the camp • the Luambe National Park is considered a secret jewel and captivates by a wonderful animal world and great landscapes with only small tourist numbers

Animals
Elephants, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, buffalos, various antelopes, numerous birds, rarely also lions or wild dogs.

Staying at Luambe Camp

Location

Luambe Camp is located in the north of Zambia's Luambe National Park, between South and North Luangwa National Parks. The camp was built directly on the banks of the Luangwa River, on the edge of the dense riverside forest.

The Camp

Guest accommodation

Luambe Camp accommodates its guests in four spacious and extremely comfortable safari tents, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The tents are situated along the edge of the forest, about 10 m from the banks of the Luangwa River, which can be overlooked from every tent. Furthermore, each of them has a small veranda with two wooden armchairs from which you can enjoy the view of the water landscape and the abundance of hippos. Electricity is generated by means of solar energy/photovoltaics – charging laptops and small batteries is easily possible, depending on solar radiation. There is no WiFi and no mobile network in the camp. Children are welcome in the camp on request.

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Central facilities

The heart of the small camp is a thatched main building with lounge area and bar. Here you will also find the dining area where the daily meals are taken together. On an open plain there is a fireplace some distance away, where the evenings can find a cosy end. From the main area, guests enjoy a fantastic view of the mystical Luangwa River and the ever-vibrant wildlife.

Activities

Daily game drives and bush walks in the morning and afternoon under the guidance of experienced guides enable guests to experience the rich fauna and flora of the Luambe National Park up close. Bird lovers can also focus entirely on the region's over 200 species of avifauna and take part in one of the birding tours on offer. And even those who stay at the camp throughout the day can count on fascinating animal sightings: the vast numbers of hippos that are at home in the waters of the adjacent Luangwa River are a real experience on its own.

Highlights

Luambe Camp is the only accommodation in the small Luambe National Park that almost serves as an insider tip. It is situated in a picturesque location directly on the banks of the Luangwa River and offers a unique view of the huge colony of hippos gathering in the waters. A stay in Luambe is characterized by exclusivity and seclusion – guests have the park to themselves. And the abundance of animals, which is offered to them here with only small tourist numbers, is enormous! However, the local fauna can not only be enjoyed on excursions into the depths of the park but can also be admired directly from the camp. Thus, not only the countless hippos can be observed at the river, but also leopards or elephants.

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Animals

Although Luambe National Park is clearly smaller than South Luangwa National Park, it is in no way inferior to it. In the 1970s and 1980s, poaching greatly reduced the once abundant world of animals, but extensive conservation measures brought the area back to life. During game drives and game walks, unforgettable sightings of elephants, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, numerous antelopes, hundreds of birds and rarely even lions, hyaenas or wild dogs can be made.

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