Lion Camp

South Luangwa

Nestled in the most Northern Region of the South Luangwa NP, offering a diverse concentration of wildlife with very little traffic from other lodges and safari goers.  Here you will find our exclusive 10 suite lodge, a private sanctuary of subtle luxury combined with authentic safari experiences.  Enrich your soul in this private wilderness while enjoying unobtrusive African hospitality.

Your every need is catered for, be it a photographic safari, honeymoon, or a bucket list safari.  Visit our on-site hide at the edge of the oxbow stream while relaxing in camp between activities or just lazy around on your private deck, viewing the game on the open plains in front of the lodge.

Savour our perfectly prepared African inspired meals with locally sourced ingredients and the specially selected South African wine list which is included in our rates.

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Lion Camp

In the Northern Region of South Luangwa National Park, about 3 hours drive from Mfuwe Airport.


HONEYMOON “ SUNSET”  DELUXE SUITE – Most private accommodation at Lion Camp.  Outdoor star bed, private viewing deck with bathtub, stocked mini bar, coffee station & en-suite facilities

“ LAGOON” DELUXE SUITE – Private viewing deck with bath tub, stocked mini bar, coffee station & en-suite facilities

8 luxury suites, each with a private viewing deck and en suite facilities

Room features include evening breeze cooling system, gas water warming facility, 24-hour electricity, International plugs & USB ports, hairdryers, wi-fi connectivity.

Deluxe Suite Room Interior Deluxe Suite Exterior Deluxe Suite Private Dinner Deluxe Suite Views Deluxe Suite Lounge Luxury Suite Interior Luxury Suite Views Luxury Suite interior

Main pool in the common area

Fitness room

Gift shop

Photographic Studio with International plug points & USB ports

Private dining (no communal dining except upon request) special dining options include bush breakfasts, picnics.  Off-site boma dinners at least one night of stay (this is informal communal dining only)


Boma Fire Pit Bar Entertainment Area Lion Camp Hide Gift Shop Photo Studio Private Dinner on the Pool Deck

Inclusive activities – privately guided game drives, walking safaris.  We offer 5 game drive vehicles for 10 suites thus ensuring a private  safari experience with no more than 4 people per vehicle.

Inclusive is transfers between South Luangwa lodges as well as the airport transfers.  Lion Camp offers a transfer from the airport in a closed air conditioned vehicle up to the Tribes Shop where guests will disembark, be offered a coffee/soft drink, and have an opportunity for a toilet stop.  Thereafter they will embark a game viewer and enter the park for their game drive transfer to the camp.

Walking Safari Elephant Sighting Game Drive Wild Dog Sunset Leopard Lion Sundowners Lion Camp Guide Game Drive Lion

Child Age- Age 10 and above accepted

Only the 1 Deluxe “Lagoon” suite can accommodate 2 parents with 1 child (under 12)

Open from 15 May to 31 October

Community Projects include support to the Mkasanga School as well as the Hope Foundation supporting orphaned girl students

Lion Camp also has several projects on the go every year to benefit their closest community – the Mwanya Chiefdom. Some of the images below show some of the more recent projects.

Supports Conservation South Luangwa

FEEDING PROGRAM -  our local community being assisted with 50kg maize meals monthly during the Covid period Lion Camp Guide Mukupa with local school chatting to students about teenage sex and viral diseases COVID SCHOOL FEE SPONSORSHIP - Lion Camp have sponsored all the children from their local kingdom where 95% of their staff are from with school fees as there are so many people unemployed because of lodge closures ETHOS FARMER - A farmer with 10 children who the lodge sponsored with equipment such as a water tank and irrigation plus fertilizer and seed annually.  He grows and sells back to Lion Camp all the tasty fresh salads and veggies served to guests.

Power Source – Newly installed solar farm – 100% solar electricity 24 hours per day

Wi-Fi in suites ONLY this ensures the  privacy of all guests in public areas

On-site water purifying plant, purifying borehole water to bottled water standards

On-site incinerator for waste processing.  ALL glass waste is transported to the Tribal Textiles glass project where their community project processes waste glass into functional products

ALL guest suites and staff accommodation has dedicated gas geysers to supply hot water and avoid the burning of wood to generate hot water

Specific Health & Safety Protocols have been designed to ensure a Covid free and safe environment for guests while on safari at Lion Camp.


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