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Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Currently pretty much the only place to stay for anyone travelling the road between Lusaka and the border with Malawi this camp has the monopoly in the market. Which is just as well as it’s vulnerable to any well run competition (and there might be some on the way). The downstairs reception area has an attractive overlook to the river... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After having read all the reviews of Bridge Camp we were desperate but unsuccessful to find another campsite in the area. At least we thought we were prepared when we got there - oh no! We made a reservation, received a written confirmation but nobody knew about us and the owners were absent. The entire place including the ablution was... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
351 reviews 351 reviews
33 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Not at all a great campsite. There's no grass, just hard almost concrete like ground, which means when you're sleeping in a tent it's really quite uncomfortable. The toilets are ok though they have holes in the walls rather than windows which means the toilets and showers fill with bugs at night. They also have to turn on the heaters... More

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Lusaka, Zambia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I used to stay there in 2006-7, because there was no accommodation around that time. Then, last time I visited there and found the price is K150 (30USD) per bed (not per room!), in the room where simple 5 beds are in. Other rooms cost K270-350 (60-80USD) and they are old chalette that seemed to be non-renovated for last 8... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were driving between South Luangwa and the Lower Zambesi and needed to break our journey whilst remaining on the Great East Road. This camp seemed ideally placed, so we made a booking.......Ooooh Dear! It was awful! We arrived at 20.00 and were told that one of our rooms had been sold to someone else! In its place we were... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The last two reviewers have this place spot on. It only survives due to its convenience of location, there is no other reason to stay here, look for an alternative. Also the reviewer who describes the half cut owner is right, we had the same experience and worse still we felt that their drinks had been added to our bill... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We needed to break the drive from South Luangwa NP to the Lower Zambezi NP, and thought Bridge Camp was in the right place to do that. It was in the right place to break the journey. Other than that, there is nothing positive to say about it. It's overpriced for a cramped, untidy camp site, with poorly maintained facilities.... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were en route to South Luangwa and had driven 11 hours from Lower Zambezi, so you can imagine we were looking forward to arriving at our camp and getting set up. We'd been told not to expect anything too grand and that it was purely a stopover on the Great East Road - but it was way below anything... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

There is only one chalet worthy of the name - and it costs 700 kwacha per night for 2, the rest look terrible. The campsite is right next to a dusty road used all night long by noisy construction traffic with dust being blown everywhere. There is no power, the ablutions are on the limit of cleanliness and the overall... More

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Barcelona, Spain
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed one night in transit from Lusaka to the South Luangwa N.P., since our plane arrived late and we had no time to make the whole way in the remaining day time. Bridge Camp offers both, a very rustic camp site and stone chalets. We took one of these. Very rustic too, cold at night, too many open windows,... More

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Address: Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Also Known As:
Bridge Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

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