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Bridge Camp

Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was prearranged and we were a large group, you'd expect an alright camping site, but no, it was the carpark. 20 people in a carpark! Camping! With a rat haven/ rubbish dump/ storm drain next to us. The road was right next door so sleep was near impossible. Another aspect is that the owners were drunken and were calling... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to South Luangwa Park can be very long and a good suggestion is to break it up with a night at Bridge Camp. Bridge camp is on the Luangwa River, and in fact the opposite shore is the nation of Malawi. It takes about three and one half hours to reach Bridge Camp from Lusaka. It is adjacent... More 

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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The worst mistake of our wonderful Zambian trip was staying at this lodge. The owners were initially welcoming but soon we found that they were nasty and rude to each other which was very uncomfortable for us. The owner even swore at his kitchen staff right within earshot of where we were sitting for breakfast. No matter what the staff... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place is not in South Luangwa National Park but a full day's drive away and the only real stop-off if you are coming from South Luangwa. Three of the four couples stayed in the chalets and we camped. The chalets were ok and our rooftop tent was also fine although the ablutions were dirty and in great need of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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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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Windhoek
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 240 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
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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