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2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Luangwa Valley, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Flatdogs Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

World Camp Inc. took volunteer groups of 5 to 25 participants to Flatdogs for years. We made the trek from Lilongwe, Malawi because it's worth it, even before the road was paved. Flatdogs provides fantastic chalets, exquisite food, a great pool with even better views, a fun bar scene, and the best service imaginable. Every guide we had gave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Zambia at Christmas to get away and just chill. It was never my intention to go on safari, even though the national park is just across the river. I didn't need to set my foot outside camp, the animals came to me. A family of elephants crossed over each night and passed though camp to steal mangos... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been waiting 40 years to go back to Africa, and didn't want to return to Kenya but instead find something similar but different. I wrote to 'Expert Africa', telling them what I wanted and they suggested Flatdogs. The reviews were all positive, Jess sent very helpful emails (including warning me that December/January isn't the idea time to go there... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights. Staff were very accommodating allowing us to self cater using the braai facilities at the restaurant area in the evenings. Night drive was extremely good and can recommend especially if time is short. We saw loads more on the night drive than during 2 days of self drive in the park during the day. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed at Flatdogs for four nights in October 2014 and our experience surpassed all expectations. Jess, Adie and the entire staff are incredibly hospitable and accommodating with a natural charm. Whatever your wishes, you only had to say it, and it happened! Our guide Byron was fantastic. The setting of the camp is outstanding. We were in the luxury... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I feel as though I'm reciting the same thing every review says: Flatdogs Camp is awesome. We stayed for two nights, with the second night including the safari package. We did the morning safari and the evening one and very much enjoyed the day. The food at the camp was excellent, and the accommodations were clean and very comfortable. I... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I will add to the chorus of praise. The owners are delightful and welcoming, The location - just outside the park on a riverfront - is excellent. Lots of animals in the area, with elephants, baboons and giraffes wandering by or through at times. The food is very good. Our guides for game viewing were excellent. The internet access went... More 

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Wakefield UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were recommended Flatdogs by Trip Africa and it was certainly a fantastic choice. The whole package that Jess, Adie, Paolo, Sam and the team provide is outstanding. We stayed in the Treehouse and although you need to get used to things that bump in the night (!!) we would definitely say it's worth a try. Waking up to an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

When visiting South Luwangwa and on a budget or feeling a bit adventurous, Flatdogs is the place to be! It was amazing to pitch a tent on an elevated platform in a tree! The communal kitchen and bar is splendid for sharing campfire stories and meeting people. The management and staff are very friendly and most of all, the animals... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Wow hard to put in words . Stayed here for a family wedding as well as participating in going on safari . The camp is amazing right on the banks of the river with wild animals right on your doorstep. Elephants, giraffe , hippo! The staff were so knowledgeable, friendly & so much fun. The accomodation was fantastic with ensuite... More 

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Address: Luangwa Valley, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Flatdogs Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Flatdogs Camp Hotel South Luangwa National Park
Flatdogs Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

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