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Luangwa River Camp

Plot 8553 | Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park E6, Zambia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first snd my favourite of the 3 RPS lodges I stayed at (the others were Nsefu and Pulumani in Malawi). The atmosphere was lovely throughout, friendly, welcoming, nothing was too much trouble for Polly and the other staff and we were immediately made to feel part of a small family. The lodge is a 50 minute drive... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Luangwa River Camp was the first of three Robin Pope Safari camps I recently stayed at during the end of the "emerald season." The location is great, crossing the River was fun, the "chalet" is very spacious and the food and service were very good. Maintenance is needed on the outside of the chalet I stayed in as well... More 

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Lewisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was our first camp during our two week safari adventure through Zambia and Botswana. Polly and her entire staff made it tough for other camps to compete, they made our entire stay very memorable. Our guides could not have been more helpful and were very knowledgeable. The staff was there when you needed them and always offered suggestions to... More 

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Lusaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

As a seasoned traveller in Zambia, I am always skeptical about trying new lodges preferring to stick to tried and tested and safer bets. All too often the guiding can be hit and miss, the food rolling out like something off a hospital trolley, the management scarce and run down accommodation. But this was NOT the case at this lovely... More 

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Esperance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was our first visit to the area, first safari and we were not disappointed! The food is absolutely magnificent! It was certainly the best food we had in Zambia. Rooms are lovely and comfortable and feel very private. All of the staff are friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and at home.... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A true gem of zambia, it wasmy first timeinzambia and thisplace was absolutely gorgeous at night you could hear the hippos, birds and monkeys. You feel like your properly in africa. Everyone there is friendly and given the chance Iwouldgo back in a heartbeat

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Coggeshall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was our first return to Luangwa for forty years so we wondered if the magic would still be there. We needn't have worried, it exceeded our expectations. The setting was pure Africa with a beauty and a sense of wildness where anything might happen. Polly, 'The Doc' and Sebastian were all great company and very well informed. The drives... More 

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West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

From the first welcome by Polly and her amazing staff, the three nights we stayed here just got better and better. Attention to detail was impeccable and something we shall never forget. The guides were so well informed and a pleasure to have as company on the game drives. Our room was great and extremely comfortable. The scenery was truly... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

From the first view of the camp as we crossed the river to the initial welcome by Polly and Sebastian we knew we were in for a great time in this our first safari experience in Zambia. Despite being the "wet season" the weather had little impact on any of the drives whilst the slightly stormy skies in the evening... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I had a particularly magical experience at the Luangwa River Camp this past October. I arrived to find that due to a last-minute cancellation, for the next 2 1/2 days I would be the only guest, so I had the run of the place with my own guide. As a serious wildlife photographer I could therefore indulge myself in spending... More 

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