We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Luangwa River Camp

Plot 8553 | Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park E6, Zambia
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Luangwa River Camp
Management photos View all
Luangwa River Camp
Write a Review

43 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Esperance, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Midlands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coggeshall, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Sussex
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sacramento, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Last september we visited the Luangwa River Camp for 3 days. The welcome was very friendly, we came by car from Lusaka and were escorted from a nearby village to the camp, where a nice diner was served. The game drives and the walking safaris (a new experience for me) were excellent. Enthusiastic, friendly guides with a lot of knowledge... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Wonderful and friendly service oriented staff, five star food and beverage, accomodation and amazing game veiwing. A great 'Africa' experience! Small negative is the river crossing to go on game drives - but does not detract from the overall enjoyment.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Luangwa River Camp? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Luangwa River Camp

Address: Plot 8553 | Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park E6, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia and Travelocity so you can book your Luangwa River Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Luangwa River Camp Hotel South Luangwa National Park
Luangwa River Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

78 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (48)
Hotel & grounds (20)
Room/suite (7)
View from room (3)
Bathroom (3)
Pool/beach area (3)
Videos (1)
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (30)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Pool/beach area (4)
Dining (5)
Bathroom (2)
Room/suite (1)
Other (13)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay