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Plot 8553 | Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park E6, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013
Ian B Coggeshall, United Kingdom
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    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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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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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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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a pure luxury in the bush - maybe a little too much, but we enjoyed it very much. Each room has a sunken bath, which overlooks a view of the lagoon. You reach the lodge by boat each day, and pick the vehicle up the other side (Emerald Season). We were treated to a lovely treat of a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This lodge was taken over by RPS in 2011 since that time the character has literally been ripped out of the place and the standard of service has nose dived. Our transport from the airport was a rundown and later broken down safari car that would not have been out of place on a scrap heap. Despite the 5 star... More

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Sunningwell, Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Arrived off the Proflight Lusaka flight straight from BA from London (nice easy transfer). Very warm welcome at Mfuwe airport from the RPS guys who took u straight to the lodge through the park and then by boat hop across the river. The lodge is set right on the river bank, with direct access to the park by the river,... More

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London, England
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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

The welcome could not have been warmer, the food was very good and the guiding was excellent. Even though it was March and therefore the lodge was only recebntly open, the pool was useable and I spent a lovely afternoon alternating between the sunlounger and the pool. My rating is very good rather than excellent only in comparison to the... More

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Address: Plot 8553 | Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park E6, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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All the comforts of a 5 star lodge, yet with all the intimacy, tailored activities and flexible mealtimes you come to expect from a bushcamp as we only cater for up to 10 guests at any one time. We specialise in both driving and walking photographic safaris (with an armed escort scout and guide) so to maximise your bush experience at your own pace with safety and pleasure being at the forefront of any activity conducted. ... more   less 
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