The Park is situated north of the famous South Luangwa N.P.
Even though Luambe Park was officially declared the status of a National Park in 1938 it remained underdeveloped and was best known to poachers!
In the 90ies, the number of animals and species was highly decimated. But since the Luangwa Wilderness Lodge was established on the river banks of the Luangwa, a remarkable rise of species took place. Birds are abundant.
The owners of the lodge are involved in serious conservation programs. Objectives are eliminating poaching within the borders of the park and a better park management. Increase of the income of the local people and their direct involvement in the project which includes educating the local people by improving their understanding and knowledge of sustainable use of the National Park.
There are only five safari-style tents right on the Luangwa riverbank which makes the stay a very exclusiv one. Right on the Luangwa riverbank also means: LOTS of hippos (we counted 130!) just outside your tent.
Meals in the open dining room which thatched roof were excellent.
Overall a very interesting and pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luangwa Wilderness Lodge is a mid-range lodge operating in the remote but beautiful Luambe National Park, Zambia. It is situated on the Luangwa River, offering great views over a game rich area. The lodge is the only accommodation within the park, meaning our guests are guaranteed to be the only vehicle in the park! We offer a vast array of activities or just a great place to relax! ... more less