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Croc Valley Camp

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Mfuwe Eastern, South Luangwa National Park 0000 Zambia
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Set on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park nestled under shady Mahogany trees lies the picturesque Croc Valley Camp. “Your camp with personality” We offer a variety of varied accommodation to suit everyone’s pocket, from self contained chalets on platforms, luxury en-suite tents on the river bank , ten dollar per night backpacker/dorm rooms, Family House to the campsite with thatched lapa's, electrical points and water outlets all on lush green lawns. All tastefully segregated but still part of the overall experience.Our chalets are completely environmentally friendly and in order to experience the nomadic night wonders at eye level our chalets are raised on platforms providing a fantastic safe viewpoint from which to see the wildlife that wanders through the camp. Throughout your stay, our chef's can provide delicious meals and snacks from original recipes using fresh ingredients for your meticulously prepared meals and for those that wish to self-cater or camp, full kitchen facilities are provided. Our campsite is well catered for campers and overland trucks with parking areas, fire places, power points, hot showers and ablutions.Between safaris, in the midday heat, our hippo friendly swimming pool provides the perfect place to relax and cool off. Hammocks are also scattered around the camp over-seeing the river and the swimming pool. The bar is always open and serves ice cold drinks throughout the day, whether you prefer to relax by the pool, catch up through our FREE WiFi , in a hammock or catch up with the news on our satellite TV.
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Mfuwe Eastern, South Luangwa National Park 0000 Zambia
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Lusaka Airport272 miSee all flights
Mfuwe Airport15 miSee all flights
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Becca S wrote a review Jul 2020
Portland, Michigan4 contributions
My boyfriend and I just spent the weekend at Croc Valley, and we were very pleased with our stay. When we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome by staff, and showed to our accommodation - River Tent #1. The all inclusive package is definitely the way to go - lodging, game drives, and food. All of the meals were delicious! I have visited South Luangwa National Park many times over the last few years. Our game driver, Bernard, was very impressive. He was knowledgeable about the animals and the park, and willing to answer any question we had. He asked before we started if there were specific animals we wanted to see, and did his best to make sure we saw them. The atmosphere at the lodge is definitely one of fun and relaxation. Everyone is friendly, there is a great pool and many seating areas along the river to relax and site see. I highly recommend to anyone traveling in the area looking for somewhere to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Stephanie D wrote a review Jan 2020
Pretoria, South Africa11 contributions1 helpful vote
South Luangwa was the highlight of our holiday! We had the most amazing sightings (wild dogs, lions, leopards, birds and that is not all!) in the Emerald season, early Jan. The 6 campsites are located right at the river, under a shelter, which was a total blessing. Amazing pool in the camp. It is unique to be able to self cater (camping) while also having the luxury of a bar, restaurant and a pool. Never had that before, so it felt like a five star hotel. We were the only ones camping. Game drives and park entrance fees are more expensive than in other countries like SA, Bots and Malawi, but I cannot compare with prices in Zam. The chef made some delicious cookies for the morning game drive. We went on a self drive once, but it was very clear that guides driving around are not too happy with you doing that. We did not see anyone else do it. Some small improvement could very easily be made in the camp: cleaning of the communal kitchen, cleaning the restaurant tables, tightening the safari vehicle’s wheel nuts (and perhaps adding a few ;)), cleaning cigarette butts from the vehicle.. We struggled with the monkeys, who would (especially when camp staff was out of sight) get in the car, even if you are standing in front of it, they just charge you and then go for it. Not sure what you can do about it... All in all I have had the most wonderful camping experience and we will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Derek P wrote a review Dec 2019
Buderim, Australia3 contributions
Ten of the best days I have ever experienced. Charl Beukes is the best host (as are his amazing staff) and has built a camp over 40 years that simply is a rustic must! It’s a camp. It’s in the heart of the REAL Africa in the South Luangwa Valley Zambia,where fauna and flora make you realise what a beautiful planet we have been blessed with. This place will have a piece of my soul forever. Dad and son time at it’s best.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from CrocValley, Owner at Croc Valley Camp
Responded Dec 27, 2019
Thank you very much for your kind remarks Mr Perkins. We sincerely all criticism but especially comments like these. I will advise my staff Once again Thanks you and safe travels
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Lindiwe Bungane wrote a review Dec 2019
Naples, Italy3 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely become my first choice when I think of a holiday in Zambia. Clean fresh air of the outdoors, friendly and courteous staff willing to assist and provide information. Amazing how the animals let you into their space. Next time I will come for a longer period of stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from CrocValley, Owner at Croc Valley Camp
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Thank you very much for the review and very happy our staff were so helpful. I hope we do see you here for a longer period
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Kathleen F wrote a review Nov 2019
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin9 contributions
We stayed here just one night on our way to another lodge. Croc valley arranged airport pickup. You must be picked up as there are no car rental agencies, public transport or taxis. This lodge offered basic accommodations w/ shared bathroom, a bar and lounge area, good breakfast, river views, and kind, lovely staff.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from CrocValley, Public Relations Manager at Croc Valley Camp
Responded Nov 21, 2019
Thank you very much for your positive comments. We have and are always trying to improve and make it a memorable stay for our guests. Thanks you also for the great comments about our staff I will pass it on. Safe travels.
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$12 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ZambiaSouth Luangwa National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Croc Valley Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Croc Valley Camp?
Nearby attractions include Mulberry Mongoose (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Croc Valley Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Croc Valley Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Croc Valley Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Croc Valley Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Croc Valley Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.