We stayed one night in transit from Lusaka to the South Luangwa N.P., since our plane arrived late and we had no time to make the whole way in the remaining day time. Bridge Camp offers both, a very rustic camp site and stone chalets. We took one of these. Very rustic too, cold at night, too many open windows, walls made of pure rough stone, almost no furniture, poor bed clothing. Hot water generated by burning wood at nearby stove, worked well. The whole site was empty (in spite of being ultra-high season!), we were the only guests. All in all, an uncomfortable place where to stay (we froze while in bed!), but very conveniently located on a hill with excellent views over the Luangwa river into Mozambique. We had a short walk on the river side the next morning and a nice breakfast with all the terrace, small swimming-pool and nice views for ourselves.
Overpriced for the comfort that they offer, they are still the best option in the little Luangwa town and make a good stopover at a picturesque location, if you need to stop in the area in order to cut the long trip from Lusaka to South Luangwa or Lilongwe.
They also offer some hiking activities in a nearby gorge. The landscape is picturesque African bush with baobabs here and there. The owners, cool and distant, seem to be not very happy there.
- Also Known As:
- Bridge Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park