Grand Opening of the New Luambe Camp

“We were only at camp for a very short time, but we managed to get a feel for the warm and relaxing atmosphere in camp. The staff are very nice and the style and nature of the camp is wonderful.” 

– Jess Salmon from Flatdogs Camp

We are absolutely thrilled to open our new camp and welcome the first visitors to Luambe Camp. It has been a fantastic start to the season with some enthusiastic guests, wonderful sightings and welcoming staff. We kicked off the season with our very first guests who arrived mid-June and were treated to a 2 metre long python and leopard sighting on the first evening drive!

The Luambe staff have been eagerly anticipating the opening of camp for some time now, all the while making the necessary preparations for the arrival of guests. We are delighted to welcome Mr Ernest Njobvu, our very friendly and capable camp manager and guide. We would also like to introduce Mr Peter Nkhata as our assistant manager who has been a faithful asset to the Luambe Camp team for over 20 years now! These two gentleman and their team have been hard at work with recent training while paying close attention to all the details to ensure that the guests enjoy a warm and welcoming stay.

In fact, camp has been so welcoming that we had a daytime visitor who interrupted the staff training temporarily and disturbed the baboons who were barking away in the trees. On further investigation we found a large male leopard crossing the road right outside camp…. We think he just popped in to give his approval of all the changes in camp.

Other wildlife that have strolled into camp to offer their welcome has been some vervet monkeys, baboons, a banded mongoose and even a couple of elephants who were having a look around the new tents on a number of occasions.

Guests have been spoilt with a good variety of wildlife with one group sighting a daytime leopard as well as four subadult lions. They were particularly excited to see eland which was on their wish list and which they managed to see on their last afternoon safari. Another group of guests were fortunate enough to spot some wild dogs on their drive through the park which was most exciting!

We are so looking forward to inviting others to the park to join the discovery in unwrapping what this beautiful part of the Luangwa Valley has to offer.

“A beautiful camp, totally in keeping with the surroundings with excellent, professional but friendly staff. We were extremely happy to see wild-dogs, giraffes, a long leopard sighting, several elephants, hippos, impala, puku, warthogs and lots of birds.” All in all, we had an excellent family trip and we would certainly return.”

– Ed Selfe

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