Luambe Camp & Conservation offers a range of unique safari activities.

What activities can you do when you visit Luambe?

NOTE: Not all the activities listed below are available all the time in Luambe. Some of the activities can only be confirmed in camp when you arrive. But there are more than enough permamently available options to engross our visitors! 

Activity #1: Record sightings on the game drives & walks

This is the traditional game drive and safari walk with a difference! We encourage our guests to record sightings of large mammals during their drives and walks. These records form the backbone of our data to confirm the populations are continuing to recover.  Sightings are added to our seasonal sighting record map that enjoys a proud place in the camp lounge and is the source of many interesting discussions. 

GET MORE INVOLVED:  For those guests who are interested, we encourage them to take facial close-ups of lions and leopards for our mammal census. Each individual is identifiable from the unique whisker spots found on each side of the face. Other characteristics such as ear tears, facial shapes and scars are also useful. The African wild dogs’ coat patterns are similarly unique to each individual and can be used to identify individuals. Side view pictures of wild dogs are most welcome for our data on Luambe’s wild dog pack.

Activity #2: Sleep on the banks fo the Luangwa River 

Luambe Camp is the only camp in Luambe National Park and as a result, we are able to offer unique sleep outs and bush dining that are harder to do in the busier parts of the Luangwa. Experience what a night out in the Luangwa is like after a great meal and in complete safety with our guides and armed scouts.

These activities need to be arranged with management in camp but are a real highlight of a visit to Luambe!

Activity #3: Enjoy a sunset picnic whilst watching the Carmine Bee-Eeters

For only a few weeks a year, between September and the end of October, Luambe is splashed with colour by Luangwa’s favourite visitors – the carmine bee eaters. Large flocks of these migratory birds dig their burrows and lay their eggs in the vertical Luangwa riverbanks, offering guests the rare opportunity to savour a cup of ‘Carmine Coffee’ or enjoy cocktail sundowner’s during their breeding season. 

But believe it or not, these birds are often the target of feather poachers. Regular monitoring of Luambe’s breeding colonies, keeping accurate nest and population counts is vital to know that they are being protected.  Luambe Conservation Project records nest sites and numbers annually to ensure the populations are thriving

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“A massive thank you to everyone for making my stay so enjoyable... especially arranging the sleep-out on my birthday. It has been fantastic!”

October 2022

“Fantastic and unique stay! Thanks so much to the staff for the most amazing stay!” - Mr and Mrs Schreiber, September 2022

September 2022

"Luambe Camp was by far, the best lodge I have stayed in on my holiday! There his no thing I can say except “excellent!” 

September 2022

“Everyone was friendly and made our honeymoon so special! Tascha and Lamick especially made our stay very welcoming.”

August 2022

"The ethos of the Luambe owner is reflected perfectly in the charm, courtesy and professionalism of its staff. Natascha could not have been more welcoming, amusing and helpful. Our guide Lamick was the epitome of care, knowledge and humour. The daily walking tracks were a highlight for us all and placed us in the very heart of this beautiful and varied country. I am not given to false praise, but Luambe Camps was of the best we have stayed in. Our thanks to all involved."

September 2022

“Wow! We’ve had a great time. Far, far away from the crowds! To be in the middle of nowhere, all alone with the wildlife is incredible! Seeing the dogs was a fantastic bonus. Many many thanks to all the staff for giving us a once of a lifetime experience.”

September 2022

“After a year we are back again - this time with the whole family. It was again fantastic experience! The game drives & the sundowners were incredible. The nature is absolutely great and we think we will have to come back again.”

September 2022

“I have had a wonderful time at Luambe camp, loved the relaxed and informal atmosphere, sense of being in true wilderness and many great sightings.”

August 2022

“Best experience ever! Magic place with magic staff. Thank you to all of you for the time we had, you made our experience in Luambe!" 

"Thank you for a wonderful time. Our highlights included wild dogs interacting with elephants and a hippo plus a leopard dragging its prey away.”

August 2022

“Thank you!! We had the most wonderful 2 days. Well done!”

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