Luambe Camp offers a range of unique safari activities 

Game drives & walking trails

This is the traditional game drive and safari walk with a difference!

When on game drive on walking in Luambe, it is almost impossible that you will encounter another safari vehicle. This means that we have total freedom on our game drives to spend the time exactly how you want. If you want to follow up on foot when hearing baboon alarm calls, then off we go! If you want to spend 45 minutes with the carmine bee-eaters, then that’s what we do. We have the entire park to ourselves to enjoy at the pace you prefer.

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.

Sleep-out on the banks of 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!

Cocktail sundowners 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.


What guests are saying about Luambe Camp

Below is a compilation of reviews sent in by guests in 2022 

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

Susan Bedingham

October 2022

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

Mr & Mrs Schreiber

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!” 

Nick Howard

September 2022

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

Joe & Kelley

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."

Stevie & Annie Bennet

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.”

M Rien

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.”

Moeller Family

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.”

Irena B

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!" 

Ameli & Bruno

July 2022

"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!”

Mr & Mrs De Klerk

August 2022

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