The Luangwa Valley

Zambia’s flagship safari destination

The Luangwa Valley is a standout, internationally acclaimed wildlife mecca offering safari encounters for a wide range of people and budgets. North and South Luangwa and Luambe National Park are dominated by the presence of the Luangwa River and her many moods and seasons.  From striking emeralds and incredible birdlife at the beginning of the season (April / May) to the flaming sunsets and sandy floodplains that become hallmarks of the valley by the end of October, this is Africa at its most authentic! 

Discover the Luangwa with our 8 night special!

Combine 4 nights in South Luangwa with 4 nights in Luambe National Park


How to best experience the Luangwa Valley

The Luangwa Valley is the birthplace of the African walking safari and offers possibly the most authentic bush experience in Africa. If you’re going to take the time and explore the valley in all its wonder, then Luambe National Park and her camps is the perfect fit to partner with South Luangwa and push into North Luangwa.  

Here’s how and why you should include Luambe in your Luangwa Valley adventure...


Combine Luambe with South Luangwa National Park

If you’re wanting to experience both the prolific wildlife in South Luangwa as well as the privacy and intimacy of a bush camp feel, then combining South Luangwa and Luambe National Parks works beautifully. 

The South offers the abundance of wildlife to tick all the boxes and Luambe offers a park to yourself without the crowds to experience the Luangwa of old – remote and wild!. There are a number of popular packages and specials which include these two parks and with just a 4 hour road transfer between the two parks, it gives the safari traveller the best of both worlds.

beach & bush safari package

Combine Luambe with North Luangwa National Park

Accessing North Luangwa has always been tricky as it’s a long drive from anywhere and chartering in is pricey.  If you’re looking for a remote Luangwa wilderness experience, combining Luambe with North Luangwa offers just that! 

The Luangwa Frontiers safari starts in Mfuwe and takes you all the way to North Luangwa via Luambe and back, all through efficient but affordable road transfers. This combination offers  walking safaris as well as  game drives without sharing sightings with anyone else allowing you to soak up all that the Luangwa Valley has to offer.  


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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