Set alongside a tranquil oxbow lagoon, where game and birds are plentiful, Lion Camp delivers a truly memorable safari experience in the remote north of South Luangwa National Park.
Lion Camp's location in the park is well away from the main Mfuwe area, free from the congestion of other game drives and masses of people. As the name suggests, this area is particularly good for lions and in the absence of fences, game moves freely through the camp. With a healthy population of lion, leopard, buffalo and giraffe in the immediate area, as well as elephant, hippo, bushbuck, and antelope regularly seen around the lodge, you're guaranteed an amazing safari experience, whether in camp or on a game drive.
On morning game drives, you're able to cover greater distances and follow bigger wildlife, including the area's renowned Hollywood Pride of lions. Night drives reveal sightings of rarer nocturnal creatures such as aardvark, aardwolf, hyena and honey badgers.
Walking safaris are also a speciality here, enjoyed in the presence of a knowledgeable and experienced guide and armed scout. These are what safarists call "proper walking safaris". Mainly concentrating on the nuances of flora, fauna and tracking, but also likely to include deliberate attempts to approach potentially dangerous animals such as elephants, buffaloes, hippos and lions. During the dry season, from April to November, photographic safaris are available with specialist photographic guide Edward Selfe.
Lion Camp’s stylish chalets, consisting of eight luxury suites and two deluxe suites, feature WiFi, a private balcony, and ensuite bathroom with shower and flush toilet. The chalets stand high above the savannah on stilts, and the entire lodge is linked by a system of lighted boardwalks. Wildlife is free to move unhindered, with pukus, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs and baboons sometimes straying right under the boardwalks. Lion Camp also has a viewing hide at water level for close-up viewing of animals while drinking, affording amazing photographic opportunities. The main lodge is a spacious and airy thatched area with a communal dining area, a bar, and a swimming pool. The openness of the lodge affords spectacular views of the plains and lagoon below. Creative but simple meals, inspired by African and local ingredients, are served in the shade of the ancient mahogany and sausage trees on the front deck.