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North Luangwa National Park, North Luangwa National Park Zambia
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North Luangwa River Lodge and Camp is located in North Luangwa National Park on the banks of the Luangwa River at the confluence of the Luangwa and Lutaba Rivers. The lodge has one of the most beautiful and expansive views of the Luangwa River as it meanders through the valley. Elephants, rhino, buffalo and hippos can all be seen around the lodge. It’s the only National Park in Zambia with the Big 5. Accommodation: We have four en-suite bungalows and 4 double rooms in Mandebu House. Each Bungalow has a private balcony facing the river. All the bungalows have been built on decks raised a few metres above the ground ensuring greater safety and magnificent views. They can be configured as doubles and singles and families and children are welcome. All the bungalows have en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets and lighting. There is also a 4 bedroom house for larger groups. The camp is powered by solar. You can relax on the beautiful lounge deck area watching the elephants crossing and other wildlife while enjoying a sundowner. Delicious home made meals are prepared by our chef and served by friendly experienced staff. Cold drinks, tea and coffee are available and fresh cakes and muffins are baked daily. North Luangwa is the home of walking safaris. We also have game drives, bird watching, or you can just relax on the deck watching the elephant and hippos in the river. It is truly one of the last wild and unspoilt places in Africa. For independent travellers and self drives we offer self catering and camping. Located in a private bush setting on the Luangwa River with a bush kitchen, toilet and shower. Meals and drinks can be organised if required. Come and experience this wild unique and beautiful part of Africa,
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Free breakfast
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Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
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Walking tours
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BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
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Outdoor fireplace
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Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Ragesh N wrote a review Sep 2021
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North luangwa river camp is at the river bank of luangwa river, such a beautiful location, the chalets are arranged so beautifully, we could see the animals from your bed. Wonderfull experience. Cheero 👍
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Brett May, Owner at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp
Responded 27 Sep 2021
Thanks for making the journey and coming to stay with us, in this beautiful untouched wilderness. We look forward to seeing you again. Travel well.
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Audr112 wrote a review Oct 2020
Kitwe, Zambia81 contributions18 helpful votes
We have visited North Luangwa National Park twice this year, and both times were breathtaking. For sheer wildness I doubt there is a park in Africa to equal it. Beautiful bush and HUGE trees, and full of game..... We loved our stay in the camp - which we had fully to ourselves due to COVID. The staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I doubt we can really give an honest judgement on the camp because clearly visitors have been few and far between this year, with the camp owners "locked up" in Zimbabwe. All things considered the staff did a fantastic job, and Brett in Zim was very helpful on the logistics, etc. The camp is fairly rustic - don't expect 5 star, but it's certainly worth a visit. The deck overlooking the river is stunning, we really enjoyed watching the birds and hippos each day. The chef did a great job in the kitchen, and we were able to go in game walks, as well as a night drive with the camp staff. Definitely worth a return trip.......
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Brett May, Owner at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp
Responded 17 Oct 2020
Thanks very much for coming to visit, and glad you enjoyed this remote and wild place. Hope to see you again next year. Cheers Mandebvu
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travel4fun wrote a review Jan 2020
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Amazing, remote and wild,this is the real Africa, with few people and lots of wildlife. We did not see another vehicle the entire time we were at the lodge. we stayed in one of the 4 chalets which are amazingly luxurious for how remote the camp is. Each one has an en-suite with flush toilet, hand basin and shower.. The Chalets have uninterrupted views of the Luangwa river and its wildlife. Every morning we did a walking safari with a guide and game scout which was the best safari I've ever done, so exciting and insightful you just don know whats around the next bush. . In the evening we took a vehicle safari had sundowners on the river bank followed by a night drive. WOW!!! The food was delicious and the service and staff so happy and friendly eager to help with everything we requested. You could not ask for a more authentic experience. Go before it gets discovered.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Daydream502699, Owner at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thanks very much for staying with us and sharing this beautiful part of Africa.
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Edward Solo wrote a review Jun 2019
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this is one of the most beautiful places in Africa where you feel like the only people in the park. We did not see another vehicle during our time there. Then Lodge has been rebuilt and renovated and is stunning it is one of the most down to earth peaceful places I've been to. In the night you hear the lions roaring as you sit on a deck overlooking the Luangwa River. The food was Fantastic home cooked and the staff were very friendly and tended to out every needs. We saw plenty of game on our walk and game drives, Elephant, Lion, Leopard and even went looking for Rhino in the Sanctuary. Thank you so much for a wonder full experience.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Daydream502699, Owner at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp
Responded 15 Dec 2019
You are most welcome, thanks for visiting us. I will pass your compliments to Chef Bonny and the staff.
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IamHayley001 wrote a review Jul 2018
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the middle of the wildest Africa we find this wonderful lodge that consists of several bungalows raised from the ground about three meters and a large platform that serves as a restaurant and bar with wonderful views of these Luangwa river where all kinds of animals are seen.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Daydream502699, Owner at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Thank you Hayley it was a pleasure to have you stay. See you next time.
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JohnHenry000 wrote a review Jul 2018
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the place is very beautiful, the construction is very original, I have never seen a place like this, all elevated from above on wooden pillars and joined by bridges. Superb sleep quality and very good food. All the buildings have magnificent views of the Luangwa River. I recommend it
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Daydream502699, Owner at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Thank you John , we are glad you enjoyed your stay, it is a very special place. We look forward to having you back.
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Frequently Asked Questions about North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp
What are some of the property amenities at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at North Luangwa River Lodge & Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Afrikaans.