Within the boundaries of the South Luangwa National Park, along the banks of the Luangwa River, this oasis of rustic charm and honest grace is a haven for the traveller searching the African plains for authenticity and integrity.
Discretion, love and practicality are wrought into the foundations of this camp. Solar power ensures that your fly-wired views are accompanied by the honking of hippos, roaring lions and drumming hornbills. The uncluttered sitting room allows river breezes to wash over you, whilst the 1000-year-old Leadwood bar keeps your thirsts sated. The dining area and library offer more intimate locations for contemplation.
Each chalet has its own private viewing deck that stretches over the Luangwa River. These suites have a single intention – distraction free connection with the river and lands of Zambia. The high thatched ceilings, stone floors and roughly smoothed walls carry the essence of handmade artistry. The décor is rustic yet virtuoso, blending striking blues with muted greys and incorporating textures of the environment that sing in silent harmony. An en-suite bathroom, along with outdoor stone-bath give you even more preferences on how to embrace your privacy. Whatever your choice, a night’s stay in this haven will calm your mind, and your senses, beating a new rhythm in your soul.
Activities and Wildlife
Game drives and walking safaris happen three times a day. There are excellent photography opportunities in the elephant and the hippo hides, where guests can patiently snap up these magnificent creatures. Most striking is the almost guaranteed spotting of leopard, with a 95% guest-viewing success rate. The camp is a common spot to see elephants crossing the Luangwa River, where your hammock becomes the game drive vehicle.
Among the camps many wonders is the Fish Eagle Lagoon, a formidable ebony forest within the South Luangwa National Park. It is here and in the Lion Plain where the savannas burst with life, from animals, to birds and insects.