Deep in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, Lion Camp embodies the essence of Africa’s wild adventure melded with soothing tranquility.
The camp is currently being renovated and is set to reopen in May 2018. Accommodations at the camp consist of ten rooms joined by a central walkway. The rooms are spread out to ensure privacy and have amazing panoramic views of the plains. The rooms are built on elevated decks for a treehouse feel with canvas walls and a thatched roof. Evening Breeze cooling units will be installed over the beds. The en suite bathrooms will have water-filtered and solar-heated showers.
A camp without fences, Lion Camp is open to nearby grasslands so guests can expect sightings of prolific populations of elephant, hippo, bushbuck, and other antelope throughout the day. At night, the area becomes a hunting ground for lions. The camp is set in South Luangwa National Park, a world-famous wildlife haven centers around the Luangwa River. The Muchinga Escarpment forms the park’s western and northwestern boundaries, sloping steeply down to the river from the west side. The river valley, continued to the west by the Lunsemfwa River valley, forms a natural barrier, and to this day there are no man-made roads spanning the valley. A high number of leopards stalk the dense woodlands, while herds of elephant wade through the marshes and hippos play in the Luangwa River. There are about 400 bird species recorded in the Park.