Lion Camp: The Lowdown

 

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Lion Camp lives up to its name. If you want serious lion viewing in the Luangwa Valley, this is the place to come. Combine this with a chic and stylish lodge and one of the premier locations for safari in the South Luangwa, and we think you’ve got a pretty impressive spot to stay!

What’s Lion Camp really like?

Unusually for Zambia, Lion Camp isn’t an ultra-rustic bush camp, instead, it’s almost more of a lodge, with a small pool (a rare luxury inside the South Luangwa), library, shop and even a snooker table! Décor is a striking mix of natural woods and brightly coloured African fabrics. The nine canvas and thatch chalets are accessed by wooden walkways, which lift you up above the regular four-legged visitors to camp! They’ve all got ensuite bathrooms, and more importantly in our book, great views out over the plain from the verandah.

What can I do at Lion Camp?

Lion Camp has the luxury of being in a fantastic area for game viewing- far from the busier areas near the main entrance to the park, but stuffed full of wildlife, so you’ll spend much of every day out on game drives or walking safaris. Afternoon game drives usually blend into the night, hunting for nocturnal animals with a spotlight on the way back to camp.

Giving back at Lion Camp: We can never help to be impressed by the wonderful safari camps of the South Luangwa who have clubbed together to form the Luangwa Community and Conservation Fund. When you stay at Lion Camp, a portion of the money you pay goes directly to supporting the fund. Lion Camp also supports the South Luangwa Conservation Society and the Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre- if you want to get involved Pack for a Purpose can recommend some small things you can bring with you to make a big contribution.

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