About the Camp


Lion Camp is built on elevated decking stretched along the side of a tranquil lagoon. The camp comprises 10 suites joined by a central winding walkway. All the suites have spectacular panoramic views of the plain, plenty of wildlife passes through which can be viewed from the comfort of your own deck. Our suites are spread out to create more privacy, and two new ‘deluxe suites’ maximise the prime positions.
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Where we are


Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park is one of the best places in Africa for an authentic wilderness safari. Lion Camp is located in the northernmost reaches of the park, being away from the park gates we provide a safari like it should be … with abundant game viewing and few other vehicles.
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“Our experience at Lion Camp was so much more in every way … the landscapes are more varied, the wildlife more numerous and more accessible, even the skies seem bigger … it really is the best place to go on safari. We are spoilt for life”
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What you can do


Our world class Zambian guides will take you on driving or walking safaris, and night drives – a great way to see animal behaviour after dark – we are flexible so you can choose how to structure your days. For those who are looking to do more relaxing and recharging than adventuring, the camp provides a pool that looks out over the plains, plenty of comfortable areas to read and unwind, a library with a selection of interesting reference books and a variety of gifts for sale.
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What we stand for


Lion Camp has a fresh focus on sustainability and maintaining the ecological balance. The extensive refurbishment project has presented the perfect opportunity to review what we do and why we do it. Our partnership with Mantis promises to build on our past work and take us forward to a more sustainable and successful future. We are fully committed to preserving this pristine eco system that surrounds us, by working with local organisations and directly with communities.
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We are taking bookings for 2018 and filling up fast, book now to make sure you reserve your stay.
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What to Bring

To get the most out of your safari it is important to come with the right equipment, click here for more information.

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Our menu is varied and healthy, African cuisine paired with fine wines will entice your taste buds. We ask guests to advise us in advance of any food intolerances or special requests.

What you can see

The Luangwa is known as 'leopard' country, and there are a few endemic mammals that we are lucky to see regularly: Thornicroft's giraffe, Cookson's wildebeest and Crawshay's zebra.

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Rates & Availability

Planning to come on safari? See our rates for 2018 and check on availability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered here most of the regular questions we are asked, but feel free to ask more questions, fill out the form below or email us.

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Wifi is available in all the rooms. There is no cell phone signal in camp.

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News from Camp
Latest News
27 September 2018

News September 2018

The food at Lion Camp has always been great but our new managers, Vicky and Wayne, are particularly passionate about food as well as being experts in the field. Many years ago Vicky completed some informal…

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22 August 2018

News August 2018

For those of you who haven't yet had a chance to visit the newly reopened Lion Camp, let us take you on a visual tour. Renowned lodge photographer, Stevie Mann, was in camp a few weeks ago shooting our…

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13 July 2018

Lion Camp Review

With Lion Camp recently opening its doors we thought it would be useful to share the feedback from one of our first guests; Stefan Schimd, who also kindly provided us with these stunning images. 

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Lion Camp is in partnership with Mantis, a world-leading collection of hotels and eco-escapes scattered across the planet providing the Traveller with experiences that stir the soul, defy expectation, and live in the heart forever. Mantis has unearthed uniquely authentic lifestyle experiences in far-flung corners, vibrant cityscapes, across vast African plains, and in most places in between. Each with a unique spirit, yet all are linked by a collective obsession to be extraordinary. To be rare in a world that mass produces sameness. Every Mantis destination is truly an exceptional place to find yourself.