About the Camp


Lion Camp is independent and individual ... with an eye for beauty and desire for comfort. New Lion Camp has been built on a similar footprint, with elevated decking as before. Our camp comprises 10 rooms joined by a central winding walkway. All the rooms have spectacular panoramic views of the plain, and plenty of wildlife passes through so game can be viewed from the comfort of your own deck. Our rooms have been spread out to create more privacy, and we have introduced two new ‘suites’ to maximise prime positions.
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Where we are


Lion Camp is a hidden gem, if it isn’t on your bucket list yet … it should be. 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 can provide a safari like it should be - 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


Lion Camp is in one of the most exclusive game viewing areas. 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 many alternatives - 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 shop - a great place to stock up on gifts.
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What we stand for


Lion Camp has a new focus on sustainability and maintaining the ecological balance. An 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. Lion Camp exists primarily to protect the area in the north of South Luangwa National Park. 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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The restaurant offers a set menu published daily. 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 your rooms, it is a limited bandwidth so we ask guests not to download (or upload) large files. There is no cell phone signal in camp.

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8 May 2018

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29 January 2018

News January 2018

January is usually a very quiet month at Lion Camp. It is a month of heavy rains that make the roads impassible and leave the camp accessible only by boat.

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Lion Camp has partnered 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.