Your Safari


The best time for game viewing is in the early morning or late afternoon, when the animals are their most active. It’s your choice whether you head out on safari in an open game drive vehicle or on foot. Whatever you prefer, our knowledgeable guides will educate and enlighten you with the secrets of the bush.

In general, you cover more ground on a game drive, and because you can get much closer to wildlife in a vehicle, there are better opportunities for photography. Night drives are a feature here and allow you to see nocturnal animals and the behaviour that takes place after dark, such as leopard and lion hunts.

Walking safaris are a very different option to game drives; they bring you in touch with the wilderness and focus on the eco-system of the bush. It is genuinely breath-taking striding out in country where you are on the same footing as a lion or elephant. 

The camp
About the camp

In the absence of fences, game moves freely through the camp. With a healthy population of lion, leopard, buffalo and giraffe in the immediate area, and elephant, hippo, bushbuck and antelope regularly seen within the camp, you will not be disappointed.

A swimming pool, lower deck with sun loungers, central bar and fireplace are located in the main area, along with a variety of areas to relax and unwind. Our gift shop provides a range of products – all made locally and of the highest quality – perfect mementos from a memorable stay. 220V inverter power is available with wifi in the rooms.

Mealtimes at Lion Camp are social occasions, with fabulous food and plenty of stories from your hosts and fellow guests. Our menu is varied and healthy. Mealtimes are a combination of buffet style and individual dining; we also offer private dining for those seeking a more intimate experience. All food is prepared on site from fresh ingredients by our team of talented Zambian chefs.

All the rooms have been designed to maximise the views. We have eight luxury rooms that are available as doubles or twins, and can be adapted to accommodate one child as a triple.

During the day, the netting at the front of the room can be tied back to access a shaded private deck directly from the bedroom. Bathrooms will be off to the side to provide more privacy, whilst ensuring an unobstructed view out. 

Our two suites offer superior luxury and maximise the prime locations in the camp. They are similar in design to the standard rooms but will be larger, and will have a private boma area and outdoor bath.

The Sunset suite has been designed with families in mind and will be able to accommodate two adults and two children. The Lagoon suite will be more suited to honeymoon couples.

Our People

The Team

It is our ethos to develop new skills and individuals are actively encouraged to step into new roles where there is interest and aptitude.

Lion Camp staff will look after you and ensure your stay is comfortable in every way possible.

Our team of Zambians are the heart and soul of the camp. Many have been with us since the beginning, and some are helping build the camp for the second time.

The Park
South Luangwa National Park

At 9050 square kilometres South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s second largest national park and if you ask us … its most beautiful, which is why we chose to base ourselves in the heart of this incredible park.

Situated at the end of the Great Rift Valley, the Luangwa valley is itself a rift valley. The steep banks of the Muchinga Escarpment form the park's western boundary and the Luangwa River forms most of the eastern boundary, with the exception of the Nsefu and Luamfwa sectors.

Flowing for over 800km from its source in the remote hills of North Eastern Zambia into the Zambezi, the Luangwa River is the lifeblood of the Luangwa valley. As it winds along the valley floor creating oxbow lagoons and open plains, alluvial deposits have resulted in rich soils capable of supporting high quality grassland, woodland and forest.

This environment is capable of sustaining huge concentrations of game and the park hosts 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species.

The South Luangwa National Park is not just an animal refuge, but a living, breathing ecosystem – carefully preserved and fiercely protected, no hunting is allowed within its boundaries. 

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