Game Drives

Game drives are conducted in open vehicles; in general you cover more ground on a game drive, and due to the fact that you can get much closer to wildlife in a vehicle, they often provide the best opportunities for photography.
At Night

Night Drives

Night drives are a feature in South Luangwa, they allow you to see nocturnal animals and the behaviour that often takes place after dark, such as leopard and lion hunts. The afternoon game drive continues into the night after a ‘sundowner’ and brings you back to camp in time for a well-earned drink and dinner.

Walking Safari

South Luangwa is known for excellent walking safaris, which 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 breathtaking striding out in country where you are on the same footing as a lion or elephant.

What to Bring

  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Camera battery charger (we have global power points in all the rooms)
  • A hat (with a good brim)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • UV sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent (this is also supplied in rooms)
  • Anti-malarial prophylaxis
  • Any medications you may need
  • All your favourite toiletries
  • Swimming costume
  • Kikoi or cover-up (for wearing around the pool)
  • Flip flops or sandals
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved shirts in bush colours for walking
  • Comfortable walking boots/closed shoes
  • Shorts and short sleeved shirts / T shirts in bush colours
  • Diary / note book for keeping track of what you have done / seen
  • Good book for reading (if you find the time!)
  • Cash for making purchases in camp or in local craft shops (Zambian Kwacha or USD)
  • If you have any space when you pack for your holiday, we can help you work out what you could bring to directly benefit the local community. Please click (here) for more information

"Lion Camp is remote and rustic. The Park out-performs expectations. The availability of wildlife borders on the ridiculous. The guides are extremely knowledgeable. This was our first safari … we will be back."
Lion Camp Guest
Safari FAQs

We are happy to answer more questions, please fill out the form below or email us

What should I expect on a typical day on safari?

There is no 'typical day on safari' as every day is different, but we suggest a light continental breakfast followed by an early morning walk or drive, this (and late afternoon) is when the animals are most active. Then return to camp for breakfast and a quiet / rest period in order to catch up on your journal or take a swim in the pool. Then late lunch at 14.00. Afternoon tea will be available for those who would like it, then you will head out on an afternoon game viewing activity with a 'sundowner' stop in a picturesque spot to watch the setting sun. The game drive will continue into a night drive - game viewing by spotlight which focuses on nocturnal animals. You will return to the lodge around 19.30 for dinner.

Will I see lions during my stay at Lion Camp?

We cannot guarantee that guests will see lions, but it is highly likely. Lion Camp was situated and named for the high density of lions in the immediate area.

Will I be fit enough to try a walking safari?

Yes, if you are of average fitness. Walks normally cover 4 – 6 km with plenty of informative stops along the way. However, each walk is tailored to the participants involved.

Is it safe to be on safari at Lion Camp?

Your safety is of paramount concern to all at Lion Camp. At all times on game viewing activities you will be accompanied by a qualified and experienced guide. All vehicles are fitted with VHF radios and walking guides carry handheld radios, both allowing communication with the camp at all times. In camp it is safe to move around on the raised walkways, however Lion Camp staff are happy to escort you between your room and the main area should you wish. Link to 'indemnity form'. 

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