Luangwa Safari House

Zambia

Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House is an extraordinary castles-like house giving you space, luxury and comfort with nature on your doorstep.

Description

Luangwa Safari House sits gracefully on the edge of a lagoon system frequented by large herds of elephants, impalas, giraffes and countless other species which use the lagoon as a source of water and food throughout the year. All of which is magnificently set off by the back drop of the Chindeni Hills. During the dry season lunch can be had on the raised deck surrounded by up to 80 elephants splashing around and enjoying the cool water.

The House has been designed to assault the senses from the minute you arrive, a strong castle like structure looms up in front of you, then and as you enter through the enormous pivoting door, light and grace as the entire front of the house is open to wilderness. The four double rooms each subtly but differently decorated to mimic the elements – water, earth, wind and fire encompass the feeling of bringing nature into the house.

Facilities

  • En suite
  • Evening Breeze Air Conditioning
  • Viewing hide
  • Plunge Pool
  • No WiFi
  • Limited phone reception
  • Laundry service

Upon entering through the huge pivoting door you are welcomed by a large airy main area, the front of which is completely open affording incredible views of the landscape and countless animals as they stroll past the house. This room, the ceiling of which reaches up to twelve meters in height, is dominated by enticing sofas, two floating staircases on either side leading to the upstairs bedrooms and a large wrought iron and marble dining table. The open front of the main area leads on to a tiled terrace with a refreshing plunge pool on one side and a decked walkway through the ebony trees on the other. Each of the spacious rooms are individual in style and have their own en-suite bathroom and private verandah area for you to enjoy the tranquility of Zambia.

Activities

Game Drives

We offer options for day or night drives with Toyota Landcruisers with a "window" seat for everyone. All our vehicles have an open top affording you a vision of total 360 degree. A vehicle with a canopy can be requested but is subject to availability.

Walking

The walks are led by our very knowledgeable guides, and escorted by an armed National Park scout. Feel at one with nature and get closer to the action, see the details and signs that the animals leave behind. A vehicle with a canopy can be requested but is subject to availability.

Seasonal Boating

A special treat indeed for guests in the Emerald Season. Explore the lagoons for enhanced game viewing and birding.

Village Tours

A visit to Kawaza Village and the schools is often remembered years later by our guests as the most rewarding part of their visit to Africa. This gives a more holistic experience of the Luangwa Valley.

Wildlife Education Centre

A charitable trust for the school children of the Luangwa Valley to teach them about wildlife and conservation.

Tribal Textiles

For unique locally produced hand-painted textiles, drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. A perfect place to buy a souvenir or two of your Zambian experience.

Viewing Hide

Luangwa Safari House is teeming with wildlife and what better way to take advantage of this activity than by spending some time in the hide which is sunken into the ground in front of the house giving you a completely new angle when viewing wildlife.

Wildlife

South Luangwa is a paradise for wildlife lovers, with game species including elephant, buffalo, hippos, giraffe, leopards, and lions and over 450 species of birds. Several antelope species are found in large numbers, especially the puku and impala. Also, to be found in huge herds are buffalo and elephants.

Lion, spotted hyena, leopard, and wild dogs are the main predators. Though the park is popularly known as ‘valley of the leopards’, lions are actually more widely and easily seen.

There are 3 species of herbivores which are endemic to the park; there are Crawshay’s zebra (subspecies of the more common plains zebra), Thornicroft’s giraffe (distinguished by its different coloration which is more striking than other species found in the rest of Southern Africa) and Cookson’s wildebeest (slightly smaller than blue wildebeest with slightly reddish bands).

Keen birders are treated to over 450 bird species in the Luangwa. The Emerald Season is perfect time to see the most species, as the migratory birds are around. Huge breeding colony of yellow-billed storks are a highlight during this season in our Nsefu Sector. Then later in the year from about September to end October/November, we have the carmine bee-eater nesting along the riverbanks of the Luangwa – an amazing and colourful site to be seen.

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