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zambia - luangwa National park


Norman Carr safaris

Norman Carr built Kapani in 1986 and made it his home until his death in 1996. He had been in the Valley for over 50 years. In this time he earned A reputation across the continent as a tireless conservationist and was the founding father of photographic walking safaris. He wrote several books on the local area and the people and wildlife that live here. His legacy now continues to live through his family and dedicated staff.

Kapani Safari Lodge

Kapani is an exclusive, privately owned camp situated on a large lagoon beside the Luangwa River accommodating only 20 guests. The ten brick and thatch rooms are designed for the warmer weather with high ceilings, overhead fans and large gauzed windows. Each of the eight standard suites has an en-suite bathroom and la sitting area with a bar fridge. Our two Lagoon Houses overlook the Kapani Lagoon and are very private and spacious with en-suite facilities.

The camp is on mains electricity and offers most modern facilities. A thatched building in the center of camp houses the bar and lounge area and is a pleasant place to relax between game drives. According to the season, dining is al fresco with dinner taken on the terrace and brunch taken on a shady platform overlooking the lagoon. We have a small gift shop offering books and local crafts as well as a secluded swimming pool at the far end of camp.

Kapani Safari Lodge

Luwi bush camp

Luwi camp consists of 4 thatched bamboo huts set in a beautifully shady grove of trees on the banks off the Luwi sand river. Although we concede a flush toilet and hot showers in each room, we have purposefully kept this camp as simple as possible and, to most, this is its greatest appeal. We eat under the trees and in the evening a myriad of stars and the noises of the African night are your company around the campfire.

nsolo bush camp

Nsolo has 4 spacious chalets built on raised wooden decks with reed walls, thatched roofs and en-suite bathrooms. Each chalet is set under the shade of large evergreen trees with private verandahs overlooking the surrounding bush. There is a thatched chitenje with bar and dining offering a peaceful refuge where guests can study the camps collection of books or view a variety of game at the waterhole.

Nsolo Bush Camp

kakuli bush camp

Kakuli has five traditional walk-in safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms made from natural materials. The bar and dining chitenje is constructed of reed and thatch forming the center point of camp. This building along with each of the tents is on an elevated stretch of river bank overlooking a wide grazing lawn that follows the Luangwa river until it meets the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers.

Kakuli Bush Camp

mchenja bush camp

Mchenja lies hidden in a shady grove of age-old ebony trees on the bank of the Luangwa River. It is a picturesque site with expansive views of the river. The camp has 5 comfortable thatched huts with en-suite facilities. A grass hide close to camp over-looks a deep lagoon providing secretive & close up views of a variety of animals.

Mchenja Bush Camp

Walking safaris

Norman Carr Safaris operates four bush camps situated in remote areas of the National Park. They are only open during the dry season and no visit to the Luangwa at this time of year is complete without staying at one or other of these camps. For the more adventurous the camps can be combined, walking out of one camp early in the morning and arriving at the next for brunch to find your bags already waiting for you. Walking safaris from camp are not strenuous and are conducted at a pace determined by our guests but usually last 3 to 4 hours. They are led by a fully qualified guide and armed game scout.

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