Overview

WELCOME TO SHAWA LUANGWA CAMP
OUR STORY

Shawa Luangwa Camp is situated on the eastern bank of the Luangwa River on a site hand-picked by Jacob Shawa, the Head Professional Guide at camp. From this beautiful location, you can cross the river on a pontoon or boat and explore the prime game-viewing areas of the South Luangwa National Park.

 

Jacob Shawa is not only a legendary Zambian guide; he is also the inspiration behind building Shawa Luangwa Camp in the first place. Jacob was brought up in the Luangwa Valley and his interest in wildlife started when he was young. Whilst he was completing secondary school at Mambwe High School (at the time the only secondary school in the Valley) Jacob’s passion for wildlife was so evident that he was named Chairman of the Wildlife Conservation Club for the school.

 

 


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  • Location

    Shawa Luangwa Camp is situated in the Game Management Area, on the eastern-bank of the Luangwa river looking in to the park itself

  • Accommodation

    THE LUXURY TENTS

    Elegance and comfort combine with the quiet intimacy of a classic African bush camp in our five Shawa Luxury Tents. The tents have been raised above the ground on wooden stilts, which lessens their impact on the environment, and they open entirely on three sides to offer an unblocked 270-degree view over the river and across the park.

    Stairs lead up to your private wooden deck, where you can watch the meandering Luangwa River passing below. The outdoors flows through into the interior of your A-frame canvas tent that has been built to maximise natural airflow and light.

    Inside, soft linens and textiles in cool, neutral tones are paired beautifully with locally sourced, smooth woods. The luxurious en-suite bathroom has a bathtub, shower and double vanities finished with brass.

     

    THE FAMILY TENT

    A home-away-from-home with extra touches of indulgence and comfort, the Shawa Luxury Family Tent welcomes you for a magical safari experience in the South Luangwa.

    The Luxury Family Tent is made up of two tents separated by a five metre elevated wooden, with one tent having a king bed and the other twin beds. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom with modern fittings and a wooden deck that looks over the Luangwa River to the horizon beyond.

    Two couples travelling together will appreciate the comfortable balance that this setup offers. You can spend quality time together as a group, while also having the privacy needed for a dreamy getaway with your loved one.

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    Watch elephants come to quench their thirst at the river and little bee-eaters busy themselves in the tree branches shading your deck, all from the comfort of your bed or seating area.

     

    OUR FAVOURITE PART

    Just because it’s a family safari, doesn’t mean you, the parents, can’t spend time together. In fact, we highly recommend that you enjoy the romantic side of the wilderness. The team at Shawa Luangwa is made up of warm and friendly people, including your private valet, who will happily and skillfully look after the children while you have some grown-up time.

     


     

    The Couples tent.

     

    The Family tent.

     

  • Facilities

     

    Property Facilities
    24-hour Security
    Bar
    Communal Dining
    Disability Services
    Eco Friendly
    Laundry Service (Available)
    Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    Meal on Request
    Mobile Connectivity
    Pool
    Private Vehicle Available
    Restaurant
    Secure Parking

     

    Room Facilities
    Balcony / Deck
    Bath
    Detached Private Bathroom
    Disabled Rooms
    Dressing Gowns
    Electrical Outlets
    En-Suite
    Fan
    Laundry Service (Available)
    Lounge Area
    Mosquito Nets
    Outside Shower
    Pure Cotton Linen
    Shower
    Tea / Coffee
    Verandah
    Wheelchair Friendly

  • Activities

    Activities on Site

    Bird Watching

    Boating

    Game Drives

    Game Viewing

    Game Walks

    Gourmet Picnic

    Night Drives

    Safaris

    Walks (Guided)

    Walks (Self Guided)

    Wildlife Tours

    Community Experiences

    Our practices are firmly grounded in sustainability, conservation and community development, and it is through partnerships that we make a greater impact. During your time in this beautiful place, we invite you to engage, learn and support these projects that are building a healthy South Luangwa.

     

    Get Involved

    Besides our wide range of safari activities and other adventures, we absolutely love to engage our clients in local experiences that make a positive difference in our communities.

    Tourism can be a driving force for real, positive, sustainable change, and this is never truer than in Southern Africa. We invite you to make your luxury safari that much more unforgettable by getting stuck into some of our community and conservation projects!

    Leave more than footprints behind when you head home, and experience the real soul of Zambia and Malawi.

     

    Conservation South Luangwa

    Learn first-hand how the teams at Conservation South Luangwa collaborate with community and conservation partners to secure the long-term survival of wildlife and ecosystems.

     

    Zambian Carnivore Program

    Meet the people of Zambian Carnivore Program that are dedicated to conserving large carnivores and their habitats through combined conservation science and actions as well as community education and capacity-building efforts.

     

    Project Luangwa

    Visit one of the secondary schools that Project Luangwa supports through learner sponsorships, delivering educational, health and gender equality programs, and building critical infrastructure.

     


    E Cruiser Game drive

    Blend into the quiet of nature in our e-Cruiser, which allows you to experience all the sights and sounds of the bush in near silence and with a deep sense of environmental care.

    Game Drives minimum age 6+ (children under 6 may only attend if a private vehicle is available)

     

    Walking Safari

    Slow down to nature’s pace as your knowledgeable guide and armed scout leads you on a bush walk that immerses you in incredible landscapes that are rich in diverse plant, animal and bird life.

    Walking Safari minimum age 12+

     

    Birding

    Keep your eyes and ears open because you don’t want to miss seeing some of the 400 bird species that call the South Luangwa home.

     

    Plunge Pool

    Cool off in our camp plunge pool during the hottest parts of the day and look out for an elephant or kudu that just may be passing by the camp.

     

    Conservation South Luangwa

    Commnity Experiances
    Our practices are firmly grounded in sustainability, conservation and community development, and it is through partnerships that we make a greater impact. During your time in this beautiful place, we invite you to engage, learn and support these projects that are building a healthy South Luangwa.

    Get Invoived
    Besides our wide range of safari activities and other adventures, we absolutely love to engage our clients in local experiences that make a positive difference in our communities.
    Tourism can be a driving force for real, positive, sustainable change, and this is never truer than in Southern Africa. We invite you to make your luxury safari that much more unforgettable by getting stuck into some of our community and conservation projects!
    Leave more than footprints behind when you head home, and experience the real soul of Zambia and Malawi.

    Conservation South Luangwa
    Learn first-hand how the teams at Conservation South Luangwa collaborate with community and conservation partners to secure the long-term survival of wildlife and ecosystems.

    Project Luangwa

    Community Experiences
    Our practices are firmly grounded in sustainability, conservation and community development, and it is through partnerships that we make a greater impact. During your time in this beautiful place, we invite you to engage, learn and support these projects that are building a healthy South Luangwa.

    Get Involved
    Besides our wide range of safari activities and other adventures, we absolutely love to engage our clients in local experiences that make a positive difference in our communities.
    Tourism can be a driving force for real, positive, sustainable change, and this is never truer than in Southern Africa. We invite you to make your luxury safari that much more unforgettable by getting stuck into some of our community and conservation projects!
    Leave more than footprints behind when you head home, and experience the real soul of Zambia and Malawi.

    Project Luangwa
    Visit one of the secondary schools that Project Luangwa supports through learner sponsorships, delivering educational, health and gender equality programmes, and building critical infrastructure.

     

    Zambia Carnivore Programme

    Community Experiences

    Our practices are firmly grounded in sustainability, conservation and community development, and it is through partnerships that we make a greater impact. During your time in this beautiful place, we invite you to engage, learn and support these projects that are building a healthy South Luangwa.

    Get Involved

    Besides our wide range of safari activities and other adventures, we absolutely love to engage our clients in local experiences that make a positive difference in our communities.

    Tourism can be a driving force for real, positive, sustainable change, and this is never truer than in Southern Africa. We invite you to make your luxury safari that much more unforgettable by getting stuck into some of our community and conservation projects!

    Leave more than footprints behind when you head home, and experience the real soul of Zambia and Malawi.

     Zambian Carnivore Programme

    Meet the people of Zambian Carnivore Programme that are dedicated to conserving large carnivores and their habitats through combined conservation science and actions as well as community education and capacity-building efforts.

     

  • Fast Facts

    TYPE

    Luxury Tented Camp

    NO. ROOMS

    5

    CHECK-IN TIME

    10h00

    CHECK-OUT TIME

    10h00

    AVAILABLE SERVICES

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    SPOKEN LANGUAGES

    English

    SPECIAL INTERESTS

    Adventure, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine

  • Getting there

    South Luangwa National Park is located near the village of Mfuwe and is 700km/343mi from Lusaka.

     

    New arrivals to Zambia will often come through Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), the country’s major airport, located 14km/9mi from the capital.

     

    From Lusaka, regular flights take visitors to Mfuwe International Airport (MFU), just outside the park. It is also possible to fly directly to Mfuwe from Lower Zambezi National Park (Jeki Airstrip).

     

    The camp can be most easily accessed via 1 hour’s road transfer from Mfuwe Airport. The site is close to the Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National Park, overlooking the beautiful Luangwa River.

     

    People driving to the park will usually come via Chipata. The road is tarred, and the drive will take about two hours.

     


    Mfuwe International Airport (MIA)

    Mfuwe International Airport (MIA) was opened in mid 70s as a domestic airport to service the South Luangwa National Game Park, which is one of the largest national game parks in Zambia. The airport gained its international status in 1995 when it was gazetted as a port of entry and exit. The airport serves over twenty lodges and campsites. It has a runway measuring 2.2 km long.

     

    Its’ location in the middle of the South Luangwa National Park makes it convenient for flight connections to most tourist destinations in Zambia and in the region. There are daily flights from Lusaka to Mfuwe and direct flights from Mfuwe to Lilongwe. There are plans to provide for additional connections with other tourist destinations like Mombasa, Victoria Falls, Kariba, Harare and Johannesburg.

  • South Luangwa National Park and best time to visit

    The Park

    South Luangwa National Park in itself sets our camp apart from all the other areas, the valley of the leopards is truly something special.
    Located at the cross-hold of the South Luangwa National Park and Nsefue sector, in which we do game drives.

     

    Experience the Silent Safari – the electric vehicles allow guests to sneak up on the famous oxbow lagoons without startling the game.

    Best time to visit.

    The best time to go to South Luangwa National Park is the period between middle of June and October when the park is at its driest and the days are warm with plenty of sun

     

  • Highlights, see also the offer you may like.

     

    ROOMS: 5 Tents

    ROOM PRICE FROM: US$500 – 750

    SHAWA LUANGWA CAMP IS PART OF: Green Safaris

    MIN AGE: 9+

    MIN AGE ACTIVITES: Game Drives 6+ (children under 6 may only attend if a private vehicle is available)

    Walking Safari 12+

     

    OFFER
    
    Book 5-6 nights - 10% discounted
    
    Book 7-9 nights - 20% discounted.
    
    Book 10 nights or more - 30% discounted.
    
    

    CLOSURE DATES: Open 7 April 2023 to2 January 2024 inclusive

    LAST UPDATED: 19/10/2023

  • Food

     

    Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

     

     

  • Animals

    Some of the animals found in this area.
    South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

     

    Leopard – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    Impala on sprint – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    The Leopard on the lookout – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    The Giraffe – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    The wild dog on the lookout – Shawa Luangwa Camp
    The lion – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    The Zibra- Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    The Elephant – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    Nile crocodile – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    The Puku – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    The Greater Kudu – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    Cape buffalo – Shawa Luangwa Camp

     

    Eland – Credit Yathin S Krishnappa ( Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

    Hippopotamus – Credit Bernard DUPONT(Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

    Spotted hyena Credit Standoff – By &lt (Shawa Luangwa Camp)

  • Birding

    Some of the birds found in this area.
    South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

     

    Black-throated wattle-eye – Credit David Irving (Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

    Collared Palm Thrush – Credit Zak Pohlen (Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

    African_broadbill – Credit Commons wikimedia.org (Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

    African Pitta – Credit Derek Keats (Shawa Luangwa Camp )

     

    African skimmer – credit Niall D Perrins (Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

    Allen’s gallinule – Credit Martien Brand (Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

    Barred long-tail – Credit Bradley Hacker ( Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

    Cardinal Quelea – Credit James Kashangaki (Shawa Luangwa Camp)

     

  • Safari Itineraries available for your consideration

    Clink Tour link button below to view details and decide which Safari Package you would like to do and contact us for the booking.

     

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