South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Perched on the edge of a lagoon in the unspoilt Great Rift Valley, Luangwa Safari House paints a quaint, unique picture. Built like a rural castle with rustic weathered woods and a traditional thatch roof, this private house feels like a cosy home away from home that beautifully blends into its surroundings.
Walk through the pivoting door and you’ll find yourself in the main area, featuring comfy sofas and a dining table. With two rooms upstairs and two rooms downstairs, each room is individually decorated and inspired by each of the elements – water, fire, wind and earth – which add to the natural feel to the house. The shady infinity pool just outside is perfect for relaxing and cooling off from a warming sun.
The upstairs room’s private balconies always take our breath away. Jutting out into the open, the balconies have no walls – only ropes – but we promise you’ll feel incredibly safe as you watch elephants, impalas and giraffes graze in the valley. Meanwhile the two downstairs rooms are just as opulent, and we love the open windows. The spectacular moment of waking up and spotting a wild elephant slowly roaming right past the window is something you’ll never forget.
Our favourite part of a stay at this house is the tailor-made experience. With your own private guide, chef and house manager, each day’s itinerary is completely your choice, and each activity and meal will be tailored to your needs and desires.
- All rooms have a double bed or two twins
- Full board food and drink
- Tailored game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Walking safaris
- Night drives
- Seasonal boating safaris
- Village tours
Open all year round, children over the age of seven are welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £1445 / €1645 / $1875