Luangwa Safari House
Sitting gracefully on the edge of a lagoon system in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, is where you will find the Luangwa Safari House. This unspoilt wilderness area marks the end of the Great Rift Valley and an area that is possibly one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. Here, the great meandering Luangwa river runs, with its ox bow lagoons, riverine-supported woodlands and large plains, all of which play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 450 species of birds.
The impressive Luangwa Safari House was designed to delight the senses from the minute you arrive, with its strong castle-like structure looming up in front of you. It has four large en-suite bedrooms which have been decorated to mimic the elements – water, earth, wind and fire – to encompass the feeling of bringing nature into the house.
The front of the large airy main area is completely open, affording incredible views of the landscape and countless animals as they stroll past the house. The ceiling, which reaches up to twelve metres 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.
Why we like it here
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.
During your stay, you will be looked after by a team dedicated solely to you, including a private guide who will tailor each and every activity around your personal preferences, whilst the chef and house manager will ensure that everything is as you want it for when you are back in the house.
This magnificent private house is the ultimate in luxury and the perfect getaway for families or groups of friends seeking an indulgent and private break.
Activities include walking safaris, game drives (day and night) and a cultural / village tour.
Things to be aware of
The house accommodates a maximum of eight guests.
There is no Wi-Fi but there is telephone reception.
Tap water is from a borehole and is safe for drinking; bottled water is also provided at the house free of charge.
Children over age of seven years are welcome.
Open mid-March to mid-January.