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Shawa Luangwa Camp - Green Safaris

Shawa Luangwa Camp is based in South Luangwa, ideally located at the crossing of the magnificent South Luangwa National Park and the amazing Nsefu sector. It can be reached from Mfuwe Airport after a 60-minute drive. Set along the banks of the Luangwa River, this intimate camp offers an authentic bush experience, underpinned by responsible tourism practices. With the legendary Jacob Shawa as their guide, guests will be assured of the most amazing sightings during game drives, walking safaris and bush breakfasts. Shawa Luangwa Camp accommodates 10 guests with 5 uniquely-styled luxury safari tents, 2 of which can convert into a family tent. The centre boma is double- storey, lifting guests up to have a clear view over the river.

Shawa Luangwa Camp

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.

Property Facilities

Room Facilities

Luxury Couples Tents
The Shawa Luxury Couples Tents each melt away into the stillness and greenery of the surrounding trees, creating natural privacy and peace – it is your own spot in the South Luangwa wilderness. You are never far away from the sights and sounds of the African bush. Between morning and evening safari activities, pass the time on your river-front deck watching everything change colours as the sun moves towards the horizon. After the final outing of the day, soak in the sunken bath and enjoy the silence that is broken only by the breeze in the trees, chirping of insects and birds, and an impala’s bark. Bed configuration in the tents are flexible, allowing for either double or twin, which makes them ideal for a group of friends travelling together.
Luxury 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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Special Interest

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.
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.
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.
Boating Safari
Cruise quietly along the Luangwa River and watch as birds dive for fish, crocodiles bask in the sun and elephants splash in the shallows.
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.
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