It doesn’t get much more natural or down-to-earth than Luwi Bush Camp, set deep in the heart of South Luangwa National Park with no other camps for miles around. Named after the seasonal river that flows nearby only from January to April, the camp also flows with the seasons and is rebuilt each year.
The five thatched rooms are simple but comfortable with cosy beds, open-air bathrooms and personal seating areas from which to watch the wildlife pass by. Set in the shelter of an ancient mahogany grove, it overlooks a floodplain that hosts regular visits from elephants and hippos.
There’s also a main lounge with open-air bar and a nearby hammock to flop in after a day’s walking. Enjoy meals under the stars from a wilderness-inspired menu.
Perhaps the crowning glory is the possibility to sleep out under the stars, a very special experience available from July to October.
The camp is open from May to October and the minimum age is 12 years old. There is solar power and no Wi-Fi.