Kalamu Lagoon Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia


South Luangwa, Zambia

Situated in the Luamfwa Concession in the southern sector of the South Luangwa National Park, Kalamu Lagoon Camp takes its name from the adjacent Chankalamu River, a seasonal tributary of the Luangwa. It faces west, overlooking a well-used crossing point on the Luangwa River and the distant Muchinga escarpment provides a wonderful vista from camp. The deeper pools of the river and a nearby seasonal lagoon hold large vocal pods of hippo and silent crocodiles. These waters attract elephant, buffalo, puku, impala, yellow baboon and other species in increasing numbers as the season progresses and other water sources dry up. This typical tented ‘bush camp’ consists of five Meru-style en-suite tents, each one with a different outlook on the Luangwa River. A deck built into a fallen fig tree provides an unusual lookout point, with the river flowing past on either side – almost the middle of the river! The camp’s understated luxury interiors fit well with the heating and light provided by the sun; its design philosophy has as its aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible, something Kalamu succeeds in admirably. Activities at Kalamu focus on the Luangwa River with both game drives and walks exploring its banks, fringing woodland and open scrub. The famed ‘walking safari’ in fact first took place in this Park.
Accommodation : 4 x Twin guest tents, 1 x Double guest tent, 1 x Twin guide tent. Tents are en-suite including a toilet and shower. Soaps, shampoo, body lotion, washing powder (for smalls), insect repellent and torches are supplied in each tent. Amenities : – dining and bar area are under a canopy of trees overlooking the Luangwa River,- dinners served on the banks of the river or in the tented dining room,- plunge pool which overlooks a dambo and the river.
Kalamu Lagoon Camp Zambia

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