OVERVIEW ON KALAMU LAGOON CAMP IN SOUTH LUANGWA – SOUTHERN
The Luamfwa Concession is located in the wild and uncrowded (with people that is!) southern sector of the park. Whereas for the most part the Luangwa River forms the eastern boundary of the National Park, separating the protected area from communal land and game management areas where hunting takes place, in the remote southern sector it meanders westward and both banks are protected. It is here that Kalamu Lagoon Camp can be found, on sites that are situated on the banks of the Luangwa River in a unique section of this exceptional park, imparting a feeling of remoteness and exclusivity. 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.
Accommodation, Facilities & Amenities At Kalamu Lagoon Camp
- Accommodation at Kalamu Lagoon Camp consists of eight safari-style reed and canvas tents, each en-suite with both an indoor and outdoor shower. The camp’s dining and bar area under a canopy of giant ebony trees and a pool and viewing deck area located to the side of the camp all offer spectacular views of the lagoon that may once have been part of the South Luangwa River.
Dining At Kalamu Lagoon Camp
- 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.
Activities At Kalamu Lagoon Camp
The highest concentration of wildlife is the Luangwa River and its rich vegetation. There are herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as dominant antelope species such as impala and puku. Other antelope include common waterbuck, bushbuck, eland, kudu, grysbok, oribi, reedbuck, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable and roan. Species such as Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest occur nowhere else in the world and the area’s leopard viewing is legendary. The main predators are lion, leopard, spotted hyaena and wild dogs. The dry season along the Luangwa River – when all game is forced to congregate along its banks as water resources dwindle elsewhere – is an experience every Africa fan should indulge in. High-density hippo populations dot the riverbanks while yellow baboon provide a contrast to their southern cousins.
- Morning, afternoon and night wildlife viewing and game drives.
- Sunset and Sundowners.
- Experience Zambia’s renowned Africa walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park.
- Ornithological experience.
- Community and village visits.