Zambia : North Luangwa National Park
One of the most remote and untouched wilderness experiences in Africa, the North Luangwa National Park is a secluded bush paradise. This park is about half the size of the South Luangwa National Park, yet is completely undeveloped and pristine. It is not open to the public and there are no permanent lodges. Access is with one of the three safari operators granted permission to conduct safaris. The park has the same kind of animal and birdlife as its southern counterpart, but is especially known for buffalo herds and attendant lions. Walking safaris in the Luangwa are deemed to be an unparalleled wilderness experience.
Rod and his wife Guz own and run this tiny walking camp in the remote heart of North Luangwa National Park. Guz must be the best cook south of the Sahara - you will be amazed what she can dish up from a simple bush kitchen. Rod is an excellent guide and will teach you all the tricks of the bush, with informative and exciting walks and drives throughout North Luangwa. The three thatch and reed guest rooms are spread out along the river bank, giving ample space and privacy, and each has an en-suite bathroom with a flush loo and hot shower. The dining area, bar and library are under the shade of a huge Natal mahogany, and are deliberately and delightfully low-key. This really is a very special bush camp and we highly recommend staying here for a real wildlife experience.
Mwaleshi Camp is one of the most remote and secluded camps in Zambia, an exciting walking camp for up to just six-eight guests. In a distant corner of the North Luangwa National Park, the en-suite reed and thatch chalets are set on a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River, in a beautifully peaceful setting. It's just what a bush camp should be: rustic, simple, comfortable, great food and surrounded by the beauty of nature. Open June-October.