at Chamilandu
16 July 2024
buffalo, 13 giraffe, 2 honey badgers
15 July 2024
leopard, giraffe, white-tailed mongoose, wood owl
14 July 2024
leopard, buffalo, zebra, kudu
13 July 2024
4 separate leopards, elephants, giraffe, kudu, crocodile, 9 lionesses, 2 hyena


A breath-taking camp on one of the South Luangwa's prime river locations, perfect for a bird's-eye view of the wildlife that the river and its lagoons attract.


There’s nothing quite like waking up at Chamilandu.

Early morning views are the rippling waters of the Luangwa River, the gentle rise of the Chindeni Hills and a vast African sky – and you haven’t even left the four poster bed in your handsome stilted tree-house. There are only three rooms at Chami, each with a raised verandah to loll on in the heat of the day and magnificent views of the tranquil river. At the thatched bar and dining area, enjoy a sundowner as you watch the wildlife do the same at the river and the monkeys swing above your head.


Walking safaris and game drives around Chamilandu explore the impressive range of habitats in the area. With no fewer than seven oxbow lagoons behind camp, there are always thirsty animals around seeking refreshment. The hide looks out over one of these lagoons and is the perfect place to take lunch, tea or to while away an afternoon to the soundtrack of bathing elephant.

Walking safari
Game Drives
Wildlife hides
Night drives

Where the walking safari is King

The walking safari was born in the South Luangwa, so it’s only fitting that many of your outings will be on foot with the very finest guides.

Exceptional wildlife-viewing

Explore the rich diversity and incredible wildlife of the South Luangwa on a game drive. On four wheels, you’ll cover as much of the region as possible and maximise your game-viewing.

Armchair game viewing

Our hides are perfectly positioned to make the most of their surroundings and are the ideal spot to while away an afternoon, watching the wildlife splish and splash nearby.

Heighten your senses

At night, a whole new cast of characters fills the landscape of the South Luangwa. With the help of a spotlight, take to the road and see what you can find…


Electricity: solar power for lighting, battery charging and hot water
Bathrooms: en-suite with showers and hot & cold running water
Main area: dining area, deck and bar
Laundry: limited
Hairdryers: no
Air con: no, standing floor fans only
Mosquito nets: yes


“The walk was incredible, seeing 4 lions on foot after a warthog kill is something that dreams are made of.”

Quentin Wingard, UK