Lion Camp

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Lion Camp, Box 95, Mfuwe
Member Number: 203099 Tel: +260 (0)965 156181

Lion Camp is built amongst Sausage and Mahogany trees, on the edge of an oxbow lagoon which attracts a wide variety of wildlife. Game viewing in and around camp is spectacular with lions, leopards, wild dogs, large herds of elephant and buffalo, the highest concentration of hippo in Africa, incredible bird viewing, and plentiful sightings of the unique Thornicroft’s Giraffe, Cookson’s Wildebeest and Crawshay’s Zebra. Savannas, woodlands and the meandering Luangwa River form the backdrop to this amazing part of the South Luangwa.

Walking safaris and game drives at Lion Camp are expertly led by some of South Luangwa’s best guides. Located far away from the Mfuwe Gate, Lion Camp offers a truly exclusive safari experience with an abundance of game and few other safari vehicles.

All of Lion Camp’s 10 luxurious timber, canvas and thatch suites have been designed to maximise the spectacular views. Each suite has a private deck looking over the plain where plenty of wildlife pass offering game viewing throughout the day. The suites are connected to the main area by a raised and winding wooden walkway. The main lodge is a spacious, open and airy thatched area with private nooks, seating areas and a pool.

From the style and comfort of the suites to the delicious locally produced menu paired with South African estate wines, to the expertly guided safaris and bush dinners served under the stars, Lion Camp offers understated luxury and an exceptional safari experience.

Lion Camp operates in Zambia’s dry season from 20 May to 31 October.

In 2018 Lion Camp partnered with Mantis. Mantis is a world-leading collection of hotels and eco-escapes scattered across the planet providing the traveller with experiences that stir the soul, defy expectation, and live in the heart forever. Officially founded by Zambian born Adrian Gardiner in 2000, Mantis is committed to the spirit of conservation and restoration. It is this spirit of legacy creation that has guided Mantis to unearth uniquely authentic lifestyle experiences in far-flung corners, vibrant cityscapes, across vast African plains, and in most places in between. Each Mantis experience is unique, yet all are linked by a collective obsession to be extraordinary. To be rare in a world that mass produces sameness. Every Mantis destination is truly an exceptional place to find yourself.

Where we operate

  • Zambia

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Walking Safaris


22 February 2019

Lion Camp Operations are Carbon Neutral

In 2018 Lion Camp by Mantis became one of the first carbon neutral safari camps in South Luangwa through purchasing verified carbon offsets from Biocarbon Partners. In line with the its sustainability ethos, this initiative not only neutralises the carbon footprint of Lion Camp's operations but supports the protection of the forests around the national park, benefitting local communities as well as the wildlife inhabiting these areas. Going carbon neutral is the latest step in Lion Camp's efforts to reduce its ecological footprint and ensure minimal impact on the environment.

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21 September 2016

Lion Camp upgrade

We have some exciting news to share. After 10 years of operating, we have decided to upgrade Lion Camp. The structures date back to 1998, so in order to complete the major overhaul necessary with minimal disruption we will be closing for a season in 2017, reopening in May 2018. New Lion Camp will retain everything that is great about the existing camp, but will have an enhanced look and feel. We have listened, and are now acting on your suggestions. We are using this opportunity to pursue a st…

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