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Safari lodge South Luangwa

 Track and Trail River Camp is an intimate safari lodge offering authentic and unique safari experiences. Our safari lodge South Luangwa is an ideal place to relax and unwind in-between exciting safari adventures. Ideally located on the banks of the Luangwa River and opposite the South Luangwa National park, only a 5 min. drive from the main entrance.

Here we want you to feel pampered, touched, reconnected, surprised and inspired by our safari lodge, accommodation, team, guides, nature and the people. 

 We, Kirsten Gottenkieny and Peter Geraerdts, run the safari lodge South Luangwa that is specialized in organizing photographic safaris. Our comfortable accommodation and relaxed atmosphere will make you feel at home. With four double-storey chalets, two secluded chalets on stilts, three single storey chalets and for the adventurous travelers a campsite with elevated platforms, our safari lodge offers various options of accommodation in South Luangwa, all reflecting the rustic theme of ’ Simply safari escape’. Our Lime tree lounge, bar & dining offer unrivalled panoramic views over the Luangwa river. Here you can enjoy a cool drink or have a dining experience at our restaurant. And at night you can join us around the fireplace under the stars while listening to the sounds of the wild.

Spend the day at our lodge, floating in our centrally located elevated swimming pool with stunning views and from where you can keep an eye on the Hippo’s and Crocodiles in the Luangwa river. Or have a massage treatment to relax  body and mind. 

Track and Trail River Camp is open 12 months a year and so is the South Luangwa National Park. Although most travel books will encourage travelers to visit South Luangwa between May and November (dry season) there are many advantages to travel in the emerald season (November till April); the most colorful season of the year!

Wildlife Sightings

Why Join us on Safari

Explore the surrounding wilderness of the Luangwa valley with us. Close encounters with wildlife are a given here enjoyed from the safety of our open safari vehicles. Join us on a safari during the day or  on a exhilarating night drive, one of Luangwa’s highlights, looking for nocturnal animals. The South Luangwa National Park is famous for its Leopard sightings! And the more adventurous can join us on our walking safaris,  our experienced guides accompany you throughout the safari.

Our safaris are a great way to discover South Luangwa’s untouched wilderness with over 40 kinds of different animal species including Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Wilddog, Zebra, Elephant and Giraffe as well as the highest density of Hippo’s and Crocodiles in the river. And with over 400 species of birds South Luangwa is a birdwatchers paradise! The South Luangwa National Park and its inhabitants will capture your every sense. This is what South Luangwa safaris are all about!

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