Track and Trail River Camp is an intimate safari lodge offering authentic and unique safari experiences. Our South Luangwa lodge is the ideal place to relax and unwind between thrilling safari adventures. Ideally located on the banks of the Luangwa River, the South Luangwa National Park is only a five-minute drive away. You are sure to feel pampered, surprised and inspired by our safari lodge, team, guides, the natural surroundings and the local people.


Select from our double-storey and single-storey chalets, all by the river, or choose one of our more secluded chalets, designed with traditional style and comfort in mind.

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Safaris South Luangwa

Track & Trail River Camp specialises in photographic safaris and offers a range of safari activities within the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, one of the best parks for wildlife watching

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Safari Packages

Track & Trail River Camp offers unique safari experiences within South Luangwa, as well as extended safari packages that enable you to explore other breathtaking destinations in Zambia and Malawi

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What We Offer

Kirsten Gottenkieny and Peter Geraerdts run the South Luangwa safari lodge, which specialises in photographic safaris. Our comfortable accommodation and relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed to make you feel at home. There are various accommodation options available in South Luangwa, all reflecting the rustic theme of a safari escape. Our Lime Tree lounge, bar and dining area offers unrivalled panoramic views over the Luangwa River. Here, you can enjoy a cold drink or a delicious meal, while at night you can join us around the campfire under the stars, listening to the calls of the wildlife.

When to visit

Track & Trail River Camp is open 1o months a year, we close during the rains from the 15th of January till the 15th of march when roads can become challenging to travel.

Why Join Us on Safari

Explore the wilderness of the Luangwa Valley. Close encounters with wildlife are a given, enjoyed from the safety of our open safari vehicles. Join us on a safari during the day, or on an exhilarating night drive, one of Luangwa’s highlights, looking for nocturnal animals. The South Luangwa National Park is famous for its leopard sightings. And more adventurous travellers can join us on a walking safari, accompanied throughout by our experienced guides.

Our safaris are a great way to discover South Luangwa’s untouched wilderness, home to over 40 different animal species, including lions, leopards, buffalos, wild dogs, zebras, elephants and giraffes. The Luangwa River has the highest density of hippos and crocodiles in the region. And with over 400 species of birds, South Luangwa is a birdwatcher’s paradise!

We offer:

  • Game drives: day and night
  • Photographic workshops
  • Walking safaris
  • Cultural village tours
  • Full-day or special-interest game drives
  • Extended safari packages to other destinations within Zambia and Malawi