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


Select from our double- and single-storey chalets at river front or choose our more secluded chalets designed with traditional style and comfort in mind.

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Track and Trail River Camp specializes in photographic safaris offering various safari activities within the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, one of the best parks for watching wildlife!

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Safari Packages

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

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What we offer

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. We offer various options of accommodation, all reflecting the rustic theme of Simply safari escape. Our Lime tree lounge, bar & dining offers unrivalled panoramic views over the Luangwa river. Here you can enjoy a cold drink or have a dining experience at our restaurant. And at night you can join us around the fire place under the stars while listening to the sounds of the wild.

When to visit

Track and Trail River Camp is open 10 months a year. 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 (between November and April); the most colorful season of the year!

Why Join us on Safari

Explore the wilderness of the Luangwa valley with us! 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 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. The Luangwa river has the highest density of hippo’s and crocodiles in the region. 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 and this is what South Luangwa safaris are all about!

We offer:

  • Game Drives: Day & 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