Norman Carr Safaris

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Privately owned and run, Norman Carr Safaris continues a 60 year tradition of providing an unforgettable safari experience in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. It is wild, untamed Africa at its best and for the adventurous there is no better way to discover the secrets of the wilderness than on foot.
Perfect forThose with a thirst for adventure looking for an authentic African experience in the unspoilt Zambian wilderness.
In the knowThe Norman Carr Safari guiding team is known as one of the best in Africa; in fact, after winning Zambian Guide of the Year 2009, one of the senior guides, Abraham Banda, was short listed for World Guide of the Year 2010.

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview


In the wildlife-rich South Luangwa National Park, an hour's flight from Lusaka, in the Eastern sector of Zambia.

Rooms at Norman Carr Safaris

The four seasonal bush camps (Luwi, Nsolo, Kakuli and Mchenja) are positioned to make an excellent walking trail and provide rustic accommodation for up to eight guests. They complement each other with contrasting styles. From the stilted wooden and thatch open fronted huts at Nsolo, to the large Moroccan style luxury tents at Mchenja, all have hot running water, flushing toilets and solar lighting to ensure a very comfortable stay. The main lodge, Kapani, has six rooms, one Lagoon House and five Standard Suites, and is located just outside the park gates, providing an excellent base before or after your Zambian walking safari.

Food and Facilities

Dining in the lodge and at the Bushcamps is ‘al fresco’, with sensational views of the stars at night. All the chefs are trained locally, creating delicious home cooked meals for guests. During the hotter months, dive into the plunge pool at Mchenja or relax by the main swimming pool at Kapani.

Activities at Norman Carr Safaris

Walking safaris were pioneered here - as soon as you are on foot in the bush you become a part of it. You can also see, hear, smell and feel the bush from the back of a 4X4 during the day and on night drives, or by boat during the green season. Excursions to local schools and villages are also an amazing way to experience a snapshot of Zambian life.

Best time to go

Best time to travel

Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Best time to go

Hotel location

More places to stay in Luangwa Valley


call us on 020 7337 9010 to start planning your perfect trip

Make an enquiry

© 2022 Exsus Travel. Experts in luxury tailor-made holidays.

Exsus Travel Limited t/a Exsus Travel. Registered in England and Wales at this address: 1 Burwood Place, London, W2 2UT. Company No. 3385363. VAT No. 719-221840.

Book with confidence.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:
We are a member of ABTA (ABTA No. Y6561) which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. For package holidays that do not include flights we provide financial protection for you money by way of a bond held by ABTA. We provide financial protection for your money.

International Passenger Protection (IPP)

All passengers booking with Exsus Travel Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies received by us, including repatriation costs and arrangements, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your single service travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Exsus Travel Ltd

Exsus Travel Ltd has taken out an insurance provided by International Passenger Protection Ltd (IPP) with Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE (LMIE) trading as Liberty Specialty Markets, a member of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. LMIE's registered office: 5-7 rue Leon Laval, L-3372, Leudelange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Registered Number B232280 (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés). LMIE is a European public limited liability company and is supervised by the Commissariat aux Assurances and licensed by the Luxembourg Minister of Finance as an insurance and reinsurance company. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Exsus Travel Ltd

In the event of our insolvency please make contact as soon as practically possible giving full details of what has happened quoting the name of your Travel Operator:

IPP Claims at Sedgwick
Telephone: +44 (0)345 266 1872
or online at