Luxury Hotels, Camps and Lodges in Zambia

Your luxury home in Zambia may take the form of a colonial mansion, where you immerse yourself in the day to day running of a friendly family estate – or perhaps a riveting river vessel drifting slowly down the Lower Zambezi. Whatever your base in the birthplace of the spectacular Victoria Falls, you’re sure to fall in love with it.

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Luwi Bush Camp

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Luwi Bush Camp is a safari camp in Luangwa Valley in Zambia. The camp offers fantastic opportunities to spot wildlife, including tracking big game like lions on foot. Dismantled and rebuilt each season, and created from natural materials, the camp barely leaves a trace on the environment, so is a great choice for the eco-conscious traveller.

Best for: Honeymoon, Hideaway, Rustic, Peace & Quiet

Stanley Safari Lodge

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Stanley Safari Lodge sits on the border of Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, close to the majestic Victoria Falls and the town of Livingstone. A range of outdoor activities are on hand to help you explore, from wildlife safaris to sedate sunset cruises and bungee jumping, and at the end of the day, relax in your chalet and enjoy delicious local cuisine at the restaurant.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Landscapes & Scenery

Thorntree River Lodge

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge is ideally located for exploring the Victoria Falls with this iconic African landmark just 20 minutes downstream from the lodge. Equally, the remote location ensures that guests can enjoy a peaceful stay away from the crowds. 

Best for: Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is on the banks of the Zambezi River, not far from the incredible Victoria Falls. Staying in a thatched cottage, you’ll enjoy local cuisine at the al fresco restaurant, laze in the outdoor pool and lovely gardens, and embark on wildlife adventures and trips down the river to marvel at the mighty falls.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Cultural Immersion, Hideaway


Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Privately owned and run, Tongabezi is a luxury lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia. Beautifully located on a tranquil sweeping bend in wild riverfront bush, this exclusive hideaway offers superb river views, colourful birdlife and pods of hippos amongst its wide variety of wildlife.

Best for: Seriously special, Setting & Views, Romantic, Water activities

Robin Pope Safaris Nkwali Camp

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Beautiful Nkwali has one of the prettiest locations in the Luangwa Valley, overlooking the Luangwa River. Incredibly friendly service combined with top-notch guides who deliver fantastic game viewing means this camp has fans who come back year after year.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Rustic, Service & Hospitality


Location: Lower Zambezi | Zambia

This award-winning safari camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park is one of Zambia’s most established and respected safari operations.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design


Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Mwaleshi, one of Africa’s most remote bush camps, provides the perfect comfortable, rustic base for an incredible Zambia walking safari and some exciting close encounters with Zambian wildlife.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Guiding, Walking & Trekking, Eco-tourism

The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Elegant and colonial, the Royal Livingstone is one of Zambia’s most luxurious hotels, the closest option to the mighty Victoria Falls and with glorious views of the Zambezi River. Dine beneath the chandeliers and sip cocktails at the bar, whose deck perches above the Zambezi River. 

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, City Hotel

Sausage Tree Camp

Location: Lower Zambezi | Zambia

Sausage Tree camp offers some of the chicest accommodation on the Zambezi River, and over the years has honed its reputation for classic elegance and comfort.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Shumba Camp

Location: Kafue & Western Zambia | Zambia

Shumba offers a Zambian safari with no compromise on style. From the minute your helicopter drops you at the door of the lodge, it’s clear you’re in for something special. With magnificent 360 degree views over the surrounding plains, Shumba is a traditional, luxurious safari camp where game viewing is taken very seriously.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Rustic, Peace & Quiet

Luangwa Safari House

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

A truly unique opportunity to enjoy unrivalled luxury in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Owned and operated by the acclaimed Robin Pope Safaris, Luangwa Safari House provides families and groups of friends with the safari of a lifetime.

Best for: Family-friendly, Private Groups, Luxury Hotel, Private Villa


Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

You’re not only entering one of the wildest parts of South Luangwa here, but stepping back in time to a bygone era of safari. Jutting out over the plains by the river, Zungulila is beautifully simple yet elegant, with friendly guides who can't do enough for you.

Best for: Private Groups, Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track


Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Run by owner Derek Shenton, Kaingo Camp is the main base for the fabulous Shenton Safaris. Charming staff, enthralling game-viewing, and a dedication to making the most of some of the best photographic opportunities on the continent, means that even the most amateur of snappers won’t come away empty handed.

Best for: Honeymoon, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Rustic

Kasanka Bat Safari with Robin Pope Safaris

Location: Northern Zambia | Zambia

Done the Great Migration? Seen Botswana’s mini-migration? How about the largest migration of mammals on earth: Zambia’s fruit bat migration? Kasanka is a tiny national park of wetlands and papyrus forest, with a small number of antelope, some stunning birdlife, and, between October and December, a magnificent population of ten million migratory fruit bats

Best for: Private Groups, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Rustic


Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Whether they’re guiding you through the leopard-stalked plains, or crouching down in the bush to point out some tracks, the guides at Bilimungwe are some of the most experienced you'll ever meet. As for the camp itself, it’s nestled in the wildest part of South Luangwa with no less than three waterholes on its doorstep.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Chongwe River Camp

Location: Lower Zambezi | Zambia

Zambia excels in beautiful little bush camps, and it’s difficult to make a bad choice. However, Chongwe holds a special place in our hearts. With such a pretty location and such lively hosting, this has something a little extra than most, and is a firm favourite in the Lower Zambezi.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Rustic, Peace & Quiet

Robin Pope Safaris Tena Tena

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Zambia is known as a destination for serious safari goers, who prioritise the bush (extraordinary sightings and seriously good guides) above glizty luxury safari camps. Tena Tena epitomises this - just five cosy tents, charming hosting, and guides who live up to the international reputation of the Robin Pope name.

Best for: Honeymoon, Private Groups, Hideaway, Rustic

Mfuwe Lodge

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Mfuwe Lodge is one of the oldest lodges in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park - and as a result it has one of the best locations going. Game drives are packed with spine-tingling sightings, and on your return to Mfuwe, you'll enjoy welcome luxury (there's even a spa) and great service.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Service & Hospitality, Guiding

Chongwe River House

Location: Lower Zambezi | Zambia

Live like the Flintstones in this truly stunning private house, on the banks of the River Chongwe, Zambia. Built from ferro walls and wild wood, with not a single straight line, the Chongwe River House is a natural and unique, architectural masterpiece.

Best for: Private Groups, Luxury Hotel, Private Villa, Setting & Views

Busanga Bush Camp

Location: Kafue & Western Zambia | Zambia

Located in the heart of thousands of acres of unspoiled natural habitat, Busanga Bush Camp is a small, authentic tented camp, delivering exciting game viewing and the rare chance to enjoy open plains in Zambia.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Rustic

Kuyenda Camp

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Great game viewing, engaging guides, a fantastic atmosphere in camp, and no glitz or fussiness to distract from the magnificence of the bush. If this sounds like your sort of adventure, pack your bags, buy your tickets, and head straight to Zambia’s Kuyenda Camp.

Best for: Setting & Views, Rustic, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Old Mondoro

Location: Lower Zambezi | Zambia

Epitomising the Zambian safari experience, delightful Old Mondoro is one of the Lower Zambezi’s most intimate and rustic safari camps.

Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway

Puku Ridge

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Puku Ridge is a classic safari camp, with a few luxuries thrown in. Game viewing is generally excellent (we’ve seen wild dogs in this area several times) and the camp provides a welcome dose of comfort after a dusty day in the bush. There are large, beautiful tents to sleep in, a campfire lit each night, and glorious views out over the plains.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Lodge

Islands of Siankaba

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

For a romantic retreat on a remote island, in the midst of the African bush, look no further than the Islands of Siankaba. The lodge rests in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River situated between the 'Seventh Wonder of the Natural World', the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the world famous Chobe National Park, Botswana. This spot makes for an ideal relaxing post safari treat or a base to explore the many adrenalin -fuelled adventures available in the area.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views

Norman Carr Safaris

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

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.

Best for: Family-friendly

Tafika Camp

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Tafika Camp epitomises the Zambian safari experience. An owner-run lodge, with unfussy rooms and incredible guides. This is one for wilderness lovers, who’d rather hear a fish eagle’s call or a lion’s roar than the hum of air conditioning. It’s no coincidence that many of the guests at Tafika seem like part of the family - often they’ll be on a fourth or fifth (or tenth) visit.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Guiding, Eco-tourism, Off the Beaten Track

Robin Pope Safaris Luangwa River Camp

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Lovely Luangwa River Camp offers something a little different from the ultra-rustic lodges found elsewhere in the Valley. With a dash of contemporary style, and an effortlessly natural chic, as well as gorgeous sunken baths, this is ideal for those who want a little elegance with their elephants.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Rustic, Guiding

Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp

Location: Lower Zambezi | Zambia

This luxury tented camp is found within the Lower Zambezi National Park, and is found on one of the most dazzling regions, just a stone throw away from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Royal Zambezi Lodge

Location: Lower Zambezi | Zambia

Royal Zambezi Lodge, a spacious but intimate privately owned lodge, situated in Zambia on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Royal offers the ultimate in luxury and cuisine while enjoying and participating closely in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge

Toka Leya Camp

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Enthroned on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Toka Leya Camp provides a luxurious retreat in the heart of Mosi-oa-Tunya Park, home to a startling variety of wildlife including hippo, elephant, giraffe, zebra and white rhino, to name a mere few. Intimate and welcoming, this camp provides spacious, luxe accommodation in a secluded setting – and boasts the most stunning views of the Zambezi.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality


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