Luwi is a comfortable seasonal camp, located in the north part of the South Luangwe National Park. Built on the banks of a lagoon, and surrounded by mahogany trees, the camp is ideal for those seeking an experience that is both remote and comfortable.
Purposely positioned away from Luangwe river and its riverine habitat, Luwi Camp consists of a main mess area and 4 sleeping rooms. A wood and thatch build, the main building is open sided, possesses a sand floor and includes a bar and library. The lounge and dining area are located outside, the former around a fire pit, the latter in a variety of places – depending on the time of day, and on the weather. Beautifully positioned for near-house game viewing (hippo and crocodile are frequent visitors to the lagoon), the shared areas are relaxing and stimulating, the service friendly, attentive, and the food at Luwi Camp – breakfast and lunch buffets, afternoon teas and 3 course evening meals – is delicious.
Large, spacious, airy, each of the reed and thatch chalets possesses a natural polished mud floor, reed walls, a double bed, separate bathroom, verandah and exposed upright supports. Rustic, colourful and offset by a collection of muted bed cushions, handpicked furniture and cane seating, these are simple, comfortable rooms. They are also unique, each being slightly different from the other: built around an enormous mahogany tree stump, the honeymoon suite, for example, has a plains facing wall which comes away on hinges and rollers, and is set next to a tree frequented by lions.
Activities at Luwi Camp are strictly walking safaris, and guests normally plan the day as a group, making for a family orientated feel to the stay. Luwi links well with Mchenja and Nsolo.