Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Zambia: Luangwa River Lodge, location & game drive areas

Jump to last reply

In the thread "Zambia: affordable dream safari for Sharon",
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=4&tid=34670947
we had a discussion about where exactly Luangwa River Lodge is located and where these people are doing their game drives.

I've asked Barry, the manager of Luangwa River Lodge, to comment on this. He wrote me the following:

"I conduct my game drives in many areas. Nsefu Sector for all day drives as its 40 mins from my camp...I use this area for clients that love walking and are here for over 2 days as its good to experience different areas. I also drive down to Chichele as well as using the main Mfuwe areas. In night drives I tent to head for Kakuli and Mchenja as then I avoid all
the main traffic in the Mfuwe area....I am able to do this as I have all year round permisson to access the park right opposite camp by boat or by vehicle.......although this year from April up till recently I have been driving round and using the main gate as I have no pontoon and the river has
been too shallow to use a boat and too deep to drive! But I have a new alluminium swamp cruiser boat arriving in November in time
for the rains which I will be using instead of a banana boat for River Safaris which will double up as a passenger pontoon in the dry season. ie. my vehicles will drive around and meet the guests opposite camp and the clients will cross sing the boat acting as a passenger pontoon. My location is opposite the wafwa oxbow......south of the Chipela oxbow lagoon.....if u look on a map and follow the road to Mchenja from the main gate you pass two large oxbows the first is Luangwa Wafwa the second is
Chipela chindombo. On my side of the river I am between the Lupande and the Msandile
river....the property is the large peninsular you will see on the map......I
hope this makes sense."

In short: Luangwa River Lodge is located outside South Luangwa National Park in the Lupande GMA (Game Management Area), about 9 km upstream (northeast) of Mfuwe Bridge and the main gate of the park. Day game drives are conducted in the Nsefu Sector of the park (about 20 km northeast) and the more crowded Mfuwe Sector around Mfuwe Lodge (north of Mfuwe Bridge), night game drives in the park area north/northeast of the lodge.

Here are some links to Google Maps that illustrate the situation:

Luangwa River Lodge
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-13.076134,31.825333+(Luangwa River Lodge)&spn=0.140423,0.129158&t=k&hl=en

Luangwa Wafwa oxbow
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-13.062422,31.820526+(Luangwa Wafwa oxbow)&spn=0.140431,0.129158&t=k&hl=en

Lupande River
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-13.111747,31.822414+(Lupande River)&spn=0.140403,0.129158&t=k&hl=en

Msandile River
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-13.085832,31.840782+(Msandile River)&spn=0.140418,0.129158&t=k&hl=en

Mfuwe Bridge
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-13.097620,31.786451+(Mfuwe Bridge)&spn=0.140411,0.129158&t=k&hl=en

Mfuwe Lodge
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-13.076301,31.792288+(Mfuwe Lodge)&spn=0.140423,0.129158&t=k&hl=en

Kakuli Camp
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-13.001380,31.899147+(Kakuli Camp)&spn=0.140466,0.129158&t=k&hl=en

Mitch

16 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Kirawira vs. Serengeti Serena
  2. 2 Seeking Itinerary Routing for 3 week SA Trip
  3. 3 We're going to Jordan and Israel
  4. 4 Anyone had to disembark the aircraft in Dakar enroute to Jo'burg?
  5. 5 Yet another Kruger private reserve budget lodge post + Blyde Canyon
  6. 6 Trip Report 16 Days in South Africa (Victoria Falls, Zimbawe & Botswana)
  7. 7 Morocco for 2 nights
  8. 8 Kenya and Tanzania Trip Planning Help
  9. 9 Trip Report MOROCCO SOLO
  10. 10 Draft itinerary - Portugal, Spain, Morocco
  11. 11 Trip Report February vs March in Tanzania - Dueling Trip Reports
  12. 12 Looking for out of the way places
  13. 13 Trip Report Morocco on the road: trip report
  14. 14 Help: 4 days, 3 nights in (or our of) Johannesburg
  15. 15 Trip Report Tanzania Safari
  16. 16 Sabi Sands camps
  17. 17 AHLA Tanzania Mt. Kilimanjaro & Safari 4 days
  18. 18 Maldives, Seychelles or Mauritius??
  19. 19 trip report, morocco
  20. 20 Photos from Sept 2013 Safari to Uganda
  21. 21 First Time in Israel Tour Suggestions
  22. 22 East Africa summer 2014
  23. 23 Cape Town Safety?
  24. 24 first time family safari in August 2014
  25. 25 BOTSWANA - Maun (Okavango) to Chobe - 4x4 self drive...
View next 25 » Back to the top