Your affordable safari camp in South Luangwa, Zambia

We have affordable accommodation and game drives in the heart of the action at South Luangwa National Park. At Croc Valley you will find all the best parts of South Laungwa without breaking the bank. Perfect for backpackers, campers, overlanders, families and groups.

Our campsite, lodgings and bar sit on the banks of the Luangwa River where you can see hippos and crocodiles every day. Elephants, leopards, lions, other mammals and rare African birds are regular sights on the riverbanks. Monkeys and antelope wander between the tents in the mornings and evenings.

Just 500m from the bridge that carries you into South Luangwa National Park, we are the ideal starting point for your Zambian safari experience. View the abundant wildlife on a game drive in one of our safari vehicles with a knowledgeable resident guide or take a world-famous walking safari to experience the wilderness up close.



Our big outdoor swimming pool is perfect for sunbathing and cooling off. Hammocks scattered around the camp are perfect for relaxing in the shade. The bar and restaurant are open all day and look out over the river and wildlife.

South Luangwa is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 430 species in the area, and rare birds regularly visit the camp and river. Enjoy sightings of migratory birds and regular residents such as open-billed storks, African fish eagles, bee-eaters and more.

Our environment is very important to us and we prefer to co-exist with nature. Our buildings are made using local natural products and the camp is open to allow animals to pass through on their natural paths.

Our chefs can provide delicious meals and snacks from original recipes using fresh ingredients. You can order meals at the bar and restaurant, or opt for the full-board option that includes all meals. We also have a self-service kitchen for those who prefer to cook for themselves.

We run our own game drives that anyone can join, led by qualified local guides in our own Land Cruiser safari vehicles. We also have a 20-seat truck for large groups.

South Luangwa camping, self-drivers and overland trucks

Our campsite on the banks of the Luangwa River caters for campers in tents and overland trucks. Facilities include parking areas, summer huts, power points, hot showers and flushing toilets. Enjoy stunning river views, star gazing, campfires and the night-time sounds of the African bush. You might encounter wild animals, big and small, which frequently roam through our camp. Food must be locked up to keep it out of the hands (or trunks) of these visitors, so we provide lockers and a fridge in a secure kitchen.


Due to drought conditions, load shedding in Zambia will be 12 or more hours daily. Please check local Zesco schedules for times.