If you love the idea of a remote
African safari but don’t want to stay in a camp with a lot of
strangers, this is the place for you. Luangwa Safari House is, quite
simply, one of the most stylish and luxurious pads in all Africa -
perfect for families or groups of friends travelling together.
Designed by Neil Rocher, the house sits on a private estate on the
edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. It sleeps eight
in four large en-suite bedrooms and has a spectacular open-plan
living area overlooking a plunge pool and private dining terrace.
With its own dedicated team of chefs, waiters and safari guides, the
house offers five-star pampering and a guarantee of total privacy.
The wooden terrace - with large dining table, leather sofa and
hanging chair - is suspended between giant ebony trees. Beneath it
is a seasonal lagoon where families of elephants come to bathe.
The house oozes style. Built around a main frame of two dozen
ancient Leadwood trees, it has been constructed using
locally-sourced materials and topped with a magnificent thatched
roof. Each of the four bedrooms is uniquely styled, and bathrooms
all have individual themes, with fixtures made from copper, recycled
sandblasted aluminium, Zambian marble and weathered timber.
The living room has a vast 30-lamp metal chandelier designed by Matt
Peacock, plus a huge marble dining table and large comfortable
sofas. The two hand-carved staircases lead to a suspended wooden
balcony where you can sit out at night and enjoy a moonlit view of
the bush against a dramatic backdrop of the Chindeni Hills.
The house is owned by Robin Pope Safaris, the most highly regarded
safari operator in Zambia, which has its operational base at Nkwali
Camp, 1km away. So, while you have the thrill of splendid isolation,
you also benefit from the advantages of a fully-serviced luxury
Robin Pope Safaris provides your private vehicles, safari guides and
an armed scout for walking safaris, ensuring you enjoy the very best
possible game viewing experience.
Robin Pope Safaris pride themselves in their “family friendly
safaris” and Luangwa Safari House makes an ideal base for a family.
Some rooms can be converted from doubles to twins - plus supervised
activities and child minding can be arranged. The minimum age for
children is seven.
• Owned and operated by Robin Pope Safaris
• Designed by Neil Rocher and built on the private land of Robin and
• Overlooking a lagoon, through woodland and onto the Chendeni
• 4 ensuite bedrooms, plunge pool, deck overlooking the lagoon
• Game drives, walks, night drives, all day drives.
• Visit to Kawaza Village
• Minimum age – 7 years
• Open all year